The questions below are the most commonly asked at the University Post Office concerning standard or bulk mail. If your question is not listed, please call us at 724-357-5581.
Standard mail, formerly referred to as "bulk" or "third class" mail, is an economical means of providing reduced postage cost for mailing to off-campus audiences.
The purpose of standard mail is to send identical mail pieces weighing the same, shaped the same, and containing the same information or material to large off-campus audiences.
Below are a group of frequently asked questions concerning standard mail.
What are some general guidelines for standard mailing?
What is the processing time for standard mail?
All mailings are to be scheduled in advance to assure proper procedures and meeting of mailing deadlines. Standard mailing will be processed as scheduled and mailed within your guidelines, subject to:
What are the required copy preparations?
What are the billing procedures?
What are the postal requirements?
What is PostalSoft®?
We are now using PostalSoft® Desktop mailer to process bulk mail. This replaces the Cheshire labels. The benefits are:
Who do I contact if I still have questions?
David Wilson, University Printing and Postal Services, Bulk Mail Department: firstname.lastname@example.org