There are a variety
of ways to obtain postage savings depending on the type of mail you are using
and the mailing services you need. Mailers can obtain postage discounts if they
are mailing in bulk volumes, are able to do some presorting and containerizing
of the mail pieces, and willing to take the mail to an authorized USPS mail
The rules and
procedures for obtaining postage discounts are varied and complex. So unless
you are willing to commit time and energy to the mailing needs of your business
or organization, our first recommendation would be to contact one of the many
professional mailing services members of the National Association Presort
Mailers (NAPM) and have a conversation with them. Our member Mail Service Providers have expert customer
service teams that will listen to what your business' mailing or communications
needs are and offer a variety of options to achieve them. They will provide you
with the simplest, convenient, and most effective way to meet your mailing
needs while enjoying reduced postage costs.
However, if you are
a do-it-yourselfer, or your company/organization wants to do their own mailings
or if you are looking to get into the mailing service supplier business, then
we'll try and provide you the basics you need to know to learn more. If you've
deciding to do your bulk mailings in-house or are getting into the mailing
business, you may find that you need mailing equipment or software to realize
the best discounts. In this case we recommend that you contact one of our
professional Vendor Service Provider members who will listen to you, analyze your needs, and supply
you with the best options to accomplishing your mailing objectives.
If you need assistance in deciding what option, in-house or supplier,
might best suit your needs please see our Mail Decisions page. Whichever
mailling option you choose – the NAPM is your choice for staying on top of your mailing
and postage bottom line.
NAPM for Your Business
The NAPM is a nonprofit trade association
of firms concerned with postal worksharing
programs, especially discounts for presorted, automated mail.
We offer our members a variety of services
that benefit their businesses that subsequently benefits yours. Our services
include but are not limited to: Advocacy, Information and Education, Industry Networking,
and Solutions & Support. Please
go to our About Us section to see how we are a great business decision
you can make regarding your business mailing needs.