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Postal Guidelines / Updates

Include Electronic Subscriptions in Your Circulation Numbers

The Postal Service now recognizes electronic fulfillment of subscriptions. This is good news for those publications that are below the required 50% subscriptions/requested. Here are the forms you should fill out to take advantage of this:

  • PS Form 3526 PDF Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (All Periodicals Publications Except Requester Publications)
  • PS Form 3526-X PDF Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Requester and General Category Periodicals Publications Only)
  • PS Form 3526-R PDF Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Requester Publications Only)

Note: 

  • It’s optional
  • Subscriptions to electronic editions are capped at 10% of the paid circulation.
  • Electronic copies that are offered in conjunction with print copies are not eligible.