Letters are a common and affordable way to present information to a client. Many of our clients’ mail in the upwards of thousands of letters. Here are the important things you need to know when you create your mail piece:
Postcards are an affordable method of getting your message out without the hassle of envelopes or folding. Dimensional standards for postcards are:
Side note: from our experience, for a school bus die-cut postcard one of our clients ended up paying upwards of $30,000, just in postal fees. That is because these types of cards cannot run through the automated machines at the post office.
The mailer is responsible for the correct endorsement and placement of the endorsement on each mailpiece to provide delivery instruction or to request an ancillary service (forwarding, return, or address correction), subject to the corresponding standards for use and availability. Placement of endorsement on the mailpiece is determined as follows:
When a printed ancillary service endorsement is used, or a request is embedded within an Intelligent Mail barcode, a domestic return address must be placed in the upper left corner of the address side of the mailpiece or the upper left corner of the addressing area. If the return address is multiple delivery addresses, it must show a unit designator (apartment number or something of the sort).
Class of Mail
There are multiple different mailing classes to choose from when you are mailing. These classes are determined by things like whether you are a non-profit or not, how many pieces you want to mail, and how much you are willing to pay to get it out quickly. You can choose from:
Each class has its own benefit so it is wise to find out which one will be the best for your mailing.
Postal regulations are a very complex topic and unfortunately, the USPS changes the regulations frequently. We are here to help with any questions and can even guide you through the mailing process. Some information within this article may be subject to change. We have tried to compile the most important pieces of information for you to have a successful mail drop. Things like barcodes, stamps, indicias, dimensional standards, etc. are important to allow for a smooth flowing process through the post office and hopefully, our information will give you good insight on how to correctly set up a mail piece.