Postal Regulations

When mailing through the U.S. Postal Service, getting it right is imperative. A piece folded incorrectly or sized unconventionally can cost you dearly in postage. That’s where the experts at Prisma can help. Our in-house consultants can review your mail piece to ensure it meets postal requirements. Processing more than 10 million pieces a month… we know mail. And we can help you.

2021 USPS Postal Information

FIRST-CLASS MAIL RATES
Non-Auto (Up to 1 oz.) Letters Cards Flats
Metered Single Piece (Machinable Letter) 53.0¢
Stamped Single Piece (Machinable Letter) 58.0¢ 40.0¢ $1.16
Presorted (Machinable) 46.1¢ 33.5¢ 89.1¢
Automation (Up to 3.5 oz.) Letters Cards Flats
Mixed AADC 48.5¢ 32.6¢  Ask for
AADC 46.1¢ 31.8¢  quote
5-digit 42.6¢ 30.6¢
USPS MARKETING MAIL RATES  (Up to 3.5oz)  (Up to 4.0oz)
Automation Letters Flats
Mixed AADC 33.0¢
Mixed ADC 79.8¢
AADC 30.9¢
ADC 72.9¢
3-digit 64.0¢
5-digit 27.7¢ 48.2¢
CR Basic 33.2¢ 35.3¢
CR High Density 23.9¢ 27.9¢
CR High Density Plus 21.0¢ 24.1¢
CR Saturation 19.7¢ 23.4¢
NON-PROFIT MAIL RATES  (Up to 3.5oz)  (Up to 4.0oz)
Automation Letters Flats
Mixed AADC 19.9¢
Mixed ADC 59.4¢
AADC 17.8¢
ADC 52.5¢
3-digit 43.6¢
5-digit 14.6¢ 27.8¢
CR Basic 24.6¢ 26.5¢
CR High Density 15.3¢ 19.1¢
CR High Density Plus 12.5¢ 15.3¢
CR Saturation 11.7¢ 14.6¢
PHOENIX METRO (LOCAL RATES)
USPS MARKETING MAIL RATES (Up to 3.5oz) (Up to 4.0oz)
Automation – DNDC Letters Flats
AADC 28.8¢
ADC 66.0¢
3-digit 57.1¢
5-digit 25.6¢ 41.3¢
CR Basic 31.1¢ 30.9¢
CR High Density 21.8¢ 24.0¢
CR High Density Plus 18.9¢ 20.2¢
CR Saturation 17.6¢ 19.5¢
PHOENIX METRO (LOCAL RATES)
NON-PROFIT MAIL RATES (Up to 3.5oz) (Up to 4.0oz)
Automation – DNDC Letters Flats
AADC 15.7¢
ADC 45.6¢
3-digit 36.7¢
5-digit 12.5¢ 20.9¢
CR Basic 22.5¢ 22.1¢
CR High Density 13.2¢ 15.2¢
CR High Density Plus 10.4¢ 11.4¢
CR Saturation 09.6¢ 10.7¢
EDDM – EVERY DOOR DIRECT MAIL
Standard 18.9¢ – 23.5¢
Nonprofit 10.1¢ – 14.7¢
No mailing list required.
To receive these rates, please add $200 transportation fee.
Minimum Quantities
First Class Postage No minimum
First Class Presorted 500+ pieces
Standard Presorted 200+ pieces
Non Profit Presorted 200+ pieces
SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS
First Class Postcards Min Max
Height 3.5″ 6″
Length 5″ 9″
Thickness up to 4.25″ x 6″

Thickness over 4.25″ x 6″ up to 6″ x 9″

.007″

.009″

0.016″

 

Weight: max weight 3.5 oz.
Letters (All Classes) Min Max
Height 3.5″ 6.125″
Length 5″ 11.5″
Thickness .007″ .25″
Weight: max weight 3.5 oz.
FSM (Folded Self-Mailers) Min Max
A folded self-mailer is formed of panels that are created when one or more unbound sheets of paper are folded together and sealed to make a letter-size mail piece. The spine needs to be on the bottom edge unless it’s designed as an oblong FSM then the spine is on the leading edge.
Height 3.5″ 6″
Length 5″ 10.5″
Thickness .009″ .25″
Weight 3 oz.
Paper basis weight – Book grade
70lb minimum for pieces weighing 1 oz or less
80lb minimum for pieces weighing over 1 oz
Booklets/Slim Jims Min Max
Booklets consist of bound sheets or pages; bound by staples or glue. The spine needs to be on the bottom edge unless it’s designed as an oblong booklet, then the spine is on the leading edge.
Height 3.5″ 6″
Length 5″ 10.5″
Thickness .009″ .25″
Weight: max weight 3 oz.
Automation Compatible Flat-Size Mail Min Max
Height 6.125″ 12″
Length 11.5″ 15″
Thickness .009″ .75″
Weight: under 13 oz (FC) under 15.99 oz (STD)

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