Greeting Card Mailing Service

Learn about Our Greeting Card Mailing Services Online

 

Whether you're sending out marketing materials or personal well wishes, greeting cards are great media for spreading your message to a large number of people.


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Greeting cards let you present what you have to say in a friendly, personal way, and with UPrinting's printing and mailing services, the whole process of preparing and sending them out barely requires you to lift a finger!

The process is pretty straightforward:


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Just log-in or create a new account. Follow the easy-to-follow procedure online and upload your file. After receiving it from you, our pre-press department will check your file for print-readiness. If there are minor discrepancies or errors, they will correct it and attach a proof on your account for your approval. You will be notified through email and the proof shall contain a personalized note on what the errors were, if any.

Upon your approval and payment, we will start printing the greeting cards. We will also do the coating and other finishing that you have required upon ordering. These include: scoring or folding, matte or gloss coating and insertion of the cards in envelopes.

 

After the printing and custom finishing process, we will verify the mailing list you will have had uploaded. Afterward, we will print the envelopes with individual mailing addresses and start sending them out according to the options you choose. These options are as follow:

 

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First Class Mail vs. Standard Bulk

If you need to send your greeting cards right ahead, you should go for First Class Mail. They are usually received within 3-5 business days. On the other hand, if you are not necessarily in a hurry, you can opt to send them out through Standard Bulk. They are usually received within 5-14 business days. Also, the rate for Standard Bulk is cheaper.


Turn around time is directly proportional to location. The smaller the area, the faster the turn around time. Same applies to larger areas. Please take note that there may be delays due to unforeseen events that are beyond human control, such as adverse weather.

 


NCOA vs. OCO

 


It is very common that customers relocate. This means that there is always the possibility that addresses on your mailing list will not match that of your customers' current addresses.

 


To lessen non-deliveries, you can choose either to have your mailing list updated or just have your cards delivered as is.

 

The first option, NCOA or National Change of Address, is the process of updating the client's mailing list based on the postal record of those who filed a change of address. It will allow us to deliver your cards to your customers' new addresses. This option is necessary if the greeting cards you are sending out have been customized for a particular set of consumers. The second option, on the other hand, OCO (Or current Occupant), allows us to print “Or Current Occupant” under the delivery name. Your greeting cards will sent to the delivery address regardless of who the occupant is. This option is good for businesses who are in search of new customers.

 


We also offer split shipping. If you choose to pay for this service, we will deliver unsent greeting cards or a certain portion of the total percentage of prints back to you. This option is great to save the unsent prints or for instances when you want to hand deliver them yourself.

 


USPS Standard for Mailing

 


The United States Postal Service require certain layout for envelopes and self mailers. Following their standards not only secure delivery but also makes the process faster since it will be easier for their machines and their staff to sort and mail them out.

 


One requirement is to keep certain areas in the envelope blank and devoid of any design element, including colors. These parts included are the bar code clear zone, OCR Read Area and Indicia. Another issue that could affect mailing is putting addresses at the direct left of the OCR Read Area since it could confuse the machine that sorts mails. Return addresses should also always be at the top left to avoid confusion from the delivery address.

 

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After choosing which option will work for you, we will then proceed to deliver your greeting cards. It's that easy.

 


For questions on greeting card printing, feel free to contact our friendly customer service at 1-888-888-4211 or click the live chat assistance button at the top of the page. Remember, spread some love!



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