What is an ad, indicia, or inscription

Learn the difference between an ad, an indicia and an inscription.

UPDATED: 18 June 2015

The following will give you a description of an ad, indicia and an inscription:

  • An indicia is the meter stamp on a piece of mail that shows postage has been paid by the sender.
  • An ad is an advertisement, message or graphic that can be printed next to the meter indicia. You can create your free Ad from My Account and clicking on the Envelope Messaging portal, or calling 1-800-672-6937.
  • The inscription next to the indicia contains information that fulfills Canadian postal laws and regulations.