We do mailings!

As a mailing agent, Ram Offset realizes there is a lot to know when it comes to mailing with the US Postal Service. Dimensions, ratios, tab requirement and placement, entry locations, barcoding, sorting and delivery are a few of the factors that need to be analyzed prior to preparing a bulk mailing.

Our knowledgeable staff keeps up to date with the constant evolution of the USPS. You don’t need to worry about upfront investments with postal permits and barcoding software when Ram Offset mails your project for you.

Ram Offset can provide you with high-quality printing and mailing services on your next mailing project. Let our expertise in both the print and mailing industry save you money by designing, printing and mailing your next promotional piece.

Minimum Quantity – With as little as 200 pieces, you can save money in postage by sending the mailing via Marketing Mail (formerly known as Bulk Mail.) First Class stamps, as well as Presorted First Class, are available if your mailing does not qualify for Bulk Mail.

Mailing Lists – Ram can use your current in-house mailing list or we can purchase one for you with specific demographics based on your target audience. Merge them both together to connect with existing clients and obtain new ones – our software will remove any duplicate addresses, so you don’t pay for multiple pieces arriving in the same mailbox.

Change and Bad Addresses – People move all the time. Every mailing list we process is cross-referenced to the National Change of Address (NCOA) provided by the USPS to make sure the mail piece is delivered to the most up to date address.

Analytical Tracing – As the pieces travel through the USPS system, checkpoints scan the barcode and report the data which is then allowed to be viewed by applying various search criteria. Our experience shows that even though the USPS requires a barcode on every piece that mails in order for them to collect this data, the USPS does not scan every piece when it reaches its checkpoint. Often, we have seen that automated letters are scanned, and the data is reported when machinable flats are not. Ram Offset is happy to provide the statistics of your mailing to you but be aware that the USPS data reporting (or lack of) is completely out of our control.

Mailing Services VS. Postage Costs – The service fee for preparing your mailing (address verification; sorting; list processing and inkjetting) is separate from the cost of the postage. Once we have processed your list and prepared it for production, we will provide you with an approximate postage amount needed to mail your project. By issuing a check made out to the US Postmaster, your check will be deposited, by Ram, at the BMEU (Bulk Mail Entry Unit) in Medford at the time the mail is entered into the USPS mail stream.

No matter how big or small, give us a call for your next mailing project! Reach out to Ram Offset and call our office today, 541-826-3155.

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And yes, we do mailings, too!

Ram has a full service, in house mailing department, from catalogs to postcards, direct mail to EDDM’s. We can do it all.

In addition to “You do mailing, too?” we also receive questions regarding mailing. Below is a quick list of the top five questions we are most often asked, with answers.

  1. How much does it cost?
    1. There are two elements when it comes to determining how much a mailing will be.
      1. The first is our processing fees. This is what you pay for us to process your mailing lists; generate the paperwork for the post office, and apply the addresses and necessary postal finishing.
      2. The second is the cost of the postage itself. Each mailing list is different, with the destination and quantity determining the postage rates.
    2. How do I pay the postage fees?
      1. Once we process your mailing list, we will provide a postage statement showing the postage amount due. You will write a check, made out to the US Postmaster, and we will deposit that into our postal account when we take your pieces to the post office.
    3. What variables will alter my rates?
      1. Size and required finishing to comply with postal regulations are the two main items that can fluctuate your mailing. Ram will gladly suggest options that will not only save you money in preparation charges, but postal fees as well.
    4. How does an Indicia work?
      1. An Indicia is a convenient way to pay the postage on your mailing. By utilizing an Indicia, you do not have to run your piece through a postal meter or apply stamps. With Ram Offset as your mailing agent, you can utilize our permit number on your mailing piece.

        Ram Offset's Presorted Standard Bulk Rate Indicia
        Ram Offset’s Presorted Standard Bulk Rate Indicia
    5. How can I obtain a mailing list?
      1. We have numerous avenues we can take to obtain a mailing list, and numerous ways for you to use them on your next mailing piece. From targeted locations and incomes to self-reported hobbies and interests, we can provide a list of recipients who are interested in your services or product.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask your sales person or our customer service department.