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We can help you put together a political mail campaign

MEET OUR DISTRICT SALES MANAGERS

Your District Sales Manager (DSM) is here to help you determine what kind of mail is best for your campaign needs.

They can walk you through the pros and cons of every option, ranging from the Every Door Direct Mail® (EDDM®) service to First-Class Mail® and Standard Mail® services.

CONTACT YOUR DISTRICT SALES MANAGER

OUR EXPERTS ARE HERE TO HELP WITH YOUR DESIGN

Your USPS® District Sales Manager can explain best practices relating to digital integration, calls to action, and tracking codes.

And a Mailpiece Design Analyst (MDA) can help you with:

  • Automation efficiency
  • Technical mail design questions
  • Mailpiece analysis and physical review
  • Automated Business Reply Mail (ABRM) tool assistance and Reply Mail artwork requests
  • Advice and evaluations on mailpieces for automation compatibility
  • Providing information on Intelligent Mail®
  • Handheld templates
  • Other tests, reviews, and services related to mailpiece design

Contact an MDA for help with your mailpiece design:

Call 855-593-6093 or EMAIL AN MDA

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THE SUPPORT YOU NEED TO PREPARE AND PROCESS MAIL

Preparing Mail

Contact your local business mail entry unit (BMEU) or District Business Mail Entry once for a permit account, mailing requirements, mail preparation, or mailing questions.

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Mail Tracking with Intelligent Mail® Barcode for Greater Visibility

Get a Mailer Identifier (MID) to identify mailers within the Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb®) service.

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Learn about new IMb service types, from data to physical dimensions.

GET THE RESOURCES

Identifying Political Mail

Candidates, party committees, and mailings by PACs and Super PACs should use the correct red tag to identify trays and sacks containing political mail.

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Save time and money, and manage your mailings and returns.

ACCESS THE BUSINESS CUSTOMER GATEWAY

 

Reach out to our National Customer Support Center for help with Mail Tracking with Intelligent® Mail Barcodes.

EMAIL SUPPORT

PUT USPS® PROMOTIONS AND INCENTIVES TO WORK

Do you know what discounts are available for your campaign? USPS provides pricing promotions and incentives to put great uses of mail in the spotlight. It helps advertisers, including political mailers, adopt and invest in technologies designed to increase engagement. What do these promotions look like? Here are a few types:

Tactile, Sensory, Interactive Mailpiece Engagement — This encourages the latest tech advances in the print industry that encourage sensory engagement like specialty papers or interactive elements.

(Available through August 31, 2016)

 

Mobile Shopping Promotion — An incentive to include a mobile barcode or print/mobile technology that can take the recipient to a mobile-optimized shopping site (such as online donations, item purchases, etc., for a political campaign).

(Available through December 31, 2016)

 

Get Complete Details on Current Promotions and Incentives

FIND THE FULL LIST AND HOW-TOS HERE

Emerging and Advanced Technology/Video in Print — Encourages advertisers to integrate mail with technology like near field communication (NFC), video in print, augmented reality (AR), etc.

(Available through August 31, 2016)

 

Get Set Up in PostalOne!® to Manage Your Mail Electronically

Call Customer Care at 800-522-9085.

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Call in the experts

Let a USPS® Direct Mail Representative show you how direct mail can power your campaign.

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