Below you find postage considerations (postage thresholds, formats) for delivery to our core markets 


Important: 

  • This article is up to date as of November 09, 2022. The information is to be used as a general guide. Postage thresholds and format guidelines may differ from the below. Information is for advertorial mail – the mailings of one campaign must all have the same format. 
  • Formatting guidelines from the post must be followed. 
  • The below covers delivery times after postal handover and guidelines from the local post only.



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Warning on Noto Emoji 14.0 Important: For mailings abroad, logistics costs may be added at any time in addition to printing and postage costs. Even if a mailing is actually printed locally, it may happen that we have to have it printed by one of our printing partners in Germany for capacity reasons and then send it abroad. This is the case, for example, with offset printing for mailings to Switzerland. Due to the fluctuation of logistics costs, we are unfortunately unable to display these on the platform prior to booking. They can only be included in the final invoice.
For an approximate estimate of the logistics costs of your planned mailing, please contact us via support@optilyz.com before booking.


Also read: International shipping costs


Germany 


Standard formats

  • Postcards: Maxi and DIN Lang

  • Letters: DIN A4 (folded in envelope) 

  • Envelopes: DIN Lang

  • Flyers: DIN Lang

Postage thresholds 

  • Minimum volume: 500

  • Postage is reduced again at 5,000

Other postage considerations

  • Max. dimensions standard formats: 235 x 125 x 5 mm

  • Weight up to 20g. Price increases from 21g. Max. weight is 50g

Delivery times

  • Delivery within 4 days after postal handover ("E + 4")

  • Non-Direct Mail days: Sunday, Monday

Express delivery possible? 

Please contact us via support@optilyz.com

Local print? 

Yes

Non-standard formats available? 

Yes – please contact us via support@optilyz.com


Austria


Standard formats

  • Postcards: A5 and DIN Lang

  • Letters: DIN A4 (folded in envelope) 

  • Envelopes: DIN Lang

  • Flyers: DIN Lang

Postage thresholds 

  • Minimum volume: 500

Other postage considerations

  • Max. dimensions standard formats: 235 x 162 x 5 mm

  • Standard info.mail prices are valid for mailings up to 20g. Postage is adjusted at 30g, 40g, 50g. Max. 50g

  • Specified returns are possible (subject to a charge) 

Delivery times

  • Standard info.mail delivery within 5 working days

  • Info.mail "2 Tages-Zustellfenster": Delivery within a 2-day window (subject to a charge) 

  • Non-Direct Mail days: Saturdays if postal handover of the Mailing is on the Friday before (otherwise delivery is also possible on Saturdays), Sunday

Express delivery possible? 

Please contact us via support@optilyz.com

Local print? 

Yes

Non-standard formats available? 

Yes – please contact us via support@optilyz.com




France


Standard formats

  • Postcards: A5, DIN Lang

  • Letters: DIN A4 (folded in envelope) 

  • Envelopes: C5, DIN Lang

  • Flyers: DIN Lang

Postage thresholds 

  • Minimum volume: 1,000

Other postage considerations

  • Postage cost depends on the size of delivery area (lower price for deliveries within one province)

Delivery times

  • Delivery within 5-7 days after postal handover

  • Non-Direct Mail days: none, delivery daily

Express delivery possible? 

Please contact us via support@optilyz.com

Local print? 

Print in Germany and delivery through La Poste.

Non-standard formats available? 

Yes – please contact us via support@optilyz.com



Netherlands and Belgium 


Standard formats

  • Postcards: A5, DIN Lang

  • Letters: DIN A4 (folded in envelope) 

  • Envelopes: C5

  • Flyers: DIN Lang, A5

Postage thresholds 

  • Minimum volume: 500 letters/postcards

  • Prices are adjusted at the following thresholds: 

    • 2,500

    • 5,000

    • 25,000

Other postage considerations

  • Standard advertorial mail prices are valid for mailings up to 20g. Postage is adjusted at 30g, 40g and 50g 

  • 50g is the max. weight

Delivery times

There are three standard options: 

  • until Maxiformat: 72 hours – posted on Monday (Thursday delivery), Wednesday (Saturday delivery) or Friday (Tuesday delivery)

  • until C5-format: DMNW Flex – posted on Friday (Tuesday to Saturday delivery) 

  • especially BE: posted on Thursday (Wednesday or Thursday delivery in the week after)

  • Non-Direct Mail days: Monday, Sunday

Express delivery possible? 

Please contact us via support@optilyz.com

Local print? 

Yes

Non-standard formats available? 

Yes – please contact us via support@optilyz.com




Switzerland 


Standard formats

  • Postcards: A6, A5, DIN Lang

  • Letters: DIN A4 (folded in envelope) 

  • Envelopes: C5, B5

  • Flyers: A6/5 (folded flyer, 105 x 210 mm when folded) 

Postage thresholds 

  • Minimum volume: 500

Other postage considerations

  • Max. dimensions standard formats: 250 x 176 x 5 mm

  • Standard prices are valid for postcards up to 20g and letters up to 100g

  • Specified returns are possible (subject to a charge) 

Delivery times

  • Delivery within 6 working days after postal handover (Mo-Fr)

  • Non-Direct Mail days: Saturday, Sunday

  • Next day delivery through A-Post (subject to a charge) 

Express delivery possible? 

Please contact us via support@optilyz.com

Local print? 

Yes

Non-standard formats available? 

Yes – please contact us via support@optilyz.com




UK


Standard formats

  • Postcards: A5

  • Letters: DIN A4 (folded in envelope) 

  • Envelopes: C5

  • Flyers: A5

Postage thresholds 

  • Minimum volume: 500

  • Prices are adjusted at the following thresholds: 

    • 4,000

    • 10,000

    • 50,000

Other postage considerations

Best postage prices can be achieved with admail discount and mailmark: 

  • Item must be 0-100g

  • Less than 240x165x5 mm

Delivery times

  • Delivery within 2-3 working days up to 4,000 letters/postcards after day of posting 

  • Delivery within 4 working days for over 4,000 letters after day of posting 

  • Non-Direct Mail days: Sunday

Express delivery possible? 

Please contact us via support@optilyz.com

Local print? 

Yes

Non-standard formats available? 

Yes – please contact us via support@optilyz.com