Currently, only our Giant Postcard design in Design Center, sized at 8.5" x 11", has been optimized for what the U.S. Postal service calls their Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) service.
The U.S. Postal Service describes their Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) service as follows:
"Our online tool helps you choose mailing routes by neighborhood, ZIP Code™, city, or a target area around your business. The tool even identifies the number of active households and businesses in your chosen areas to estimate postage... Every Door Direct Mail enables you to extend your customer reach via saturation mail without the need for mailing lists, permits, and the associated fees. With Every Door Direct Mail, you create a saturation mailing without applying individual names and addresses to each mailpiece."
You can submit your postcard for printing exclusively through Expresscopy.com, who will bundle and drop-ship your order quickly for you to deliver to your local post office.
Also, there are two options for using this program:
Every Door Direct Mail – Retail® - Most local businesses choose this service. It's the simplest, most cost-effective option. Every Door Direct Mail – Retail lets you send up to 5,000 mail pieces per day and doesn't require you to purchase a postage permit. What's more, you take your mailings right to the front counter of the Post Office™ that serves the neighborhoods you want to reach. You can pay for postage with cash, check, or debit card.
Every Door Direct Mail - This option is designed for businesses that want to send larger mailings. You submit your mailing at a Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU).
To get started with using EDDM you will need to follow the following steps:
To get started using EDDM, first visit the USPS Business Customer Gatewayhttps://gateway.usps.com/eAdmin/view/signin
If you don't already have Business Customer Gateway account, click "Register for free". If you already have an account, log on in.
Once you're logged in, under "Mailing Services" click on Every Door Direct Mail.
Decide whether you want to use "Retail" (mailings are taken to the local Post Office® retail unit for processing) or "BMEU". (Mailings are prepared for processing at a Business Mail Entry Unit or BMEU).
Follow the USPS instructions for the type of EDDM you want to use. After logging in to the USPS Business Customer Gateway you can then use this link to get started.
Pricing for EDDM can be found at https://www.usps.com/business/every-door-direct-mail.htm
For additional information regarding EDDM, please visit http://help.imprev.net/remax2/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=240