Basic standards for all Postcard mailing services
The placement of the address can determine the price and eligibility of the mail piece. The placement of the address may render a piece non-mailable or non-machinable. An acceptable mailing address must include:
- Intended recipients name or other designation
- Delivery address
- City, State and Zip code or ZIP+4 code.
Elements on the face of a mailpiece
A clear space of 4” x 2” must be available on all mail for the address. Also be sure to include a return address and a permit or stamp area. The location of the delivery address on a letter-size mailpiece determines which dimensions are the length and height of the piece.
Physical standards for Letter
Max for letters and other cards: 6.12 inches high, 11.5 inches long and .25 inches thick. Length is the dimension parallel to the address as read. The folded edge must be at the bottom of your mailing panel. If the size of the brochure has a side folded as well, put this fold to the right edge of the panel.
Estimated Postage rates
Postage is based on whether or not the pieces being mailed qualify for Automated Machinable rates.
Presort Std .233¢ - .2123¢
1st Class .335¢ - .414¢
Presort Standard mail requires a minimum of 200 pieces. First class Presorted mail requires 500 pieces or more.