Delivers High-Impact Design and Low, Flat-Rate Pricing for Commercial Mailers
WASHINGTON — Important, time-sensitive materials requiring tracking and secure delivery now have a new product from the U.S. Postal Service designed to get attention upon arrival. Introduced Jan. 2, Critical Mail provides commercial mailers with eye-catching envelope designs, tracking services and simple, low flat-rate pricing.
Critical Mail is tailored for customers requiring cost-effective mailing solutions for important documents in many types of businesses, including those in the entertainment, financial services, membership services, and tourism industries. Event tickets, identification documents, stored-value cards, education transcripts and urgent direct mail messages are but a few of the items ideally suited for Critical Mail.
“Critical Mail is an excellent choice for commercial mailers looking for a trackable, cost-effective solution for secure delivery of important documents,” said Gary Reblin, vice president, Domestic Products. “The envelopes are designed to create a high level of visibility with the recipient that complements the importance of the contents.”
Available to customers who qualify for Commercial Plus pricing or who have signed a customer commitment agreement, Critical Mail is an automation-compatible product requiring use of an authorized postage payment system. Critical Mail features 1- to 3-day delivery depending on destination, with Track & Confirm service included at no extra cost. Extra services such as signature confirmation and insurance are available.
Critical Mail requires use of USPS-supplied envelopes at a mailing cost of $3.50 for letters (5 ¾” x 9”) and $4.25 for larger, flat-size pieces (9” x 12”). Flat rates apply, regardless of domestic destination for Critical Mail letters (up to 3.0 oz. and 1/4” thick) and Critical Mail Flats (up to 13 oz. and 3/4” thick). More details on Critical Mail can be found online at usps.com/shipping/criticalmail.htm. For more information on Commercial Plus pricing, customers can contact their Postal Service account manager or the Office of Commercial Pricing at email@example.com.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.