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Mailing Permits

As you prepare your online printing piece for mailing, you’ll need to decide on which permit to use. Mailing permits give you permission to use a specific payment method for postage. As a premium online printer, Smartpress offers convenient permit options to suit your mailing.

Full Mailing Services – Our Mail Permit

  • We use our indicia (an imprint that signifies postage has been prepaid and takes place of a stamp) and handle the mailing at our local post office.
  • We can use our regular indicia or company indicia (if we have a return address on the mail piece).
    • Regular indicia will show city and state information; company indicia will not.
  • These mailing permits include:
    • Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS) Certification
    • Deletion of duplicates upon request
    • Checking for non-deliverable mail
    • National Change of Address (NCOA)
    • We’ll return updated NCOA records and non-mailable records, so you may update your database
    • Postage not included

Full Mailing Services – Customer Mail Permit

  • For when you want to use your indicia and mail from the post office where you hold your permit.
  • The mail pieces are bulk shipped to you.
  • These mailing permits include:
    • Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS) Certification
    • Deletion of duplicates upon request
    • Checking for non-deliverable mail
    • National Change of Address (NCOA)
    • We’ll return updated NCOA records and non-mailable records, so you may update your database
    • Postage not included

Full Mailing Services with Stamp Applications – Our Permit

  • We use our indicia and handle the mailing at our local post office.
  • We can use our regular indicia or company indicia (if we have a return address on the mail piece).
    • Regular indicia will show city and state information; company indicia will not.
  • These mailing permits include:
    • Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS) Certification
    • Deletion of duplicates upon request
    • Checking for non-deliverable mail
    • National Change of Address (NCOA)
    • We’ll return updated NCOA records and non-mailable records, so you may update your database
  • Stamp application includes:
    • First Class postage stamps
    • Precanceled First Class stamps
    • Precanceled Standard stamps
    • Precanceled Nonprofit stamps

 

If you have questions about mailing permits or any of our online printing services, please contact customer service.

To learn more about our complete mail fulfillment services, like Mailing Design Guidelines, Mailing and Addressing Services and more, visit About Direct Mail.

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