What is Bulk Mail (Presorted Standard)?

Presorted Standard Mail usually consists of sales flyers, form letters, or other printed pieces that are generally identical in content. Each piece must weigh less than one pound. Presorted Standard Mail refers to mailings of at least 200 addressed pieces (or 50 pounds) of mail sorted and prepared according to postal standards. Presorted standard Mail is a work-sharing program; ASU and the Postal Service share the work of processing the mail. When we do some of the preparation and sortation, it saves the Postal Service time and money. They pass these savings on to us in the form of postage discounts. Because it is geared toward business mail, Standard Mail rates do not apply to correspondence such as personal letters and these other types of mail such as:

  • Bills or invoices
  • Statements of account
  • Contracts
  • Handwritten or typewritten matter
  • Valuables
  • Currency
  • Any item required to be mailed at First Class Rates

Standard Mail can be forwarded to customers who move. You can also choose to have address corrections sent to you, so you can stay in touch with your customers simply by using a mailer endorsement. Standard Mail that is undeliverable and has no mailer endorsement is disposed of by the Postal Service.