3. Benefits of mail merge

There are many benefits to be gained from using a mail merge. They include:

Mail Merge Benefits
Easy to make a change to a single letter and for that change to happen in every letter e.g. change the date
Once the merge has been set up, thousands of letters can be produced very quickly
Much easier to proof read just one letter than thousands of individual letters
Letters can be sent to people who meet specific criteria
A standard letter can be saved and reused
Letters can be personalised
The same data source and be reused - reducing the risk of errors

Exam hint

In an exam question, the benefits of mail merge need to be answered within the context of the scenario you are given. Generally you shouldn't just list the benefits. Instead, relate them to the mail merge being discussed in the question.


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