Bulk Mail Services

What is Bulk Mail?

The term "bulk mail" refers to larger quantities of mail prepared for mailing at reduced postage. Also referred to as Presorted Mail, Business Mail, or Commercial Mail

Reduced Postage is not granted as a quantity discount, but rather as a work-sharing discount.

LMU Bulk Mail addresses and prepares its mailings in such a way that helps the USPS to reduce its own processing and delivery costs. These cost savings are then passed on to LMU as postage discounts.

The savings in postage may be significant but the highly detailed presort process is strictly regulated to ensure that presorted mailings are fully compatible with USPS operations.

How can we help you?

With over 25 years of commercial mail experience, LMU Bulk Mail's staff is equipped to assist with issues ranging from mail piece design compliance to effective production planning.

Please contact LMU Bulk Mail at 310-338-5197 or Christopher.Fong@lmu.edu in advance for pricing and preparation of bulk mailings.

What special services do we provide?

Data Manipulation

This service is necessary for all mass mailings where postal discounts are being attempted. This service can include address correction and standardization, dupe checks, and presorting. Please contact the Bulk Mail Coordinator for valid file formats.

Addressing

This service is necessary for all mass mailings where postal discounts are being attempted. Addresses are printed directly onto a mailer or envelope. This service is not available for some paper stocks. If you are using a questionable paper stock (gloss or coated) please provide a sample to the Bulk Mail Coordinator prior to the arrival of the job.

Folding

There are multiple folding options available. If the folded product is being machine inserted please contact the Bulk Mail Coordinator to verify that the fold is acceptable.

Inserting (Machine)

Up to 3 pieces (1 flat and 2 folded) may be inserted into a #10 envelope.

Inserting (Hand)

If the inserting job is not machinable then hand inserting is available.

Tabbing

Used to keep mailers closed and maintain piece integrity. Tabs may be necessary to qualify for some postage rates. Only white tabs are available.

Labeling

Used for very small quantities, odd shaped material, and paper stocks that can not be directly addressed.