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Every Door Direct Mail

EDDM FAQs

Questions Index:
Q:
What is Every Door Direct Mail?
A:
Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) is a new program by the USPS that allows retail businesses to mail at 18.3¢ postage per postcard. Not only can you mail postcards, but you can also mail catalogs, brochures, samples, or anything else. You can mail anything as long as it meets "commercial flat" size requirements.

Q:
What size does a commercial flat need to be?
A:
A "commercial flat" needs to be more than 6.125" tall OR longer than 10.5. " It also can not be more than 1/4 of an inch. The largest size the mail piece can be is 12"x15."

Q:
Who can I mail to?
A:
With Every Door Direct Mail you can mail to all homes and businesses in a mailing route. Each zip code is comprised of many different routes. Each of these routes contain approximately 300-600 homes and businesses.

Q:
Where do I find the routes?
A:
We can do this for you or the post office has created a new website called Simplified Mailing Process located at http:/eddm.usps.com . This website allows you to geo-target your area by zip code, city, or address and then you can map out the carrier routes that you want to mail to. Best of all, this website will automatically generate the paperwork necessary to give to the USPS mail clerk.

Q:
Can I target the homes that I want to deliver to?
A:
You can omit businesses from your mailing, however one of the core requirements of EDDM is that you have to mail to all homes in the route.

Q:
What if I want to exclude business addresses?
A:
While the eddm.usps.com will let you choose only residential routes, it is important to change your endorsement to "Local Residential Customer" on your postcard. This way, the carrier will know you want to omit businesses from your mailing.

Q:
What is the minimum or maximum we can mail?
A:
you are mailing through Every Door Direct Mail "Retail" you can mail as little as 200 pieces and as many as 5000 in one day. If you need to mail more, please contact us and we will assist you.

Q:
Can I print the cards on my home printer?
A:
We don't recommend that you try to print these on your home printer because the paper stock required is too thick. Additionally the cost of toner is very expensive, and the quality will not be the same as if it was printed by a commercial printing company. We are offering discounted print rates to help customers take advantage of this new program.

Q:
Will you prepare the mailings for me?
A:
If you want to prepare your own EDDM mail, we will walk you through the process and assist you in preparing mailing for free. Although it is not technically difficult, there are some guidelines that should be followed in order for your mail to be accepted by the post office. For a more turnkey approach, we will prepare your entire mailing and paperwork for a small cost of 3 cents per card. We will ship the prepared mail to you with all of the necessary paperwork. All you have to do is bring the cards, paperwork and your postage check to your local post office.
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Give us a call at 866.885.4468

David Pantin David Pantin
Direct Mail Manager
Extension #1503
Dean LoCascio Dean LoCascio
EDDM Specialist
Extension #1502
Myke Hannah Myke Hanna
EDDM Specialist
Extension #1511

Benefits of Every Door Direct Mail

  • No List Required!

    That's right you don’t have to purchase a mailing list. We simply put the words “Postal Customer” on your cards and the Post Office will deliver to the routes that you have selected.
  • No Postage Permit Required!

    The normal USPS annual fee has been waived by the Post Office for those who use their new EDDM program. A $450.00 value!
  • Mail made easy!

    We can print, prepare the mail, ship the cards to you, and you simply drop off the mail at your local post office. You control the drop and save on the lowest postage rate.
  • Increased response rates!

    By increasing the size of your card you will increase your response rate! We print full color both sides with free UV gloss coating so you get noticed! A Mailing flat is at least 6.25"x11" or larger size which means you have plenty of room to get your message to your customer. This is over 3 times the size of a 4"x6" postcard and costs 9 cents less!

6.25x9" Postcards

Quantity 6.25"x9"
Printing Only
Mailing Service Fee
(optional)
Approx. EDDM
Postage*
Order Now
1000 $240 $99 $145 Click Here To Order
1250 $275 $99 $181 Click Here To Order
2500 $300 $99 $362 Click Here To Order
5000 $399 $150 $725 Click Here To Order
10,000 $699 $300 $1450 Click Here To Order
15,000 $1069 $450 $2175 Click Here To Order
20,000 $1249 $600 $2900 Click Here To Order
25,000 $1549 $750 $3625 Click Here To Order
30,000 $1799 $900 $4350 Click Here To Order
35,000 + Call 866.885.4468 for a volume discount.

6.25x11" Postcards

Quantity 6.25"x11"
Printing Only
Mailing Service Fee
(optional)
Approx. EDDM
Postage*
Order Now
1000 $300 $99 $145 Click Here To Order
1250 $375 $99 $181 Click Here To Order
2500 $399 $99 $362 Click Here To Order
5000 $499 $150 $725 Click Here To Order
10,000 $899 $300 $1450 Click Here To Order
15,000 $1299 $450 $2175 Click Here To Order
20,000 $1699 $600 $2900 Click Here To Order
25,000 $2099 $750 $3625 Click Here To Order
30,000 $2469 $900 $4350 Click Here To Order
35,000 + Call 866.885.4468 for a volume discount.

8.5x11" Postcards

Quantity 8.5"x11"
Printing Only
Mailing Service Fee
(optional)
Approx. EDDM
Postage*
Order Now
1000 $440 $99 $145 Click Here To Order
1250 $520 $99 $181 Click Here To Order
2500 $599 $99 $362 Click Here To Order
5000 $649 $150 $725 Click Here To Order
10,000 $1239 $300 $1450 Click Here To Order
15,000 $1829 $450 $2175 Click Here To Order
20,000 $2299 $600 $2900 Click Here To Order
25,000 $2800 $750 $3625 Click Here To Order
30,000 $3299 $900 $4350 Click Here To Order
35,000 + Call 866.885.4468 for a volume discount.

11x17" Bi-Fold Mailer

Quantity 11"x17"
Printing Only
Mailing Service Fee
(optional)
Approx. EDDM
Postage*
Order Now
1000 $500 $99 $145 Click Here To Order
1250 $550 $99 $181 Click Here To Order
2500 $600 $99 $362 Click Here To Order
5000 $720 $150 $725 Click Here To Order
10,000 $1000 $300 $1450 Click Here To Order
15,000 $1478 $450 $2175 Click Here To Order
20,000 $1963 $600 $2900 Click Here To Order
25,000 $2445 $750 $3625 Click Here To Order
30,000 $2923 $900 $4350 Click Here To Order
35,000 + Call 866.885.4468 for a volume discount.
Talk To A Specialist

Give us a call at 866.885.4468

David Pantin David Pantin
Direct Mail Manager
Extension #1503
Allison Hodges Allison Hodges
EDDM Director
Extension #1520
Dean LoCascio Dean LoCascio
EDDM Specialist
Extension #1502
HOW TO GET STARTED - EDDM Made Easy!

1) Define who you want to reach:

  • You can mail to an entire city, a neighborhood, or a target area that is specified distance from your business.
  • Identify which Postal Service mail routes match your target area. We can do it for you or click here.
  • Call our EDDM Specialist and we will help you:
    • Obtain delivery routes and the number of active households per delivery route.
    • Target up to five 5-digit ZIP Code locations.
    • Calculate estimated postage.
    • Download the Postage Statements.
    • Create the support documentation for the Postage Statement.
    • Download the Facing Slip (bundle identification label).

2) Decide what size postcard you would like to mail.

In order for your mail piece to qualify Every Door Direct Mail, you must choose the correct size: The below describes what sizes qualifies for the EDDM program.

Standard Mail® flats must have the following characteristics:

  • Be more than 11.5" long OR 6.125" high OR .25" thick.
  • NOT be more than 15" long OR 12" high OR .75" thick.
  • Each piece must weigh less than 15.994 ounces.

Common sizes for EDDM:

  • 9"x6.25"
  • 11"x6.25"
  • 8.5"x11"
  • 17"x11" Bifold

EDDM Updates:

 

EDDM Templates:

Mail Preparations
Two Easy Options:

1) We process the mail for you:

  • First, we process the necessary USPS paperwork according to the post office rules and guidelines.
  • Secondly, we prepare the mail including bundling and ship the mail pieces directly to you.
  • Finally, you take the mail to your local post office! You have complete control with everything completed for you. All this for only .03 cents per piece!
2) You process the mail:

  • First, we print your postcard order and ship directly to you.
  • Secondly, we assist you on how to create your own Every Door Direct Mail paperwork and how to prepare your cards to take to the Post Office.
  • Finally, you take your prepared mail to your local post office.

Thank you for requesting the “Every Door Direct Mail” sample pack from imageMEDIA.com. We are proud to be a partner of the USPS to help grow businesses all over the United States with this groundbreaking new direct mail marketing program. We will include EDDM resources that will help you with Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM):

  • Printed samples of various sizes of EDDM qualified postcards
  • Frequenly asked questions regarding Every Door Direct Mail
  • Quick reference pricing guide of our print products as well as the USPS postage rates


















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