Postage Saving Tips

  • For mailings with less than 5 pages, fold the pages in half and place in a 6x9 envelope and save an average of 50 cents. Do not use an envelope with a clasp; there is an extra USPS service fee.

  • Screen your mailing list for unnecessary names, duplicates, and incomplete addresses.
  • Use postcards for short messages or announcements. The cost is 34 cents instead of the letter rate of 49 cents.
    • Postcards must be rectangular.
    • Minimum size of 5" long x 3 1/2" high.
    • Maximum size of 6" long x 4 1/4" high.
    • Postcards over the maximum size will be charged as a letter.
  • Double side your inserts to keep the weight of your mail piece down.
  • Use Business Reply envelopes provided by vendors instead of department envelopes.
  • Request Library and Media rate whenever possible. Savings can be as much as 50% of the cost of First Class mail. If you have questions as to what can be shipped at Media or Library rate, contact Mail Services or click the link below.
  • Use the non-profit org. standard mail permit for a mailing of over 200 pieces for substantial postage savings. Contact Mail Services for more information on how to prepare a permit mailing.

Mail Services

280 Central Avenue
Maytum Hall Mailroom, Ground Floor
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3157