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CLASSES OF U.S. MAIL

SPECIAL SERVICES

CLASSES OF U.S. MAIL


FIRST CLASS
Any mailable matter weighing 11 ounces or less may be sent first class mail. Correspondence, matter wholly or partially in writing or typewritten, bills and statements MUST be mailed first class. Post cards are considered first class, although the rate is less than regular first class. All non-standard mail weighing one ounce or less has a surcharge if it is smaller than 3-1/2" high x 5" wide x ½" thick, or larger than 6-1/8" high x 11-1/2" wide x 1/7"


PRIORITY
Any mail considered first class, but weighing more than 11 ounces. Please request special priority mail envelope or carton from Mail Center.


MEDIA MAIL
Formerly 2nd & 3rd class. Primarily used for heavier weight large envelopes. Delivery time is a few days longer than first class.


BULK RATE
Any mail meeting bulk rate requirements receive a substantial discount. Bulk mail requires additional sorting on campus and is processed on a first in - first out basis. Because of the large number of mailings processed, it may take three or four days to get your mailing out. Also, the Post Office has 48 hours at the receiving station and 48 hours at the destination station to process bulk mail. PLEASE allow enough lead time to meet any dated events in your mailing. Bulk mail must pertain to UWGB only. If in doubt about this requirement, ASK before having your piece printed.


BOUND PRINTED MATTER
Printed material that weighs more than 16 ounces NOT having the character of personal correspondence, i.e. books, manuscripts, printed material.


LIBRARY RATE
For mailing books and films that are to or from a school, college, university, library, museum, herbarium, or the name of a non-profit organization. Call Mail Center for details.


PARCEL POST
Parcels weighing 1 to 70 pounds and measuring no more than 108 inches in combined length and girth (circumference at the thickest part of the piece) may be mailed.


UPS, FEDERAL EXPRESS AND DHL OVERNIGHT EXPRESS
Processed at the Mail Center. Call Mail Center for details and rates. These items require a street address, not P.O. Box numbers.


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SPECIAL SERVICES
(all fees are in addition to the postage)


CERTIFIED MAIL
Mail for which the contents have no real monetary value, but the sender wants proof of delivery. For immediate proof of delivery a return receipt should also be requested. May be first class or airmail, letter, flat or package.


INSURED MAIL
Mail which has value and the sender wants protection against breakage, theft, and loss to a maximum of $600. The fee varies with the amount of insurance.


REGISTERED MAIL
Mail for which the contents have a monetary value (checks, money orders, etc.). It could be a letter, envelope, or a package and must be sent FIRST CLASS or AIRMAIL. The fee is based on the content's value. Insurance (up to $25,000.00) may also be purchased. The full value of the article must be declared at the time of mailing.


RETURN RECEIPT
Gives immediate proof that the article has been delivered. It does not insure against loss or damage. It can be used on mail that is sent Certified, Insured (for more than $25), Registered, Express or C.O.D. When the article is delivered, the addressee or an authorized person, whichever is designated, will sign the return receipt. The receipt is returned to the Mail Center by the Post Office where it is recorded and returned to you. The fees vary according to what information you request on the receipt.

Choose one of the following options:*

  • Date and signature of an authorized person
  • Date, address and signature of an authorized person
  • Date and signature of the addressee only (called Restricted Delivery)
  • Date, address and signature of addressee only (called Restricted
    Delivery)

*If none of the above options are selected, the Mail Center will indicate "the date and signature of authorized person" for you.


EXPRESS MAIL (not to be confused with Federal Express)
The United States Postal Service provides "Express Mail" service to many locations. The article may be a letter or package and will be delivered by 3:00 p.m. the next day. Depending on the destination zip code, Express Mail must be in the Green Bay Post Office by 1:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. Call the Mail Center at 2534 for more information. (Reminder: using any overnight service greatly adds to the cost of postage. By proper planning and preparation, overnight service should only be used in emergencies).


BUSINESS REPLY MAIL
When outgoing mail contains a letter, survey or other written information you would like returned, at no cost to the person returning the information, a Business Reply Card or Envelope can be enclosed with your outgoing mail. You are charged first class postage plus the Business Reply fee for only those Business Reply cards or letters returned.

PLEASE NOTE: Specific zip codes and bar codes are required for cards, one ounce, and two ounce letters. These specific zip codes must be used on your return address and the bar codes must be on the mail piece:

Cards 54311-9989
1 ounce letter 54311-9969
2 ounce letter 54311-9927

Contact the Print Manager at ext 2214 BEFORE you prepare any mailing with BRM insert.

Your department address printed on the BRM must conform to the following format:

DEPARTMENT NAME/POSTAGE CODE #
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY
2420 NICOLET DRIVE
GREEN BAY WI 54311-XXXX

The Print Manager will affix the correct Facing Identification Mark (FIM), horizontal bars, and barcode in the required location.


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