I have a large mailing I would like to get out - what should I do first?

Simple Answer - CALL US FIRST! Whether you intend to let us handle the job from start to finish or only a portion of the job, calling us to ensure your mail piece is designed properly, your mailing list is set-up and meets ALL postal requirements, and that you are choosing the right print medium, will help save you countless dollars!

I was told my list had to be move update compliant to obtain standard rates?

Yes, all lists must now be move update compliant in order to receive ANY postal discount. There are various methods to meet this requirement - NCOA(link) being the most popular. Other options include Ancillary service endorsements and ACS service. Call today to determine which option is best for you.

What is NCOA?

NCOA stands for National Change of Address is a database maintained by the USPS. When we perform an NCOA we take your mailing list and run the names through the database to determine which records on your list have changed.

How large does a mailing have to be to qualify?

Different classes of mail have different requirements. Simple standards are:

How much will postage cost on my mail piece?

Unlike the single piece rates many consumers are use to, the exact postage on a presorted mailing is actually a blended rate and depends on a multitude of factors such as:

We would be happy to discuss how to get you the optimal postal discount for your campaign.

What file format should my list be in?

Our common accepted file formats include:

  • .txt
  • .csv
  • .xls
  • .dbf
  • .xlsx

If you have a special file format, call our data team to discuss compatibility.

What is the best way to layout the fields/columns in my data?

We’re glad you asked! Having your data set up properly will not only speed up the production process but save you time and money in the end! While it is best to contact us with the specifics of your list if it contains complicated or large amounts of data, below are some simple illustrations to show industry best list set up. Required mailing fields are in yellow and optional fields blue

*While individual columns for pre-fix, first, middle and last are best, we can accept the data in FULL NAME field format.

What format should my artwork be in?

A print ready .pdf is the preferred option. We also accept:

  • .jpg
  • .tif
  • .eps
  • .ai
  • .indd
  • .ps
  • .psd

What are your turn around times?

Turn around times for all of our services vary widely and really depend on the scope of the project. Usually, we can adjust our turn around times to fit nearly any schedule. Below are some of our standard turn around times:

Mailing Services

  • 1-3 days
  • Manual & Fullfillment jobs may take longer.

Print Production

  • Digital - 1-3 days
  • Wide Format - 2-5 days
  • Press Runs - 3-6 days

Creative Services

Project turn around time vary widely based upon scope and difficulty of project, the list below should be used as a general guide only and all turnaround time should be discussed with your YLS representative at the time of quoting.

Postcard/1 or 2 page Print Piece

  • Initial proof after project is received - 2-3 Days
  • Completion - Dependent upon level of difficulty, revisions and additions on the customer end – Usually within 2 Days.

Booklet – 20-32 page

  • Initial proof after project is received – 4-5 Days
  • Completion - Dependent upon level of difficulty, revisions and additions on the customer end – Usually within 5-7 Days.

Personalized URL Site

  • Initial proof after project is received - 5 Days
  • Completion - Dependent upon level of difficulty, revisions and additions on the customer end – Usually within 5 Days (Must allow extra time for DNS pointing)