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Newsletter, Vol 3. Issue 9 - September 2021
Bad Data Can Hurt Customer Relationships
Most businesses deal with data on a daily basis. The quality of this data is of high importance as ‘bad data’ can cause serious consequences for your business, including lower revenue and damaged customer relationships.

What is Bad Data?
This so-called ‘bad data’ is information that contains errors or is inconsistent or inaccurate. It can include
  • Missing contact details
  • Out-of-date data
  • Duplicate data
  • Misspellings or typos
USPS Stamp Release
September Forever® Stamp Releases
September contains 2 whimsical releases.

The Message Monsters stamps, invite you to use your imagination and customize each monster with additional stickers.

Message Monsters are available for pre-order now and will release on September 24th, 2021.

The Day of the Dead stamps, a holiday that is increasing in popularity in the United States, will feature 4 different Calaveras and other iconic elements associated with the day.

Day of the Dead stamps are available for pre-order now and will release on September 30th, 2021.

The PRC Approves Holiday Postal Rates
The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approves a temporary price adjustment for key package products for the 2021 peak holiday season. This temporary rate adjustment is similar to one in 2020 that anticipated heightened peak-season package and shipping demand, which typically results in extra handling costs.
The approved peak-season pricing will affect prices on commercial and retail domestic competitive parcels – Priority Mail Express (PME), Priority Mail (PM), First-Class Package Service (FCPS), Parcel Select, USPS Retail Ground, and Parcel Return Service. International products would be unaffected. The temporary rates would go into effect at 12:00 a.m., Central Time, on Oct. 3, 2021, and remain in place through Saturday, December 25, 2021. 
Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, Parcel Select Ground and USPS Retail Ground:
  • $0.75 increase for PM and PME Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes.
  • $0.25 increase for Zones 1-4, 0-10 lbs.
  • $0.75 increase for Zones 5-9, 0-10 lbs.
  • $1.50 increase for Zones 1-4, 11-20 lbs.
  • $3.00 increase for Zones 5-9, 11-20lbs.
  • $2.50 increase for Zones 1-4, 21-70 lbs.
  • $5.00 increase for Zones 5-9, 21-70 lbs. 
Anchor's Monthly Must-Haves
The coolest stuff we found this month:
Recommended by:
Pete - Director of Marketing

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propogation and Uses Revised Edition

Michael A. Dirr, Ph.D is a horticulturist and a retired professor of horticulture at the University of Georgia. He is regarded as an expert on woody plants and his Georgia Plant Introduction Program has introduced over 40 new cultivars into the nursery trades.

Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books. His book, Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses has become one of the most widely adopted reference text in the education of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. It has sold over 250,000 copies.
Recommended by:
Robert - Senior Software Developer

Ford Edsel

Did you know that the Ford Edsel was named after Henry Ford's son? The Edsel brand was marketed from 1958 to 1960 and was an attempt to create a fourth brand for Ford. At this time Ford was attempting to gain addtional market share from both Chrysler and General Motors. Originally the Edsel was created as an expansion of the Lincoln-Mercury division. The Edsel shared a price range with Mercury and the bodies of both a Mercury & Ford.

The Edsel is currently our developers future project car with hopes to restoring one to it's shinning glory one day soon.
Recommended by:
Technical Support

Pecan Bars with a Shortbread Crust

These pecan bars are easy and delicious. They make a great alternative to pecan pie and are easily server at any gathering.

Shortbread Crust
  • 1 ½ cups of butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tsp orange zest
  • 3 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups of raw pecan halves

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