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Product Samples

Simple Samples

Sending trial-sized product samples (also known as marketing parcels) is one of the most effective ways to engage your potential customers. With Simple Samples®, you can send free samples by mail to either targeted households or every door in a market area—without outer packaging.


  • Flat Rate pricing
  • Less stringent mailpiece preparation requirements
  • No outer packaging needed
  • Volume discounts

How Pricing Works

  • Prices based on the size of the mailed sample: small or large.
  • No minimum quantities required per route.
  • Requires a Detached Marketing Label (DML) or Detached Address Label (DAL).
  • Every Door Direct Mail® samples require a simplified address of a "Postal Customer". Additional DAL ($0.075) or DML ($0.100) fees apply.
Simple Samples Prices Every Door Direct Mail

Available Formats


Simplest format for mailing small samples. Great for things like shampoo, toothpaste, or breath strips.

Letter Sample Prices

Size Requirements

Minimum 3″ x 5″
Maximum 6″ x 11″
Max. Thickness 1/4″

Automated Flat

For rectangular mailpieces in a range of sizes. Pieces must be flexible, semi-flat, and of uniform thickness so they fit through automated processing equipment. Great for things like toilet paper, software (CD/DVD), tissue, or trash bags.

Marketing Mail Automated Flats
Commercial Flats Prices

Size Requirements

Minimum 5″ x 6″
Maximum 12″ x 15″
Max. Thickness 3/4″

Marketing Parcel

For small parcels that weigh under 16 oz. To send marketing parcels, you must have an alternative addressing format such as "Postal Customer" or "Residential Customer". Great for things like cereal, diapers, coffee, granola bars, or razors.

Marketing Mail Details
Marketing Parcel Prices

Size Requirements

Minimum 3″ x 5″
Maximum 9″ x 12″
Max. Thickness 2″