One of the advantages of being a non-profit is that the USPS has heavily discounted rates that non-profits can use to send direct mail. These rates depend on the distribution of the list but are almost half the cost of standard mail rates.
Non-profit postage rates qualify for standard mail postage which is slower than first class mail and typically takes 3-10 days depending on where they are going and how quickly the post office can process them.
Non-profit postage can be applied to a mailing either by a stamp, meter, or permit. A nonprofit organization does not need to have a permit to mail at nonprofit postage rates, as they can use Action Mail's but they will need to have the nonprofit status approved by the USPS. This non profit authorization consist of an application supplied to the USPS for review. There are certain requirements the USPS has for non profit mail, and just because an organization has non profit status does not automatically qualify the organization for non profit USPS postage rates.
In addition to being authorized to mail at non profit rates the organization will also have to include the exact return address on the mail piece which the organization is registered as.
Please contact us and we can help you navigate the USPS nonprofit mailing status of your organization and help ensure your organization can qualify for these highly discounted rates.