Postage Cheat Sheet

Postage Cheat Sheet

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ESTIMATED POSTAGE COST PER PIECE*
FIRST CLASS PRESORT (500 piece minimum) FIRST CLASS PRESORT-
AUTOMATION
FIRST CLASS PRESORT-
AUTOMATION
 
Minimum Size
Maximum
Size
Minimum
Thickness
Maximum
Thickness

 

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Maximum
CARD SIZE** 3 1/2"x5 1/2" 4 1/4"x6" 0.007" 0.016" 1 oz $0.257 $0.274 - - -
LETTER SIZE** 3 1/2"x5 1/2" 6 1/8"x11 1/2"1 0.009" if >4 1/4"x6" 0.250" 1 oz $0.383 $0.428 3.5 oz $0.383 $0.428
FOLDED SELF-MAILER** 3 1/2"x5 1/2" 6"x10 1/2" 0.009" 0.250" 1 oz $0.383 $0.428 3 oz $0.383 $0.428
FLAT SIZE >6 1/8"x11 1/2" 12"x15" 0.009" 0.750" 1 oz $0.486 $0.727 2 oz $0.636 $0.877
PRESORT STANDARD (200 piece minimum) PRESORT STANDARD–
AUTOMATION
PRESORT STANDARD–
ENHANCED CARRIER
 
Minimum Size
Maximum
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Thickness
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Maximum
LETTER SIZE** 3 1/2"x5 1/2" 6 1/8"x11 1/2"1 0.009" if >4 1/4"x6" 0.250" <3.5 oz $0.228 $0.291 <3.5 oz $0.165 $0.294
FOLDED SELF-MAILER** 3 1/2"x5 1/2" 6"x10 1/2" 0.009" 0.250" <3.0 oz $0.228 $0.291 <3.0 oz $0.165 $0.294
FLAT SIZE >6 1/8"x11 1/2" 12"x15" 0.009" 0.750" <4.0 oz $0.352 $0.632 <4.0 oz $0.161 $0.300
NON-PROFIT (200 piece minimum) PRESORT NON-PROFIT–
AUTOMATION
PRESORT NON-PROFIT–
ENHANCED CARRIER
 
Minimum Size
Maximum
Size
Minimum
Thickness
Maximum
Thickness

 

Minimum

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Minimum

Maximum
LETTER SIZE** 3 1/2"x5 1/2" 6 1/8"x11 1/2"1 0.009" if >4 1/4"x6" 0.250" <3.5 oz $0.110 $0.173 <3.5 oz $0.086 $0.209
FOLDED SELF-MAILER** 3 1/2"x5 1/2" 6"x10 1/2" 0.009" 0.250" <3.0 oz $0.110 $0.173 <3.0 oz $0.086 $0.209
FLAT SIZE >6 1/8"x11 1/2" 12"x15" 0.009" 0.750" <4.0 oz $0.178 $0.458 <4.0 oz $0.073 $0.216
*This is an estimate. Total cost depends upon address totals in mailing list.
***Additional presort options based on mail list.
**Must meet aspect ratio. Effective Janurary 27, 2019
'6 x 10 1/2 <3 oz for booklets.
NOTE: Oversized postcards larger than 4 1/4" x 6", but no
larger than 6 1/8" x 11 1/2" will qualify for letter size postage rates.
Single Piece First Class Letter $0.55 Stamp —
Single Piece First Class Postcard $0.35
Full-service automation and USPS promotion discounts available.
Contact us for details.


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Folded Self-Mailers (FSM) and specific non-envelope pieces must be designed to meet standards in order to receive automation letter discounts.

The formal definition of a Folded Self-Mailer — A folded self-mailer is formed of panels created when single or multiple unbound sheets of paper are folded together and sealed to form a letter-size mailpiece. Here are some helpful highlights:

  • FSM maximum size is 6" x 10½"
  • No tabs are allowed on the bottom edge
  • All pieces require specific positioning of glue spots or 2-3 tabs based on mailpiece design
  • The final folded panel creates the non-address side of the mailpiece which may affect the placement of the mailing panel
  • The final fold must be at the bottom or for oblong pieces, the final fold is on the leading edge.

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2019 Postal Holidays

Tuesday, January 1
New Year’s Day

Monday, January 21
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 18
President’s Day/Washington’s Birthday

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day

Thursday, July 4
Independence Day

Monday, September 2
Labor Day

Monday, October 14
Columbus Day

Monday, November 11
Veterans Day

Thursday, November 28
Thanksgiving Day

Wednesday, December 25
Christmas Day