The Postal Service offers lower prices for mail that is transported by the mailer to certain kinds of postal facilities. Generally, the closer you take the mail to its final destination, the less postage you pay. Why? Because the Postal Service doesn't have to transport the mail as far: you've already done some of the transportation work for us. That saves the Postal Service money—and the savings are passed on to you.
For Standard Mail, lower postage prices are available for dropping your mail off at a network distribution center (NDC) or sectional center facility (SCF). For Carrier Route Standard Mail, there is also a lower price available for dropping your flat-size and parcel-size mail off at the destination delivery unit (DDU).
For Bound Printed Matter (Presorted and Carrier Route), lower postage prices are available for dropping your mail off at a network distribution center, sectional center facility, or destination delivery unit.
Some mailers who live near a large mail processing plant may be able to take advantage of these lower postage prices simply by driving a short distance to drop off their mail. Your business mail entry staff can talk to you about your options.
How size and shape affect prices
How weight affects prices
How distance affects prices
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