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VAT Free Postage for Charities – All You Need to Know

This is something we’re really excited about here at CMS – VAT Free Postage for Charities. In essence, it’s exactly what it says on the tin; A VAT free postage solution designed to help save charities money on their mailings. But for the purpose of this post, we will go into a little more detail…



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TTR Weekend Race Report

This is the second instalment of our series following Harrison and Total Trouble Racing on their journey. You can read the first blog here! Last weekend (15th & 16th september) Harrison competed in round 9 of the Shenington Kart Racing Club Championship. It was a great event and there were some real highlights. Practise Day…



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Introducing Total Trouble Racing – Sponsored by CMS

Monkspath based Harrison Morrow is embarking on the next step in his dream to be a full-time racing driver.  The 9-year old, with support from his family, has set up his own racing team and will be making his competitive debut at the end of August. Harrison wants to go all the way and his…



Can you Recycle Polythene used in Direct Mail?

Can you Recycle Polythene used in Direct Mail? Answer: All polythene in recyclable, multiple times over! The polythene used in mailings is easily recyclable by businesses and consumers alike. In fact, it’s becoming increasingly common for people to recycle plastic in their local area. Plastic bags can now be recycled at most local recycling centres…



We’ve moved! Our New Home

We’re moving! As of 25th June 2018, Central Mailing will be operating from our brand new, 45,000 sq. ft super-site at Gravelly Industrial Estate, Birmingham. Leaving behind our home of 6 years in Kings Norton is difficult, but we will be taking plenty of fond memories with us. The relocation is a huge step for…



Customer Service Excellence for CMS

We’re delighted to announce that we have retained our Customer Service Excellence award for the second year running! But that’s not all… The on-site assessor was so impressed with our customer service standards that we have been awarded four Compliance Plus awards in the process. It’s safe to say we’re happy about it. CSE themselves…



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Do You Need Consent to Send Ad Mail?

There is one question that we’ve seen repeating itself in GDPR discussions lately: “Do I need consent from a customer to send them direct mail, or are legitimate interests enough?” The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing has outlined a clear and concise answer to this: Because direct mail is not electronic, it does not require consent…



May Blog Update | Big Things are Happening

April and May are proving to be an especially busy couple of months here at Central Mailing Services. Between onboarding a number of new clients and finalising preparations for the GDPR it’s been all systems go. The GDPR, in particular, has been a hot topic, with both internal preparations and external client work. We are…



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3 Data Handling Questions to ask your Mailing House

The mishandling of data is an issue many businesses face when sending mail. Poor storage and security, dodgy cleansing services and the sale of data is all too common. Many people are left wondering who to trust amongst all this. By asking these three questions you can make a more informed choice when selecting a…



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Direct Mail Transparency – Is your Mailing House Accountable?

The quality of your mail is a direct reflection of your business. You need to trust your mailing house will provide a service that does justice to you and your brand. Most people have faith in their mail orders being produced correctly, but how do you know for sure? Think about it… Would you notice if…