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From June 2-5, 2024, the National Postal Forum (NPF) returned to Indianapolis, IN. During the show, Tension visited, connected and enjoyed meeting with customers, prospects, friends and fellow industry leaders. In this blog, our sales team shares their key takeaways from NPF 2024. We hope to see you again next year!

tim plunk

“The size of the event and the participation from many of the mailing community not seen in the past was amazing. Several customers and other 3rd party mailers had booths at this year’s event. Both direct mail and transactional mailers attended and had booths this year. I saw many INg/Volume Mailers walking the floor and having meetings. We also witnessed several suppliers having booths this year who have never attended before. All good signs for the NPF and for our industry!”

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“This was my first NPF and it was the most valuable for me to see some of my clients and prospects inside and outside the exhibit hall. I had a great conversation with a software provider in the property management space looking for a printing and mailing solution for his monthly billing and late notices. I was able to provide him with a few of my client’s names for reference. He has already reached out to them to discuss his program. If our client wins this business, they will be using our envelopes!”

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adam indermuehle

jeff beath

“One of the best conversations I had at NPF in the Tension booth was with an industry consultant from the EMA about the work and effort being put-forth by lobbyists in Washington, D.C., to convey the urgency the entire industry faces in regards to postal increases and the need to stop or postpone them. Not only do the rate increases themselves jeopardize mailers, but the announced increase schedule also deters new mailers to the market and poses a significant risk to existing mailers to continue to do so.”

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While I was in our booth, I was able to have great conversations centered around adding coatings to the outgoing envelope to enhance the artwork. This lead into a discussion on how the envelope was printed, which lead into a discussion on printed products and what goes into the envelope. This discussion was with a representative of an ad agency.”

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“I look forward to the National Postal Forum every year, as Tension Corporation has been participating for decades. Each time, I prioritize attending the USPS sessions to learn more about how they are supporting their mission of providing services to all communities. This year, I particularly enjoyed hearing USPS Executive Director Victoria Stephen discuss the plan for updating the USPS fleet with electric vehicles and its impact on their sustainability goals.”

“At NPF I connected with an important industry leader and Tension partner, where I was able to show her Tension’s Peel and Reveal postcard. She loved the idea and had never seen the Peel and Reveal postcard before. She has since reached out and connected with me through LinkedIn!”

Connect with Rob on LinkedIn here.

rob bucher

Tension has enjoyed exhibiting at NPF for over 50 years. It’s not too late to be thinking of NPF 2025, so if you would like more information, please visit our NPF event page here. We look forward to next year’s show in Nashville, TN and we hope to see you there!