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 $ .032/piece $ .042/piece
Mixed AADC $ 0.492 $ 0.459 -
AADC $ 0.482 $ 0.449 $ 0.439
3-digit $ 0.426 $ 0.393 $ 0.383
5-digit $ 0.347 $ 0.314 $ 0.304
Non-auto s s s
Mixed AADC $ 0.549 $ 0.516 -
AADC $ 0.516 $ 0.483 $ 0.473
3 digit $ 0.464 $ 0.431 $ 0.421
5 digit $ 0.382 $ 0.349 $ 0.339
Enhanced carrier route s s s
Basic $ 0.265 $ 0.232 $ 0.222
High density $ 0.220 $ 0.187 $ 0.177
Saturation $ 0.194 $ 0.161 $ 0.151

Flats/Letters — more than 3.3 ounces

Entry discount None NDC SCF
Automated /piece s/lb. $ .105/lb. $ .132/lb.
Mixed AADC $ 0.342 $ 0.725 $ 0.565 -
AADC $ 0.332 $ 0.725 $ 0.565 $ 0.517
3-digit $ 0.276 $ 0.725 $ 0.565 $ 0.517
5-digit $ 0.197 $ 0.725 $ 0.565 $ 0.517
Non-auto s s s
Mixed AADC $ 0.399 $ 0.725 $ 0.565 -
AADC $ 0.366 $ 0.725 $ 0.565 $ 0.517
3 digit $ 0.314 $ 0.725 $ 0.565 $ 0.517
5 digit $ 0.232 $ 0.725 $ 0.565 $ 0.517
Enhanced carrier route s s s
Basic $ 0.122 $ 0.695 $ 0.535 $ 0.487
High density $ 0.095 $ 0.608 $ 0.448 $ 0.400
Saturation $ 0.069 $ 0.608 $ 0.448 $ 0.400

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 NDC SCF
Automated s $ .034/piece $ .043/piece
Mixed AADC $ 0.273 $ 0.240 -
AADC $ 0.257 $ 0.224 $ 0.214
3-digit $ 0.255 $ 0.222 $ 0.212
5-digit $ 0.237 $ 0.204 $ 0.194
Non-auto (machinable) s s
Mixed AADC $ 0.276 $ 0.243 -
AADC $ 0.260 $ 0.227 $ 0.217
Enhanced carrier route s s s
Basic $ 0.265 $ 0.232 $ 0.222
High density $ 0.195 $ 0.162 $ 0.152
Saturation $ 0.182 $ 0.149 $ 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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