TW-DiscMailer™ by TW Media Services is a new mailer approved by
the United States Post Office for mass-mailing individual CD's and
DVD's using letter-size automation rates. It
is the first USPS-approved cardstock disc mailer on the market that meets the letter-size automation requirements and can
be mailed at a one ounce rate. The cardstock material
of the TW- DiscMailer™ is sturdy enough to support fragile CDs
and DVDs through the postal system, yet is light enough to meet
the one-ounce postage requirement. For our customers that have
thousands of discs to mail, this translates into hundreds or even
thousands of dollars saved on postage costs alone!
Services, a leader in creating custom multimedia packaging,
developed the TW-DiscMailer™ in response to the postal service
changes that took effect in May 14, 2007 that drastically
increased the cost to mail CD’s and DVD’s in industry standard
sleeves and mailers. Being unable to find an existing solution, we
began development of the TW-DiscMailer™ in the summer of 2007
and received USPS approval in November 2007. Since then we have
put thousands of pieces through the postal system, and saved our
customers thousands of dollars in mailing cost.
For non-profit organizations, the TW-DiscMailer™ can reduce postage costs by over 60 percent ($0.16/unit) as compared to using a standard non-approved disc mailer ($0.43/unit). On a mailing of 10,000 pieces, the TW-DiscMailer™ will save a non-profit $2,680.00 in postage costs. For other organizations, the TW-DiscMailer™ will save similar dollar amounts (from $0.53/unit to $0.25) for automated standard rate. For automated first-class mailings, the postage rate changes from $0.58/unit to $0.36/unit.
out of sturdy cardstock, the TW-DiscMailer™ protects CDs and
DVDs from breaking as they travel through the automated post
office equipment. In comparison, other one-ounce mailers, made out
of lighter weight paper, jam the automated post office equipment,
causing fragile CD’s and DVD’s to break, and must be
hand-processed, resulting in wasted time and additional processing
fees. As a final benefit, the TW-DiscMailer™ design offers
substantially more print surface for promotion as compared to
other disc mailers.