Non-Profit Standard rate is a cost effective way to send large quantities of identical mail. The postage is less than first class rate, but to qualify, the mail must be prepared to meet specific requirements established by the U.S. Postal Service.
Non-profit standard mail is subject to postal inspection. The mail piece may be reviewed by the postal facility prior to acceptance to ensure that contents meet the eligibility requirements of nonprofit mail. If the contents fail inspection, the mail may be returned or sent at either the regular standard mail or the first class rate.
The content and design of all mail pieces should be reviewed by Mail Service Center (438-8383). To ensure that your mailing meets the non-profit standard mail requirements, please contact the Mail Service Center prior to printing the mail piece. We will review the contents to guarantee that it will qualify for the non-profit rate.
When planning a non-profit mailing, remember to take into consideration the extra time necessary for processing at the Mailing Center, which (depending on the quantity of the mailing) can be up to three business days.