Any single lot of 2,000 or more identical mail items posting to local addresses is classified as Local Bulk Mail, no matter there is a discount or not. This section serves as the guidelines on posting Local Bulk Mail.
All posting of Local Bulk Mail shall comply with the following posting procedures and conditions.
|Payment Options||Central Mail Centre||Other Bulk Acceptance Offices|
|Permit and Franked Mail||5:00pm||3:00pm|
|Postage Prepaid Mail^||3:00pm||12:00pm|
* Saturday, Sunday and public holidays are excluded.
^ Postage Prepaid Mail is only applicable to mail items that are being charged at local principal postage, and all MLSS Compliant Small Letters.
Discount is offered on posting mail items (limited to Small Letter and Large Letter formats only) that comply with the requirements of Hongkong Post’s Mechanised Letter Sorting System (MLSS)* and/or that allow to be delivered in a less speedy standard. These mail items are categorised as MLSS Compliant Mail and Bulk Economy Mail respectively.
* MLSS adopts the advanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to read addresses on envelopes.
MLSS Compliant Mail items are Small Letters that fully meet the specific mandatory requirements of Hongkong Post’s Mechanised Letter Sorting System. For details of the mandatory requirements, please refer to Local Bulk Mail Service Posting Guide, download from here.
Bulk Economy Mail is delivered within three working days after posting.
|Weight Not Exceeding||MLSS Compliant Mail||Non-MLSS Compliant Mail|
|Bulk Economy||Bulk Ordinary*||Bulk Economy|
|Small Letter||Small Letter||Small Letter||Large Letter|
*The delivery standard of “Bulk Ordinary Mail” follows the prevailing delivery standard of ordinary local mail that is being charged at the principal postage. Please refer to here for the information on the latest delivery standard of ordinary local mail.
For the Bulk Ordinary Mail items that are not covered in this booklet, the postage rates follow those of the ordinary local mail that is being charged at the local principal postage. The same delivery standard also applies. Please refer to here.
For customers who are interested in exploring other work-sharing options such as “Pre-sort to Delivery Offices” or “Counter Collection”, please contact your account manager or our General Enquiry Hotline at 2921 2222 for assistance.
There are three payment options available, namely Permit Mailing, Franked Mailing and Postage Prepaid.
To use permit mailing, simply apply for a Permit Licence with a unique Permit Number from Hongkong Post. Applications are approved within one working day. Payment of postage can be made by cash or EPS. You may also prearrange with Hongkong Post Financial Services Division to pay by cheque or through a Hongkong Post Deposit account.
No postage stamp is required and the articles posted under this system will not be datestamped.
To use franked mailing, simply apply for a Franker Licence (which will normally be issued within seven working days) and prepay postage for the machine meter beforehand. The meter credit limit is HK$50,000. If a higher limit is required, a separate application should be made to Hongkong Post.
Corporate logo or slogan can be added to the franked impression for business promotion upon successful application. Franked mailing item will not be datestamped by Hongkong Post.
Frank all items to the full amount, just the same as amount sending local non-bulk mail.
A credit note will be issued by Hongkong Post Financial Services Division after posting. This serves to refund the difference between the full rate and the local bulk mail discounted rate, which can be used when the machine meter is reset next time.
For Digital franking machine, credit will be refunded by cheque.
Postage Prepaid is acceptable for local bulk mail that is being charged at the local principal postage, including Small Letters, Large Letters and Packets, and all MLSS Compliant Small Letters. Prepaid mailing item will be datestamped by Hongkong Post.
Please click here to see the bulk posting acceptance hours.