Postal Rates & FAQ's: 2008 American Rates (May 14, 2008 - May 10, 2009)    
 

U.S.A. standard mail — flats
Flats — 3.3 ounces or less

Entry discount None BMC SCF
Automated s $ .033/piece $ .042/piece
Mixed AADC $ 0.489 $ 0.456 -
AADC $ 0.436 $ 0.403 $ 0.394
3-digit $ 0.40 $ 0.367 $ 0.358
5-digit $ 0.339 $ 0.306 $ 0.297
Non-auto s s s
Mixed AADC $ 0.553 $ 0.520 -
AADC $ 0.483 $ 0.450 $ 0.441
3 digit $ 0.451 $ 0.418 $ 0.409
5 digit $ 0.366 $ 0.333 $ 0.324
Enhanced carrier route s s s
Basic $ 0.255 $ 0.222 $ 0.213
High density $ 0.210 $ 0.177 $ 0.168
Saturation $ 0.191 $ 0.158 $ 0.149

Flats/Letters — more than 3.3 ounces

Entry discount None BMC SCF
Automated /piece s/lb. $ .105/lb. $ .132/lb.
Mixed AADC $ 0.338 $ 0.733 $ 0.574 -
AADC $ 0.285 $ 0.733 $ 0.574 $ 0.530
3-digit $ 0.249 $ 0.733 $ 0.574 $ 0.530
5-digit $ 0.188 $ 0.733 $ 0.574 $ 0.530
Non-auto s s s
Mixed AADC $ 0.402 $ 0.733 $ 0.574 -
AADC $ 0.332 $ 0.733 $ 0.574 $ 0.530
3 digit $ 0.300 $ 0.733 $ 0.574 $ 0.530
5 digit $ 0.215 $ 0.733 $ 0.574 $ 0.530
Enhanced carrier route s s s
Basic $ 0.124 $ 0.635 $ 0.476 $ 0.432
High density $ 0.085 $ 0.604 $ 0.445 $ 0.401
Saturation $ 0.066 $ 0.604 $ 0.445 $ 0.401

Standard U.S.A. Flat-size mail dimensions

Dimensions (in.) Minimum Maximum *One dim. =
Height 3.5"* 12" > 11.5" or
Length 5"* 15" > 6.125" or
Thickness .009"* .75" > .25"
Weight (First Class) n/a 13 oz.
Weigth (Std Mail) n/a 16 oz.


U.S.A standard mail — letters
Letters — 3.3 ounces or less

Entry discount None BMC SCF
Automated s $ .033/piece $ .042/piece
Mixed AADC $ 0.257 $ 0.224 -
AADC $ 0.244 $ 0.211 $ 0.202
3-digit $ 0.241 $ 0.208 $ 0.199
5-digit $ 0.225 $ 0.192 $ 0.183
Non-auto (machinable) s s
Mixed AADC $ 0.260 $ 0.227 -
AADC $ 0.258 $ 0.225 $ 0.216
Enhanced carrier route s s s
Basic $ 0.234 $ 0.201 $ 0.192
High density $ 0.190 $ 0.157 $ 0.148
Saturation $ 0.179 $ 0.146 $ 0.137

Standard U.S.A. letter-size mail dimensions

Dimensions (in.) Minimum Minimum Max. Weight
Height 3.5" 6.125"" 3.0/3.5 oz**
Length 5" 11.5" 3.3 oz
Thickness .009" .25" 3.3 oz
* Aspect Ratio 1.3 to 2.5
** If weight > 3.0 oz., must be in sealed envelope

U.S.A. Bound Printed Matter — Flats

Non-BMC Entry
BMC Entry
piece rate
lb. rate
piece rate lb. rate
Zone 1/2 $ 1.253 $ 0.136 $ 0.983 $ 0.098
Zone 3 $ 1.253 $ 0.169 $ 0.983 $ 0.126
Zone 4 $ 1.253 $ 0.209 $ 0.983 $ 0.174
Zone 5 $ 1.253 $ 0.268 $ 0.983 $ 0.233
Zone 6 $ 1.253 $ 0.337 SCF Entry (zone 1/2 only)
Zone 7 $ 1.253 $ 0.380 piece rate lb. rate
Zone 8 $ 1.253 $ 0.507 $ 0.593 $ 0.082

BPM Bar Code discount for all BPM Flats (except ECR) = $0.03/piece

U.S.A. BPM Flat-size mail dimensions

BPM Flat weights Dimensions Minimum Maximum
Bar Code Flat min. = 16 oz. Height 3" 12"
Bar Code Flat max. = 20 oz. Length 6" 15"
Non-Bar Code Flat if > 20 oz. Thickness .009" .75"
Max. weight = 15 lb.



   

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