The term "bulk mail" (often refered to as "presorted" mail) refers to larger quantities of mail prepared for mailing at reduced postage. There are two types of bulk mailings; Standard and Non-Profit Presort. Standard Presort applies to advertising or mailings giving general information, whereas Non-Profit Presort is generally used by entities trying to raise money for a not-for-profit organization.
If you replied "yes" all of these questions, then your mailing qualifies to be sent Bulk Rate!
When preparing your bulk mailing, there are a couple different choices you must make before mailing them out.
• To Meter
If you chose to have your mail metered at Mail Services, please contact us after you have designed your mail piece. We can look it over for you to ensure your design has sufficient room for the type of stamp we must print. Remember: the "rule of thumb" with bulk mailings is that they should take less time for any mailing entity to process; hence the incentive for a discounted rate (Also refer to "Mail Piece Design" for more help).
This type of mail has a PRESORTED STANDARD OR imprint in the upper right hand corner. Mail Services requires an exact piece count on all mailings, so if one is available, then we would appreciate the information. All pieces must be identical in weight and contents.
What are Ancillary Endorsements for?
Ancillary service endorsements are used by mailers to request an addressee’s new address and to provide the USPS with instructions on how to handle undeliverable-as-addressed pieces.
The two endorsements most commonly used by WOU are “Return Service Requested” and "Address Service Requested”. One of these endorsements is required to be on all imprinted bulk mailings. If the endorsement is not on a bulk mailing being metered, then Mail Services will stamp it with the “Address Service Requested” endorsement.
What’s the difference?
RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
The mail piece will be returned to you with the corrected address. The return charge is according to weight. A 1 ounce piece will be $0.46, 2 ounce $0.66 and so on. You will then pay additional postage to mail the piece out once the address has been corrected.
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED OPTION!
The mail piece will be forwarded to the addressee and you will receive a copy of the pieces with the corrected address, which will cost you $0.55. If you have used a non-existent address or mailed to a person who has vacated the address over 12 months prior you will be charged the weighted fee. This can be as much as $1.56 on a 2 ounce piece.
WOU Mail Services (503) 838-8383 | or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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