Postal Service Jobs in Rohnert Park

The U.S. Postal Service is currently accepting applications for temporary City Carrier Assistants. Positions are available in Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa and throughout the North Bay Area. The position pays $15.00 per hour.

 

City Carrier Assistants deliver and collect mail on foot or by vehicle under varying road and weather conditions in a prescribed area and maintains professional and effective public relations with customers and others. The position requires a general familiarity with postal laws, regulations, products and geography of the area.

 

Applications are only accepted online by accessing the website: www.usps.com/employment.
The following are a few tips to help potential applicants navigate the website to find current vacancies:

 

·        Go to: www.usps.com/employment

·        Next screen - Under "Search Select Jobs & Apply Online", click the link >Search our latest job openings<

·        Next screen - Under "Job Search" – Select “California” and scroll through the listings and look for City Carrier Assistant Santa Rosa. (This posting covers several vacancies in nearby cities including Rohnert Park).

·        If a city is not listed, there are no vacancies for that location.

·        Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the start button.

 

Visit www.usps.com/employment for more information.

U.S. Postal Service Incents Commercial Mailers to Combine Mobile Marketing With Direct Mail

Encourages Use of QR Codes and Other Digital Tools to Increase Returns

 

The U.S. Postal Service is offering the 2012 Mobile Commerce and Personalization Promotion to encourage commercial mailers to use mobile marketing tools — such as QR codes — on their mail.

During July and August, the Postal Service is offering an upfront 2 percent postage discount on Standard Mail and First-Class Mail letters, flats and cards (presort and automation) that include a two-dimensional barcode or print/mobile technology that can be read or scanned by a mobile device. When scanned, the technology must activate a link directly to either a mobile-optimized Web page that allows the mail recipient to purchase a product or service or to a mobile-optimized and customized Web page uniquely tailored to the mail recipient and accessible by a personalized URL.

“Mobile technologies continue to be one of the fastest-growing marketing sectors,” said Gary Reblin, vice president, Domestic Products. “During the holidays, mobile purchases were up from 5.5 percent of ecommerce sales in 2010 to 11 percent in 2011. 
 
“The integration of direct mail with mobile technologies will not only improve the long-term value of direct mail but also increase returns for merchants,” added Reblin.

According to MarketingProfs, 2012, 48 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers own a smartphone, and one in five U.S. smartphone owners scanned a QR code with their phones, as of Dec. 2011. The Direct Marketing Association estimates that marketing mail returns $12.75 for every $1 spent.

“Personalization has always been an effective attribute of direct mail, and studies show that it improves return on investment,” said Reblin. “Tying personalization with mobile technology is the next obvious step to enhancing the value of both mail and mobile marketing.”

Commercial mailers may register for the 2012 Mobile Commerce and Personalization Promotion now through Aug. 30, 2012. For more information, visit usps.com/mobile-barcode.

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2012   Contact: James T. Wigdel

U.S. Postal Service Targets Small Businesses for Growth
Offers Free ‘Grow Your Business’ Seminars to Local Organizations

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Postal Service today unveiled a new integrated marketing campaign to promote easy-to-use and affordable direct mail and shipping services to America’s small businesses. The Postal Service in San Francisco is also offering a series of free ‘Grow Your Business’ seminars to show small businesses how easy and economical it is to use Every Door Direct Mail.

“Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and the Postal Service plays an important role in enabling their growth and commercial success,” said Paul Vogel, president and chief marketing/sales officer, U.S. Postal Service.  “We are providing a suite of mailing and shipping services tailored to the needs of small businesses to help them compete for customers and run their operations more efficiently.”

Every Door Direct Mail is a simple Web-based service that helps small businesses prospect locally to new and existing customers without the need for names or addresses. The mailings can be dropped off at a local Post Office. “Every Door Direct Mail is designed for small businesses,” said Vogel. “For less than 15 cents a piece, our customers can send fliers, menus, brochures and advertisements in highly targeted ways. The Web tool is free and easy to use, enabling restaurants, doctors’ offices and other small businesses to map their coverage areas online, so they can really zero in on the streets and neighborhoods they want to reach.”

The Postal Service also announced enhancements and new tools to help small businesses ship their products, such as a redesign and re-launch of Click-N-Ship, which enables small businesses to go online and ship their products in four easy steps. The redesign includes several improvements, such as simplified Priority Mail Flat Rate shipping and a simplified payment and printing process.     

 “The key to helping small businesses prosper is being innovative and responsive to their needs and ensuring that our products are not only simple to use and affordable but also offer our customers a way to generate positive return on investment from their marketing campaigns,” said Vogel.
 
To learn more about Every Door Direct Mail and other USPS services that can benefit any business or organization — please plan to join us at one of these free ‘Grow Your Business’ seminars:

March 27, 2012
Santa Rosa Main Post Office
730 Second Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
3:30 p.m. March 28, 2012
Townsend Street Station
550 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
5:30 p.m. April 11, 2012
Sonoma Post Office
617 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476
2 p.m.

To reserve your spot at one of these free business events, please visit USPS.com/growyourbusinessdays, or call 415-550-5124.

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Follow USPS on Twitter @USPS_PR and at Facebook.com/usps.

 

New Pricing for Postal Products and Services

On January 22, the price to mail letters to any location in the United States increased to 45 cents, the first price change for First-Class Mail stamps (Forever stamps) in more than two and a half years. 

Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective Jan. 22, 2012, include:

  • Letters (1 oz.) – 1-cent increase to 45 cents
  • Letters additional ounces – unchanged at 20 cents
  • Postcards – 3-cent increase to 32 cents
  • Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.) – 5-cent increase to 85 cents.
  • Letters to other international destinations – 7-cent increase to $1.05

Prices also changed for other mailing services, including Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services

New domestic retail pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products include:

  • Small box — $5.35
  • Medium box — $11.35
  • Large box — $15.45
  • Large APO/FPO/DPO box — $13.45
  • Regular envelope — $5.15
  • Legal-size and Padded envelope — $5.30

For business mailers, there is good news for First-Class Mail Presort mailers. When the new prices went into effect on Jan. 22, the second ounce for presorted letters became free. “This gives companies expanded opportunities to advertise new services and products to their customers as part of bill and statement mailings,” said Paul Vogel, president and chief marketing/sales officer.

And new for all customers is a 3-month pricing option to rent PO Boxes, perfect for people on the move and others who need a PO Box for a short time period.

More information on the new pricing is available at
http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2011/pr11_factsht_pricechng_1018.pdf.

 

 

Every Mailing Address, No Mailing List

Every Door Direct Mail™

 

Every Door Direct Mail from the U.S. Postal Service® lets your business send advertising mail to your desired audience without the need to acquire an address list or print specific names and addresses on your mail pieces. A letter carrier delivers your piece along with the day’s mail to every address on the route. 

 

Every Door Direct Mail provides your business with an efficient way to promote your services. It gets your marketing messages directly into the hands of consumers while reducing the mail preparation costs associated with the lists and printing. As a result, it could help you:

 

  • Target a location without an address list
  • Built more traffic
  • Find new customers
  • Increase revenue

 There are two types of businesses that benefit from using Every Door Direct Mail:

 

  • Retailers: Includes auto dealers, restaurants, furniture stores, community groups, supermarkets, sporting goods shops and department stores.
  • Service-based businesses: Includes attorneys, health-care professionals, banks, home-improvement companies, insurance agencies and real estate firms.

 Because Every Door Direct Mail from the U.S. Postal Service targets residences and businesses at the carrier route level, you can use it for smaller local mailings, regional initiatives, or large national campaigns. For example, a local pizzeria can use Every Door Direct Mail to send coupons to a surrounding neighborhood. Or a national retailer can target homes near a new store opening – or announce a sale at locations nationwide. If you only plan to do smaller mailings (fewer than 5,000 pieces) and you only need to reach your local marketing area, perhaps Every Door Direct Mail-Retail will work best for you.

 

With Every Door Direct Mail Retail, businesses can mail up to 5000 pieces per day with No Direct Mail or Permit Imprint Fee’s required and to make mailing easier the US Postal Service has launched a new shipping tool, the Simplified Mailing Process located at https://smp.usps.gov/.

With the Simplified Mailing Process software you can target your mailing by city, county or location and using our mapping software you can see the street locations your mailing will be delivered too.

 

Learn more at USPS.com/everydoordirectmail

 

Or contact your local U.S. Postal Service representative

Gary Couto

Business Solutions Specialist

707-778-5250

gary.l.couto@usps.gov

Welcome to Business Mail 101!

 

Welcome to Business Mail 101, information for beginning or infrequent mailers that will help you harness the power of mail for your business or organization. Over the course of the next few weeks, the U.S. Postal Service will introduce you to Business Mail, and how it can possibly reduce mailing costs for your company and increase business. Let’s begin at the beginning by explaining just what is Bulk Mail?

What is Bulk Mail?

The term "bulk mail" refers to larger quantities of mail prepared for mailing at reduced postage. In Business Mail 101, the term "bulk mail" means commercial First-Class Mail and advertising mail (called "Standard Mail" by the Postal Service). Commercial prices are available for other classes of mail, too. The Postal Service uses the terms "bulk" and "presorted" interchangeably.

Bulk prices are lower than "single-piece." "Single-piece" means that you pay the full postage price; when you put a stamp on a letter, you're paying the single-piece postage. Many mailers pay single-piece postage even though they are doing large mailings. Why? Because they don’t want to do any extra preparation work—they don’t have the time, or it’s just not cost effective for their business. Business Mail 101 will help you make smart choices about your own mail to determine if commercial prices are right for you.

There are many advantages to using bulk mail. The most important advantage is that bulk mailing prices are significantly lower than single-piece prices. That can save you a lot of money.

Next time on Business Mail 101 we’ll ask the question: Is Bulk Mail Right for You?

 

Until then if you have any questions about using Bulk Mail to give your business a boost, or want to learn more about saving on your mailing costs, contact:

 

USPS Sales and Shipping Specialist Gary Couto

Phone: 707-778-5250

Email: gary.l.couto@usps.gov

Or on the web at: http://pe.usps.com/businessmail101/

 

For other Postal questions, call 1-800-ASK-USPS or visit USPS.com.