To assist the university, its subdivisions and representatives, Postal Services offers special services to simplify and expedite mailings.
Addresses can be printed directly on mail pieces, eliminating the cost and appearance of hand-applied labels. These addresses are printed in a specific order and bar-coded to reduce postage costs and to allow the mail to move through the USPS system quickly. Postal Services also has the ability to print the return address and permit imprint for postage in a single pass. $31.00 per 1,000 (Postage price varies based on qualified rates. Contact Postal Services for current rate).
Departmental Postal Account Code
Mail to be metered or processed and sent out must have a departmental Postal Account Code to charge to postage to on the mail piece. The preferred placement is in the upper left hand corner by the return address.
Postal Services will seal groups of Number 10 standard business size envelopes as a courtesy. The flaps must be nested (over lapping) and the letters securely bundled or boxed to prevent the contents from falling out. Postal Services reserves the right to refuse any envelopes for sealing if the contents don't fit the envelope or are not fully inserted into the envelope. This means having 1/8" clearance from the flap crease and they are less than 1/4" thick. **Provided for bulk mail services.**
Un-enveloped letter-size mail pieces prepared for automation rate mailings must be securely tabbed to prevent an open edge from jamming high-speed processing equipment. Standards for tabbing are based on the weight of paper stock used and the location of the folded or bound edge. Postal services will provide tabbing for the first tab. Additional charges apply for each tab above the one. View the current tabbing requirements of the United States Postal Service here.
Tabbing service is mandatory for brochures, and other letter-sized booklets sent unsealed, according to USPS regulations. The first tab is provided as a courtesy by Postal Services. Additional tabs are charged on a per tab rate (current rate: $0.005 each) (Contact Postal Services for current rates).
Folding & Inserting
Postal Services has a six station Pitney Bowes inserter. This equipment is capable of folding and inserting up up to six flat sheets of 8.5x11 inch paper. Four of the stations can handle inserts. Inserts are pre-folded brochures, reply envelopes, or cards. The inserter can handle letter envelopes 6.4 to 10.5 inches by 3.5 to 6.5 inches. Width of materials being inserted must be 0.5 inches narrower than the envelope. The inserts must also be 0.25 inches less than the depth of the envelope measured from the crease to the bottom. Call Postal Services for further information and requirements.
|Folds||$0.005 per piece
||$0.013 per piece
||$0.005 per tab
||$31.00 per 1,000 pieces
||$0.01 per insert
|Automation Letters (Bulk)
||$0.170 per piece minus discounts
|Non-Automation Letters (Bulk)
||$0.178 per piece
||$0.05 per piece
||$0.010 per piece