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Electric Letter Openers – Best Features To Look For

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Electric letter openers are a critical and essential part to any mailroom. They can be a lifesaver or a nightmare, depending on the quality and reliability of the model being used. They key word there is “model being used.” Are you using the right model?

One of the biggest customer service issues I see, regarding letter openers, is customers using an electric letter opener for a job that is much bigger than the letter opener was designed to handle. It isn’t that the poor letter opener is malfunctioning, but rather it is being misused.

You won’t see a bicycle being used in NASCAR. Although a bike gets you from point A to point B, it won’t win any races. OK. Bad analogy on my part, but hopefully you get the point. Here are a few things to look for in an electric letter opener prior to making a purchase:

Mess – Many letter openers are now available in a chadless format. This means there isn’t any messy clippings laying around after a job.

Speed – Check out the letter openers speed. Make sure it will handle what you need to open now and in the future.

Thickness – Make sure your letter opener can handle your thickest letter. You don’t want any jams!

Tray – Do you need an exit tray? Some letter openers come with an exit tray for the opened mail.

You can find ABC Office’s entire selection of electric letter openers here. Also, we have some well-trained experts here who know a lot about the various models we carry, so feel free to call them and ask questions at 1-800-658-8788. Enjoy!

Letter openers – What genius invented this marvel?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

You don’t often say, “What genius invented this?” when referring to a letter opener. That is exactly what I say, however, when presented with the task of opening hundreds or even thousands of letters at once. And no, I’m not referring to this kind of letter opener:

I’m talking about the Porche of letter openers. The machines that are fully mechanized and ready to open hundreds of letters in seconds. They range from hand-held electric letter openers to assembly-line style letter openers capable of handling bag loads of letters.

This is an example of a hand-held letter opener. It can be easily held in one hand, is completely portable and can be stored in a cupboard or desk drawer at the office.

Hand-Held Letter Opener

And this is an example of an industrial-strength letter opener. It is designed for high-volume industrial use. This is something you would see in a large business mail room. Although big, it is still relatively easy to set up and use.

Industrial-Strength Letter Opener

These letter openers are readily available at ABC Office. Take a look at this selection of letter openers.

Letter openers vary from speed, size and quality, but any of these models certainly beat using a pair of scissors, a knife or even your bare hands. Come and take a look. You’ll probably find something you like.

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