When your Every Door Direct Mail Retail mailing is in an area not served by your local Post Office™, you'll have to get it to the Post Office that serves that area. The fast and efficient way is to use Priority Mail. Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Prepare your package.
Place your prepared Every Door Direct Mail Retail mail, in bundles with facing slips, in boxes. You can even use Priority Mail Flat Rate™ Boxes.

Step 2: Include documentation.
One of the boxes with your Every Door Direct Mail Retail mailing must contain an envelope with the following:

  • Sample mailpiece
  • Check or money order made out to "Postmaster" or "Postal Service" for the amount of postage for your Every Door Direct Mail Retail mailing (not for the Priority Mail shipment, that's paid when you ship). Include your telephone number on the front of the check.
  • Completed Every Door Direct Mail Retail Postage Statement (Form 3587). The same one you would have brought to your local Post Office if you were mailing from there.
  • Copy of the Postmaster Instruction letter. Download letter

Step 3: Label and number your boxes.
On each box, write (handwritten acceptable) "Every Door Direct Mail Retail" and "Open Immediately." For multiple boxes, you must number your packages, starting with 1 of X, with "X" being the total number of boxes in your shipment (e.g., 1 of 6, 2 of 6, 3 of 6, etc.). Make sure your documentation and payment envelope from Step 2 is included in box #1.

Step 4: Ship your boxes.
Address your boxes to “Postmaster” at the Post Office you are sending them to. To send them, you may either bring the boxes to your local Post Office or use online shipping. Each box must have Delivery Confirmation™. With online shipping, you will receive free Delivery Confirmation and Free Carrier Pickup™.