Domestic Postage Rates

In advance of your mailing, Five Maples will provide you with an estimate
of the postage for your job based on the class of service and your
estimate of the number of addresses in your list. The following table
shows the estimated prices for common classes of service.

Domestic, Presorted, Automation Class of Service Estimate (cents)
First class discount postcard (no bigger than 4-1/4″ x 6″) 26
First class letter, postcards and self-mailers (up to 1 oz) 41
First class flat (up to 1 oz) 73
Regular standard letter, postcards and self-mailers (up to
3.0 oz)*
28
Non-profit standard letter, postcards and self-mailers (up to
3.0 oz)*
18
Regular standard flat (up to 3.3 oz) 53
Non-Profit Flat (up to 3.3 oz) 37

*Heavy letter mail (letter-size pieces – over 3
ounces up to 3.5 oz) must be prepared in a sealed envelope, may not
contain stiff enclosures, and must have an 11-digit delivery point
Intelligent Mail barcode with a routing code in the address block.
Your actual postage cost depends not only on the class of service but
on the quality of the addresses in your list and how geographically
concentrated your list is. Contact Five Maples for
further details.
Here is further information on the size limits for different postal
mail pieces.

Mail Piece Dimensions Minimum Maximum
First Class Discount Postcards Length 5 in. 6 in.
Height 3 1/2 in. 4 1/4 in.
Thickness 0.007 in. 0.016 in.
Large Postcards Length 6 in. 11-1/2 in.
Height 4-1/4 in. 6-1/8 in.
Thickness .009 in. 1/4 in.
Letters Length 5 in. 11-1/2 in.
Height 4-1/4 in. 6-1/8 in.
Thickness .009 in. 1/4 in.
Self-Mailers Length 6 in. 10-1/2 in.
Height 4-1/4 in. 6-1/8 in.
Thickness .009 in. 1/4 in.
Booklets* Length 5 in. 10-1/2 in.
Height 3-1/2 in. 6 in.
Thickness .009 in. 1/4 in.
FLATS Length either more than 11-1/2 in. 15 in.
Height or more than 6-1/8 in. 12 in.
Thickness or more than 1/4 in. 3/4 in.

*Booklets are defined by the USPS as a mail piece within certain
dimensions that have a bound edge-either stitched, perfect bound,
pressed-glued or some other binding method. The dimensions shown are
just one example. Refer to our page on booklets for more details.

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