Postal Rates & FAQ's: 2012 American Rates (effective May 14, 2012 - current)    
 

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

Entry discount None NDC SCF
Automated s $ .034/piece $ .043/piece
Mixed AADC $ 0.496 $ 0.462 -
AADC $ 0.486 $ 0.452 $ 0.443
3-digit $ 0.418 $ 0.384 $ 0.375
5-digit $ 0.346 $ 0.312 $ 0.303
Non-auto s s s
Mixed AADC $ 0.558 $ 0.524 -
AADC $ 0.509 $ 0.475 $ 0.466
3 digit $ 0.464 $ 0.430 $ 0.421
5 digit $ 0.367 $ 0.333 $ 0.324
Enhanced carrier route s s s
Basic $ 0.262 $ 0.228 $ 0.219
High density $ 0.220 $ 0.186 $ 0.177
Saturation $ 0.194 $ 0.160 $ 0.151

Flats/Letters — more than 3.3 ounces

Entry discount None BMC SCF
Automated /piece s/lb. $ .105/lb. $ .132/lb.
Mixed AADC $ 0.346 $ 0.725 $ 0.562 -
AADC $ 0.336 $ 0.725 $ 0.562 $ 0.517
3-digit $ 0.268 $ 0.725 $ 0.562 $ 0.517
5-digit $ 0.196 $ 0.725 $ 0.562 $ 0.517
Non-auto s s s
Mixed AADC $ 0.408 $ 0.725 $ 0.562 -
AADC $ 0.359 $ 0.725 $ 0.562 $ 0.517
3 digit $ 0.314 $ 0.725 $ 0.562 $ 0.517
5 digit $ 0.217 $ 0.725 $ 0.562 $ 0.517
Enhanced carrier route s s s
Basic $ 0.118 $ 0.696 $ 0.533 $ 0.488
High density $ 0.086 $ 0.649 $ 0.486 $ 0.441
Saturation $ 0.068 $ 0.649 $ 0.446 $ 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 $ .034/piece $ .043/piece
Mixed AADC $ 0.270 $ 0.236 -
AADC $ 0.253 $ 0.219 $ 0.210
3-digit $ 0.251 $ 0.217 $ 0.208
5-digit $ 0.233 $ 0.199 $ 0.190
Non-auto (machinable) s s
Mixed AADC $ 0.273 $ 0.239 -
AADC $ 0.256 $ 0.222 $ 0.213
Enhanced carrier route s s s
Basic $ 0.262 $ 0.228 $ 0.119
High density $ 0.193 $ 0.159 $ 0.150
Saturation $ 0.182 $ 0.148 $ 0.139

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 .007" .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 — Presorted Flats

Non-BMC Entry
BMC Entry
piece rate
lb. rate
piece rate lb. rate
Zone 1/2 $ 1.246 $ 0.138 $ 1.026 $ 0.065
Zone 3 $ 1.246 $ 0.158 $ 1.026 $ 0.082
Zone 4 $ 1.246 $ 0.200 $ 1.026 $ 0.132
Zone 5 $ 1.246 $ 0.253 $ 1.026 $ 0.187
Zone 6 $ 1.246 $ 0.321 SCF Entry (zone 1/2 only)
Zone 7 $ 1.246 $ 0.362 piece rate lb. rate
Zone 8 $ 1.246 $ 0.482 $ 0.630 $ 0.041

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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