Postal Information for More Cost-Effective Mailings
Action Mail has Mailing Permits (Indicia) for First Class, Presort, Standard mail, and Non-Profit mail. We can print your envelope, postcard, or self-mailer with our Mailing Indicia and mail it for you.
If you are preprinting your envelopes or self-mailers for a mailing that we will be handling for you, please Contact Us for the appropriate Mailing Permit.
If you’re mailing First Class Presort or automation rates, you must update your mailing lists every 185 days or 6 months. USPS has 4 approved methods:
- Application to Mail Nonprofit at Additional Offices PS Form 3623
- Sample Letter That Must Accompany PS Form 3623
USPS Postal Specifications for Designing Direct Mail
- Physical Standards for Discount Letters and Cards
- Designing Letters and Cards for Automated Processing
- Using Tabs, Wafer Seals, and Glue Strips
- September 8, 2009 USPS Regulations Rule Changes for Booklet Tabbing
Postal Quick Service Guide — Ancillary Service Endorsements
Requirement for First-Class Presort Discount Mail
On Mar. 29, 2009, the USPS implemented new address placement and formatting requirements for Standard Mail (including Non-Profit), Periodicals, Bound Printed Matter, Media Mail, and Library Mail flat-size pieces sent at automation, presorted, or carrier route prices. Also, the USPS will adopt related revisions for automation and presorted First-Class Mail flats.
These changes are the result of the USPS’s new Flats Sequencing System (FSS), which will automate delivery sequencing for flat-size mail. To help mailers, the USPS has published four fact sheets, which now are available on DMA’s website. In addition, DMA on July 1 hosted a virtual conference, which now is archived for members-only access.