Mailing Basics

 

For optimal rates, all presort pieces must be automation-compatible. A space at least 3 ¾” wide by ¼ “ tall must be reserved for a barcode at the bottom right or in the address block of the piece.

FIRST CLASS PRESORTED POSTCARD –Single Rate 33 cents

  • Size:  Min 3 ½ x 5  .007 inch thick  Max: 4 ¼  x 6  .016 inch thick
  • Pieces to Qualify:  500
  • Pricing:  23.4 cents – 25.8 cents

FIRST CLASS PRESORTED LETTER- Single Rate  46 cents 1 oz. or less

  • Size
    • Cards and Letters:  Min:  3 ½ x 5   .009 inch thick   Max:  6 1/8 x 11 ½     ¼ inch thick
    • Self Mailer: Min. 3 1/2 x 5 Max; 6 x10 1/2;
    • Booklets: Min 3 1/2 x 5; Max 6 x 10 1/2 2 tabs
  • Minimum Paper Weight and Tab Requirements
    • 1 oz or under, 70 lb
    • over 1 oz., 80 lb; 2 tabs
    • booklets 3 tabs
  • Pieces to Qualify:  500
  • Pricing:
    1. 1 oz or less  36 cents  –  40.5 cents
    2. 1 – 2oz  36 cents- 40.5 cents
    3. 2 – 3oz 61 cents – 65.5 cents

PRESORTED FIRST CLASS FLAT–Single Rate 92 cents 1 oz or less

  • Size:  Min:  6 1/8 x 11 1/2   Max:  12 x 15    ¾  inch thick
  • Pieces to Qualify:  500
  • Pricing:
    1. 1oz or less  40.6  – 74 cents
    2. 1 – 2oz  60.6 – 94 cents
    3. 2 – 3oz  80.6 cents  – $1.14

PRESORTED STANDARD MAIL LETTER

  • Size
    • Cards and Letters:  Min:  3 ½ x 5   .009 inch thick;   Max:  6 1/8 x 11 ½   ¼ inch thick
    • Self Mailer: Min 3 1/2 Max 6 x 10 1/2
    • Bookletss: Min 3 1/2 x 5; Max 6 x 10 1/2
  • Pieces to Qualify: 200
  • Minimum Paper Weight and Tab Requirements
    • 1 oz. or less 70 lb
    • over 1 oz. 2 tabs
    • booklet 3 tabs
  • Pricing:  3 oz or less
    1. Standard Rates: 24,7 cents – 28.2 cents 
    2. Non-Profit Rates: 13.5 cents – 17 cents 

PRESORTED STANDARD MAIL FLAT

  • Size:  Min:  6 1/8 x 11 1/2   Max:  12 x 15    ¾  inch thick
  • Pieces to Qualify: 200
  • Pricing Standard Rates
    • 3.3 oz or under, 36.2 cents – 51.1 cents
    • over 3.3 oz. 20.7 cents-35.6 cents plus 75.1 cents x total lbs.
  • Pricing Non Profit Rates:
    • 3.3 oz and under, 21.6 cents – 36.2 cents 
    • over 3.3 oz. 8.2 cents-22.8 cents plus 64.8 cents x total lbs.

NOTE: Estimated prices as of January 27, 2013. List required for  accurate postage rates. For more information, visit the Business Mail 101 page of the USPS site.