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From Stamps to Staples: Surprising Costs of Internal Safety Mailings

We all know about the tried-and-true ways to save money, and keeping things done in-house can sometimes help your company’s bottom line. With that in mind, you might think that sending your annual propane safety mailing internally will cost you significantly less—but that isn’t necessarily the case. There are a few key hidden costs associated with sending your safety mailings internally that you may not have considered, and we’re here to tell you about them.

The Hidden Costs that Come with Internal Safety Mailings

1. Pulling Your Staff Away from Their Duties

Many propane marketers don’t think about the fact that sending your safety mailings in house pulls your staff away from other business-related tasks. Unless you’re hiring more staff just for the safety mailing season, you’ll have to sacrifice in other places while you create, organize, mail, and track your safety mailing every year. Plus, hiring and training designated staff certainly isn’t going to save you money on your mailing.

2. Maintenance & Operation of Printing Equipment

It may cost more than you think to maintain and operate your printing and tracking equipment. After all, you must print your introduction letters, order your brochures, ensure your printing equipment is working properly, plan to have enough ink and toner, and prepare to label, mail, and track each letter to ensure it was delivered successfully.

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3. Your Reputation During the Unthinkable

The third hidden cost is the price you pay if the unthinkable happens. Without third-party verification, it’s your word against the customer’s if a propane emergency were to happen. Save yourself the cost and reputation-killer of litigation if you are unfortunate enough to experience a propane emergency that could have been prevented with an accurate and timely propane safety mailing.

Make Your Safety Mailings Easier & More Affordable with P3 Duty to Warn

There’s a simple and reliable way to send your annual safety mailings without the hassles of internal management. P3 Duty to Warn’s safety mailing includes a custom introductory safety letter and scratch-and-sniff PERC safety brochure. Our service is endorsed by the National Propane Gas Association and numerous state associations. Our comprehensive process is designed to help propane companies meet their safety obligations as affordably as possible and provide consumers with important propane safety information. Get a free quote on your annual safety mailing when you contact us now!