A bulk mailing consists of 200 or more pieces of mail or 50 pounds of mail. All pieces must be identical in size and texture. They must be faced and if they are flats, they must be bundled according to zip code. Pieces are not forwardable or returnable without additional cost.
If your department has a large mailing (domestic mail only) that qualifies as “bulk mail”, it may be processed under the Tufts University Mailing Permit (Standard – Non-Profit) at the non-profit rate. However, certain criteria must be met, and the following procedures should be followed:
An IDR should be sent to Mail Services along with your bulk mailing. If mailing is letter-size and needs to be sealed by Mail Services, flaps must be left “up” (facilitates the sealing process).
Prior to your mailing being sent to a Mail House, please send an IDR to Mail Services (to Sheila’s attention) detailing as much information as possible (i.e. date of mailing, name of Mail House, number of pieces, best estimate of cost of mailing against the University Permit #1161 account). This allows Mail Services to ensure that there are sufficient funds available for your mailing. In addition, it is important for you to have the Mail House fax over to Mail Services (617-627-2161) and to your department a completed copy of the bulk mailing form (#3602) that the Mail House submits to the USPS when they drop off your bulk mailing. This form will be used to reconcile the bulk mailing actual cost to the USPS Permit Report for the period.