Simple Answer - CALL US FIRST! Whether you intend to let us handle the job from start to finish or only a portion of the job, calling us to ensure your mail piece is designed properly, your mailing list is set-up and meets ALL postal requirements, and that you are choosing the right print medium, will help save you countless dollars!
Yes, all lists must now be move update compliant in order to receive ANY postal discount. There are various methods to meet this requirement - NCOA(link) being the most popular. Other options include Ancillary service endorsements and ACS service. Call today to determine which option is best for you.
NCOA stands for National Change of Address is a database maintained by the USPS. When we perform an NCOA we take your mailing list and run the names through the database to determine which records on your list have changed.
Different classes of mail have different requirements. Simple standards are:
Unlike the single piece rates many consumers are use to, the exact postage on a presorted mailing is actually a blended rate and depends on a multitude of factors such as:
We would be happy to discuss how to get you the optimal postal discount for your campaign.
Our common accepted file formats include:
If you have a special file format, call our data team to discuss compatibility.
We’re glad you asked! Having your data set up properly will not only speed up the production process but save you time and money in the end! While it is best to contact us with the specifics of your list if it contains complicated or large amounts of data, below are some simple illustrations to show industry best list set up. Required mailing fields are in yellow and optional fields blue
*While individual columns for pre-fix, first, middle and last are best, we can accept the data in FULL NAME field format.
A print ready .pdf is the preferred option. We also accept:
Turn around times for all of our services vary widely and really depend on the scope of the project. Usually, we can adjust our turn around times to fit nearly any schedule. Below are some of our standard turn around times:
Project turn around time vary widely based upon scope and difficulty of project, the list below should be used as a general guide only and all turnaround time should be discussed with your YLS representative at the time of quoting.