What is Certified Mail, and how does it work?

Certified Mail is a U. S. domestic product, only sent to U. S. addresses. It provides you with a unique tracking number to track the delivery of your mail piece to its recipient(s). Optionally, at an extra charge, you may choose to receive a Return Receipt as proof of delivery. Also optionally, and again at an extra charge, you may choose to restrict delivery to a specified person, or to that person’s authorized agent.

There are four options available for certified mailers:

A Self-Mailer is one that does not require an envelope.

The table below contains details for each option.

Mailer
Type

Document Size

Address Printing Area

Envelope

Maximum Pages

Color Option

 

Paper Option

Mail Class

Certified Mail
Flat

8.5” x 11”

letter-size

Printed on separate page, no need to include space.

Flat (9” x 12”) Envelope

 

24-pages single-sided, 48-pages double-sided

Full color, Black & White

White 24#

Certified Mail, Certified Mail with RR, Certfied Mail with Electronic RR, Certified Mail with RR and Restricted Delivery

Certified Mail
Letter

8.5” x 11”

letter-size

Printed on separate page, no need to include space.

Standard 10# Envelope

5-pages single-sided, 10-pages double-sided

Full color, Black & White

White 24#

Certified Mail, Certified Mail with RR, Certified Mail with Electronic RR, Certified Mail with RR and Restricted Delivery

Certified
Self-Mailer,
No Receipt

8.5” x 11”

letter-size

Printed on top 7.5” of the second side of the document.

No envelope; mailer is folded and tabbed

Single page, plus you can use the first page and bottom 3.5” of the second page.

Full color, Black & White

Card stock

Certified Mail

Certified
Self-Mailer +
Return Receipt

8.5” x 11”

letter-size

Printed on the second side of the document

No envelope; mailer is folded and tabbed

Single page

Full color, Black & White

Card stock

Certified Mail with RR, Certified Mail with Electronic RR, Certified Mail with RR and Restricted Delivery

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