The United States Postal Service is offering a great deal for those wanting to target their neighborhood, a carrier route, an entire zipcode, a city, county or more for only 17.7 cents per mailing piece. What is the catch? Your piece has to be a “flat” size, meaning, wider than 11.5 inches OR taller than 6.125 inches OR more than 0.25 inches thick. So, you get all that extra real estate in which to promote your business or event, for a fraction of the postage cost of a normal letter.
- 17.7 cent postage rate (retail)
- Greater than 11.5 inches wide but less than 15 inches wide
- OR Greater than 6.125 inches tall but less than 12 inches tall
- OR Greater than 0.25 inches thick, but less than 0.75 inches thick
If any of these three requirements are met, the piece qualifies as a “flat” according to the USPS. We have multiple size flats available, just ask us about it.
- Only Standard Mail® saturation flats up to 3.3 ounces are accepted.
- Your mailing can be as few as 200 mailpieces, but can’t exceed 5,000 mailpieces per Post Office,™ per day. (retail option – ask us about larger quantities)
- Bring your mailpieces to the Post Office servicing the area where you are sending your mailing. You can find Post Office locations
at USPS.whitepages.com/post office. (We can take it to the post office for you)
- Be sure to bring the required PS Form 3587 and a Facing Slip with your mailing. (We can help you with this too)
- You can pay postage with cash, check, debit card, or metered postage at the retail location. (We always need payment up front for postage)
Mailpiece Dimensions and Specifications
Flat-sized mailpieces must conform to these guidelines:
- Rectangular with four square corners or finished corners that do not exceed a radius of 1/8-inch. (A square is considered a rectangle.)
- MINIMUMS: more than 11 1/2 inches in length OR more than 6 1/8 inches in height OR more than 1/4-inch thick
- MAXIMUMS: Cannot be more than 15 inches in length OR 12 inches in height OR 3/4-inch thick
Note: To be considered a flat, a mailpiece must exceed only one of the letter dimension maximums but be within all of the flat maximums, otherwise it is a parcel.