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"Just got done reviewing my pricing for bindery services vs. the Bindery Study. Checking my pricing
I found I was way on a few things. Just by changing them to average pricing
I will increase my profits by more than $2,500 this year. Thank you NPOA
for a great resource."
John M. Henry, Mitchell Printing & Mailing, Inc., Oswego, NY


JUST-RELEASED

THE 2013-2014 BINDERY SERVICES
PRICING STUDY

Bindery Study Cover

A complete list of all those companies who participated
and thus eligible to receive a complete copy of the
2013-2014 Bindery Services Pricing Study
can be found by clicking here
.

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.
All hard copies are shipped out via Priority Mail within 24-hours from the  time the orders are received.
PDF copies are normally shipped within four hours.

PRICING INFO:

REG. RETAIL PRICE: $195 (includes shipping & handling)
NPOA MEMBER PRICE: $136 (includes shipping & handling)
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Just Released - Now Accepting Orders
2013-2014 Mailing Services Pricing Study


Price $179
Including S&H

Print Shop Owners
Praises Mailing Study

"The 2010/2011 Mailing Services Pricing Study is the best I have seen in 30 years in the industry."
Geno Baiamonte
Premier IMS
Houston, TX


"All of the Q.P. Consulting pricing studies are extremely valuable tools, but it seems the Mailing Services Pricing Study is the one that I refer to the most. Because these services have shown the most growth in my company in recent years, I really depend on the study to help me be confident that my pricing in this department is comparable to my market, and that I am competitive when I get a chance to bid on an especially large job. One time I even showed it to a customer who thought my price for his mailing was too high. It sure is nice having a regional and national study to show where your prices are in comparison with everyone else." -

Brad Krantz, Owner
Tampa Print Services

The Most Popular Study in the Mailing Industry

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!

"It is difficult to get competitive pricing on mailing services. This survey provides us with the information we need to price our work properly."

Bob Weingard, Print Tech, Pittsburgh, PA


This valuable, just-released 124+ page report contains detailed pricing information on more than 45 key services provided in the mailing services industry.

Plus, we provide you this year 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 study is now available for sale, and orders can be placed immediately by using the Order Line Offered below.
Remember, this study is offered on a 100% Money-Back Guarantee!

Orders placed now will be shipped April 4-5 via U.S. Priority Mail.

 
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Table of Contents

Sample Graphs

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*Sponsored by AMSP, Mailing Systems Technologies
and Accuzip


HOT OFF THE PRESS...
Testimonials continue to pouring in (read below)...

NEW INDUSTRY PRICING STUDY JUST RELEASED
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 PRICING INFORMATION:
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Remember, this study is sold on a 100% Money-Back Guarantee. If it isn't everything we say it is simply return it and we will provide you with a refund, no questions asked!

Our many thanks to our sponsors PagePath Technologies, PrintPoint Leader, and Printer's Plan for their support of this key industry study.

Click here to read testimonials
from previous purchasers and participants!

SPECIAL NOTE:
If you participated in our survey and did not receive your complimentary copy it is most likely because it went into a spam folder or was deleted by an employee by accident. Call or contact John Stewart immediately at qkconsult@aol.com
 

New Industry Pricing Study
Officially Released Oct. 12th!

This the largest, most comprehensive Industry Pricing Study ever published in the printing industry. Pricing data is provided on more than a dozen individual topics, including:

Pre-press and Graphic Design services/charges
Digital Color Printing Prices
Most Popular Digital Printers & Ratings
Variable Data Pricing Practices and Charges
Booklet Finishing Charges on Digital Devices
Detailed Pricing info on Digital Business Cards
Digital B&W Pricing Practices
B&W Copier Placements and Ratings
1 & 2-Color Offset Printing Prices
Bindery Services - The most comprehensive ever!
Popularity and Ratings of Creasing Devices

To view sample graphs and charts
appearing in this newly released study,
click here.

ORDER YOUR COPY today and be among the first in the industry to read about the latest pricing trends in our industry, information that can result in putting thousands of additional dollars to your company's bottom line.

We analyze pricing both on a national level and by region and note the differences, if any. Plus, we provide both total prices and price per unit when needed to make your job that much easier.

PDF versions are are available and are transmitted almost immediately upon receipt of order.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STUDY

Published by:
QP Consulting, Inc.
2110 S. Dairy Road, Suite 102
W. Melbourne, FL 32904
321-727-2442  FAX 321-727-2166
 

PRICING STUDY TESTIMONIALS KEEP COMING IN...

"Very complete, well designed and informative"
 
Kent B. Broyhill, Studio B Graphics, South Sioux City, NE

"This study is exceptional as it is able to provide my organization with very real data to support the print shop."
 
Marilyn Kramer, Washoe County, Reno, NV

"This is a great tool to evaluate your business. I wish I would have purchased
this years ago. We have already implemented changes to pre-press pricing."
 
Gary Gestring, Art Advertising, Inc., Jonesboro, AR

"As always, John's surveys are always spot on and without a doubt
the best in our field."
   Ron Sardo, Sugarloaf Print Shop, Sybertsville, PA

"Thank you for conducting this annual survey. I find the
information priceless!"
David Monto, Dutchess ProPrint,Wappingers Falls, NY

"Excellent. We are setting up PrintSmith, and this will be very valuable in reviewing
our pricing in all areas." 
Richard Helmey, Truecolor Graphics, Houston, TX

 
We highly recommend the study as it has been very helpful in our transition
from a traditional offset to a quicker more mobile digital, offset printing/marketing business. The information is timely and helps
us measure ourselves with our peers."
Eric Nelson, The Nelson Printing Corporation, Charleston, SC 29403

"Excellent - Thanks John, for all the work you put into this. It really makes
a difference in my business. While doing the survey, I almost always
discover a pricing error/strategy somewhere that has slipped by me. And the
finished survey always shows me an area or two that I need to reanalyze."

Carolyn Buffy Grieves, Printing Creations, Inc. Yorktown, IN

"We are always grateful for this resource. We compare our current pricing
and market with what we see in this study to better understand what
adjustments we should consider."
Kevin Lewin, Impact Printing, Thornton, CO

 

January 2013 Quick Consultant Column
 Labels NAQP/NAPL Merger
 A Failure After Six Years

November Column Offers Up
Free "Break-Even" Analysis & Spreadsheet

Quick Consultant Column Shares
New Pricing Info and News of
New Printer's Group in the Works!!!

Click here to read this new column as well As Others
Posted by The Quick Consultant


Also, be sure to visit the Quick Consultant Column Index Page
to preview some charts and graphs
appearing in the soon-to-be-released

2012-2013 Quick Printing Industry Pricing Study.

DON'T MISS MY LATEST BLOG ENTRIES
(CLICK LINK AT THE TOP OF THIS WEB SITE.)
Check out my latest blog entries at "
Printing News & Notes"
as well as some of my latest comments about what
is and is not happening at NAQP...


A special note about my Blog, which can be accessed by clicking the link above.
I am making every attempt possible to keep my Blog current and up-to-date with shorter items that may not be worthy of an entire column, but still contain some valuable information. Recent entries deal with some "interesting" entries found on balance sheets. You can easily subscribe to the Blog and receive emails about the newest posts by following the directions in the right hand column of the Blog. Click on RSS Feeds and then you can quickly subscribe to various "readers" or simply type in your email address and you will be kept up-to-date.
 

Go below to read about release
of two key studies by NAQP/NAPL

New Jan. 2013 Column Just Released - See Below
 

NOW POSTED - NEW COLUMNS ABOUT SHOCKING NEW RATIOS, THE LATEST FROM OUR NEW BENCHMARKING SURVEY AND SOME OF THE LATEST STATS FROM THE NEW WAGE & BENEFITS STUDY. ABOUT A RATIO THAT WILL SHOCK MOST READERS.

Plus a free chart listing the latest financial ratios for running your printing firm.
(Check back here soon)


SUBSCRIBE & READ COLUMNS
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEW
QUICK CONSULTANT COLUMNS
*

This new addition to my web site is where I will post my Quick Consultant Columns. At the current time, I have six new columns, plus a special bonus chart designed to be downloaded and placed on your bulletin board - it's a sheet of key ratios for this industry, including how the real "profit leaders" in our industry are doing.

Here's a look at topics covered in my latest columns. Click the link above to read them:

January 2013 QC Column Labels NAQP/NAPL
Merger A Failure After Six Years!!

Posted Jan. 5, 2013


Does NAQP Need a New Executive Director?
Or, Does the Industry Need a New Association
Posted Sept. 9, 2012
 

Sharks Follow Quick Consultant on Return
From the Bahamas (Part II);

New Pricing Survey Launches Aug. 6th!

Quick Consultant announces details of largest ever
Quick Printing Industry Pricing Survey

Quick Consultant Tells of Own Adventure;
Making & Breaking Promises to God - Part II

Quick Consultant sets sail on own adventure and comes to rest on coral reef in Bahamas; Uses flare to light cigarettes!

Putting Employees "First" Results in Lower Value;
But Quick Consultant Says That's Ok!

Contrary to popular opinion, I am neither cold-hearted or a "hard-ass." I just tend to tell it as it is, without a lot of sugar coating!

Plus many other columns dealing with selling your company, key financial ratios. wages and benefits, compensation practices for outside sales reps, etc.
Click here to read new columns
by The Quick Consultant

*Although previously published in Quick Printing Magazine for more than 25 years, the relationship with Cygnus Publishing was recently terminated. Henceforth, this column will appear exclusively on this website only.

OTHER KEY INDUSTRY  STUDIES
PUBLISHED BY QP CONSULTING, INC.


 PRICING INFORMATION:
   NPOA MEMBERS: $155
  NON-MEMBERS: $179

NOW ACCEPTING ORDERS
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New 2012-2013 Financial
benchmarking Study

Go here to check if you are on the official participant list.

Read about some of the tantalizing findings in this brand new study in my just released Quick Consultant Column. Go to top of page to sign-up and read this and other recent columns.

TESTIMONIALS
READ WHAT FELLOW PRINTERS have to say about this information-packed study, including dozens of reasons why you should purchase your study today.
CLICK HERE.

 



PRICE

NAPL Members... $155
Non-Members... $179

PDF Copies are available
All orders shipped
same day as received
Go here to check the list of qualified participants.

"I love the information. Just as I keep current with my pricing, I want to make sure I am keeping current with my wages & salaries as well."
Charlene Sims
The Master's press, Inc.
Dallas, TX

New Wage & Benefits Study
Released by NAQP/NAPL

This brand-new, just-released 2012-13 Quick Printing Wage & Benefits Study is packed with useful information about wages and benefits in the quick printing industry. The study covers wages and benefits for 19 different positions in the industry, plus it includes 18-pages that deal strictly with compensation practices for outside sales representatives. Go here to check the list of qualified participants.

Detailed Wage & Benefit information is available for the following positions:
General Managers
Production Managers
Customer Service Mgrs & CSRs
Sr. & Jr. Graphic Designers
Sr. & Jr. Digital Press Operators
Sr. & Jr. Offset Press Operators
Sr. & Jr. Bindery Operators
Mailing & Database Specialists
Sr. & Jr. Signs & Large Format Specialists
Plus detailed info on outside sales representatives


Click here to view Table of Contents
Click here to see sample pages

Go here to order
this important study today!

 

Pricing:
 PDF Version $179
Pdf Copies are typically shipped
within five hours.

Printed Version $189
Printed Copies are mailed same day via U.S. Priority Mail. Expect delivery
within 3-4 days.

This study is sold on a 100% money-back guarantee basis!

Go here to order

2012-2013 Mailing Industry
Wage & Benefits Study
Pricing Study


This valuable, just-released 100+ page study contains detailed salary and wage information for 31 key positions in the mailing industry, including compensation practices for outside sales representatives - how much do they typically sell and how are the compensated.
 
Wage and salary data (including both averages and medians) is also broken down based upon Market Size, Sales Volume and Profitability. Look up companies similar to your own and see what they are paying Mailing Department Specialists, Data Base Experts, Production Managers, Inserting Machine Operators, Handwork Specialists and dozens of other key positions.

SAMPLE PAGES TO VISIT...

Go here to view Table of Contents

Click here to View Key Facts Page Study

Sample Page - Executive Summary

Outside Sales Reps - Compensation Practices


Published by MFSA and QP Consulting, Inc.,
and sponsored by Satori Software and
Mailing Systems Technologies.

What really happened to the Quick Consultant Column
that you used to turn to in Quick Printing Magazine?
Visit my blog and find out more...

Go here for more information about
John Stewart, the Quick Consultant


See below for news about my new Free Videos
 

Visit my blog and read about...

Early info from NAQP/NAPL Wage Study (really new!)
Visiting My Bank
(just a funny story)
Digital vs. Offset - New Trends Developing
Recent Valuation Tables - Discouraging for some
(Interesting)
Two recent valuations - polar opposites
(Wow!)
plus many, many other interesting posts!




FREE CHART OF RECENT VALUATIONS (Full version)
This chart lists a range of print shop valuations conducted in the past
18 months... some real shockers!

FREE FINANCIAL GOAL SHEET FOR 2011-2012
Visit my download page above and download a useful PDF

FREE - NEW SLIDES ON PROFITABILITY
Click on the above to view current and future slides used in a series of videos titled "Checklist for Survival." The slides illustrate key ratios on industry profitability and productivity. I'm still working on some captions. Be patient!

KEEPING YOU UPDATED ABOUT
INDUSTRY SURVEYS, VIDEOS & RESEARCH

If you would like to ensure that you are notified about upcoming industry surveys, new videos or updates regarding our industry research simply

CLICK HERE and go to our special sign-up page.

SIX NEW VIDEOS - See Below
(ipad users go here)

"Hello John. I wanted to send a quick email thanking you for a great video on Sales Per
Employee. I have been reading your columns for some time now, and I find that your info
and insight is among the most clear and concise I've found."
Jeffry Brant, AlphaGraphics, Westlake, OH

 


 
     
 
 
 


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Whether you're planning on selling in the next six months or three years from now, this 286-page book is packed with detailed information on how to arrive at a "fair market" price for your business, one on which both you and a prospective buyer can agree.

Now includes new 16-page supplement containing examples of four additional company valuations!

"Print Shop for Sale is hands down the best reference for valuing a printing business that I have ever read. And this endorsement comes from a top Certified Business Broker who has successfully completed over 25 printing company transactions himself. This book is a must have whether you are acquiring a shop, selling yours now, or are doing financial planning for an exit strategy."

Best Regards, 
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Business Team - Business Sales & Acquisitions
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“Broker of the Year, 2008”

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So Exactly What Does Stewart Do?
 
     

INTRODUCTION

 
 

John Stewart
John C. Stewart

 

Whether you're searching for a consultant, a speaker or someone to conduct a special research project, don't make a final decision until you talk with John Stewart.

John is recognized as one of the most popular and widely respected consultants and speakers in the Printing Industry.

Stewart is a long-time Senior Contributing Editor to Quick Printing Magazine, and has authored more than 300 columns in the past 25 years. He has also published virtually every key statistical study in the quick printing industry, including studies dealing with industry pricing, operating ratios and wages & benefits.

He is the co-author (along with Larry Hunt) of a book titled Print Shop for Sale, the only book published for valuing printing firms in the $250,000 to $5,000,000 range. Stewart offers a wide range of consulting services and has conducted more than 50 print-shop valuations in the past 24 months.

Stewart combines excellent communication skills with an in-depth knowledge of where the industry is, and where it's going.

As president of Q.P. Consulting, Inc., Stewart has been providing consulting, speaking and industry research services to the quick and small commercial printing industry for more than 25 years.

If your organization or company is looking for a consultant, a speaker, or just someone to conduct a special research project, you owe it to yourself to contact QP Consulting today!

 
 

Contact Information
Telephone:
(321) 727-2444
Fax: (321) 727-2166
Address: 2110 South Dairy Rd., Melbourne, FL 32904
Contact: John Stewart at qkconsult@aol.com or JohnStewart@quickconsultant.com

 
       
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Please note that any all all changes, additions or notes made to this or subsequent web pages since March 23, 2012 have been made
by Mary Stewart at the request and on behalf of John Stewart. If you are at all interested
and intrigued by the meaning of all this "c#%p" simply call or email me and I will explain.

 


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