Because Non-Profit postage rates are very low (about 1/4 of first-class costs), these mailings require special preparations by the mailer. Pieces must carry complete and correct zip codes so they can be zip-sorted, banded and labeled according to U.S. Postal regulations.
A minimum of 200 pieces or 50 lbs. is necessary to qualify for standard rates and under certain circumstances; non-identical pieces can be combined to meet the minimums.
Print & Mailing Services needs some lead time for preparation of bulk mailings. For more information or to schedule a bulk mailing, please contact us at extension 28367.
The following items can not be sent as Non-Profit Mail:
- Addresses that are handwritten or typewritten.
- Envelopes that can not be inspected by the US Post Office.
- Personal mail.
- Bills and statements of account.
- Any mail that is being soliciting for a profit.