How to Mail a Brochure

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Whether you’re campaigning for a seat on your local school board or trying to raise awareness for a charitable cause, brochures are a great way to get your point across. Depending on the amount of time you spend putting them together, brochures can be concise, informative and aesthetically pleasing for your projected audience. But before the brochures can reach those people, they must first be mailed. Mailing brochures is quick, cheap, and can save you a good chunk of time in the delivery-stage.

Fold the brochure and place it in an adequately-sized envelope. Refer to the link to the United States Postal Service website in the "Resources" section to determine proper folding techniques and envelope size for your particular brochure.

Lick the seal of the envelope, fold down and press along the crease. Apply one first-class stamp to the top right corner of the front of the envelope.

Write the mailing information (name, street address, city and zip code) of the brochure recipient on the center of the front of the envelope. Write your own mailing information on the top left corner on the front of the envelope. This will allow the brochure to be returned to you if any problems occur during delivery.

Take the envelope to your local post office and ask for it to be weighed to make sure you've paid the correct postage. Purchase extra stamps if necessary. Hand the envelope to the post office employee for delivery.

Tips

  • Apply scotch tape to the envelope's seal to make sure the brochure doesn't accidentally fall out during delivery.

    Consider using a personalized stamped envelope for a more professional look.

References

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About the Author

Matt McKinney has written professionally since 2008. His work has appeared in publications such as "The Knox Student" and "Diminished Capacity," his campus literary journal. McKinney is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing at Knox College.

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