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Resources for Successful Mailing and Fulfillment

To find the mailing and fulfillment resources that will best help with your project, expand the categories and explore the underlined links below.

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USPS – Postal Addressing Standards – Postal Addressing Standards provides guidance on the most efficient means to output an address to a mailpiece.

Move Update Standard
The Move Update standard is a means of reducing the number of mailpieces in a mailing that require forwarding or return by the periodic matching of a mailer’s address records with change-of-address orders received and maintained by the Postal Service.
The Postal Service offers four pre-approved methods: Address Change Service (ACS), National Change of Address Linkage System (NCOALink), and ancillary service endorsements except for Forwarding Service Requested.

Fineline NCOA Processing Form

Intelligent Mail Barcode: Fineline Overview & Updated Requirements
The intelligent Mail barcode (formerly known as the 4-State Customer Barcode) is the next generation of USPS barcode technology used to sort and track letters and flats.


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Designing Letters and Cards for Automated Processing – Letter-size mail and card-size pieces meeting the applicable automation standards are entitled to automation rates.

USPS – Determining Standard Mail Eligibility – This “decision tree” will assist you in determining if your mailpiece is eligible at the Standard Mail rates of postage.

Fineline 2014 Postal Price Chart


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Using Tabs, Wafer Seals, and Glue Strips – Unenveloped letter-size mailpieces prepared for automation rate mailings must be secured (tabbed) to prevent an open edge from jamming high-speed processing equipment.

Wafer Sealing Self Mailers Overview

Fineline Envelope Size Chart


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Business Reply Mail – For an annual permit fee, a Business Reply Mail (BRM) permit is available for distributing business reply cards, envelopes, self-mailers, and labels for envelopes.

Ancillary Service Endorsements – Ancillary service endorsements are used by mailers to request an addressee’s new address and to provide the USPS with instructions on how to handle undeliverable-as-addressed pieces.



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