W2 Deadline Fast Approaching

by Raki Wright | Last Updated January 23, 2007

Just a reminder that the deadline for mailing out your W2’s is January 31. If you haven’t purchased your W2 forms yet, you can do so by going to our catalog page.



Roanoke, VA November 9, 2006 — Burris Computer Forms® has developed shipping label templates to be used with their Peel Out!® Shipping Label Sheets for companies using osCommerce, Zen Cart, and CRE Loaded. The templates give those companies the ability to print shipping labels and packing lists on one sheet. This process greatly improves shipping efficiency and accuracy.

Peel Out!® Shipping Label Sheets are blank white sheets designed with an adhesive peel-off label that can easily be removed and placed on a package for shipment. The remainder of the shipping label sheet works as a packing list. Once the template is uploaded, the ship-to information will print on the peel-off shipping label portion, and the packing list will print on the rest of the sheet. The templates allow osCommerce, Zen Cart, and CRE Loaded users to use the Peel Out!® Shipping Label Sheets, layouts LS-A or LS-A4, straight out of the box. Companies can use their own laser or inkjet printers to print the shipping labels.

Having the shipping label on the same sheet as the packing list ensures greater accuracy when packing the order. “It really is a simple process”, according to Burris Computer Forms president Jerry Guzi, “our customers print the sheet, peel the shipping labels, put in the packing slip; it’s easy, and it saves a lot of time on shipping.”

Burris Computer Forms was established in 1992, and provides millions of their Peel Out!® Shipping Label Sheets each year to customers in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to providing the Peel Out! Shipping Label Sheets, it manufactures its own line of blank, printable sheets of postcards (Burris Four-of-a-Kind PostcardsTM and Jumbo Print-on-Demand PostcardsTM). osCommerce was set up in 2000, and is an open source e-commerce solution that allows online stores to be setup fairly quickly with ease. Zen Cart is a free open source shopping cart system. CRE Loaded is commercial open source shopping cart software.

The templates are available for free download at https://www.pcforms.com

For more information: https://www.pcforms.com
Email: burris@pcforms.com
Phone: 1-800-982-3676 (3676)



Direct Mail Marketing Ideas

by John | Last Updated October 28, 2006

Anniversary: If your customers have been with you for several years, but you haven’t made a sale to them recently, send them a direct mail postcard celebrating their “anniversary” with your company. This could be a free offer to come back or letting them know about your new products and services.

Grand Openings:

Target your local customers with a grand opening mailing.Using direct mail marketing postcards can let your town know that you are open for business.

Announcement:

Let your customer know about your new products, services, or other news about your company.

Invitation:

Use a postcard to invite customers to your organization’s special event, or to a party. Good for museums, arts orgranizations, or for anyone extending invitations.

Ask for me:

Put your photo on a postcard and when your customer comes in to buy, they will already know you. This is especially good for real estate agents.

Lead Generator:

Bring in prospects for new homes, loans, or other BIG ticket purchases with postcards.

Birthday:

Send a birthday greeting, or a coupon to be used as a discount or gift when brought in on their birthday. Also, reminders to promote birthday facilities for birthday parties.

Mini- Newsletter:

Can’t fit an entire newsletter on a postcard? You’d be surprised how much you can get on a postcard as a mini-newsletter – and postcards always get read!

Bring a friend:

Bring a friend promotions work well for open houses of salons, fitness centers, fraternities/sororities.

Product Launch:

Let your customers know about your new product with a postcard, or better yet, send a postcard with a tear-off stub, and your customers (or prospects) can return the stub for more information.

Catalog requests:

Instead of sending out catalogs to a large list, send a postcard with a tear-off stub, and your customer can return the stub for a catalog.

Survey:

Customers like to know that their opinion matters to the people they do business with. Sending out postcards to get feedback shows that you want to meet their needs. They can either go to your website or using the postcard with a tear-off stub, they can fill out the survey and send it back to you.

Coupon Offers:

Another use for a postcard with a tear-off stub is a coupon that your customer can bring in for a discount on their purchase or other offers.

Thank You:

Customers also like to feel appreciated for doing business with a company. Following up orders with a “Thank You” postcard could encourage referral.

Website:

Drive traffic to your website by putting the address on your postcards. Also, let the customers know the benefits of using your site, whether it’s an excellent support/service section, or maybe “web only” specials that your company runs.



Shipping Problems? Try Peel Out! Shipping Label Sheets

by John | Last Updated October 18, 2006

When you ship your products do you have five pieces of paper for one box? Packing lists, invoices, shipping labels, etc., all for the same order? Now you can put your invoice and shipping label on the same sheet of paper with Peel Out! Shipping Label Sheets(TM).

With Peel Out! Shipping Label Sheets(TM) you can:

Have your shipping label on the same sheet as your invoice or packing list. No more getting orders confused! Great for eBay sellers and shippers!

Have an address label for your letters and other correspondence automatically printed out. All you have to do is peel the label off and put it on the envelope!

Visit our shipping label page to see the many variety of label sheets that we have, including our Burris Universal Label, which can be used for UPS, FedEx, Airborne/DHL, and USPS Click-n-Ship(TM).