Postage Saving Tips


  1. Email or FAX or email the information, if possible, when time is crucial instead of using Express Mail Service.
  2. Use Certified Mail instead of Registered Mail Service when possible. The Certified Mail Service costs less and still provides a receipt and delivery notice to the sender.
  3. Consider alternative methods of delivery: Parcel Post and UPS.
  4. Use postcards for short messages and announcements. They cost about 1/3 less than sending a sealed envelope.
  5. Screen your mailing list for unnecessary duplicate names and incomplete or incorrect addresses.
  6. Use Library or Book Rate when possible. The cost can be as much as 50% less than the First-Class rate.
  7. Do not over-insure. The U.S. Post Office and UPS will pay only the actual value of an item, not the declared value.
  8. Use Business Reply envelopes provided by vendors instead of replying with a department envelope.
  9. Combine mailings to a single destination into a larger envelope if possible.
  10. Eliminate Intra-Campus envelopes. Fold memos, staple and address correctly for campus delivery; or use e-mail, fax, networked equipment.