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Calculating Postage

The United States Postal Service allows you to calculate postage right from your computer for Domestic, International and Business postage if you know the size, shape, weight and zip code information.

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Postage Savings Tips

  • Screen your mailing list for unnecessary names, duplicates and incomplete addresses.
  • Use “Certified” instead of “Registered” mail whenever possible. It costs less and also provides a receipt and notice of delivery to the sender.
  • Do not over-insure. The post office and UPS will pay only the actual value of an item, not the declared value.
  • Use postcards for short messages or announcements. The cost is 1/3 less than sending an envelope.
  • Combine mailings when possible into a larger envelope for distribution at the location.
  • Use Business Reply envelopes provided by vendors, instead of department envelopes.
  • Fax the information instead of using Express mail when time is crucial.
  • Request Library, Book or Media Mail rate whenever possible. Savings can be as much as 50% of the cost of 1st Class mail.
  • Use inter-office envelopes for on-campus mail. Use regular business envelopes for off-campus mailings only.
  • Use Non-profit/Bulk Rate whenever possible; savings can be as much as 20 cents per mail piece.
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