POSTAL GUIDELINES


FIRST CLASS POSTCARDS
Minimum Size: 3.5″h x 5″w — Thickness .007″
Maximum Size: 4.25″h x 6″w

STANDARD POSTCARDS
Regular Postcards
Minimum Size: 3.5″h x 5″w — Thickness .007″
Maximum Size: 4.25″h x 6″w

Oversize Postcards*
Maximum Size: 6.125″h x 11.5″w — Thickness .009″
*Must meet aspect ratio and be rectangular in shape

LETTER SIZE MAIL
Minimum Size: 3.5″h x 5″w — Thickness .007″
Maximum Size: 6.125″h x 11.5″w — Thickness .75″

FLAT SIZE MAIL
Minimum Size: 5″h x 6″w — Thickness .009″
Maximum Size: 12″h x 15″w — Thickness .75″

 

USPS Price Change - Effective January 27, 2013

As stated by the USPS:

"The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®), to reflect changes to prices and mailing standards for the following competitive products: Express Mail®, Priority Mail®, First-Class Package Service™, Parcel Select®, Parcel Post®, Extra Services, Return Services, Mailer Services, and Recipient Services."

Below is a summary of the new Mailing Services prices beginning January 27, 2013. Highlights of Price Changes to USPS Mailing Services:   

First-Class Mail® Current
One-ounce letter $0.49
One-ounce flat $0.98
One to three ounce parcel $2.54
Each additional ounce (letters and flats) $0.22
Each additional ounce (parcels) $0.20
Postcard $0.35
Other Rates
Standard Mail®, Letter — 3-Digit Automation $0.283
Certified Mail™ $3.45
Electronic Return Receipt $1.40

If you are looking for more information you can call us or check out our quick guide to the postage changes.

Complete prices can be found at the USPS website (select January 2013 price info).