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Global-Z International Monthly eNewsletter December 2015

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Global-Z Launches Best-In-Class Japan Name Gender Identification Service

Winter Has Arrived, Sort Of, But Not Really…


Direct Mail Predictions for 2016: Letter Volumes, Cost & Security

~by Merry Law, President of WorldVu LLC

What's coming for direct mailers in 2016? Without more ado, here's what I think the future will hold in the upcoming year. Some predictions will be good for mailers and some will not. In either case, it pays to be prepared.

1. Costs for mailing and shipping will continue to rise, with increases in the cost of international shipping and mailing remaining substantial greater than domestic increases.

2. Letter volumes will stop their steep decline and stay at a relatively steady but lower "new normal" volume. This will help the postal operators but will not solve all their financial problems.

3. Package volumes will not increase as much as the postal operators have predicted. (Competition with the private carriers is strong in that market.) A lack of support services for international shipping by the postal operators will depress further growth in this area for the postal operators.

Read Merry's Predictions

Here we are! The last issue of GZ News in 2015! We want to take a moment to thank all of our clients, vendors, colleagues, friends and family that have continued to support our success over the past year. May your 2015 holiday season be bright and cheerful and your New Year filled with joy! Please click here to see our 2015 holiday time-off business hours.

We also want to thank all of our GZ News readers for all your support. Our goal is to help keep you up to date and informed on issues that matter to you. Thank you for your continued feedback! Please keep your thoughts and recommendations coming.

  • Global-Z Launches Best-In-Class Japan Name Gender Identification Service
  • ~by Paul Harris, Sales and Marketing

    BENNINGTON, VT., December 17th, 2015 - Global-Z International recently announced its brand new name gender assignment capabilities for the country of Japan. The new gender assignment technology is a best-in-class solution that provides valuable information to businesses who manage Japanese customer data. Global-Z's service will identify, with a high rate of accuracy, the gender of all records in Japanese datasets.

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  • Winter Has Arrived, Sort Of, But Not Really…
  • ~by Katie Favreau & Jennifer Martell, Global-Z Co-Morale Officers

    Winter has arrived, sort of, but not really. We are enjoying unseasonably mild temperatures here at GZ North. Lately most days have felt like being plunged headfirst into the freshness of spring, kind of. We anticipate snow in the forecast and maybe it will be here shortly, or not. Either way, we are saving on the fuel bills this year. This is good because when it is really cold our "Assistant" refuses to start our cars for us which we think totally defeats the purpose of employing an assistant, but I digress. We successfully set up our Geek Tree which debuted last year. Somebody foolishly left a 3 ˝ inch drive holder laying around in our suite and it quickly became the new tree-topper. It may have been there to be repaired, but this just goes to show that you can't leave stuff on our "crafting table" and expect it to remain un-utilized. A friendly co-worker decided that the drive holder was missing something and added a power supply fan to top it off. We appreciate that type of extra effort to add to our decorating activities.

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