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How do I order Mailing Services for postcards or greeting cards?To place a Mailing Service order, please follow the steps below.
- Create an account or login to your existing account.
- Choose Upload A List (continue to #3) or Enter Addresses Manually (skip to #4). Please note that we do not mail internationally and recommend removing any international addresses prior to uploading or creating a mailing list.
- To upload an existing database list, the following file types are accepted: CSV, text, XLS, DSB. Please note that addresses are limited to three (3) lines (Name, Address and City/State/Zip).
- Click Save & Continue.
- For POSTCARDS, review the USPS Regulations and be sure to leave the red areas designated for the post office free of all color, text and watermarks. Then skip to #8. For GREETING CARDS, continue to #6.
- Upload your design file or create it using one of our online design options (Build Your Own Design or Browse Our Designs).
- For GREETING CARDS, select white envelopes (USPS does not accept colored envelopes).
- For all products, select the quantity and any gloss UV coating. (NOTE: Gloss UV coating can only be applied to the front)
- Once in the Shopping Cart, select a Mailing Service from the "To Apply a Mailing List" drop down menu. (NOTE: You will not have the option "To Apply a Mailing List" if there is full gloss coating on the back of your Postcard)
- Where applicable, select the desired Mailing Type (1st Class or Standard).
- If there no extra prints from your Mailing list, enter the Billing Zip Code. If there will be any extra prints, you may choose to have the extras mailed to you by entering your Shipping Zip Code (See Shipping Information for more details).
- Complete checkout.
Why can't I add Mailing Services to my order?For Mailing Services, orders must adhere to all USPS Regulations. Postcard orders (Postcard sizes 4x6, 4.25x5.5, 5x7, 5.5x8.5, 6x9, or 6x11 Jumbo Mailer) with the following CANNOT be delivered using our Mailing Services:
- Full gloss coating or spot UV on back of Postcard
- Rounded corners
- Containing any vulgarity, pornographic or illegal material
What are the design requirements for sending a postcard through USPS?
We recommend downloading our START FILES in the postcard size needed, which contains a layer with guidelines.
When designing, please do not:
- Add rounded corners on your postcards
- Include a box for the stamp in your design
- Create mail designs containing any vulgarity, pornographic or illegal material as they will not be mailed
- Adhere to USPS Regulations