Don’t Waste Time: Use This Before You Print Checklist by Flanagin’s Bulk Mail Service!

Dont-Waste-Time-Use-This-Before-You-Print-Checklist-by-Flanagins-Bulk-Mail-ServiceDon’t miss a step and save some time and effort with this detailed “Before You Print Checklist” thanks to Flanagin’s Bulk Mail Service!

  1. Fax Sample
  2. Pre-Printed Labels will cost more in postage (electronic lists preferred). We cannot get you the best postage if you print labels or pre-address the mail piece. Do not send in a PDF format, but rather Excel is preferred.
  3. It’s a good idea to add your own name to your mailing list so you know when the mail starts to arrive in mail boxes.
  4. Identical Pieces. A bulk mailing MUST be identical, meaning the same color, weight, and text. Even a poor cut can affect the weight.
  5. Enough pieces to cover the full mailing. We need 10-20 piece overrun.
  6. Correct Permit on the piece. If there is no permit imprint, there is an additional charge. If you are uncertain of which permit to put on the piece, call us first.
  7. Flaps Down. If you are bringing already stuffed envelopes that you want us to seal, please keep the flaps down.
  8. Fold on bottom and tab on top. If the opening is at the bottom, it is no longer mailable.
  9. 28 lb paper minimum weight, a USPS requirement (20# paper is too thin so be careful when purchasing).
  10. Address and Barcode Space. An easy safeguard is, leave the lower right-hand corner blank. Aim for 3 ¾” X 2 1/8”. Fax us your design before printing so we can approve for postal qualifications.
  11. Aspect Ratio. Measure your mail piece. Length divided by height must be more than 1.3 or less than 2.5.”
  12. Self-Mailer Tri Fold. The address panel must now be in the middle panel and must be min. #28 paper.
  13. Aqueous or varnish coated paper. Our ink will not adhere to coated paper, it will just smear. Request the mail side free from coating. If it comes coated, we will have to apply labels.
  14. Move-update requirement. All discounted mail must have proof of move-update. All forms of move-update are good for only 95 days.
    1. You need to choose one of the options:
      1. Have us add “Or Current Resident” to your piece (no charge)
      2. Have us add “Return service requested” to your piece (you will pay first class return postage for any that are returned)
      3. Have us add “Change Service Requested” (you will pay address correction fee for each separate notice)
      4. Have us send your list through National Change of Address at 2 percent per submitted record. You will receive a report of all moves located to update your master database. Preferred option for overall savings. Reduce postage, printing, and labor on all future mailings.
  15. Postage must be paid before the mailing goes out. If you would like to pay by CC there will be a 4% service charge added to you total.

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