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Bulk Rate Mail
Postage Rates and Requirements


bulk mail postage savings

If you mail least 200 pieces at at a time there is no need to pay the full price of a postage stamp!

Using state-of-the-art equipment & software, we can print, address, process and mail it too! Since we meet all of the US Postal requirements you will receive the best bulk-rate postage discounts available!


USPS Postage Rate Comparison Chart
First Class Mail and Bulk Rate Mail (Standard Post) Cost of Postage
Presorted Automation and Presorted Non-Automation Comparison Chart
Postage Class
Postage
(Bulk Rate Mail)
Size of Postcard Minimum Qty Postage
(If Using a Stamp)
First Class
25.3¢  to  27.4¢ SMALL:   3½″ x 5″  to  4¼″ x 6″     Minimum of
500 Mail Pieces
34¢
37.3¢  to  42.3¢ JUMBO:  4¼″ x 6″  to  6⅛″ x 11½″
49¢
Standard Mail
25.1¢  to  28.8¢         Minimum Size:   3½″ x 5″
        Maximum Size:  6⅛″ x 11½″
Minimum of
200 Mail Pieces
N/A
Non-Profit Mail 14.4¢  to  17.1¢

Be aware that online printers who offer flat rate postage rates mark up the actual postage rates to be able to have a set price

Postage prices above are the actual rates charged for bulk rate mail by the US Post Office, which is a range based on your mailing list.
Local mailings will be toward the lowest postage in the range, whereas national mailings will be more towards the upper-end of the postage range.
Unlike most online printing companies who offer mailing services, Summit Printing does not mark up postage charged by the USPS.
There is, however, a small handling fee of 3% ($5 minimum) to cover our overhead costs.

Mail delivery times are estimates as published by the US Post Office.
Actual postage price will be determined after your mailing list has been processed.
Postage is payable by check or eCheck only. We recommend mailing all time-sensitive material using the USPS First Class option.
The US Post Office does not guarantee on-time mail delivery, thus Summit Priting can not be held liable for late delivery of US Mail.

First Class vs. Standard Mail
Which is the Right Choice for your Needs?

— First Class Mail —

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postcards + mailing services price list

Postcards with Mailing Services

First Class Mail is processed by the USPS as a priority (it goes to the front of the USPS line). It is usually be delivered in 1-2 days locally, and nationally within 3-4 days. If the addressee has moved, your mail will be forwarded for up to 1 year. Undeliverable mail will be returned to you at no charge with the reason for non-delivery.

First Class Presort receives the same first class priority processing, yet offers about a 20% postage savings when you have 500 or more mail pieces. Summit Printing processes your mail so you can receive the lowest postage rate. The addresses are presorted, CASS certified (include the NCOA address update procedure) and barcoded. We also use the new “Intelligent Mail” barcode required for the lowest(Presorted Automation) postage rates.

— Standard Mail —

Standard Mail (also called “bulk mail“ and 3rd class mail) offers two major advantages:
It's a less expensive postage rate, and It allows for additional weight – up to 3.3 ounces (vs. 1 oz. for First Class).

The drawback is that Standard Mail is processed by the USPS on a “time available“ basis. There is NO guaranteed delivery time, so NEVER use Standard Mail if you have a crucial upcoming event or expiration date. Any time sensitive promotions are recommended to be mailed as First-Class mail.

Local Standard Class Mail is usually delivered in around 3-6 working days. Nationally distributed Standard Mail may take 1-3 weeks (sometimes it's faster, but sometimes its slower). Standard mail is neither forwarded nor returned if undeliverable – it merely goes in to the USPS recycling bin. All mail pieces must be identical.

Non-profit Postage Rate

Non-Profit Mail is simply a favored postage rate within Standard Mail. It's processed exactly the same, but gets even better discounts that can be 70% less than the cost of first class. If you are a non-profit organization you can apply to the USPS for these special rates by completing the USPS Nonprofit Standard Mail Application (form 3624).



Presort Mail
Basic Presorted Mail vs. Presort Automation

There are two levels of mail discounts available:
(1)  Presort Automation (the lowest rate)   (2)  Basic Presorted Mail (non-automation)

Presorted Automation Rate
Summit Printing performs all of the processing and sorting required by th US Post Office for your mailing to receive the low presort automation rates on your postage, including the new Intelligent Mail™ barcode (IMb) requirement. Besides saving additional money on postage, mail bearing the Intelligent Mail Barcode is also processed more rapidly by the USPS, typically resulting in faster delivery of your bulk mail.

intelligent barcode

mail solutions
  1. Our Mailing Services Includes
  2. Data Process your mailing list
    ($35 ea. Additional list)
  3. C.A.S.S. Certification
  4. De-Duplicating Addresses
  5. Pre-Sorting & USPS documentation
  6. Ink-Jet Setup, Addressing & barcoding
  7. Post Office Delivery
  8.  
  1.        Turnaround times
  2.        250 – 25,000:   1-3 business days
  3.   30,000 – 60,000:   3-5 business days
  4. 70,000 – 100,000:   5-7 business days

Mailing List Format

We accept the following formats: .xls (Excel, recommended), .csv (Comma delimited) or .txt (ASCII text file) Here is a sample of what the mailing list excel sheet should look like:

mailing list format example

Summit Printing is responsible for data processing and printing only, and does not archive, transfer, store, or distribute mailing addresses provided by our customers. Mailing service is only available for orders printed by Summit Printing. Mailing pieces must not have UV coating on the postage side, to allow for addressing. All mailing orders must be paid in full along with a completed PAMF (Proof Authorization Mailing Form) approval before mailing. Postage amount must be paid by check, eCheck, ACH or by wire to avoid a service charge. All other services can be paid by credit card or PayPal. *Quantities exceeding 25,000 may take longer than the typical 1-3 business days to turn around. All remainder/samples cannot be sent out prior to mailing.




Summit Printing
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