Direct mail is a great marketing tool to utilize within your marketing strategy, but when it comes to printing a postcard, size does matter!
When you’re looking to utilize direct mail in a marketing campaign or promotion, one of the first things you’ll need to know are the size options for your postcard. The images below will give you the dimensions that are the most common, and that will still allow you to meet all the mailing requirements and get the best USPS rate.
True postcard sizes (3.5×5 to 4.25×6) are eligible to mail at the USPS First-Class postcard rate.
Oversized postcards (3.5×5 to 6.125×11) qualify for Market Mail (Standard), the Market Mail Nonprofit Rate, or First-Class.
EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) Sizes
EDDM postcards must exceed one of the following:
10.5″ in length
6.125″ in height
.75″ in thickness
How Can You Mail Your Postcard?
There are three main ways you can mail a postcard: First-Class Mail, Market Mail (standard and nonprofit), and EDDM.
Giving direct mail its moment to shine in a marketing campaign gives you the opportunity to make a powerful first impression with a new or existing target market audience. There are many cost-efficient ways to reach potential customers, but you’ll want to make sure you’ve checked all the boxes. The size and professional design of the postcard are essential in making it stand out. So get those creative juices flowing and make your direct mail piece one to remember!