Nonprofit USPS Marketing Mail is a reduced rate for standard USPS business shipping prices. However, these reduced rates follow rigorous and strict guidelines on who can use the reduced rate and for what.
For example, if multiple companies have a shared mailing system, your company cannot receive the nonprofit mail status unless all of the linked companies are in the program as well.
One of the most tedious aspects of nonprofit shipping is the application process. In order to apply you must meet strict standards and guidelines. These guidelines are outlined in Publication 417 on the USPS website.
Two things to keep in mind before diving into the Publication 417:
- Nonprofit shipping rates are only allowed inside the continental U.S.
- Nonprofit IRS status does not automatically make your company eligible for nonprofit mail prices.
If you are searching for discounted rates on USPS Postage, ShippingEasy offers Commercial Pricing on postage which can lead to significant savings. If you are a nonprofit interested in learning how a ShippingEasy account can further your savings, contact us at 855-202-2275.