How flexible are the USPS's postcard size guidelines?
June 30, 2006 8:45 AM Subscribe
How flexible are the Postal Service's postcard size guidelines
posted by sandor to Grab Bag (11 answers total)
We just finished up our wedding invitations, and we only now noticed that the response postcards are a half-inch shorter than the minimum. (The USPS says postcards have to be 5 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall minimum. Ours are 4.5 x 4.) We'd rather not have to reprint everything. A little research has yielded even more confusion, as some people (one post office clerk, the guy on the other end of 800.ASK.USPS, and usps.gov) say it's not mailable, while others (three other post office clerks) say no problem, it'll still work with standard postcard postage ($.24).
This is really a three-parter: a) Will this postcard get mailed with $.24 in postage? b) If not, will it get mailed with first-class postage ($.39)? c) If not, what will happen to it?