Postal Pointers

Snail mail is still essential for many businesses-here are a few tips on how to utilize its potential.
1 min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
  • Clean up. The post office can clean your mailing list-for free. They'll correct addresses, note incomplete addresses and add ZIP-plus-4 codes so you'll be eligible for bar-code discounts.
  • Bulk up. If you mail in bulk, consider purchasing a standard-mail permit. Although the permit costs around $85 a year, you'll pay substantially less than first class rates.
  • Shop around. Delivery rates vary among carriers. Compare rates and ask about small-business discounts.
  • Mail early. In many cases, this results in one- to two-day delivery-all for the price of a first class stamp.

Excerpted fromGet Smart: 365 Tips To Boost Your Entrepreneurial IQ

More from Entrepreneur
Our Franchise Advisors will guide you through the entire franchising process, for FREE!
  1. Book a one-on-one session with a Franchise Advisor
  2. Take a survey about your needs & goals
  3. Find your ideal franchise
  4. Learn about that franchise
  5. Meet the franchisor
  6. Receive the best business resources
Save on an annual Entrepreneur Insider membership through 5/8/21. For just $49/yr $39/yr, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to:
  • Premium articles, videos, and webinars
  • An ad-free experience
  • A weekly newsletter
  • Bonus: A FREE 1-year Entrepreneur magazine subscription delivered directly to you
Discover a better way to hire freelancers. From business to marketing, sales, finance, design, technology, and more, we have the freelancers you need to tackle your most important work and projects, on-demand.

Latest on Entrepreneur