List FAQ

Q: How and when should I send my mailing list?
A: It is important to remember that without your list, we cannot begin the mailing portion of your job. Therefore, you should send it to us at the same time as your printing order if at all possible. If you do not need your cards to mail immediately after the printing, you should make sure we have the list no later than 4 business days before your preferred mailing date.

There are several ways to submit your mailing list. If you are mailing your postcard order to us, you can include your list on a diskette or CD. If you are ordering online through our Online Ordering System, you will be able to upload your mailing list along with your print materials. Please be sure to "zip" your list files before submitting them electronically. In all cases, clearly identify each submission with your Job #, your name, company and phone number. Also, please indicate the quantity and the file types, and provide any special instructions for processing the lists. A field layout is always appreciated and will help expedite processing your list.

Q: Do I have to compress my mailing list before sending?
A: Yes. You must compress your files prior to submitting. On a PC, compress with ZIP. On a MAC, compress with DropStuff/StuffIt.

Q: Do you accept my mailing list as Cheshire labels, tapes, tape cartridges or DAT tapes?
A: No. We do NOT accept Cheshire labels, tapes, tape cartridges or DAT tapes.

Q: What fields must I include to make sure my mail is delivered?
A: For proper addressing, your list must include a recipient's name (or generic name such as "Current Resident"), street name and number (include apt #, PO Box, or suite #), city, state and zip code. Business lists should also include Company names and may optionally include Title & Department fields. Find out more information on List Formats.

Q: Is there a minimum quantity of cards you can mail?
A: Postal regulations require a minimum of 500 pieces to qualify for 1st Class Presort postage savings. A list with less than 500 mailable records will be sent at the single-piece 1st class rates and a separate fee will be charged for our services. Bulk mail requires an absolute minimum of 200 pieces.

Q: I have been gathering my list for several years and I know some people have moved. Is there some way to update it with new addresses?
A: Yes, read about updating your mailing list.

Q: I only have self-adhesive mailing labels. Can you use those to complete my mailing?
A: Yes, in those cases where you do not have an electronic version of your list, we can apply your labels instead of ink jet addressing. However, since we will not be able to apply postal barcodes to your mail, no presort discounts are available. Therefore, your cost for the mailing will be the full First Class postage, plus a Mailing Services fee and a per piece charge to hand-apply the labels. Contact us for details and a cost estimate.

Q: What type of security and protection do you provide for the confidential information contained in my mailing list?
A: We will take reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality, safekeeping and protection of confidential information contained in a Customer's mailing list. At all times it is Customer's or Customer's list vendor's responsibility to maintain a duplicate copy of their mailing list(s). You may download a copy of our Mailing List Privacy, Security and Limitations of Liability Agreement by clicking here.

I am very pleased with my most recent job from Modern Postcard. Even tho' I sent what were probably confusing instructions and substandard images, the layout, design, color, and printing results were excellent. Job was done on time and shipped to me immediately, so I was able to meet a mailing deadline. I will continue to use Modern Postcard's services, because nobody else I have tried comes even close to their quality and reliability. I have already received lots of compliments on the most recent card. I highly recommend Modern Postcard, especially for people in the arts, where quality of image counts for a lot.
Martha Daniels Ceramics