NEW YORK (OCN) — Do you like the scent of first class stamps? Well, you are not alone and Glade is here to help you get your fix.
On Monday April 21, 2008, (the following week after you conclude filing income taxes) Glade will be bringing to the market an aerosol spray in the scent of postage stamps. The idea was conceived by Yao Zengzhili, a Glade customer and fiftten year sorter at a Bronx Post Office. Zengzhili, who loves the aroma of postage stamps and has been working around them for a long time, sent the idea to Glade in 2005.
“It took us two years” says Kristen Usvjat, VP of Project Developement “but we did it.” We did a focus group and was amazd buy the resultts so we put our best mind on the task.” The United States Postal Service still owns the right to the fragrance but Glade (an S. C. Johnson & Son brand) has a five year license to manufacture and distribute the aerosol.
Consumers who purchase 5 Aerosol cans or more of the new product before Monday May 5, 2008 will be eligible to receive by mail ten (10) Forever stamps. These Forever stamps will come in handy on Monday May 12, 2008 as the cost of the first class stamp will jump a penny to 42 cents. If you don’t have any Forever stamps in your draw at home or the office, don’t worry. You can start stock piling now until May 12th at the 41 cents rate.
Here are a few tips that will help you save on postage in any case.
1. Send your correspondence via electronic mail (e-mail).
Pros: This is a very fast method and is included in your monthly internet service. This will save you the added expense of buying stamps at any rate.
Cons: Your recipient can declare that thay did not receive it especially on a collections correspondence. Typing your recipient e-mail address incorrectly could send your private information to an unknown party.
2. Use postcards when appropriate.
Pro: Sending mail on postcards wll be subject to a lower postage rate (currently 26 cents). This could save you 15 cents each time this is done.
Cons: The mailers aren’t private and the postcards are subject to 3-1/2″ high by 5″ long by 0.007″ thick minimum to a 4-1/4″ high by 6″ long by 0.016″ thick maxium paper size. Any mailer below the minimum can not be mailed and over the maximum are subject to the full first class fee(41 cents until 5/12/2008)
So far it isn’t known if Glade will make the fragrance available on their other product lines (Candles, Car Scented Oil, Carpet & Room, Glass Scents, PlugIns, PlugIns Scented Oil, Press’n Fresh, Secrets, Scented Oil Candles and Wisp) or if it will be available outside of the Unites States but this will be interesting to see how this will do for the company which pulls in over $7 billion in revenue.