Mailing Basics

 

MAILING 101 BASIC GUIDELINES

FOR OPTIMAL RATES ALL PRESORT PIECES MUST BE AUTOMATION-COMPATIBLE AND HAVE AT LEAST  3 ¾” wide by ¼ “ OF CLEAR SPACE FOR A BARCODE

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:  25.7 cents – 27.4 cents

FIRST CLASS PRESORTED LETTER- Single Rate  55 cents 1 oz. or less ( metered mail single rate 50 cents)

  • Size, Weight, and Tab Requirements

    • 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; 70 lb. minimum for 1 oz piece; 80lb over 1oz.-;2 TABS
    • Booklets: Min 3 1/2 x 5; Max 6 x 10 1/2; 3 tabs
  • Pieces to Qualify:  500
  • Pricing depends on weight
    1. 1 oz to 3.5 oz or less: 38.3 cents- 42.8 cents
    NON MACHINABLE SURCHARGE: 15 cents/piece

PRESORTED FIRST CLASS FLAT–Single Rate $1.00- 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: depends on weight
    1. 1 oz or less  48.6  – 72.7 cents
    2.  over 1 oz– 2oz  63.6 – 87.7 cents
    3. over 2  oz– 3oz  78.6 cents  – $1.027

PRESORTED STANDARD MAIL LETTER

  • Size, Weight, and Tab Requirements

    • 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; 70 lb minimum 1 0z.; 80lb over 1 oz. –2 tabs
    • Booklets: Min 3 1/2 x 5; Max 6 x 10 1/2- 3 tabs
  • Pieces to Qualify: 200
  • Pricing:  3.5 oz or less
    1. Standard Rates: 25.6 cents – 29.1 cents
    2. Non-Profit Rates: 13.8 cents – 17.3 cents

PRESORTED FIRST CLASS STANDARD MAIL FLAT

  • Size:  Min:  6 1/8 x 11 1/2   Max:  12 x 15    ¾  inch thick
  • Pieces to Qualify: 200
  • Pricing up to 4 oz

    • Standard Rates: 40.5 – 63.2 cents
    • Non-Profit Rates: 23.1 -45.8 cents oz. 20.7 cents
  • Pricing over 4 0z:
    • Standard Rates: 17.8 – 40.5 cents oz plus .907 x lbs
    • Non-Profit Rates: 3.7 – 26.4- cents plus .775 x lbs

NOTE: Estimated  automated rate prices as of January 27, 2019. List required for  accurate postage rates. For more information, visit the Business Mail 101 page of the USPS site or contact your GHP Project Manager.