Central Stores Business Plan Update Re: COVID-19

Effective: March 1, 2021

Operational hours: Monday to Friday,  7:30 am to 4:00 pm

All Receiving, Shipping, Mail Delivery/Pickup, Letter Shop, Regular Outgoing Mail Processing, Freight Delivery, Gas Cylinder Processing, Used Product Handling, Office Paper Recycling/Shredding and Digital Imaging services will resume near normal operation.

Note:
Scheduled on-campus mail delivery and pick up times will be altered to accommodate continued COVID-19 protocols and specific campus department needs.  Freight and package deliveries currently hold highest priority, to support essential services across campus.  To discuss possible service changes as need arises, email Rob Mcmurren

More News:
Central Stores now sells affordable disposable (medical) 3-layer masks in boxes of 50.  Non-medical cloth masks (pkg 5) and applicable filters (pkg 50) are also available. These masks were sourced through direction and authorization of the Safety Office. 

Masks can be purchased through the Central Stores Catalogue.
https://uwaterloo.ca/central-stores/central-stores-service-stock-catalogue#FaceMasks

Lettershop Services-Central Stores is specifically designed to provide clients with everything they require for successful direct mail campaigns.  Our state-of-the-art lettershop equipment and quality control production flow help us minimize production time and maximize your investment.  COVID-19 has increased the need to move larger volumes of product and information to students and other university associates now learning and/or working from off-campus settings.  Lettershop Services can facilitate packaging and mailing/shipping needs, at a reasonable cost.  Email csgenasys for further information.

                                                                                                                             

Personalized Mail (Formerly Addressed Admail)

We offer a variety of services in this area.

Labeling | Personalized mail preparation | Envelope stuffing | Polybagging

Labeling

LabellingCentral Stores has the capability to print your addresses directly on envelopes or brochures at the rate of up to 10,000 per hour! All you need to supply us with is either a memory stick with your addresses or you can email them as a file attachment to Tony Chaves. The basic requirements that your mailing lists should adhere to are as follows:

The information should be in Excel, or Text format with delimiters at the end of each field and a different delimiter at the end of the record (PC).

  • All records must be consistent.
  • The fields must be set up in a logical order.
  • Do not split fields.
  • Do not merge city, province, and postal code fields. They must be separate fields.

Personalized mail preparation

computer screenPersonalized mail requires sorting and bundling of mail in a specific postal code order, either NDG or LCP. If your mailing consists of 1000 pieces or more, by using this method, there is a considerable savings in postage costs. We offer the service of labeling, separating, bundling, and bagging to meet postal specifications.
Please send an email to Tony Chaves or call ext. 42034 with           any questions you may have.

Envelope stuffing

EnvelopeNeed your envelopes stuffed? Our multi-mailing machine will fold, stuff, and seal envelopes at a rate of 5,500 envelopes per hour. It will cut, fold, and insert continuous forms, fold and insert letters, and insert up to four flyers or business reply envelopes. The maximum envelope size is 6"x10". For envelopes larger than this, (manually stuffed) please use self-seal envelopes. Email Tony Chaves for further information.

Polybagging

polybagging machineWe love the versatility that comes with poly bagging and poly bag mailings. Virtually any combination of companion pieces can be stacked together to form the mailing. Unlike envelopes that have been purchased to accommodate exact specifications determined during the planning stages of the job, poly bagging allows the customer to easily make changes midstream if necessary.
These poly bagged mailings can contain any number of printed items such as advertisements with free samples; magazines packaged with accompanying pieces; piggy-backed periodicals; subscription offers; computer magazines with free software; brochures; and statements. Arguably, poly bagging provides the safest, most versatile, least expensive, and most attractive means of moving printed pieces through the mail.