QP Consulting Posts Latest Printing & Politics Survey

If we could only get these kinds of response rates to our major industry surveys dealing with sales, profitability and pricing of various products we would be ecstatic, especially when you can get more than 200 responses in less than three days! Anyway, here is a link to the complete results of our survey. However, so as not to keep you in suspense, we are providing a graph below depicting the results to Question #10, where we asked: “Based upon your personal political inclinations at the present time, who would you most be inclined to vote for if the elections Continue reading

“Are my labor costs too high,” asks client

I recently received a call from a former client. He and I have been corresponding on and off for many years since my first visit to his firm back in 2003. His firm is located in the far northwest. “John, I was going over my ratios the other day and noticed that my total payroll ratio is almost 31% and that seems much higher than it should be. Do you have any suggestions?” Yes, under normal circumstances, 31% for total payroll costs, assuming all other financial ratios for the company were typical and average for the industry, would be high, but Continue reading

2013-14 Bindery Services Study

THE 2013-2014 BINDERY SERVICES PRICING STUDY 2013-2014 BINDERY SERVICES PRICING STUDY This brand new, 140+ page study, published by NPOA and QP Consulting, Inc., and co-sponsored by Printer’s Plan and EFI, is the most comprehensive study of pricing for bindery services and products ever published in the printing industry. To view the bindery services covered in this study, please check here to view the Table of Contents.This just-released study, sold with a 100% Money-back guarantee if you are not totally satisifed, is available either as a tape-bound report or as a PDF. Continue reading → Continue reading

2013-2014 Mailing Services Pricing Study

One of the Most Popular Studies in the Mailing Industry The 2013-2014 Mailing Services Pricing Study  The 2013-2014 Mailing Services Pricing Study – This study is consistently praised, year after year, as a “must have” tool for analyzing pricing in the mailing services industry! This 124+ page report contains detailed pricing information on more than 45 key services provided in the mailing services industry. Plus, we provide you national breakouts and pricing for three different categories of firms – All Firms, Small Firms (those with mailing volume less than 100,000 pieces per month, and Large Firms with mail volumes of 500,000 or more pieces per month. Please note this Continue reading