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Mail Characteristics

The size and shape of your mailpiece will affect the price you pay. This part of Business Mail 101 will help you design and create a mailpiece that will qualify for the best possible price.

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-Before you proceed with printing your mailpiece, we strongly suggest that you consult the business mail entry[1] unit or mailpice design analyst[2] and make sure the mailpiece qualifies for the class of mail and postage price you want. Some up-front investigation could save you thousands of dollars in unplanned postage costs.

What is Mailable -- And What Is Not?[3]

Size and Shape of Your Mailpiece[4]

Addressing your Mailpiece[5]

Barcodes[6] and Automation Prices[7]

Other Resources[8]


Table of Links
  1. https://ribbs.usps.gov/locators/find-bme.cfm
  2. http://pe.usps.gov/mpdesign/mpdfr_mda_support_intro.asp
  3. http://pe.usps.com/businessmail101/mailcharacteristics/whatIsMailable.htm
  4. http://pe.usps.com/businessmail101/mailcharacteristics/sizeShape.htm
  5. http://pe.usps.com/businessmail101/addressing/welcome.htm
  6. http://pe.usps.com/businessmail101/misc/barcodes.htm
  7. http://pe.usps.com/businessmail101/misc/automation.htm
  8. http://pe.usps.com/businessmail101/mailcharacteristics/resources.htm