Indros Group Incorporates USPS Intelligent Mail Barcode Support
Press release from the issuing company
New York City, NY - July 30, 2008 - Indros Group, the makers of the Easy Personalized URLs (www.easypurl.com) cross-media platform, announced that it now offers the creation, tracking and reporting of United States Postal Service (USPS) Intelligent Mail barcodes as a part of its industry-leading solution.
"We are the world's first and only company to fully integrate the next generation of USPS barcode technology with a Personalized URL platform," said Tej Kohli, co-founder of Indros Group. "The addition of Intelligent Mail barcode support into the Easy Personalized URLs (www.easypurl.com) software solidifies our position as the most advanced direct mail tracking and reporting platform in the industry.
Ground-breaking features of this new service include an interactive map of the United States, providing a graphical view of mail pieces delivered by state and zip code, with clickable links allowing users to drill down to individual recipients.
"Even with all these exciting benefits, the most revolutionary marketing possibility with this program is the ability to trigger personalized email communications to direct mail recipients based on the confirmed delivery of each individual mail piece. Our testing has demonstrated that this can boost direct mail response rates by 30 percent or more," Mr. Kohli explained.
"To put it simply, Easy Personalized URLs will now be able to report mail-piece delivery along with web-response information," said Rio Longacre, Vice President of Operations at Indros Group. "Our customers will now have a 360-degree view of information about their direct mail program, beginning from the moment their direct mailing is dropped into the mail-stream, all the way through to user response."
"We felt that incorporating Intelligent Mail barcodes into our cross-media platform plugged a gaping hole not addressed by any competing Personalized URL solution," said Mr. Kohli. "The technical challenges in this integration were daunting, but the benefits and competitive advantage afforded to our customer base justified the investment."
About Intelligent Mail barcodes
The Intelligent Mail barcode is the next generation of USPS barcode technology used to sort and track First Class and Standard Bulk Mail. Intelligent Mail barcode technology combines the capabilities of the POSTNET barcode and the Planet Code barcode into one unique barcode.
Effective May 2009, the USPS plans to replace the POSTNET and PLANET barcodes, requiring every piece of mail be uniquely identified by an Intelligent Mail barcode in order to receive a postal discount. For direct mailers, meeting this mandate is essential to qualifying for postal discounts.
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