Mail Services

Non Profit, First Class & Periodical mailings

Reed Mail Services processes Full Service IMB automation rate non profit, First Class and Periodicals mailings for Reed offices, departments and organizations. Full Service mailings are more complex to prepare than they once were but are easier for the dept or office sending them because Mail Services does all the work! Send us your mailing list via email enclosure in Excel, Word or Filemaker format and send us your mail pieces. Mail Service can print addresses directly on cards, envelopes and brochures of many sizes. Not just any mail piece can be sent at Ful Service automation rates. The mail pieces/ envelopes need to have their design approved by the Reed Public Affairs office to assure that it is automation compatible and meets all mailing criteria. Once these assurances are obtained simply send the address list and mail pieces to Mail Services. We'll do the rest. 

Mail Services addresses department bulk mailings using a high speed inkjet address printer or a label printer. We CASS certify and run NCOA on address lists prior to mailing. All of our mailings are sent full service IMB rates. Full Service mail has some delivery tracking capability that is a new development. We can to some extent determine when mail is delivered to different parts of the country. This will help mailers time their mailings for best effect and is still in the development stage at this writing 12/27/13.
Envelope inserting is available for 1 or 2 sheets into a business sized "machinable" envelope. In most cases we can insert and seal envelopes, address and apply postage and have them in the mail the same day.

Non Profit Standard


Here are the requirements for a non profit standard mailing: 

  1. Must be over 200 pieces, or 50 lbs in the mailing.
  2. Must be identical pieces.
  3. Must have a Reed involvement stated in the piece.
  4. Must have a Reed return address.
  5. Delivery times are usually 7-10 days to the east coast. 1-3 days locally.
First Class
There are fewer restrictions about what can be sent at First class automation bulk rates but there are design requirements, so check with the Public Affairs Office or Mail Services
before you put the mailing together. Here are the requirements for first class:
1. Must have at least 500 pieces
2. All pieces must be in the same processing category (letter-size or flats)
3. Delivery times to east coast are 3-6 days. 1-2 days locally.


Please ask us about the qualifications for periodical mail. At this time, only the Reed magazine is sent at periodical rate.