Does it cost more to mail 5x5 cards than 5x7 cards? (US mail)

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eyeful says


I'm thinking of ordering cards (folded cards with envelopes) for my shop. I've heard that it's more expensive to mail 5x5" square cards than 5x7" cards. Looking at the usps site, I'm not sure what it's saying :)

"Size limits:
- Rectangular; length is the dimension parallel to the address.Learn about letter addressing in a new window
- At least 3-1/2 inches high by 5 inches long by 0.007 inch thick
- No more than 6-1/8 inches high by 11-1/2 inches long by 1/4 inch thick
- Up to 3.5 ounces
- Surcharge will apply for nonmachinable letterLearn about nonmachinable letters in a new window"

Any advice?


:) --Tricia

Posted at 9:21am Aug 21, 2009 EDT


anycards says

yes. sqayre cards require more postage.

Posted at 9:23am Aug 21, 2009 EDT

anycards says


Posted at 9:23am Aug 21, 2009 EDT

eyeful says

Thank you! :)

Posted at 9:23am Aug 21, 2009 EDT

GemsByEm says


Posted at 9:23am Aug 21, 2009 EDT

should be no different. a 5 X 5 could only be more, if it was too thick and not machinable, which I think is over 1/4" thick

Posted at 9:24am Aug 21, 2009 EDT

Hi Tricia,
Yes, it does cost more to send square cards. When the postage was still .41 earlier in the summer, we sent out square invitations. I beleive they cost .60 each to send.

Posted at 9:24am Aug 21, 2009 EDT

eyeful says

Square cards look cool-- do you think folks consider the extra postage when they buy cards? Do folks that sell cards mention that postage is higher on square cards?

Posted at 9:24am Aug 21, 2009 EDT

really? I have never heard of that

Posted at 9:25am Aug 21, 2009 EDT

anycards says

many poeple mail square cards in rectangle envlopes. Hallmark has a few brands of square cards where the bottom of the enveloped is glued together so it fits the square perfectly BUT mails as a rectangle.

I personally do not send square cards but hand deliver them all the time. I love square cards.

Posted at 9:26am Aug 21, 2009 EDT

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