The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is delighted to announce the launch of a new partnership with UK Mail, through which both members and other voluntary organisations can access their innovative Desktop to Doormat mailing service, imail. This solution can help voluntary organisations with fundraising and marketing as well as day to day mailings in a cost effective and environmentally friendly way.
imail is a complete print, production and mailing application for all general office, marketing and fundraising mailings. Users can create an online account and send mailings from their desktop to doormat in two days (a next day service is also available for urgent mailings).
Benefits from using imail include:
• Letters printed, enclosed and mailed from only 30p
• Black and white or full colour options
• Personalised print runs from 1 to 100,000+
• Reduced environmental impact – letters/mailings are printed at UK Mail’s imail print centre closest to the delivery address
• Marketing or fundraising promotional A5 cards - print what you need, no wastage
• Dedicated advice and support for voluntary organisations.
Richard Williams, Director of Capacity Building & Business Development at NCVO, said: “At a time when many organisations are facing cuts, there is more need than ever to consider measures for saving time and money when carrying out tasks. imail is an excellent service that can help organisations achieve both of these goals. A simple letter can be printed, sealed in an envelope and posted for less than the price of a second class stamp. We are confident that this service will add real value.”
Guy Buswell, CEO of UK Mail said: “We are thrilled to have forged this partnership with the NCVO, which will allow us to effectively support the voluntary sector via the optimisation of their mailing requirements. Not only does imail deliver substantial cost savings, efficiency improvements and increased sales activity, it also simultaneously cuts the carbon footprint of mailing activity by reducing a letter’s delivery mileage. With green, as well as cost, considerations coming high up most voluntary organisations’ agendas, this is most definitely an added advantage.”
For more information contact Mandy Murphy in NCVO’s press office on 020 7520 2469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For urgent queries outside office hours, call 07714 243942.
Notes to editors:
UK Mail Group is the UK’s leading alternative mail services provider, handling in excess of 17 million items every day. Almost 3 billion items from over 2,000 customers pass through the operation’s doors every year, constituting 17 per cent of all addressed mail within the UK and making it the busiest alternative to Royal Mail.
imail was launched in 2008 by UK Mail as the only alternative to the first class postal service and enables users to send letters and postcards with just a click of the mouse from as late as 3pm for next-day or 6pm for two-day delivery. The mail documents are sent electronically to the UK Mail sort centre closest to the destination where they are printed, enveloped and sorted for onward delivery.
imail is ideal for all sizes of business from SMEs to corporate companies, offering a dynamic desktop to delivery service at a keystroke that provides a range of cost, time and environmental benefits.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk is the umbrella body for the voluntary sector in England, with sister councils in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. NCVO has over 8,000 members, ranging from large national bodies to community groups, volunteer centres and development agencies working at a local level. With over 280,000 staff and more than 13 million volunteers working for our members, we represent and support almost half the voluntary sector workforce.