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#538967 - 04/27/06 01:31 PM Customer Shredding
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We've had a customer suggest the bank could provide (anually or bi-annually) on-site shred service as a public service (we currently have our shred company come on site and shred, so they are here regularly) - anyone doing this - anything we need to think about besides this being a 'good' thing to provide?
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#538968 - 04/27/06 02:26 PM Re: Customer Shredding
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I haven't seen other banks offering this, but it sounds like a good idea. It seems that annually or semi-annually is too infrequent though.
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#538969 - 04/27/06 04:15 PM Re: Customer Shredding
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There was a post recently about a bank that does this annually.
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#538970 - 04/27/06 07:34 PM Re: Customer Shredding
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I just thought that the subject line for this Thread was too good not to comment! I had fears of wishful thinking!
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#538971 - 04/27/06 08:14 PM Re: Customer Shredding
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There have been times we were all tempted!
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#538972 - 04/27/06 08:44 PM Re: Customer Shredding
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I thought I was the only sicko that thought that :-)

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#538973 - 04/27/06 08:49 PM Re: Customer Shredding
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In this article from the ICBA on page 2, it mentions that a Kentucky bank held a shred day and allowed customers to bring in up to 50 pounds of papers to be shred.
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#538974 - 04/27/06 09:01 PM Re: Customer Shredding
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Quote:

I thought I was the only sicko that thought that :-)




Hey! Are you calling me a "sicko"?

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#538975 - 04/28/06 03:53 PM Re: Customer Shredding
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I have done shredding days for 3 years now - stole the idea from a bank in Texas. I now do it three times a year, and the popularity keeps growing. Our first one this year was a few weeks ago. Had 475 people come thru over a 2 1/2 hour period, and shredded about 10,800 pounds of paper. I do have them sign a disclaimer, and in all my promotion of it, we limit it to 25lbs per person, although many try to abuse that. I send out press releases, advertise it, and also put out bags with handles in branches with the information regarding dates and locations imprinted on those bags.

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#538976 - 05/01/06 01:59 PM Re: Customer Shredding
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CD - Thanks for the response - I'm curious as to one aspect of your Shred Program - do you do this at one banking center, or multiple centers.

PS - How 'bout them Cards???
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#538977 - 05/01/06 02:04 PM Re: Customer Shredding
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Tex - we have one headquarter location and 6 branches, albeit that most are within a 5 mile circular radius.

The first year I did it just at headquarter location. Last year I rotated amond two locations.

This year, I am doing three events, each at a different branch location.

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#538978 - 05/01/06 02:53 PM Re: Customer Shredding
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Quote:

PS - How 'bout them Cards???




I don't think you're supposed to shred those - just cut them up really well with a scissors!

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