Congratulations To Post Haste Mailing For 30 Years

| May 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

logo2130 years ago today, Jack Ellis founded Post Haste Mailing on Church Circle on May 15, 1983. As the organization grew, they moved to various locations within Annapolis before ending up on Russell Street (behind the old Gold’s Gym) in 1997. They are the largest mailer in Anne Arundel County and have been servicing businesses, organizations, and political campaigns for 30 years today!  Congratulations!

History

Possessing two college degrees but unable to find a job in his field during the last major recession, Post Haste’s president, Jack Ellis, began a mailbox service in a small store front on Annapolis’ Church Circle in 1983 based on a suggestion from his father who’d seen a successful mailbox service in Harlem, New York. In addition to offering post boxes for businesses and individuals, he also mailed packages of every kind including artwork from local galleries and a seven foot stuffed marlin. When a business client suggested expanding his services to include mailing, Ellis bought a used tabletop folding machine and inserter and began doing mailings for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other non-profit organizations.

The company moved to Hudson Street in 1987 and then expanded again in 1998 to its current location at 90 Russell Street, a 10,000 square foot facility. Today, Post Haste has 21 employees and prepares several million pieces of mail monthly for a wide variety of clients including Anne Arundel Community College, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Crosby Marketing, the Maryland House of Delegates, the U.S. Naval Academy, Graul’s Market and many more.

Direct Mail and Email

Post Haste understands the relationship between email and direct mail knowing that research indicates the two methods compliment each other rather than compete. That’s why the company offers direct mail and email solutions.

Going Green

As a life-time resident of the Chesapeake Bay area and an avid boater, Ellis began Post Haste’s recycling efforts more than 15 years ago. Today Post Haste recycles over 900 lbs of cardboard each week as well as scrap paper and skids and continues to investigate additional ways to help protect the Bay.

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Most businesses do not realize the value of direct mail, nor do they realize the savings that can be obtained by sourcing the tasks out to a professional like Post Haste.

  • High-Speed Inkjet Addressing: Post Haste offers several high-speed addressing alternatives. Whether you have millions of postcards or just a few hundred pieces, we have the solution that’s just right for you.
  • Inserting: With a variety of equipment from several different manufacturers, they can handle your most complex inserting jobs up to 8 inserts.
  • Folding: With their experienced team of operators, you’re guaranteed fast turnaround and a professional look every time.
  • Stamping and Sealing : They offer high speed stamping and wafer sealing that runs in line with all of their addressing equipment.
  • Poly-Bagging: With one of the only automated, high speed pieces of equipment in the area, Post Haste is your solution for poly-bagging.
  • And much, much more.

In addition to the core business of mailing, Post Haste has been able to expand into printing (in conjunction with Free State Press), data management (does your marketing list need to be cleaned up?), and list procurement to target the exact customer you need.

 

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John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news--and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009. John's background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.