Mailing Services / Direct Mail

Mailing Permits (Indicia)
Printing Partners will authorize organizations that do not maintain a mail permit to use our permit imprint.

Business Reply Mail (BRM) with Intelligent Mail® barcodes
BRM permit holders can migrate to the IMb by replacing the POSTNET™ barcode on BRM letters and postcards. The IMb may be placed either in the address block or the barcode clear zone. You will need a Mailer ID, which can be aquired by following these instructions (PDF). You can then request new BRM artwork from USPS.

Endorsements
Ancillary service endorsements are instructions that are printed on the address side of your mailing to give the Postal Service instructions on how to handle your mail if it is undeliverable as addressed. This includes: Address Service Requested, Return Service Requested, Forward Service Requested, Temp Return Service Requested, and Change Service Requested. Most endorsements are the same for all classes of mail, but the treatment and cost differ by class of mail. Please contact your salesperson for more information.

Address service requested
This endorsement instructs the Postal Service to forward priority, first class and standard mail at no charge for the first 12 months. A separate address notification is also provided to the sender for a fee. After 12 months, additional information is provided and varying fees apply.

Return service requested
This endorsement instructs the Postal Service to return undeliverable mail to the sender with address notification or reason for non-delivery. There is no charge for first class mail. Standard mail is charged the appropriate single piece first class rate.

Forward service requested
This endorsement instructs the Postal Service to forward the mailings for the first 12 months at no additional charge for first class and standard mail. After 12 months, additional information is provided and varying fees apply.

Change service requested
This endorsement instructs the Postal Service to provide the sender a notice of new address or reason for non-delivery. The mailing is disposed by the Postal Service. Varying fees apply to manual and electronic notices for Standard mail, Priority mail and First Class mail.

Temp-return service requested
This endorsement is only for First Class mail and there is no charge. The mailing is returned with a new address or reason for non-delivery attached. If a temporary change of address piece is forwarded, no separate notice of temporary change of address is provided to the customer.

For more information on mailing, visit www.usps.com.

Mailing Panel Requirements
For all automation mail (bar-coded), there MUST be at least 4 x 2.75 inches of space to print the address and barcode. These dimensions ensure there is enough space around the information so that it is accurately legible by the USPS machines (see example card below)

Address area

Rate Options (Effective January 21, 2017)
Presort First class rates
Requires a minimum of 500 pieces.
Postcard (Presorted and Barcoded) —
1 ounce or less. $0.26 to $0.284 per piece.
Letter Rate (Presorted and Barcoded) —
2 ounce or less — $0.373 to $0.453 per piece.
Flat Rate (Presorted and Barcoded) —
1 ounce or less — $0.446 to $0.75 per piece.
Each additional ounce is 20 cents per ounce.


First class rates
Single Piece Postcard
1 ounce or less — $0.34 per piece.
Single Piece Letter Rate
1 ounce or less — $0.49 per piece.
Each additional ounce is 21 cents per ounce.
Single Piece Flat Rate
1 ounce or less — $0.92 per piece.
Each additional ounce is 20 cents per ounce.


Presort Standard
Requires a minimum of 200 pieces for letters and flats.
Letter rates — 3.5 ounces or less —
$0.251 to $0.288 per piece.
Flat rates — 4 ounces or less —
$0.387 to $0.55 per piece.


Nonprofit
Requires a minimum of 200 pieces for letters and flats.
Letter rates — 3.3 ounces or less —
$0.134 to $0.171 per piece.
Flat rates — 3.3 ounces or less —
$0.244 to $0.407 per piece.


International
International mail is metered according to its destination at the appropriate First Class Rate.


Additional Discounts
Additional discounts may apply for Enhanced Carrier Route mailings. Please contact your salesperson to inquire about these.
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