Transmittal Letter

Nonprofit USPS Marketing Mail Eligibility: Nonprofit and Other Qualified Organizations

Publication 417 January 2017

Transmittal Letter

A. Purpose. Publication 417, Nonprofit USPS Marketing Mail Eligibility: Nonprofit and Other Qualified Organizations, discusses eligibility, authorization, and the rules for mailing at the Nonprofit USPS Marketing Mail (nonprofit) prices. Many customers find it helpful to reference this publication to gain authorization and determine the eligibility of their mailpiece. Customers may also consult their local postmaster or business mail entry manager for additional information about Nonprofit USPS Marketing Mail.

B. Availability. Copies are available online as follows.

C. How to Use This Book. An introduction is located at the beginning of the book. It explains how information is organized and how each chapter is numbered. Also included are four appendices that contain case studies, questions and answers, Customer Support Rulings, and information on application forms.

D. Comments. Contact your local Post Office, business mail entry office, or the Pricing and Classification Service Center (PCSC) with comments or questions about our mailing standards - see Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) 608.8.4.2 for addresses and telephone numbers of business mail entry offices and the PCSC:

E. Effective Date. This publication is effective January 2017. All previous issues of Publication 417 are obsolete


Signature of Steven W. Monteith

Steven W. Monteith
Vice President

The following trademarks appear in this publication and are among the many trademarks owned by the United States Postal Service®:

DMM®, First-Class Mail®, Post Office™, Postal Explorer®, Postal Service™, United States Postal Service®, USPS Marketing Mail™, USPS®, ZIP Code™, ZIP+4®.

This is not a comprehensive list of all Postal Service™ trademarks.