Title: Labels Word Count: 622 Summary: In this age, there is a lot of focu s on the importance of “getting org anized.” There are even professiona l organizers for hire! Labels are a huge presence in the field of orga nization, because they enable every thing to be tagged and put in its p lace. From birthday party invitatio ns to mass market mailings to ident ifying file folders, consumers freq uently employ labels in their every day lives. Labels are a convenient and simple way to increase organiza tion in business and home... Keywords: label,marketing,design,business Article Body: In this age, there is a lot of focu s on the importance of “getting org anized.” There are even professiona l organizers for hire! Labels are a huge presence in the field of orga nization, because they enable every thing to be tagged and put in its p lace. From birthday party invitatio ns to mass market mailings to ident ifying file folders, consumers freq uently employ labels in their every day lives. Labels are a convenient and simple way to increase organiza tion in business and home settings. By using the templates provided on word processing programs, making pe rsonal labels has become fairly eas y and much less time consuming than writing them by hand. There are se veral name brand labels and many ge neric store brands that work with t he same templates. Labels are avail able in several different shapes an d sizes and in color, white, or cle ar. Some are permanent and others a re removable. They are tailor-made for optimum print quality on either Inkjet or Laser printers. Labels a re available for almost any need th at the consumer may have. For larger projects and for transfe rring data from a mailing list in s preadsheet format to a label templa te, many people use Mail Merge, a f eature in Microsoft Word that uploa ds a list of names and addresses an d reformats it into easy-to-print l abels. Even if only one typed label is needed, label companies now sel l detachable labels that can be pri nted one at a time without wasting other labels. The uses for labels are unlimited a nd include archiving and record kee ping, shipping, advertising, and or ganization. Archiving and Record Keeping Even in one’s home, the amount of p apers accumulated in a year from bi lls, statements, and reports are st aggering. Businesses collect a much higher number of invoices, publica tions, and correspondence. Sometime s there is the temptation to throw it all away, but the day may come w hen a receipt or invoice from two y ears ago is needed and the consumer is so glad that it was saved. One way to get rid of all the clutter i s by archiving the information mont hly or yearly, according to the amo unt. Office supply companies sell a rchiving systems, which include stu rdy boxes for storage, labels and p rograms for record keeping, and an internal filing system for use insi de the box. This helps tremendously in keeping track of the important communications that have occurred. Shipping Labels are necessary when shipping and mailing various items. Label te mplates on word processing programs offer a wide array of different la bels, such as large labels for boxe s, tiny labels for return addresses , and several sizes in between for labeling CDs, videotapes, floppy di sks, and more. Full sheet labels ar e also available so that the user c an be creative with their own cut o uts, graphics and clipart. Advertising Many businesses place their company logo and tagline on their mailing labels to make an impression on the buyer and create brand familiarity . For example, mail order companies know that it increases the buyer’s satisfaction level when they see t he familiar packaging and label arr ive at their doorstep. Labels are a lso used in advertising for mass-ma rket mailings of brochures, coupons , offers, and special sales sheets. Organization Just about every aspect of life can be improved with increased organiz ation. Labels help the user to achi eve order by designating specific s paces for items. There are so many areas in which organization and lab els are useful, including safety is sues, like keeping track of alarm c odes and times to replace fire dete ction units. Also, labels assist in keeping automobiles current on tun e-ups, and family members and pets up-to-date on medical checkups. Hou sehold chore schedules, gift wrappi ng area and supplies, coupon clippi ng, and rummage sales are just some of the other areas that are greatl y helped by the use of labels.
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