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Print Roundtable Shares Proven Processes

Recently, The Association announced the Print Round Table Techno Series. The online webinars invited members to “sit in” while some of the best The UPS Store printers from across the country shared what makes them successful.

The Round Table Panel was made up to Members of The Association, some of which whose print volume exceeded $100,000 per year. Attendees listened while the Round Table Panelists answered a series of questions each sharing proven processes from their operations. The panelists represented all areas of the country, small markets
and large.

The round table took place in two sessions. One session was April 16th and the second May 16. Attendees learned about how to get started, how to keep growing their print, what it takes to drive the print profit center. The attendees were able to ask questions and get answers to challenges they face day to day in their print operations.

The round table highlighted the best The UPS Store printers
across the country. Topics ranged from;

  • What are some of the most effective things you did to get print off the ground in your store?
  • In the beginning what did you try that didn’t work or that you would do differently?
  • How can a store with limited space make print grow steadily?
  • What did you do to get the word out that we can help business customers with their print needs?
  • In retrospect, what would you do differently to make print a viable means of income for your store?
  • To what level of expertise have you managed to get staff on board with these efforts?
  • If print sales stagnated/plateau at some point in your store’s history, (i.e. year to year) what strategies did you employ to change this condition?
  • How do you manage the print production process?
  • How has compliance influenced your print program?
  • What is the number one piece of equipment you would recommend store owners purchase?
  • How do you handle employee compensation with regards to print?
  • What is your approach to deposits for print jobs?
  • How do you balance insourcing vs outsourcing?
  • How do you manage “price” in your print program?

Members were able to submit questions ahead of time as well as during the Print Panel session.

There were also prizes given away at the end of the two sessions. The Association gave away a business card slitter and two one-hour Techno One to One sessions with one of the panelists. These sessions would give the winner the ability to spend an hour asking questions and exchanging information to grow their print operation with proven processes shared by the panelist.

Feedback after the Print Round Table Techno Series was tremendous. Attendees appreciated the openness of the panel, the tremendous knowledge base, and the great information they were willing to share with the attendees.

The recorded Techno Series is now available on The Web.

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Group Medical Plan

New for the National TUPSSO Franchise Owners Association: a quality group health plan at affordable prices. 

For those of you looking for a comprehensive medical plan with access to 3 national provider networks and multiple plan options and deductibles, visit our website to see plans and pricing.

The TUPSSO online enrollment portal has other insurance choices like a PPO dental plan that is like a standard group dental (100-80-50, with a plan year deductible). We are also offering a vision plan, lump sum critical illness and a gap policy. You will also have the option to add up to $150,000 of guaranteed issue life insurance option. See the site for details or contact our broker directly.

Access to these plans is only available to NTUPSSO FOA members and their staff. Access for the enrollment portal is only available to NTUPSSO FOA members or employees.

The costs of these plans are competitive as they are offered on a selective basis. The application includes a questionnaire that will need to be completed for you and any dependents you wish to cover.  All applications are reviewed for approval and your eligibility for the plan. 

You need to apply by the 17th of the month for the following 1st of the month effective date. Enrollment occurs every month throughout the year. If switching from another plan, DO NOT CANCEL YOUR EXISTING PLAN UNTIL YOUR RECEIVE APPROVAL FROM THE NEW PLAN. There is a benefit summary on the enrollment page for you to compare. Individuals are responsible for their own comparison and suitability for each product.

Contact: Sean Pfeiffer
Phone: 214-718-8806
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Visit the TUPSSO enrollment portal

UPS Worldport

The National Geographic Channel has been running this news story “Ultimate Factories” - UPS’s Worldport.  You can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWAwL3Rlbjo  It is very educational. Most customers and some employees do not clearly understand what packages go through.

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