Direct Mailing Services
We offer a full range of mailing services including mail preparation (as per U.S. Postal service specifications), professional metering, shipping, and bulk mail handling.
Need help with your Direct Mail Marketing? We can design and create effective, stunning collateral pieces that will reach your target audience at their businesses or homes.
We can purchase mailing lists for you for any group of potential customers. Tell us where you want it to go and we will be sure it targets the audience you want.
There are different types of mail, so it’s important to compare the costs of each different type of mail.
First-class mail is used for postcards, letters, large envelopes, and small packages that must weight 13 ounces or less. It is usually delivered within 1 to 3 business days If a package or letter is over 13 ounces, it can be sent as Priority Mail.
USPS first-class delivery is given priority over standard mail, and local mail will typically be delivered in 2-3 days. Nationally, first-class mail should be delivered in about 4 days. First-class mail postage includes forwarding and return services with no additional charge.
Presorted First Class
If you have 500 or more mail pieces, you can choose to presort your mail. Presorted mail costs the USPS less money to process and deliver, resulting in an approximately 20 percent lower postage rate. Standard delivery time is the same as first-class mail. To receive the lower postage rate, the addresses must be grouped by zip code, and be NCOA updated and CASS certified.
Standard Mail is the least expensive postage mode, and it usually consists of flyers, circulars, advertising, newsletters, bulletins, catalogs, or other printed pieces that are generally identical in content. Standard mail must be less than 16 ounces and must meet a minimum quantity of 300 pieces or 50 pounds of mail. It’s important to note that standard mail is not returned or forwarded if undeliverable unless there’s a special endorsement. Standard mail will typically be delivered in under 5 business days locally, but nationwide it could take 2 to 3 weeks, so it should not be used for time-sensitive mail. As with Presorted First-class, to receive the lower postage rate, the addresses must be NCOA updated, CASS certified, and put into presort order.
Nonprofit Standard Mail
Nonprofit Standard Mail postage is lower than regular prices (up to 70 percent less than first-class mail), but not everyone can qualify. Nonprofit is a favored postage rate within Standard Mail, and is processed in the same way.
Organizations wishing to mail at nonprofit Standard Mail prices first must be authorized by the Postal Service as eligible by filling out the PS Form 3624. The form is available from your postmaster or your business mail entry unit.