|With many publishers struggling and increasingly embracing digital strategies basing their offerings on their cross platform brand, Australia Post could have lamented their move to average weighted increase of 3.8 per cent effective 2nd July 2012.
To provide a major facility for publishers and other users of Print Post Service, whether clients or not, D&D has introduced a new division D&D Mail Audit (DDMA) to assist publishers and users of Print Post, audit their mailing and costs to ascertain the best rate for their publications.
Directors of D&D Mailing Services, David Docherty and David Sykes, have continuously been at the vanguard of reflecting Publisher opinion and defending their views on the restraint Australia Post take in their continual advance of print post price increases. Especially in this tough period for magazine publishers.
According to Iqbal Akhtar of DDMA the new division will address many key elements of the complex postage mix.
• full reconciliation of postage and distribution costs to optimise cost effective distribution
• The benefits of potential savings with bulk postage which many post users don't understand
• Assisting with actual budgeting for postage and distribution costs for the next 12 months and beyond
• Have the opportunity to participate with D&Ds involvement with Australia Post based on their volume of business enabling face to face executive interaction e.g. Print Post Forums
• Continual updates on senior executive high level discussions with Australia Post
• Continual monitoring and cost saving solutions from the new DDMA team.
Akhtar states that "all publishers will benefit from DDMA's Mail Audit. This service provided at our expense is another supportive initiative provided by D&D Mailing in this most difficult trading market faced by print publications. Being based in both Sydney and Melbourne, we lodge massive quantities of mail through our broad client base and as such can leverage our position to support both clients and non clients alike. I welcome direct contact to discuss this new Mail Audit service with those using Australia Post as one of their major service providers."
To explain in more detail both the ramifications of the new increases and the DDMA concept, Iqbal Akhtar can be contacted in Sydney 02 9725 2114 or David Docherty in Melbourne 03 9790 5844 or by email email@example.com.