About Bound Printed Matter
Some general information about Bound Printed Matter (BPM) follows. For the latest information, always ask the United States Postal Service or visit the USPS website.
Note the following:
- You must have a permit that the USPS has issued to use BPM.
- You must pay for all Bound Printed Matter (BPM) by permit imprint and deposit the BPM at the Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEUs) that issued the permit.
- BPM is not accepted at retail counters, in collection boxes, or by carriers.
- As an alternative to Bound Printed Matter, you can switch to Retail Ground (formerly known as Standard Post) or Media Mail , which offer similar levels of service as BPM.
- You must use special layouts for BPM. For assistance, contact Sales or Support.
- You must learn how to construct your own label layout for BPM with a permit imprint in place of postage; then, you must save it in the Endicia software. For assistance, contact Sales or Support.
- You must pay a one-time application fee to purchase a permit imprint from your local USPS Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU). Single-piece non-presorted BPM is acceptable, with no minimum quantity required.
- For assistance in locating your local USPS BMEU, visit USPS Customer Service.
- See How to Apply for a Permit Imprint.
- See Permit Application Form.
- The USPS requires completion of Form PS 3605-R (“Postage Statement–Package Services”) for each weight class of BPM. For example, 10 pieces of BPM of different weights requires completion and submission of 10 Form PS 3605-R. For Form PS 3605-R, see Form 3605.
- You must calculate the price for the BPM, using the Zone (printed on the Endicia label) and the BPM RateFold.
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