What Is Metered Mail?


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Metered mail is mail sent in bulk quantities by an institution that uses stamped or printed images from a postage meter instead of individual stamps. Metered mail is more efficient for high-volume shipments because applying metered stamps takes less time and is cheaper than applying individual postage.

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What Is Metered Mail?
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As of Jan. 26, 2014, the metered mail rate provides a 1-cent discount for 1-ounce First Class Mail letters, whereby customers only pay 48 cents instead of the regular rate of 49 cents to send a letter. This 1-cent reduction results in a 2 percent discount for all pieces of First Class Letter mail.

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