Lose Holiday Weight with your copy machine.

Christmas Parties = Holiday Weight

Waiting for copies at the copy machine? Take this time to sneak in a quick leg workout or tone your tummy.  Stretching and moving your legs builds muscle strength and endurance and prevents aches and leg pains.

Build leg muscles while making copies

How to do it: While holding on to the copy machine for balance, bring your knee up and down, or after bringing your knee up, extend your leg back. Try pulsing your leg to really get your muscles burning.

Toning your tummy

• Start with feet flat on the floor.
• Stand tall at your copier.
• Hold your abdominal muscles tight.
• Extend one leg until it is level with your hip.
• Hold for ten seconds.
• Slowly lower leg.
• Repeat 15 times.
• Change legs.

These exercises are subtle enough that if you hear someone coming, you can quickly stop.

Give these links a try you already have the copier.

https://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/diet-fitness/exercise-at-work/10-office-exercises-you-can-do-secretly2.htm

https://www.standupdeskstore.com/standing-news/10-Exercises-to-Do-at-Your-Stand-Up-Desk/

Happy Christmas and Merry Holiday’s

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This guy could be doing Kegels and we would never know!

BROTHERS II BUSINESS MACHINES NOT ONLY SELLS COPIERS AND PRINTERS, BUT WE ALSO SERVICE THEM TOO

 

Our great technicians are eager to help you will any issues you may have with your machine, either over the phone or with a prompt service call. Here are some common copier issues:
• Paper Jams: This is among the most common copier issue. …
• Wrinkled pages: Sometimes, the copier machine produces pages with wrinkles. …
• Cartridge or toner issues: Toner and cartridge issues can affect any copier. …
• Lines on paper …
• Copies too light or too dark…
• Dots on the page…

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The USPS Proposes Rate Change for January 26, 2020

The USPS® Proposes Rate Change for January 26, 2020
On October 9, 2019, the USPS® filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Committee (PRC) to change the prices of shipping services such as Priority Mail® and Priority Mail Express® and First-Class Package Service. If approved, these changes will take effect on January 26, 2020.

A big takeaway is that the First Class Mail® rates are staying the same with stamps still costing 55 cents. In addition, postage meters will continue to save 5 cents, or 9% over stamps.

This rate change for shipping products is timed similar to UPS® and FedEx® that historically adjust prices each January. On January 6, 2020, FedEx will raise prices an average of 4.9%.

The Postal Service continues to offer a great value in shipping. Unlike some other shippers, the Postal Service does not add surcharges for fuel, residential delivery, or regular Saturday or holiday season delivery.

Outlined below are highlights you can expect for the upcoming January 2020 rate change.

First-Class Mail® Rates will remain unchanged.

Priority Mail® Rates to increase by 4.1% while Flat Rate products increase from 4.9% to 6.2%.
The proposed domestic Priority Mail® Flat Rate Retail price changes are:

Priority Mail Express® Rates to increase by 3.5%
The proposed domestic Priority Mail Express® Flat Rate Retail price changes are:

FP will continue to provide updates as soon as they are released by the USPS®. To access the most updated rate change information, visit:

FP’s Rate Change Page

 

Don’t you hate it when you get an error ‘Maximum Weight Exceeded’!!? But if you have a Postbase it’s an easy fix.

  • A message stating ‘Maximum Weight Exceeded’ (the weight is too much for the selected class of service) If the mail exceeds 13 ounces, the system will display a message: ‘Maximum Weight Exceeded’.
  • Press OK, then use the Product button to select Priority Mail, then Retail, then type the first 3 digits of the destination zip code to properly rate the piece. (Note: Mail must be processed in the specific manner required by the US Postal Service –if an error message is displayed when selecting a certain service or class,you are likely not choosing the correct option available. Consult USPS regulations.)

PostBase Mailing System Quick Tips/Troubleshooting

Most errors can be cleared by following the prompts on the screen and/or powering down and then restarting the system.

Please remember when restarting your machine:

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  • You need to take out your internet cable first, then firmly press and release the silver power button

 

  • Once completely off plug in your internet cable in first before you turn your machine back on. Firmly press and release the silver power button (it will illuminate blue when power is on)

 

  • (Note: The Ethernet/CAT-5 cable must be connected to the PostBase BEFORE the system was turned on.)

 

Like most things we own a simple restart can fix most problems, like your cell phone, your cable TV, your husband..

FP Mailing Solutions supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation and goes Pink!

FP Mailing Solutions announces the beginning of the software revolution – PostBase!

The big news this week is all about FP’s new line Mailing System, the PostBase. After reviewing all the materials, I’m convinced that this is the most flexible and up-scalable postal system that I have ever seen.

Created for the low to middle volume mailroom user, it offers features found on most high end and high speed equipment. In addition, many, if not all these features can be activated via software download.

Here is a list of some of the features that can be added and/or upgraded after distribution: speed, scale capacity, accounting, added feeder/sealer, custom advertising, differential weighing and even color. There are many more features, options and perks to the system.

The best features of the PostBase for most customers, in my opinion, will be the high-speed internet connectivity option and the remote rate change download capability. No more waiting on chips, cards or installation with new rates, they can be uploaded when you’re ready.

Over the years, I’ve heard some concerns that the layered menus are too complicated and difficult to learn; not so for this new machine. The PostBase has only one button, once activated the average customer only has to deal with 3 screens to accomplish 99% of their tasks.