Mail Characteristics

The size and shape of your mailpiece will affect the price you pay. This part of Business Mail 101 will help you design and create a mailpiece that will qualify for the best possible price.

  • Before you proceed with printing your mailpiece, we strongly suggest that you consult the Business Mail Entry Unit or Mailpiece Design Analyst and make sure the mailpiece qualifies for the class of mail and postage price you want. Some up-front investigation could save you thousands of dollars in unplanned postage costs.
  1. What is Mailable -- And What Is Not?
  2. Size and Shape of Your Mailpiece
  3. Addressing your Mailpiece
  4. Barcodes and Automation Prices
  5. Other Resources