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Old 09-19-2011, 11:53 PM
David Gretzmier David Gretzmier is online now
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I just took a look at it. according to the usps website it looks like yo do have to label your postcards with a city, state, address, and a code, and I was under the impression you have to fill out a form, get a permit, do the carrier route codes, etc. also, I am not sure about the size. it looks like you have to have a minimum size that is larger than the current cards I use. Have you used this before? I'd like more info. this sounds awesome.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:30 PM
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I'll explain when I get home.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:39 PM
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Hi. If you do the retail, you do not have to have a permit number. just a business account and CRID. There are minimum dimensions. It only has to meet ONE of the minimums. Either 6.125 inches tall, 11 and something inches wide or .25 inches thick. Ive spoken to 3 or 4 people at the post office and the number on the website, and to be honest, they dont have their crap together and on the same page. What I was told was you can take a standard 6x9 postcard and redesign it to make it 9 inches tall and 6 inches wide. that way you are meeting the minimum for heighth. You only have to meet one, not all. And you dont have to do the addresses. If you look at the oevrview, they have examples that are okay to print on your postcards.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:41 AM
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http://www.uspseverydoor.com/

Click on the retail button. Hopefully that will clear some things up.

I will try to make a video tomorrow after work and show you mine. It really is super easy.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:56 AM
David Gretzmier David Gretzmier is online now
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I have looked it over and the main question I have is what do you put on printed materials in the address and stamp area. If I understand correctly, you must preprint "postal customer" or "resident" then city, state, zip, along with a permit or CRID number in the stamp area. I understand there is a form, carrier route code, and you bring the items to the post office, and I believe you bundle the printed items based on how many addresses each carrier route has.

I am getting ready to print a couple of 10000 runs of postcards, but they are going to 6 different zip codes and 4 cities. I have a CRID number, but I may have to pay someone for labels.

But I am excited about the idea of going with a larger postcard as a flat. since the postage is the same 14.2 cents per item, It would make a bigger impact to go big.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:43 AM
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i was trying to find out if there was a free seminar in my area, but when i download the excel file, it locks up and does not respond. Anyone else having this issue with the file, or is it my lovely computer?

Also, i am confused on the size of the mailing. It seems like the mailing has to be longer than 11.5 and more than 6.125 high, but psprint does not have postcards that large. Am i wrong with how i am reading the size requirements? Who sells postcards that fit this requirement?

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Old 09-22-2011, 11:20 AM
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I made a short video about eddm. Shows my postcard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0kdGRmgTS4
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:55 AM
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Thanks Don...that clarified a lot of questions..
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:11 PM
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also what lb stock did you use....and they are the flyers correct?
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:40 PM
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I may have to look into this.
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