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Index

A

absentee balloting materials, 703.8.0

accelerated reply mail, 508.5.8

additional entry for Periodicals, 207.30.0

authorization, 207.30.2

cancellation, 207.30.2

address correction services, 507.4.0

address element correction, 507.8.4, 507.8.5

Address Information System (AIS) products, 509.1.0

address labels

detached address labels (DALs), 602.4.0

Periodicals, 207.3.2.2

address lists

accuracy, 708.3.0

verification of, 708.3.5

address placement, 602.1.0

cards, 102.2.0, 202.2.0

letters, 102.2.2, 202.2.0

Periodicals, 207.3.2

address quality standards, flats

automation

First-Class Mail, 233.5.1

Standard Mail, 243.7.1

barcoded pieces, 233.5.7, 243.7.6, 263.6.4

carrier route

Bound Printed Matter, 263.5.3

carrier route code accuracy, 243.6.2, 263.5.3

general standards

Bound Printed Matter, 263.5.1

First-Class Mail, 233.3.3

Standard Mail, 243.3.3

Move Update, 233.3.4, 243.3.10

ZIP Code accuracy

Bound Printed Matter, 263.4.3

First-Class Mail, 233.3.5

Standard Mail, 243.3.9

address quality standards, general

Alternative Addressing Format, 602.3.0

Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS), 708.3.0

address quality standards, letters and cards

automation

First-Class Mail, 233.5.1

Standard Mail, 243.7.1

automation enhanced carrier route, 243.6.6.1

barcoded pieces

First-Class Mail, 233.5.7

Standard Mail, 243.7.6

carrier route code accuracy

Standard Mail, 243.6.2

general standards

First-Class Mail, 233.3.3

Standard Mail, 243.3.3

Move Update, 233.3.4, 243.3.10

ZIP Code accuracy

First-Class Mail, 233.3.5

Standard Mail, 243.3.9

address quality standards, parcels

carrier route code accuracy

Bound Printed Matter, 263.5.3

Standard Mail, 243.6.2

general standards

Bound Printed Matter, 263.5.1

First-Class Package Service, 283.3.0

Standard Mail, 243.3.3

Move Update, 283.3.5, 243.3.10

ZIP Code accuracy

Bound Printed Matter, 263.4.3

First-Class Package Service, 283.3.6

Standard Mail, 243.3.9

address quality standards, Periodicals

barcoded/automation, 207.14.1

carrier route, 207.13.1.2

general, 207.12.1.2

address sequencing services, 507.9.0

address services

Address Change Service (ACS), 507.4.2

address correction, 507.4.1

carrier route schemes, 505.1.4

Delivery Statistics Product, 505.1.1

mailing list services, 507.8.0

sequencing for cards and electronic files, 507.9.0

addressee, See recipient services

addressing

See also address placement

alternative addressing formats, 602.3.0

automation mailings

letters

First-Class Mail, 233.5.7

Standard Mail, 243.7.6

flats

Bound Printed Matter, 263.6.4

First-Class Mail, 233.5.7

Standard Mail, 243.7.6

Periodicals, 207.14.5

commercial mail receiving agencies, 602.2.3

content, 602.1.4, 602.1.5

detached address labels (DALs), 602.4.0

elements of a complete address, 602.1.4, 602.1.5

exceptional address, 602.3.4

military mail, 703.2.2

Move Update, 602.5.0

“occupant”-style addressing, 602.3.3.1

Periodicals, 207.3.2

return address, 602.1.5

simplified address, 602.3.2

ZIP Code, 602.1.8

Adult Signature service, 503.9.0

advance deposit account, 604.6.4

advertising

nonprofit and classroom Periodicals, 207.10.1.3

nonprofit Standard Mail, 703.1.6

pandering, 508.9.1

Periodicals, 207.4.12

sexually-oriented material, 508.10.0

aerosols, 601.3.5

agriculture

Science-of-Agriculture, 207.1.2, 207.11.2

State Departments of Agriculture, 207.6.3

USDA, 703.7.0

air transportation prohibitions for hazardous materials, see Publication 52

Alaska Bypass Service, 705.25.0

Alternate Mailing System (AMS), 705.4.0

ancillary service endorsements

address service requested, 507.1.0

change service requested, 507.1.0

class of mail, explanation by, 507.1.0

BPRS Standard Mail, 507.1.5.3i.

First-Class Mail and Priority Mail, 507.1.5.1

Standard Mail, 507.1.5.3

Package Services, 507.1.5.4

Periodicals, 507.1.5.2

Priority Mail Express, 507.1.5.5

clear space

flats, 202.4.4

letters and cards, 202.4.4

parcels, 202.4.4

retail, 102.4.1

electronic service requested, 507.1.0

forwarding service requested, 507.1.0

placement on the mailpiece

flats, 202.4.3

letters and cards, 202.4.3

parcels, 202.4.3

retail, 102.4.1

return service requested, 507.1.0

temp-return service requested, 507.1.0

type size

ACS participant codes, 507.4.2.5

flats, 202.4.4

letters and cards, 202.4.4

parcels, 202.4.4

retail, 102.4.1

with return address

flats, 202.4.2

letters and cards, 202.4.2

parcels, 202.4.2

animals, see Publication 52

APO, See military mail

appeals for decision made about mailing standards, 607.2.0

appeals for Post Office box and caller service, 508.4.8.2, 508.5.7.3

Armed Forces, mail sent by, 703.4.0

aspect ratio, 201.3.7

automation cards, 201.3.0

enclosed in letters, 201.3.18

labels, 201.3.13

mail preparation

First-Class Mail, 235.6.0

Standard Mail, 245.7.0

size, 201.1.2

tabs and wafer seals, 201.3.11

automation flats, general 201.6.0

addressing

Bound Printed Matter, 263.6.0

First-Class Mail, 233.5.7

Standard Mail, 243.7.6,

attachments, 201.6.5.2

Bound Printed Matter, 263.6.0

First-Class Mail, 201.3.0, 233.5.0

labels, 201.4.8

mail preparation

First-Class Mail, 235.6.0

Standard, 245.8.0

Bound Printed Matter, 265.7.0

polywrap, 201.4.5

Periodicals, 207.14.0

addressing, 207.14.5

mail preparation, 207.25.0

reply mail enclosed in an automation flat, 201.3.18

size, 201.4.0

staples, 201.6.3.2

Standard Mail, 243.7.0

tabs and wafer seals, 201.6.4

uniformity, 201.4.4

automation letters, general 201.3.0

addressing

First-Class Mail, 233.5.7

Standard Mail, 243.7.6

enhanced carrier route, 243.6.1

heavy letters, 201.3.6, 243.6.4.3

labels, 201.3.13

mail preparation

First-Class Mail, 235.6.0

Standard Mail, 245.7.0

perforated pockets, 201.3.13

Periodicals, 207.14.0

addressing, 207.14.5

mail preparation, 207.24.0

reply mail enclosed in an automation letter, 201.3.18

size, 201.3.3

tabs and wafer seals, 201.3.11

automation mailings, general

different payment methods, 705.5.0

reply mail enclosed in mailing, 201.3.18

automation parcels, See barcoded parcels

B

ballots, 703.8.0

balloon price

Standard Post, 101.7.0

Priority Mail, 123.1.3, 223.1.6, 253.4.6

barcoded parcels, 708.5.0

barcodes

address block, inside

letters and flats, 202.5.3

barcode clear zone

letters, 202.5.1

machinable parcels, 202.6.2

certification, 708.4.6

container labels, 708.6.0

dimensions and spacing, 708.4.2.5

human-readable information, 708.5.2.10

inserts, 202.5.4

letters, cards, and flats, 202.5.0, 708.4.0

parcels, 202.6.1, 708.5.0

reflectance, 708.4.4

sack labels, 708.6.2, 708.6.4

second barcode on flats, 202.5.2

skew, 708.4.5

tray labels, 708.6.2, 708.6.3

types of barcodes

5-digit barcode, 708.4.2.2

letters, 202.5.1.4

concatenated, 708.5.2.3

delivery point barcode (DPBC), 708.4.2.4

flats, 202.5.2

letters, 202.5.0

integrated, 708.5.2.3

Intelligent Mail barcode, 708.4.3, 708.5.1

PLANET Code barcode, 503.15.2

POSTNET barcode, 708.4.2

Signature Confirmation, 708.5.2.3, 503.13.0

GS1-128, 708.5.2.1

ZIP+4 barcode

general, 708.4.2.3

letters, 202.5.1.4

window envelope, 202.5.5 – 202.5.7

batteries, see Publication 52

bills and invoices

Priority Mail Express

retail, 113.3.0

commercial, 213.2.0

First-Class Mail

commercial flats, commercial letters, 233.2.2

commercial parcels, 283.2.2

retail mail, 133.3.2

Priority Mail, 123.3.0, 223.2.0

solicitations in guise of, 601.9.1

bird stamp, for hunting migratory birds, 509.2.1

blind, free matter for, 703.5.0

book rate, See Media Mail

booklets, 201.3.16

books

packaging for mailing, 601.7.2

Bound Printed Matter, commercial flats

annual destination entry mailing fee, 263.1.2.6

attachments, 263.3.3

barcoded flats, 201.6.2

carrier route accuracy, 263.5.3

cobundling, 705.11.4

combined with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

combined with other Package Services, 705.7.0

computing postage, 263.1.0

content standards, 263.3.0

cotraying and cosacking bundles, 705.9.4

deposit, 266.3.9

appeals, 266.3.9.11

nonpresorted pieces, 266.1.0

scheduling appointments, 266.3.9.3

verification, 266.2.1

documentation, 264.2.0

carrier route mail, 264.2.1

facsimile postage statements, 264.2.1

machinable mail, 264.2.1

multiple mailings, 264.2.1

standard format, 264.2.1

drop shipments, 266.2.6

eligibility, 263

barcoded pieces, 263.6.0

basic, 263.3.0

carrier route, 263.5.0

machinable, 263.5.0

enclosures, 263.3.3

entry

destination entry, 266.3.0

verification, 266.2.1

DNDC, 266.4.0

DSCF, 266.5.0

DDU, 266.6.0

general standards, 201.5.3

invoices, 263.3.3.1

markings required on mailpiece, 202.1.0, 202.3.7.3

postage payment options, 264.1.0

preparation of mail, 265

barcoded flats, 265.7.0

carrier route flats, 265.6.0

bundling, 265.2.0

bundles of flats on pallets, 705.8.10.4

bundling for mail on pallets, 705.8.9.5

presorted flats, 265.5.0

sacks of flats on pallets, 705.8.10.4

optional endorsement lines, 203.3.14

carrier route info lines, 203.3.14

sacks, 265.3.0

price eligibility

barcoded flats, 263.4.1

carrier route prices, 263.4.1

DNDC prices, 266.4.0

DDU prices, 266.6.0

DSCF prices, 266.5.0

nonpresorted prices, 263.1.1

presorted prices, 263.5.0

size, 201.4.0, 201.5.3

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight standards, 201.5.3

written additions, 263.3.4

ZIP Code accuracy, 263.4.3

Bound Printed Matter, commercial parcels

annual destination entry mailing fee, 263.1.2.6

attachments, 263.3.3

barcoded parcels, 263.2.5

carrier route accuracy, 263.5.2

combined with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

combined with other Package Services, 705.9.4

computing postage, 263.1.0

content standards, 263.3.0

deposit, 266.3.9

appeals, 266.3.9.11

nonpresorted pieces, 266.1.0

scheduling appointments, 266.3.9.3

verification, 266.2.1

documentation, 264.2.0

facsimile postage statements, 264.2.2

multiple mailings, 264.2.2

drop shipments, 264.2.2

eligibility, 263

carrier route, 263.5.0

mailings, 263.3.0

enclosures, 263.3.3

entry

destination entry, 266.3.0

verification, 266.2.1

DNDC entry, 266.4.0

DSCF entry, 266.5.0

DDU entry, 266.6.0

general standards, 201.8.6

invoices, 263.3.3.1

markings required on each mailpiece, 202.3.7

carrier route irregular parcels, 265.9.2, 265.9.3

carrier route parcels, 265.9.1.1

presorted irregular parcels, 265.8.2, 265.8.3

presorted parcels, 265.8.1.1

nonmachinable parcels, 201.8.6

postage payment options, 264.1.0

preparation of mail, 265

bundles of irregular parcels on pallets, 705.8.10.5

bundling, 265.2.0

bundling for mail on pallets, 705.8.9.5

carrier route irregular parcels, 265.9.2, 265.9.3

carrier route machinable parcels, 265.9.4

combined machinable parcels, 265.9.4

combining parcels, 265.1.4

machinable parcels on pallets, 705.8.10

optional endorsement lines, 203.3.14

carrier route info lines, 203.3.14

presorted irregular parcels, 265.8.2, 265.8.3

presorted machinable parcels, 265.8.4, 265.8.5

sacks of irregular parcels on pallets, 705.8.10.5

price eligibility

carrier route, 263.4.1,

DNDC, 266.4.0

DDU, 266.6.0

DSCF, 266.5.0

nonpresorted, 263.1.1

presorted, 263.5.0

size, 201.7.0, 201.8.6

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight standards, 201.7.0, 201.8.6

written additions, 263.3.4

ZIP Code accuracy, 263.4.3

boxes

acceptable sizes and load, 601.4.2

Post Office boxes, 508.4.0

bulk mail, See commercial mail

bulk mail center, See Network Distribution Center

bulk parcel return service (BPRS), 505.6.0

annual accounting fee, 505.7.1.2

annual permit fee, 505.7.1.1, 505.7.2.1

application for a permit, 505.7.4.1

general information, 505.7.3

label format, 505.7.6

label placement, 505.7.5

label example, 505.7.6

postage and fees, application, 505.7.2

bundles, general

pallets, 705.8.5.7 – 705.8.5.12

counter-stacking, 705.8.5.8

labeling bundles of mail, 705.8.5.10

securing bundles of mail, 705.8.5.11

Bulk Proof of Delivery, 503.7.0

bundles of letters

facing slips for carrier route mail

Standard Mail, 203.3.15

First-Class Mail, 235.2.0

labeling bundles of mail

First-Class Mail, 203.3.13

Standard Mail, 203.3.13

securing bundles of mail

First-Class Mail, 203.3.5

Standard Mail, 203.3.5

Standard Mail, 245.2.0

bundles of flats

Bound Printed Matter, 265.2.0

counter-stacking

Bound Printed Matter, 203.3.7

Media Mail and Library Mail, 203.3.7

Standard Mail, 203.3.7

facing slips for carrier route mail

Bound Printed Matter, 203.3.15

Standard Mail, 203.3.15

First-Class Mail, 235.2.0

labeling bundles of mail

Bound Printed Matter, 203.3.13

First-Class Mail, 203.3.13

Media Mail and Library Mail, 203.3.13

Standard Mail, 203.3.13

Media Mail and Library Mail, 275.2.0

sacks

Standard Mail, 203.3.0

securing bundles of mail

Bound Printed Matter, 203.3.5

First-Class Mail, 203.3.5

Media Mail and Library Mail, 203.3.5

Standard Mail, 203.3.5

Standard Mail, 245.2.0

bundles of parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 265.2.0

counter-stacking

Bound Printed Matter, 203.3.7

Media Mail and Library Mail, 203.3.7

Standard Mail, 203.3.7

facing slips for carrier route mail

Bound Printed Matter, 203.3.15

Standard Mail, 245.2.2

labeling bundles of mail

Bound Printed Matter, 203.3.13

Media Mail and Library Mail, 203.3.13

Standard Mail, 203.3.13

Media Mail and Library Mail, 275.3.0

sacks

First-Class Package Service, 285.2.0

Standard Mail, 245.3.0

securing bundles of mail

Bound Printed Matter, 203.3.5

Media Mail and Library Mail, 203.3.5

Standard Mail, 203.3.5

Standard Mail, 245.2.0

bundles of Periodicals, 207.19.0

counter-stacking, 203.3.7

facing slips for carrier route mail, 203.3.15

labeling bundles of mail, 203.3.13

sacks, 203.3.8

securing bundles of mail, 203.3.5

with Standard Mail flats, 207.15.0

business mail, See commercial mail

Business Reply Mail (BRM), 505.1.0

annual accounting fee, 505.1.6.4

annual permit, renewal, 505.1.5.4

application for a permit, 505.1.5.2

distributed by agents of the permit holder, 505.1.11

format, 505.1.8, 505.1.8

general information, 505.1.4

how annual accounting fee is applied, 505.1.6.3

how annual permit fee is applied, 505.1.5.4

how postage and fees are applied, 505.1.6

official U.S. government mail, 703.7.0

physical characteristics, 505.1.7

qualified Business Reply Mail (QBRM), 505.1.3, 505.1.10

refunds for postage affixed to Business Reply Mail, 604.9.3

sample of Business Reply Mail, 505.1.8.1

weight-averaged Business Reply Mail, 505.1.12

C

caller service, 508.5.0

accelerated reply mail, 508.5.8

appeals, 508.5.7.3

application for service, 508.5.3.1

refunds, 508.5.6

reserved caller service number, 508.5.2.6

reserved caller service number fee, 508.5.1

cards

automation, See automation cards

bundling,

First-Class Mail 203.3.0

Standard Mail, 203.3.0

Periodicals, 203.3.0

double cards (double postcards)

commercial mail, 201.1.2.8

retail mail, 101.6.2.9

eligibility for First-Class Mail card prices

retail mail, 101.6.2.1, 133.1.0

commercial mail, 233.6.1

reply cards

flats,

First-Class Mail, 233

letters, 201.3.18

First-Class Mail, 233.6.0

Standard Mail, 243

Periodicals, 207.14.2

size and weight

commercial mail, 201.1.2

retail mail, 101.6.2.2

carrier route, general

See also Bound Printed Matter, general; Enhanced Carrier Route (ECR); Periodicals; Standard Mail, general

carrier route information lines, 708.8.0

carrier route schemes, 509.1.4

submitting cards for sequencing, 507.9.3

carrier route, flats

carrier route code accuracy

Bound Printed Matter, 263.5.3

Standard Mail, 243.6.2

carrier route information lines

Bound Printed Matter, 203.3.14

Standard Mail, 203.3.14

facing slips on bundles

Bound Printed Matter, 203.3.15

Standard Mail, 203.3.15

sequencing requirements

Standard Mail, 245.6.8, 245.9.9

carrier route, letters

carrier route code accuracy

Standard Mail, 243.6.2

carrier route information lines

Standard Mail, 203.3.14

facing slips on bundles

Standard Mail, 203.3.15

sequencing requirements

Standard Mail, 245.6.8

carrier route, parcels

carrier route code accuracy

Bound Printed Matter, 263.5.3

Standard Mail, 243.6.2

carrier route information lines,

Bound Printed Matter, 203.3.14

Standard Mail, 203.3.14

facing slips on bundles

Bound Printed Matter, 203.3.15

Standard Mail, 245.2.2

sequencing requirements

Standard Mail, 245.6.8, 245.9.9

carrier route, Periodicals

carrier route information lines, 203.3.14

facing slips on bundles, 203.3.15

sequencing requirements, 207.23.8

CASS-Certified Software, 708.3.2.3

certificate of mailing, 503.5.0

bulk quantities, 503.5.2

other extra services that can be added, 503.1.4.1

what may be mailed, 503.5.1

Certified Mail, 503.3.0

filling out label, 503.3.2.1

other extra services that can be added, 503.1.4.1

requesting a delivery record, 503.3.2.1

required label, 503.3.2.1

what may be mailed, 503.1.4.1

change-of-address

submitting, 507.2.1

church, See nonprofit

cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, see Publication 52

City State Product, 505.1.2, 509.1.0

claims, 609

criteria for approval, 609.4.1

filing, 609.1.0

filing a duplicate claim, 609.2.0

reasons for denial, 609.4.3

time limit for filing, 609.1.4

Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS), 708.3.0

certification and testing, 708.3.6

dates for matching and coding, 708.3.3

documentation submitted with a mailing, 708.3.5

software certification and configuration, 708.3.2

collection box

deposit for First-Class Mail, 136.1.0

deposit for Priority Mail, 126.1.0

deposit for Priority Mail Express, 116.1.0

collect on delivery (COD), 503.13.0

combined with Priority Mail Express, 503.13.1.4

combined with registered mail, 503.13.1.3

delivery of COD items, 503.13.1.8

filing a claim, 609

mailing instructions, 503.13.1.5

other extra services that can be added, 503.1.4.1

required forms, 503.13.2

what may be mailed, 503.13.1.2

where to mail, 503.13.1.5

combined mailing

First-Class Mail or Standard Mail with different payment methods, 705.5.0

Media Mail and Bound Printed Matter, 703.9.6

multiple editions or publications of a periodical, 207.27.0

Periodicals and Standard Mail flats, 705.15.0

commercial mail

letters,

Priority Mail Express, 210

First-Class Mail, 230

Standard Mail, 240

flats,

Bound Printed Matter, 260

First-Class Mail, 230

Media Mail and Library Mail, 270

Standard Mail, 240

parcels,

Bound Printed Matter, 260

Priority Mail Express, 210

First-Class Package Service, 280

Media Mail and Library Mail, 270

Parcel Select, 250

Priority Mail, 220

Standard Mail, 240

commercial mail receiving agency (CMRA)

addressing requirements, 508.1.8

delivery to, 508.1.4

forwarding mail to CMRA customers, 507.2.2.7

commingled mail, 255.1.7, 705.8.14.4

complaints, 608.6.0

computing postage

Bound Printed Matter

commercial flats, 263.1.1.5

commercial parcels, 263.1.1.5

Priority Mail Express

retail, 113.1.2

commercial, 213.1.1

First-Class Mail

commercial flats, 233.1.5

commercial letters, 233.1.6

commercial parcels, 283.1.7

retail mail, 133.1.5

Media Mail and Library Mail

commercial flats, 273.1.5

commercial parcels, 273.1.4

retail mail, 173.1.3, 173.1.4

Standard Post

commercial parcels, 253.1.4

retail mail, 153.1.3 – 153.1.3

Periodicals, 207.2.2

Priority Mail

retail, 123.1.8

commercial, 223.1.11

Standard Mail

commercial flats, 243.1.5

commercial letters, 243.1.5

commercial parcels, 243.1.5

general, 604.7.0

conditions of mail delivery, 508.2.0

confirmation, See USPS Tracking and Signature Confirmation

congressional frank

addressing, 703.6.0 – 703.6.0

delivery, 703.6.0, 703.6.0

contact information, 608.8.0

containers

boxes, 601.4.2

envelopes, 601.4.1

paper bags and wraps, 601.4.4

plastic bags and film, 601.4.5 – 601.4.6

content identifier numbers (CINs), 708.6.2.4

content markings, 601.5.2

contraceptives and abortion devices, 601.9.0

controlling mail delivery, 508.2.0

cooperative mailing, 703.1.6.3

copalletize, 705.8.7

copyrights of the USPS, 608.7.2

corporate accounts, 414.2.0

Courtesy Reply Mail (CRM), 201.4.0

customer mail receptacles, 508.3.0

Customized MarketMail

bundling and labeling, 245.13.4

containerization, 245.13.5

documentation, 708.1.0

eligibility, 243.9.2

endorsements, 245.13.2

mail preparation, 245.13.0

physical standards, 201.9.0

postage options, 244.1.0

cushioning, 601.3.0

customs, 703.2.3.6

D

damage to mail

filing claims for loss or damage, 609

dangerous materials, see Publication 52

dead mail, 507.1.9

deflection, 201.1.0

delivery, types of

city delivery service, 508.2.1

highway contract delivery service, 508.2.3

rural delivery service, 508.2.2

delivery of mail, 508.1.0, 508.2.0

accountable mail, 508.1.1.7

agent, 508.1.4

commercial mail receiving agency, 508.1.8

delivery to addressee only, See restricted delivery

Priority Mail Express, 508.1.1.7

hotels, institutions, and schools, 508.1.6

individual at a business, 508.1.5

military units, 703.2.7

refusal by addressee, 508.1.1

delivery point barcode (DPBC)

general, 602.1.8.3, 708.4.2.4

letters, 233.5.7.3

flats, 233.5.5

delivery statistics

Delivery Statistics File, 509.1.1

general, 509.1.5

Department of State mail, 703.3.0

deposit

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 266

First-Class Mail, 236

Media Mail and Library Mail, 276

Standard Mail, 246

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 236

Standard Mail, 246

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 266

Priority Mail Express, 216

First-Class Mail, 286

Media Mail and Library Mail, 276

Parcel Select, 256

Priority Mail, 226

Standard Mail, 246

nonpresorted Bound Printed Matter, 266.1.0

Periodicals, 207.28.0

retail mail

First-Class Mail, 136

Media Mail and Library Mail, 176

Parcel Select, 156

Priority Mail, 126

Priority Mail Express, 116

design

indicia design, 604.4.0

mailpiece design

commercial flats, 201, 202

commercial letters, 201, 202

commercial parcels, 201, 202

retail mail, 101, 102

reproductions of copyrighted material, 608.7.2

destination entry, See price eligibility under individual classes of mail

destination entry mailing fee, See mailing fees

detached address labels (DALs), 602.4.0

detached marketing labels (DMLs), 602.4.0

dimensions

commercial mail, 201

retail mail, 101

dimensional weight

Priority Mail

retail, 123.1.4

commercial, 223.1.6

direct mail, See commercial mail

documentation

retail mail,

Media Mail and Library Mail, 174

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 234.3.0

Standard Mail, 244.4.0

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 264.2.0

First-Class Mail, 234.3.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 274.2.0

Standard Mail, 244.4.0

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 264.2.0

First-Class Package Service, 284.3.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 274.2.0

Parcel Select, 254.1.2

Priority Mail, 224.2.3

Standard Mail, 244.3.0

Periodicals, 207.17.0

standardized, 708.1.0

double cards (double postcards), see cards

drop box, See collection box

drop shipment

metered mail drop shipment, 705.19.0

plant-verified drop shipment, 705.17.0

Priority Mail Open and Distribute, 705.18.0

Priority Mail Express Open and Distribute, 705.18.0

duck stamp, See bird stamp, for hunting migratory birds

E

educational materials

qualifying for Media Mail prices

commercial flats, 273.2.0, 273.3.0

commercial parcels, 273.2.0, 273.3.0

retail mail, 173.3.0, 173.4.0

qualifying for Library Mail prices

commercial flats, 273.2.0, 273.4.0

commercial parcels, 273.2.0, 273.4.0

retail mail, 173.3.0, 173.5.0

election boards, mailing list services, 507.8.3.4, 507.8.7

Electronic Verification System (eVS), 705.2.9

enclosures

incidental First-Class Mail, 703.9.5

Package Services, 703.9.4

Periodicals, 703.9.3

Standard Mail, 703.9.4

endorsements, See ancillary service endorsements

enhanced carrier route (ECR)

See also carrier route, general and Standard Mail, general

basic requirements

flats, 243.6.3,

letters, 243.6.3,

parcels,243.6.3

eligibility for automation prices, 243.6.0

high density requirements

flats, 243.6.4,

letters, 243.6.4,

parcels,243.6.4

price eligibility

flats, 243.6.0

letters, 243.6.0

parcels, 243.6.0

saturation requirements

flats, 243.6.5

letters, 243.6.5

parcels, 243.6.5

sequencing requirements

flats, 245.6.9, 245.6.9

letters, 245.6.8, 245.6.9

parcels, 245.6.6, 245.6.7

entry

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 266

First-Class Mail, 236

Media Mail and Library Mail, 276

Standard Mail, 246

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 236

Standard Mail, 246

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 266

Priority Mail Express, 216

First-Class Mail, 286

Media Mail and Library Mail, 276

Parcel Select, 256

Priority Mail, 226

Standard Mail, 246

Periodicals, 207.29.0, 207.30.0

envelopes

Priority Mail Express, 115.1.0, 601.6.1

green bordered, 601.6.3

Priority Mail, 125.1.1, 601.6.1

reusable, 601.6.5

window envelopes, 601.6.4

with postage preprinted by USPS, See stamped stationery

Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM), 140

exceptional dispatch for Periodicals, 207.28.3

how to apply, 207.28.3.5

prices, 207.28.3.4

exchanges, 604.9.0

expedited services, 604.5.3.5, 705.18.5.8

experimental and temporary classifications, 709

explosives, see Publication 52

extra services, 503

Certified Mail, 503.3.0

Certificate of Mailing, 503.5.0

Collect on Delivery (COD), 503.13.0

USPS Tracking, 503.11.0

Insured Mail, 503.4.0

Intelligent Mail Barcode Tracing, 503.15.0

Registered Mail, 503.2.0

Restricted Delivery, 503.8.0

Return Receipt, 503.6.0

Return Receipt for Merchandise, 503.10.0

Signature Confirmation, 503.12.0

Special Handling, 503.14.0

forwarding mail with extra services, 507.2.3.7, 507.4.3.2

holding mail with extra services, 507.4.3.4

money orders, 503.16.0

treatment of undeliverable mail, 507.1.4.5

with mixed classes of mail, 703.9.13

extra services markings

content, 601.5.0

insured mail, 503.4.3.4

F

facing elements

commercial flats, 202

commercial letters, 202

commercial parcels, 202

retail mail, 102

facing identification mark (FIM), 708.9.0

facing slip, See carrier route, general

federal government, See official mail

fees, Price List—Notice 123

filing claims, 609

firearms, see Publication 52

firm holdout, 508.8.0

First-Class Mail, commercial flats

alternate payment methods, 705.5.0

annual mailing fee, 233.3.4

automation mailings, 233.5.0

address standards, 233.5.5

cobundling, 235.6.7

combined with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

computing postage, 233.1.1, 233.1.2, 233.1.3

content standards, 233.2.0

cotraying and cosacking bundles, 235.6.7

deposit of, 236

documentation for mailings, 234.3.0

facsimile postage statements, 234.3.0

multiple mailings, 234.3.0

standard format, 234.3.0, 708.9.0

eligibility standards, 233

automation, 233.5.0

nonautomation, 233.4.0

incidental enclosure with another class of mail, 703.9.5

mail preparation, 235

automation, 235.6.0

bundles, 235.2.0

nonautomation flats, 235.5.3

combining presorted mailings, 235.6.7

combined automation and presorted flats, 705.9.1, 705.11.1

nonautomation, 235.5.0

optional tray-based preparation, 235.6.6

trays, 235.3.0

tray labels, 235.4.0

markings required on each mailpiece

automation, 235.6.3

general, 202.3.0

mixed mail, 703.9.7

Move Update standard, 233.3.5

nonmachinable surcharge, 233.4.3

postage payment methods, 234

automation prices, 234.2.0

presorted prices, 234.2.0

postage statements, 234.3.0

presort mailing fee, 233.3.4

presort verification, 236.2.0

price eligibility

automation, 233.5.0

presorted, 233.3.0, 233.4.0

reply cards and envelopes, 233

size, 201.1.0, 201.2.1

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.1

verifying a mailing, 236.2.0

weight, 201.2.1

ZIP Code accuracy, 233.3.5

First-Class Mail, commercial letters

alternate payment methods, 705.5.0

annual mailing fee, 233.1.5, 233.3.4

automation mailings, 233.5.0

address standards, 233.5.5

combined with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

computing postage, 233.1.2, 233.1.6

content standards, 233.2.0

deposit, 236

documentation, 234.3.0

facsimile postage statements, 234.3.0

multiple mailings, 234.3.0

standard format, 234.3.0, 708.9.0

eligibility standards, 233

automation, 233.5.0

nonautomation, 233.4.0

incidental enclosure with another class of mail, 703.9.5

mail preparation, 235

automation letters, 235.6.0

bundles, 235.2.0

nonautomation, 235.5.0

presorted machinable cards and letters, 235.5.2

presorted nonmachinable cards and letters, 235.5.3

trays, 235.3.0

tray labels, 235.4.0

markings required on each mailpiece

for presorted prices, 235.5.1

general, 202.3.0

mixed mail, 703.9.7

Move Update standard, 233.3.4

postage payment methods, 234

automation, 234.2.0

presorted, 234.2.0

postage statements, 234.3.0

presort mailing fee, 233.3.4

presort verification, 236.2.0

price eligibility

automation, 233.5.0

presorted, 233.3.0, 233.4.0, 233.6.0

reply cards and envelopes, 233.6.0

size, 201.1.0, 201.2.0

standardized documentation, 234.3.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.1

verifying a mailing, 236.2.0

weight, 201.1.1.2, 233.3.3

ZIP Code accuracy, 233.3.5

First-Class Mail, retail

See also Priority Mail

computing postage, 133.1.0

content standards, 133.3.0

deposit of, 136

eligibility standards, 133.2.0

keys and identification devices, 133.1.4, 133.1.4

mail preparation, 102., 135

markings required on each mailpiece, 102., 135.1.0

nonmachinable surcharge, 101.1.2, 101.6.3.1, 133.1.5

postage payment options, 134

price eligibility, 133.1.1, 133.1.5, 133.2.0

returns, 126.2.0

service objectives, 133.2.1

size, 101.6.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.1

weight, 101.6.1

First-Class Package Service, commercial parcels

alternate payment methods, 705.5.0

annual mailing fee, 283.1.6

combined with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

computing postage, 283.1.1, 283.1.7

content standards, 283.2.0

deposit of, 286.1.0

documentation, 284.3.0

facsimile postage statements, 284.3.0

multiple mailings, 284.3.0

standard format, 284.3.0, 708.1.0

eligibility standards, 283

incidental enclosure with another class of mail, 703.9.5

mail preparation, 285

nonautomation, 285.4.0

sacks, 285.2.0

sack labels, 285.3.0

markings required on each mailpiece

presorted prices, 285.4.1

general, 202.1.0

mixed mail, 703.9.7

Move Update standard, 283.3.5

postage payment methods, 284

postage statements, 284.2.0

presort verification, 286.2.0

price eligibility

presorted, 283.4.0

size, 201.2.3

surcharge, 283.1.5

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.1

verifying a mailing, 286.2.0

weight, 201.2.3, 283.3.3

ZIP Code accuracy, 283.3.6

Flat Rate packaging

Priority Mail Express, 113.1.3. 213.1.5

Priority Mail, 123.1.5, 223.1.7

flats

automation, 201.3.0, 233.5.0, 243.7.0

barcode placement, 202.4.0

bundling

Bound Printed Matter, 265.2.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 275.2.0

definition, 201.1.0

endorsement placement, 202.4.0

physical standards, 201.1.0

automation, 201.3.0

machinable, 201.1.0, 201.2.0

marking placement, 202.3.0

size, 201.1.0,

folded self-mailer, 201.3.14

forwarding mail

See also individual classes of mail

general information, 507.2.0

instructions by the sender, 507.4.3

postage charged for forwarding mail, 507.2.3

Premium Forwarding Service, 507.3.0

with extra services, 507.1.4.5, 507.4.3.2

Four-State Customer Barcode, See Intelligent Mail barcode

FPO, See military mail

fragile articles, 503.2.3.4, 601.3.1, 601.3.0

fraud, how to report, 608.6.2

franked mail, for Members of Congress, 703.6.0

See also official mail

free mail

blind and other handicapped persons, 703.5.0

Members of Congress, 703.6.0

U.S. armed forces, 703.4.2

fulfillment, 505.3.0

See also Parcel Select

G

gases, 601.9.0

general delivery, 508.6.0

government mail, See U.S. government mail

graphic matter, 601.9.0

Guam, 608.2.1

guns, see Publication 52

H

handicapped, free matter for, 703.5.0

what may be mailed, 703.5.2, 703.5.3

who is qualified, 703.5.1.3

handwriting

alterations to barcodes, 708.6.2.1

Bulk Parcel Return labels, 505.7.5.1

Business Reply Mail, 505.1.8.2

COD forms, 503.13.2.2

eligibility

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 233

Standard Mail, 243.4.0, 243.5.0, 243.6.0, 243.7.0

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 263.3.4

First-Class Mail, 233

Standard Mail, 243

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 263.3.4

Priority Mail Express, 213.2.2

First-Class Package Service, 283

Priority Mail, 223.2.2

Standard Mail, 243

retail mail

Priority Mail Express, 113.3.0

First-Class Mail, 133.3.4

Priority Mail, 123.3.2

Media Mail and Library Mail, 173.6.2

free mail

sent by blind or physically handicapped persons, 703.5.3.2

sent by U.S. Armed Forces, 703.4.2

Merchandise Return

insurance value, 505.3.3.1

label preparation, 505.3.5.4

Official Mail (Penalty)

Business Reply Mail, 703.7.0

insurance value, 703.7.0

Periodicals, 703.7.0

permit imprint, 703.7.0

hazardous materials (HAZMAT), see Publication 52

heavy letter mail, 201.3.6, 243.6.4.3

high-density carrier route sequencing requirements

commercial flats, 245.6.9, 245.6.9

commercial letters, 245.6.8, 245.6.9

commercial parcels, 245.6.6, 245.6.7

Periodicals, 207.23.8, 207.23.9

high-density items

packaging, 601.7.1

Hold For Pickup service, 508.7.0

holding mail, 507.4.3.4, 508.6.4

holidays, 608.3.0

household mail

retail mailing services, 101 – 176

recipient services, 508

I

identification statement for Periodicals, required elements, 207.4.11.5

imprint, See permit imprint

indicia, See permit imprint

information-based indicia (IBI), 604.4.0

insects, see Publication 52

inspection by USPS

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 263.2.2

First-Class Mail, 233.3.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 273.2.3

Standard Mail, 243.2.0

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 233.2.0

Standard Mail, 243.2.0

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 263.2.2

Priority Mail Express, 213.3.0

First-Class Package Service, 283.2.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 273.2.3

Parcel Select, 253.2.4

Priority Mail, 223.3.0

Standard Mail, 243.2.0

Periodicals, 207.3.4.2

retail mail

Priority Mail Express, 113.2.2,

First-Class Mail, 133.2.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 173.2.2

Standard Post, 153.2.3

Priority Mail, 123.2.3

insufficient postage

general, 604.8.0

penalty metered mail, 703.7.0

rural delivery service, 508.2.2.5

insurance, 503.4.0

Priority Mail, 503.4.2

Priority Mail Express insurance, 503.4.1

filing a claim, 609

Intelligent Mail

barcode, 708.4.3

IMb Tracing, 503.15.0

package barcode, 708.5.0

irregular parcels

commercial mail, 201.1.2

retail mail, 101.4.0

K

keyline

manifest mailing system, 705.2.3

optional endorsement line, 708.7.1.3

keys

fee for additional Post Office box keys, 508.4.1

general information about mailing keys, 123.1.8, 133.1.4

Post Office boxes, 508.4.7

prices for return through the mail, 123.1.7, 133.1.4

known office of publication, for Periodicals, 207.4.5

L

labels

barcoded labels, 708.6.0

pallets, 705.8.6

sacks and trays

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 265.4.0

First-Class Mail, 235.4.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 275.3.0

Standard Mail, 245.4.0

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 235.4.0

Standard Mail, 245.4.0

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 265.4.0

Priority Mail Express, 215.2.0

First-Class Package Service, 285.3.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 275.4.0

Parcel Select, 255.3.0

Standard Mail, 245.4.0

Periodicals, 207.21.0

letters

automation, See automation letters, general

nonmachinable criteria

commercial mail, 201.2.1

retail mail, 101.1.2

size and weight

commercial mail, 201.1.0

retail mail, 101.1.0

letter tray

First-Class Mail, 235.3.0

Standard Mail, 245.3.0, 245.3.0

Periodicals, 207.

liability, 609

Library Mail, commercial flats

annual mailing fee, 273.1.4

attachments, 273.5.0

bundles, 275.2.0

sacks, 275.3.0

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

combining with other Package Services, 705.7.0

computing postage, 273.1.5

content standards, 275.2.0, 275.4.0

deposit and verification, 276

documentation, 274.2.0

eligibility, 273

enclosures, 273.4.4, 273.5.0

mail preparation

general, 275

flats on pallets, 705.8.10.4

markings required on each mailpiece, 202.3.3

postage payment options, 274.1.0

price eligibility, 273.6.0

size, 201.2.5

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight standards, 273.6.1

written additions, 273.5.4

Library Mail, commercial parcels

annual mailing fee, 273.1.3

attachments, 273.5.0

computing postage, 273.1.4

combined machinable parcels, 705.6.0

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

combining with other Package Services, 705.7.0

content standards, 273.2.0, 273.4.0

deposit and verification, 276

documentation, 274.2.0

eligibility, 273

enclosures, 273.4.4, 273.5.0

irregular parcels, 275.5.2

irregular parcels on pallets, 705.8.10.5

machinable parcels, 275.5.2

machinable parcels on pallets, 705.8.17

mail preparation, 275

bundles, 275.2.0

irregular parcels, 275.5.2

for combined machinable parcels, 705.6.0

sacks, 275.3.0

sack labels, 275.4.0

markings required on each mailpiece, 202.2.2

nonmachinable parcels, 201.1.2, 201.1.2

postage payment options, 274.1.0

price eligibility, 273.6.0

size, 201.1.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight limits, 273.6.1

written additions, 273.5.4

Library Mail, retail

attachments, 173.6.0

computing postage, 173.1.3, 173.1.4

content standards, 173.3.0, 173.5.0

deposit of, 176

eligibility, 173

enclosures, 173.6.0

mail preparation, 175

markings required on each mailpiece, 102.3.4, 175.1.3

postage payment methods, 174

price eligibility, 173.1.0

service objectives, 173.2.1

size, 101.c.

flats, 101.2.0

parcels, 101.3.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight limits, 101.8.0

written additions, 173.6.2

line-of-travel (LOT)

optional endorsement line information for LOT, 708.7.1.7

sequencing requirements

Standard Mail, 245.6.8.6, 245.6.9.6, 245.6.6

Periodicals, 207.23.8.6

submitting cards for sequencing, 507.9.3

liquids, nonhazardous, 601.3.4

liquor, see Publication 52

lists

availability of USPS Lists, 508.10.4

definitions, 708.3.4

mailing list services, 507.8.0

occupant lists, 507.8.5

sortation of lists, 507.8.6

literature for the blind, 703.5.0

LOT, See line-of-travel (LOT)

low-cost items, 703.1.6.11

lottery materials, 601.9.3

M

machinable letters

commercial mail, 201.1.0

retail mail, 101.1.0

machinable parcels

commercial mail, 201.1.0

retail mail, 101.3.0

magazine, 201.3.3, 201.3.5

magnetic tapes

packaging, 601.7.4

mailability, 601

mail preparation

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 265

First-Class Mail, 235

Media Mail and Library Mail, 275

Standard Mail, 245

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 235

Standard Mail, 245

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 265

Priority Mail Express, 215

First-Class Package Service, 285

Media Mail and Library Mail, 275

Parcel Select, 255

Priority Mail, 225

Standard Mail, 245

Periodicals, 207.18.0 – 207.25.0

retail mail

Priority Mail Express, 115

First-Class Mail, 135

Media Mail and Library Mail, 175

Standard Post, 155

Priority Mail, 125

mail receptacles, 508.3.0

apartments, 508.2.1.7

custom-built mail receptacles, 508.3.2.2

door slots, 508.2.1.6

location, 508.3.2.5

maintenance of, 508.2.1.3

newspaper receptacles, 508.3.2.11

manufacturer specifications, 508.3.2.1

mail security

Department of State mail, 703.3.3

general, 608.6.2

mailboxes, See mail receptacles or collection box

mailer services, 507

mailing fees

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 263.1.2.6

First-Class Mail, 233.1.4, 233.3.4

Media Mail and Library Mail, 273.1.4

Standard Mail, 243.1.4.1, 243.3.4

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 233.1.5, 233.3.4

Standard Mail, 243.1.5.1, 243.3.4

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 263.1.2.5

First-Class Package Service, 233.1.7

Media Mail and Library Mail, 273.1.3

Parcel Select, 253.1.3

Standard Mail, 243.1.4.1, 243.3.4

mailing list services, 507.8.0

basic information, 507.8.2

election boards and voter commissions, 507.8.3.4, 507.8.7

fees, 507.8.1, 507.8.3

list correction, 507.8.4

occupant lists, 507.8.5

sortation of lists on cards by 5-digit ZIP Code, 507.8.6

mailing permits, See mailing fees

mailing systems

alternate mailing systems, 705.4.0

eVS, 705.2.9

manifest mailing systems, 705.2.0

optional procedure mailing systems, 705.3.0

plant-verified drop shipment, 705.17.0

mailpiece design, 101, 201, 301, 401, 601

manifest mailing systems, 705.2.0

applying for authorization, 705.2.4

Priority Mail Express agreements, 705.2.6

marking, 705.2.2.6

postage statement, 705.2.2.7

service agreement, 705.2.2.1

marking, on mailpieces, 102, 202, 302, 402

See also individual classes of mail

imitation markings, 604.1.5

injurious or harmful items, 601.8.4

measuring

advertising, 207.17.2.2, 207.17.5.2

Media Mail, commercial flats

annual mailing fee, 273.1.4

attachments, 273.5.0

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

combining with other Package Services, 705.7.0

computing postage, 273.1.5

content standards, 273.2.0, 273.3.0

deposit and verification, 276

documentation, 274.2.0

eligibility, 273

enclosures, 273.2.4, 273.5.0

mail preparation, 275

bundles, 275.2.0

flats on pallets, 705.8.10.4

sacks, 275.3.0

markings required on each mailpiece, 202.3.3

postage payment options, 274.1.0

price eligibility, 273.6.0

size, 201.2.4

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight limits, 273.6.1

written additions, 273.5.4

Media Mail, commercial parcels

annual mailing fee, 273.1.3

attachments, 273.5.0

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

combining with other Package Services, 705.7.0

computing postage, 273.1.4

content standards, 273.2.0, 273.3.0

deposit and verification, 276

documentation, 274.2.0

eligibility, 273

enclosures, 273.2.4, 273.5.0

mail preparation, 275

bundles, 275.2.0

combined machinable parcels, 705.2.0

combining parcels, 705.7.0

irregular parcels, 275.5.2

irregular parcels on pallets, 705.8.10.5

machinable parcels, 275.5.2

machinable parcels on pallets, 705.8.17

sacks, 275.3.0

sack labels, 275.4.0

markings required on each mailpiece, 402.2.5

nonmachinable parcels, 201.1.2, 201.1.2

postage payment options, 274.1.0

price eligibility, 273.6.0

size, 201.1.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight limits, 273.6.1

written additions, 273.5.4

Media Mail, retail

attachments, 173.5.0

computing postage, 173.1.3, 173.1.0

content standards, 173.3.0, 173.4.0

deposit of, 176.1.0

eligibility, 173

enclosures, 173.4.2, 173.6.0

mail preparation, 175

markings required on each mailpiece, 102.3.4, 175.1.3

postage payment methods, 174

price eligibility, 173.1.0

service objectives, 173.2.1

size, 101.8.0

flats, 101.2.0

parcels, 101.3.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight limits, 101.8.0

what may be mailed, 173.3.0, 173.4.0

written additions, 173.6.2

merchandise return service, 505.3.0

adding extra services (by the mailer), 505.3.4

adding extra services (by the permit holder), 505.3.3

annual accounting fee, 505.3.1.2

annual permit fee, 505.3.1.1

applying for a permit, 505.3.2.7

examples of merchandise return service labels, 505.3.5

format for label, 505.3.5

general information, 505.3.2

official U.S. government mail, 703.7.0

merged containerization, 705.10.0

merged bundles of flats, See mail preparation under Periodicals and Standard Mail

meter, See metered mail and postage meters

metered mail

drop shipment of, 705.19.0

postage refunds, 604.9.3

where to mail, 604.4.6.3

metered reply mail, 604.4.5.2

methods of payment, See postage payment

methods of mailing

commercial mailing services, 201-476

retail mailing services, 101-176

military mail, 703.2.0, 703.4.0

free mail for U.S. armed forces, 703.4.2

military address, 703.4.2.4

military ordinary mail (MOM), 703.2.4

retirees, 703.2.3.4

mixed classes, 703.9.0

combined Media Mail and Bound Printed Matter, 703.9.6

enclosures

Bound Printed Matter, 703.9.4

First-Class Mail, 703.9.5

Media Mail and Library Mail, 703.9.4

Standard Post, 703.9.4

Periodicals, 703.9.3

Standard Mail, 703.9.4

Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail drop shipments, 705.18.0

price qualification, 703.9.2.2

money orders, 503.16.0

how to cash, 503.16.3

payable to another party, 503.16.3.6

where to purchase, 503.16.2.1

Move Update standard

commercial flats, 233.3.5, 243.3.9

commercial letters, 233.3.4, 243.3.9

commercial parcels, 283.3.5, 243.3.10

methods, 602.5.0

N

National Change of Address Linkage
System (NCOALINK)

Coding Accuracy Support Systems, 708.3.0

election boards and voter registration, 507.8.7

general

flats, 602.5.2

letters, 602.5.2

parcels,602.5.2

National Customer Support Center (NCSC), 608.8.1

negotiated service agreements (NSAs), 709.1.0

Network Distribution Center (NDC) acceptance

retail mail

Standard Post, 156.1.3

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 266.2.5

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 266.2.5

Parcel Select, 256.1.4

news agent, 207.5.1.6, 207.6.7

newspaper

mailing issues, 207.4.8.3, 207.4.8.4

penalty, 703.7.0

service objectives, 207.28.1

newspaper receptacles, 508.3.2.11

next-day delivery, See Priority Mail Express

nonautomation flats, 201.2.0

nonmachinable

letters, 101.1.2, 201.2.0

Parcel Select, 201.2.5

non-machinable surcharge

commercial letters, 201.2.1

retail letters and parcels, fees 133.1.5

Standard Mail parcels, 201.2.4

nonmailable matter

mailer’s responsibility, 601.1.3

see Publication 52

nonpostal services, 509.2.0

nonprofit

Periodicals

eligibility for nonprofit Periodicals prices, 207.4.0

how to apply for nonprofit Periodicals authorization, 207.10.5

types of organizations, 207.10.2

Standard Mail, 703.1.0

applying for authorization, 703.1.7 – 703.1.9

discounts, 703.1.1.3

eligibility for Standard Mail prices, 703.1.0

matter, 703.1.6

organizations, 703.1.2

identification of authorized organization on Standard Mail, 703.1.5

low-cost items, 703.1.6.11

marking, on Standard Mail, 202.1.2, 202.1.2, 202.1.2

political mailings, 703.1.6.10

revenue deficiencies for nonprofit Standard Mail, 604.10.2

types of organizations, 703.1.2

what may be mailed, 703.1.6

nonstandard surcharge, See nonmachinable surcharge

O

occupant lists, 507.8.5

OCR (Optical Character Reader) read area

discount, 202.2.1

retail, 102.2.1

official mail

members of Congress (franked) 703.6.0

addressing, 703.6.0

eligibility, 703.6.1

U.S. Government (penalty) 703.7.0

authorized users, 703.7.0

business reply mail, 703.7.0

contractors, use of, 703.7.0

eligibility, 703.7.0

Priority Mail Express, 703.7.0

insurance, 703.7.0, 703.7.0

merchandise return service, 703.7.0

Periodicals, 703.7.0

postage and fees, 703.7.0

postage payment

indicia, 703.7.0

permit imprint, 703.7.0

postage meters, 703.7.0

stamps and stationery, 703.7.0

preparation, 703.7.0

Registered Mail, 703.7.0

reply mail, 703.7.0

OneCode ACS, 507.4.2

Open and Distribute, 705.18.0

optional endorsement lines (OELs), 708.7.0

optional procedure mailing systems, 705.3.0

applying for authorization, 705.3.0

description, 705.3.0

postage statements, 705.3.0

record keeping, 705.3.0

overnight delivery, See Priority Mail Express

Overseas Military Mail, 703.2.0

Priority Mail Express Military Service, 703.2.6

First-Class Mail, 703.2.1.1

parcels, 703.2.1.3

Parcel Airlift, 703.2.5

Periodicals, 703.2.1.4

preparation standards, 703.2.1.5

restrictions, 703.2.3

oversized price eligibility

Parcel Select, 253.4.1

Standard Post, 153.1.1

P

Package Intercept, 507.5.0

Package Services, See Bound Printed Matter, Library Mail, or Media Mail

packages, See bundles or parcels

packaging, for mailing, 601.3.0

acceptable containers, 601.4.0

closure and sealing, 601.3.0

cushioning, 601.3.0

high-density items, 601.7.1

liquids, 601.3.4

magnetic tapes, 601.7.4

soft goods, 601.7.3

sound recordings, 601.7.4

special envelopes, 601.6.0

stationery, 601.3.2

USPS-provided, 115.1.1, 125.1.1

PACT Act, see Publication 52

pallet box, See pallets

pallets

bundles on pallets, 705.8.9

combining flats on pallets, 705.15.0

flats on pallets, 705.8.7

general standards, 705.8.0

labels, 705.8.6

labeling pallets, 705.8.10

minimum and maximum loads, 705.8.5

pallet boxes, 705.8.4

Periodicals on pallets 705.8.10.2

physical characteristics, 705.8.1

preparation of pallets 705.8.0

securing bundles for pallets, 705.8.5.11

stacking pallets, 705.8.3

Standard Mail on pallets 705.8.10.3

top caps, 705.8.2

types of mail that can be put on pallets, 705.8.8

pandering advertisements, 508.9.0

parcel airlift service (PAL), 703.2.5

other extra services that can be added, 703.2.5.5

required marking on each piece, 703.2.5.6

what may be mailed, 703.2.5.2

Parcel Return Service (PRS), 505.5.0

annual accounting fee, 505.5.2.3

annual permit fee, 505.5.2.2

application for a permit, 505.5.1.5

general information, 505.5.1

label examples, 505.5.4.5

label formats, 505.5.4

Parcel Select

attachments, 253.2.5

balloon price, 253.4.6

computing postage, 253.1.1, 253.1.4

combined with other Package Services, 705.7.0

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

cotraying and cosacking bundles of flats, 705.9.0

deposit of, 256.2.0

destination entry mailing fee, 253.1.3

documentation, 254.1.2

eligibility, 253

enclosures, 253.2.5

Hold For Pickup service, 255.4.1.3, 508.1.3

Lightweight, 253.3.0

mail preparation

NDC Presort prices on pallets, 705.8.18

combined machinable parcels, 705.6.0

combining parcels for destination entry, 705.7.0

general, 255

irregular parcels on pallets, 705.8.10.5

machinable parcels in sacks, 255.2.0

machinable parcels on pallets, 705.8.0

nonmachinable parcels on pallets, 705.8.18.2, 705.8.19.2

ONDC Presort prices, 705.8.19, 243.3.2.4

Parcel Select DDU prices, 705.8.22, 253.4.1.4

Parcel Select DSCF prices, 705.8.20, 705.8.21, 253.4.1.4

markings required on each mailpiece, 202.2.0, 255.1.8

nonmachinable parcels, 201.2.5

Parcel Return Service, 505.5.0

postage payment options, 254.1.0

price eligibility, 253.3.0

NDC presort prices, 253.4.2

ONDC Presort prices, 253.4.3

oversized prices, 253.4.5

destination entry prices, 253.4.1

DDU prices, 253.4.1.4

DSCF prices, 253.4.1.4

size, 201.2.5

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight limits, 201.2.5

written additions, 253.2.6

parcels

nonmachinable criteria

commercial mail, 201.1.0, 201.1.0

retail mail, 101.3.0, 101.4.0

size and weight

commercial mail, 201.1.0

retail mail, 101.3.0

PAVE, 708.2.0

definition, 708.2.1.1

request for participation, 708.2.1.3

PC Postage, See postage meters

Penalty Mail, See official mail

Periodicals

address correction, 507.4.2.7

addressing, 207.3.2

advertising

calculating percentage, 207.2.1.5

copies, 207.7.3

definition of, 207.4.12

nonprofit and classroom publications, 207.2.1.5

marked copies, 207.16.2

public service announcement, 207.4.12.2

applications, 207.5.0

additional entry, 207.30.2

appealing denied application, 207.5.3.7

nonprofit prices, 207.10.5

re-entry, 207.9.0

mailing while application is pending, 207.5.2

attachments, 207.3.3.8

back orders and reprints, 207.4.10

bundle prices, 207.1.0, 207.2.1.8

carrier route sequencing requirements, 207.23.8, 207.23.9

categories of Periodicals authorization

foreign, 207.6.5

general, 207.6.1

institutions and societies, 207.6.2

news agent, 207.6.7

requester, 207.6.4

state departments of agriculture, 207.6.3

combining with flats, 705.15.0

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

complimentary copies, 207.7.7

computing postage, 207.2.2,

container prices, 207.1.0, 207.2.1.9

definition and characteristics, 207.4.0

multiple issues, 207.4.8.3, 207.4.8.4

edition, 207.4.9

issue, 207.4.8

deposit of, 207.28.0

documentation, 207.17.0

standardized, 708.1.0

exceptional dispatch, 207.28.3

exchange copies, 207.7.5

expired subscription copies, 207.7.6

fees, 207.1.3

firm bundles, 207.22.3

frequency of publication, 207.4.6

general standards, 207.4.0

gift subscriptions, 207.7.4

identification statement, 207.4.11.5

known office of publication, 207.4.5

label carrier, 207.3.3.11

loose enclosures, 207.3.3.4

barcoded price flats, 207.25.0

barcoded price letters, 207.24.0

bundles on pallets, 705.8.10.2, 705.8.11

bundling, 207.19.0

bundling for carrier route prices, 207.23.2

bundling for nonbarcoded prices, 207.22.2

carrier route flats in sacks, 207.23.4

carrier route irregular parcels in sacks, 207.23.4

carrier route letters in trays, 207.23.3

cobundling flats, 207.25.1.9, 705.11.2

combined barcoded and nonbarcoded flats, 705.9.2, 705.11.2

combined flats on pallets, 705.8.16.2

containerization of bundles, 207.25.1.10

irregular parcels in sacks, 207.22.6

merged flats in sacks, 705.10.1.4

merged flats on pallets

using 5% Threshold, 705.12.1.5

using City State Product, 705.10.1.5,

using City State Product and 5% Threshold, 705.13.1.5

nonbarcoded flats in sacks, 207.22.6

nonbarcoded letters in trays, 207.22.5

sacks on pallets, 705.8.10.2

trays on pallets, 705.8.10.2

markings for enclosures on mixed mailings, 703.9.7

nonsubscriber/nonrequester copies, 207.7.9

physical characteristics

components of, 207.3.5

covers, 207.3.3.6

flats dimensions, 201.1.0, 207.26.2

letter dimensions, 201.1.0

mailpiece construction, 207.3.5

printed features, 207.3.6

printed sheets, 207.4.4

size and weight, 207.3.5.2

wrappers, 207.3.3.7

postage payment methods, 207.16.0

price eligibility

barcoded (automation) prices, 207.14.1, 207.14.3

carrier route prices, 207.13.0

copies mailed by the public, 207.11.5

destination entry prices, 207.29.0

In-County prices, 207.11.3

nonbarcoded (presorted) prices, 207.12.0

Nonprofit prices, 207.10.0

Outside-County Classroom prices, 207.11.1.3

Outside-County Nonprofit prices, 207.11.1.3

Outside-County Science-of-Agriculture prices, 207.11.2

prohibited matter, 207.3.4.2

proof copies, for advertisers, 207.7.8

records maintained by the publisher, 207.8.0

return address, 207.3.2.3

Ride-Along piece, 207.15.0

sample copies, 207.7.0

service objectives, 207.28.1

standardized documentation, 708.1.0

statement of ownership, 207.8.3

supplements, 207.3.3.5

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.2

perishables, see Publication 52

permit imprint, 604.5.0

application fee, 604.5.1.5

content of the permit imprint indicia, 604.5.3.6 – 604.5.3.9

format of the permit imprint indicia, 604.5.3.11, 604.5.3.12

general information, 604.5.1

minimum quantity for a mailing, 604.5.1.2

Picture Permit indicia, 604.5.4

placement on a mailpiece, 604.5.3.4

samples of permit imprint indicia, 604.5.3.11

standards for mailing, 604.5.1

Permit Reply Mail, 505.2.0

philatelic services, 608.4.0

physical standards

commercial flats, 201

commercial letters, 201

commercial parcels, 201

retail mail, 101

Pickup on Demand service, 507.7.0

plant load operations, 705.14.0

applying, 705.16.2

Bound Printed Matter, 705.16.7.4

expedited shipments, 705.16.4

mail preparation, 705.16.5 – 705.16.7

Media Mail and Library Mail, 705.16.7.4

Parcel Select, 705.16.7.4

Periodicals, 705.16.7.3

postage payment requirements, 705.16.5.3

Standard Mail, 705.16.7.4

Volume requirements, 705.16.7.6, 705.16.7.7

plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS), 705.17.0

Bound Printed Matter, 705.17.5

Media Mail and Library Mail, 705.17.5

Parcel Select, 705.17.5

participation requirements, 705.17.2

Periodicals, 705.17.2.4

postage statement,

Bound Printed Matter, 705.17.2.8

consolidated, 705.17.5.5

Media Mail and Library Mail, 705.17.2.8

Standard Post, 705.17.2.8

Periodicals, 705.17.2.6

Standard Mail, 705.17.2.7

purpose, 705.17.1.1

Standard Mail, 705.17.4

plants, see Publication 52

polywrap

automation flats, 201.1.0

certification process, 201.1.0

Post Office Box service, 508.4.0

appeals, 508.4.8.2

applying for service, 508.4.2.1

fees, 508.4.1, 508.4.4

keys, 508.4.7

locks, 508.4.7

refunds, 508.4.6

Post Offices, 608, 608.3.0

postage

computing postage, 604.7.0

payment for mailings of mixed classes, 703.9.8 – 703.9.12

postage due, 604.6.0

refunds, 604.9.0

revenue deficiencies, 604.10.0

stamps, 604.1.0

unpaid mail, 604.6.0, 604.8.0

postage meters, 604.4.0

approved providers, 604.4.1.3, 604.4.1.4

date corrections, 604.4.5.1

postage corrections, 604.4.5.1

types of postage devices, 604.4.1.2

postage payment

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 264

First-Class Mail, 234

Media Mail and Library Mail, 274

Standard Mail, 244

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 234

Standard Mail, 244

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 264

Priority Mail Express, 414

First-Class Package Service, 284

Media Mail and Library Mail, 274

Parcel Select, 254

Priority Mail, 224

Standard Mail, 244

nonpresorted Bound Printed Matter, 264.1.1

Periodicals, 207.16.0

retail mail

Priority Mail Express, 114

First-Class Mail, 134

Media Mail and Library Mail, 174

Standard Post, 154

Priority Mail, 124

scan-based payment, 705.24.0

postage stamps, 604.1.0, 604.3.0

applying for a permit to use precanceled stamps, 604.3.2

forever stamp, 604.1.10

imitation stamps, 604.1.4, 604.1.5

precanceled stamps, 604.3.0

semipostal stamp, 604.1.11

validity of stamps, 604.1.2, 604.1.3

postage statement

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 264.2.0

First-Class Mail, 234.3.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 274.2.0

Standard Mail, 244.4.0

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 234.3.0

Standard Mail, 244.4.0

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 264.2.0

First-Class Package Service, 284.3.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 274.2.0

Parcel Select, 254.1.0

Priority Mail, 224.2.3

Standard Mail, 244.3.0

Periodicals, 207.17.0

postal inspection

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 263.2.2

First-Class Mail, 233.2.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 273.2.3

Standard Mail, 243.2.0

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 233.2.0

Standard Mail, 243.2.0

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 263.2.2

First-Class Package Service, 283.2.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 273.2.3

Parcel Select, 253.2.4

Standard Mail, 243.2.0

Periodicals, 207.3.5.8

retail mail

Priority Mail Express, 113.2.2

First-Class Mail, 133.2.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 173.2.2

Standard Post, 153.2.3

Priority Mail, 123.2.3

postcard, See cards

POSTNET barcode, 708.4.2

poultry, see Publication 52

powders, see Publication 52

precanceled stamps, See postage stamps

Premium Forwarding Service, 507.3.0

prepayment of postage

Official Mail, 703.7.0

reply mail, 114.1.2, 703.7.0

presort, See commercial mail

Presort Accuracy Validation and Evaluation program, (PAVE), 708.2.0

presort mailing fee, See mailing fees

presort verification

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 266.2.1, 266.3.8

First-Class Mail, 236.2.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 276.1.0

Standard Mail, 246.2.5

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 236.2.0

Standard Mail, 246.2.5

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 266.2.1, 266.3.8

First-Class Mail, 286.2.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 276.1.0

Parcel Select, 256.1.0

Standard Mail, 246.2.5

presorting, See mail preparation under individual classes of mail

Prevent All Tobacco Cigarettes Trafficking (PACT Act), see Publication 52

Price List, Notice 123

Pricing and Classification Service Center (PCSC)

address and phone number, 608.8.4

print reflectance

barcoded letters and flats, 708.4.4.2

barcoded parcels, 708.5.2.8

Business Reply Mail, 505.1.8.2

Priority Mail

computing postage, 123.1.1, 123.1.0, 223.1.1, 223.1.11

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

critical mail, 223.1.4, 223.1.4

cubic, 223.1.4

drop shipment, 705.18.0

eligibility for prices, 123.2.0, 223.2.0

Flat Rate packaging, 123.1.5, 223.1.7

keys and identification devices, 123.1.8

mail preparation

drop shipment, 705.18.5, 705.18.5.13

single-piece price, 125, 225

marking required on each mailpiece, 102.3.1, 102.4.2, 125.2.0

Open and Distribute, 705.18.0

Pickup on Demand service, 507.7.0

Regional Rate, 223.1.2

returns, 126.1.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.1

weight, minimum and maximum, 101.5.0

Priority Mail Express

computing postage, 113.1.2, 213.1.2, 213.1.0

combined with COD, 503.13.1.4

combined with other classes of mail, 703.2.0

deposit, 116, 216

drop shipment, 705.18.0

extra services, 503.1.4

filing a claim, 609.1.0

Flat Rate packaging, 113.1.3, 213.1.5

insurance, 503.4.1

manifest mail agreements, 705.2.6

mail preparation

drop shipment, 705.18.5

single-piece price, 115, 415

Open and Distribute, 705.18.0

Pickup on Demand service, 507.7.0

postage payment options, 114, 414

postage refunds, 604.9.5

price eligibility

Priority Mail Express Military Service, 703.2.6

1-Day Delivery, 113.4.2, 413.4.2

2-Day Delivery, 113.4.3, 413.4.3

refunds, 604.9.5

size, 101.1.0 – 101.4.0, 201.1.0

Sunday/holiday delivery, 113.1.4

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.5

Private Express Statutes, 608.5.0

prohibited items, See Publication 52

publications, See Periodicals

Puerto Rico, 608.2.1

Q

qualified business reply mail (QBRM)

See also Business Reply Mail (BRM)

authorization to participate, 505.1.3.2

eligibility for prices, 505.1.3.3 – 505.1.3.5

fees, 505.1.2, 505.1.3.5

quarantines, delivery of mail during, 508.2.2.4

R

Rates and Classification Service Center (RCSC), see Pricing and Classification Service Center (PCSC)

recall of mail, See Package Intercept

receptacles

customer, 508.3.0

mailbox, 508.3.2

recipient options, 508.1.0

recipient services, 508

record-keeping for Periodicals mailers, 207.8.0

redirection, See forwarding mail

reflectance

barcodes, 708.4.4, 708.5.2.8

refunds, 604.9.0

applying for a postage refund, 604.9.2.5, 604.9.4.16, 604.9.5.6

metered mail, 604.9.3

postage and fees, 604.9.2

Priority Mail Express, 604.9.5

stamps affixed to Business Reply Mail, 604.9.3

stamps, 604.9.1

value-added, 604.9.4

refused mail, 604.8.1.2, 507.1.8.2

Registered Mail, 503.2.0

delivery, 503.2.4

filing a claim, 609

other extra services that can be added, 503.1.4.1

refunds, 604.9.2

required label, 503.2.1.2

sealing, 503.2.3.3

what may be mailed, 503.2.1.1

reinforcement for mailpieces, 601.3.0

religious organization, See nonprofit

reply mail

Business Reply Mail (BRM), 505.1.0

bulk parcel return service, 505.6.0

Courtesy Reply Mail, 201.4.0

merchandise return service, 505.3.0

metered reply mail, 604.4.5.2

Permit Reply Mail, 505.2.0

Repositionable Notes (RPNs), 705.22.0

reship service

See Premium Forwarding Service

residential delivery

city routes, 508.2.1

restricted delivery, 503.8.0

after time of mailing, 503.8.2.2

at time of mailing, 503.8.2.1

delivery of items, 503.8.3

other extra services that can be added, 503.1.4.1

what may be mailed, 503.1.4.1

restricted matter, see Publication 52

return address

general, 602.1.0

Periodicals, 207.3.2.3

when required, 602.1.5.3

with ancillary services, 602.1.6

return receipt, 503.6.0

after time of mailing, 503.6.2.2

at time of mailing,503.6.2.1

delivery, 503.6.3

filing a request for delivery information, 503.6.3

other extra services that can be added, 503.1.4.1

refunds, 609.4.0

required label, 503.1.7.2

what may be mailed, 503.1.4.1

return receipt for merchandise, 503.10.0

delivery, 503.1.9

how to mail, 503.10.2.1

other extra services that can be added, 503.1.4.1

required label, 503.10.2.1

what may be mailed, 503.10.2.1

returned mail, 507.1.8

return services

bulk parcel return service, 505.6.0

Business Reply Mail, 505.1.0

merchandise return service, 505.3.0

parcel return service, 505.5.0

Permit Reply Mail, 505.2.0

scan-based payment, 705.24.0

USPS return services, 505.4.0

reusable mailpieces, 601.6.5, 601.6.6

revenue deficiency

general, 604.10.1

nonprofit Standard Mail, 604.10.2

Ride-Along piece for Periodicals, 207.15.0

rural routes, 508.2.2

S

sacks

barcoded labels, 708.6.0

Bound Printed Matter, 265.3.0, 265.3.0

First-Class Package Service, 285.2.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 275.3.0, 275.3.0

Parcel Select, 255.2.0

Periodicals, 207.20.1, 207.

Standard Mail, 245.3.0, 245.3.0

saturation carrier route sequencing requirements

commercial flats, 245.6.9, 245.6.0

commercial letters, 245.6.8, 245.6.9

commercial parcels, 245.6.6, 245.6.7

Periodicals, 207.23.8, 207.23.9

Saturday delivery, 608.3.0

scheduling

Deposit

Bound Printed Matter, 266.3.9.4, 266.3.9.4

Parcel Select, 256.2.9

Standard Mail, 246.2.6.4, 246.2.6.4, 246.2.6.4

Pickup on Demand, 507.7.5

scheme sort, See mail preparation under individual classes of mail

sealing, 601.3.0

Second-Class Mail, See Periodicals

Sectional Center Facility (SCF), 246.4.0, 246.4.0, 266.5.0, 246.4.0, 266.5.0

sexually-oriented advertisements, 508.10.0

shipper paid forwarding

annual accounting fee, 507.4.2.9

fee, 507.4.2.10

how it works, 507.2.3.5

how to sign up, 507.4.2.9

shipping papers for hazardous materials, 601.9.0

shortpaid mail, 604.6.0, 604.8.1

Signature Confirmation, 503.12.0

barcodes on privately printed labels, 503.1.7.2

electronic file transmission for electronic option, 503.1.7.4

electronic option, 503.1.7.4

other extra services that can be added, 503.1.4.1

required labels, 503.12.2

retail option, 503.12.1.3

what may be mailed, 503.1.4

where to mail, 503.1.7.4

simplified address, 602.3.2

size

automation cards and letters, 201.3.0

automation flats, 201.3.0

commercial parcels, 202.1.0

Priority Mail Express, 101.4.0, 101.6.0

First-Class Mail, 101.6.2, 201.1.2, 202.1.2

flats, 101.2.1, 201.1.2

general, maximum and minimum, 101, 201

letters, 101.1.2, 201.1.0, 201.2.1

machinable parcels, 101.3.0, 401.1.3

nonmachinable letters, 101.1.0, 201.2.0

nonmachinable parcels, 101.4.0,

nonmailable, 101.3.0, 201.1.0

Package Services, 101.7.0 – 101.c., 201.2.3 – 201.2.5

Periodicals, 207.3.5.2

Standard Mail, 201.2.2, 201.2.4

skill contests, 601.9.7

sleeves, for letter trays

flats, 245.3.0

letters, 235.3.0, 245.3.0

Periodicals, 207.20.1.3

software specifications, 708.3.2

sound recordings

packaging, 601.7.4

space available mail (SAM), 703.2.1.3

special handling, 503.14.0

fees, 503.1.2

marking, 503.14.1.3

other extra services that can be added, 503.1.4.1

what may be mailed, 503.1.4

special mailing containers, 601.6.0

stamp collecting, See philatelic services

Stamp Fulfillment Services, 604.2.4

stamped stationery, 604.2.1

stamps, See postage stamps

Standard Mail, flats

alternate payment methods, 705.5.0

annual mailing fee, 243.3.4

attachments, 243.2.5

automation mailings, 243.7.0

cobundling, 705.9.3.3

enclosures, 243.

weight, 201.3.0

barcodes, 243.7.4

bundling, 245.2.0

computing postage, 243.1.5,

carrier route sequencing requirements, 245.6.9, 245.6.0

circulars, 243.2.0

combining with other classes of mail, 243.2.5, 703.9.0

combining with Periodicals flats, 705.15.0

content standards, 243.2.0

cotraying and cosacking bundles, 705.9.0

deposit, 246.1.0, 246.2.6

scheduling appointments for, 246.2.6.3

vehicle unloading, 246.2.6.9

destination entry, 246.2.0

DNDC entry, 246.3.0

DDU entry, 246.5.0

DSCF entry, 246.4.0

discount, 246.2.0 – 246.5.0

dimensions, 201.2.2

documentation, 244.4.0

automation, 244.4.0

basic, 244.4.0

facsimile postage statements, 244.4.0

multiple mailings, 244.4.0

standard format, 244.4.0, 244.4.0, 708.1.0

eligibility 243

automation flats, 243.7.0

basic, 243.4.0

enhanced carrier route flats, 243.6.0

machinable/nonmachinable flats, 243.5.0

enclosures, 243.2.5

envelopes, enclosed, 243.

fees, 243.1.4

general standards for any Standard Mail mailing, 243.3.3

mail preparation, 245

automation flats, 245.7.0

bundles, 245.2.0

bundling for enhanced carrier route prices, 245.6.3 – 245.6.4

bundling for presorted flats, 245.5.0

bundles on pallets, 705.8.9, 705.8.10.3

carrier route information line, 203.3.14

combined automation and presorted flats, 705.9.3, 705.11.3

combined flats on pallets, 705.8.16.3

containerization of bundles, 705.10.2

Customized MarketMail, 245.13.0

enhanced carrier route flats, 245.6.0

general information, 245.1.0

machinable mail, 245.7.0

merged flats in sacks, 705.10.2.4

merged flats on pallets, 705.10.2.5, 705.12.1.9, 705.13.2.4

optional endorsement line, 245.2.0

presorted flats, 245.5.0

sack labels, 245.6.0

sacks, 245.5.0

sacks on pallets, 705.8.10.3

tray labels, 245.6.0

trays, 245.5.0

trays on pallets, 705.8.10.3

markings, 202.3.0

enhanced carrier route prices, 245.6.1

mixed mail, 703.2.7

presorted prices, 245.5.1

merged pallets of bundles

using 5% Threshold, 705.12.1

using 5% Threshold and City State Product, 705.13.2

Move Update, 243.3.9

nonprofit

applications for nonprofit prices

applying for authorization, 703.1.7

applying for authorization at additional offices, 703.1.8

mailing while application is pending, 703.1.9

what may be mailed, 703.1.6

who will qualify, 703.1.2, 703.1.3

physical standards, 201

postage payment methods, 244.2.0, 244.3.0

postage statements, See documentation

price eligibility

automation, 243.7.0

destination entry, 246.2.0 – 246.5.0

enhanced carrier route, 243.6.0

presorted, 243.5.0

reply card, enclosed,

size, 201.2.2

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.3

weight, 201.2.2, 243.2.1

written additions, 243.2.6

ZIP Code accuracy, 243.3.8

Standard Mail, letters

alternate payment methods, 705.5.0

annual mailing fee, 243.1.5.1, 243.3.4

attachments, 243.2.5

automation mailings

enclosures, 243.7.6

physical standards, 201.3.0

barcodes, 243.7.5

bundling, 245.2.0

computing postage, 243.1.0,

carrier route sequencing requirements, 245.6.8, 245.6.9

circulars, 245.2.0

combining with other classes of mail, 243.2.5, 703.9.0

content standards, 243.2.0

deposit of, 246.1.0

scheduling appointments for, 246.2.6

vehicle unloading, 246.2.6.9

destination entry, 246.2.0

DNDC entry, 246.3.0

DDU entry, 246.5.0

DSCF entry, 246.4.0

discount for destination entry, 246.2.0 – 246.5.0

documentation, 244.4.0

automation, 244.4.0

basic, 244.4.0

facsimile postage statements, 244.4.0

multiple mailings, 244.4.0

standard format, 244.4.0, 244.4.0, 708.1.0

eligibility 243

automation, 243.7.0

basic, 243.4.0

ECR flats, 243.6.0

machinable/nonmachinable, 243.5.0

envelopes, enclosed, 243.7.6

enclosures, 243.2.5

fees, 243.1.5

general standards for any Standard Mail mailing, 243.3.3

mail preparation, 245

automation letters, 245.7.0

bundles, 245.2.0

bundling for enhanced carrier route prices, 245.6.4 – 245.6.4

bundles on pallets, 705.8.9, 705.8.10.3

carrier route information line, 203.3.0

containerization of bundles, 705.10.2

Customized MarketMail, 245.13.0

enhanced carrier route letters and cards mailings, 245.6.0

enhanced carrier route letters and cards, 245.6.4, 245.6.6

general information, 245.1.0

presorted machinable letters and cards, 245.5.3

presorted nonmachinable letters and cards, 245.5.4

tray labels, 245.4.0

trays, 245.3.0

trays on pallets, 705.8.10.3

markings required on each mailpiece, 202.2.0

enhanced carrier route prices, 245.6.1

mixed mail, 703.2.7

presorted prices, 245.5.1

Move Update, 243.3.9

nonprofit

applications for nonprofit prices

applying for authorization, 703.1.7

applying for authorization at additional offices, 703.1.8

mailing while application is pending, 703.1.9

what may be mailed, 703.1.6

who will qualify, 703.1.2, 703.1.3

physical standards, 201

postage payment methods, 244

automation, 244.3.0

enhanced carrier route, 244.2.0

presorted, 244.2.0

postage statements, See documentation

price eligibility

automation prices, 243.4.0 – 243.7.0

destination entry, 246.2.0 – 246.5.0

enhanced carrier route, 243.6.0

reply card, enclosed, 243.7.6

size, 201

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.3

weight, 243.2.1

written additions, 243.2.6

ZIP Code accuracy, 243.3.8

Standard Mail, parcels

alternate payment methods, 705.5.0

annual mailing fee, 243.1.4.1, 243.3.4

attachments, 243.2.5

bundling, 203.3.0

computing postage, 243.1.1, 243.1.5

carrier route sequencing requirements, 245.6.5, 245.6.6

circulars, 243.2.0

combined mailings with Package Services parcels, 705.6.1

documentation, 705.6.1.3

postage payment, 705.6.1.2

preparation, 705.6.2.3

qualification, 705.6.1.1

combined parcels mailings, 705.6.3

postage payment, 705.6.1.2

qualification, 705.6.3.1

combining with other classes of mail, 243.2.5, 703.9.0

content standards, 243.2.0

deposit, 246

scheduling appointments for, 246.2.6.3

vehicle unloading, 246.2.6.9

destination entry, 246.2.0

DNDC entry, 246.3.0

DDU entry, 246.5.0

DSCF entry, 246.4.0

documentation, 246.3.0

basic, 244.3.2

facsimile postage statements, 244.3.0

multiple mailings, 244.3.0

standard format, 244.3.3, 244.3.0, 708.1.0

eligibility 243

basic, 243.3.0, 243.4.0

enhanced carrier route, 243.6.0

presorted parcels, 243.5.0

enclosures, 243.2.5

extra services that can be added, 243.4.4

fees, 243.1.4

general standards for any Standard Mail mailing, 243.3.3

mail preparation, 245

bundles, 245.2.0

bundling for enhanced carrier route prices, 245.6.4

bundling for irregular parcels, 245.5.4, 245.6.5

bundles on pallets, 705.8.9, 705.8.10.3

carrier route information line, 203.3.0

combined machinable parcels, 705.6.0

containerization of bundles, 705.10.2

enhanced carrier route parcels, 245.6.0

machinable parcels on pallets, 705.8.17

marketing parcels, 245.5.3

presorted irregular parcels, 245.5.4

presorted machinable parcels, 245.5.3

sack labels, 245.4.0

sacks, 245.3.0

sacks on pallets, 705.8.10.3

markings required on each mailpiece, 202.1.2

enhanced carrier route prices, 245.6.1

mixed mail, 703.2.7

presorted prices, 245.5.1

Move Update, 243.3.10

nonprofit

applications for nonprofit prices

applying for authorization, 703.1.7

applying for authorization at additional offices, 703.1.8

mailing while application is pending, 703.1.9

what may be mailed, 703.1.6

who will qualify, 703.1.2, 703.1.3

physical standards, 201

postage payment methods, 244

enhanced carrier route parcels, 244.2.0

presorted parcels, 244.2.0

postage statements, See documentation

price eligibility

destination entry, 246.2.0 – 246.5.0

enhanced carrier route, 243.6.0

shipper paid forwarding, 507.4.2.9

size, 201.2.4

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.3

weight, 201.2.4, 243.2.1

written additions, 243.2.6

ZIP Code accuracy, 243.3.9

Standard Post

attachments, 153.4.0

computing postage, 153.1.2 – 153.1.3

deposit, 156.1.0

eligibility, 153

enclosures, 153.4.0

mail preparation, 155

markings required on each mailpiece, 102.4.2, 155.1.3

postage payment methods, 154

price eligibility, 153.2.0

returns, 156.

service objectives, 153.2.1

size, 101.7.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight limits, 101.7.0

written additions, 153.4.2

standardized documentation, 708.1.0

staples, 201.3.9, 201.3.3, 601.3.13

statement of ownership, management, and circulation for Periodicals, 207.8.3

statements of account

Priority Mail Express, 113.3.0

Priority Mail, 123.3.0

First-Class Mail

commercial flats, 233.2.2

commercial letters, 233.2.2

commercial parcels, 283.2.2

retail mail, 133.3.2

solicitations in guise of, 601.9.1

stationery, 604.2.0

personalized stamped envelopes sold by USPS, 604.2.2

plain stamped envelopes sold by USPS, 604.2.1

stamped cards, 604.2.3.1

stickers, 201.3.13, 201.1.0

sweepstakes, 601.9.6

T

tabbing, 201.3.11, 201.3.4

tape

sealing mailpieces, 601.3.0

territories and possessions of the U.S., 608.2.0

tracking, 503.15.2

trademarks of the USPS, 608.7.1

trays

flat tray

First-Class Mail, 235.3.0

letter tray

First-Class Mail, 235.3.0

Periodicals, 207.20.1, 207.

Standard Mail, 245.3.0, 245.3.0

barcoded labels, 708.6.0

treatment of mail, 507.1.0

tubs, See trays

U

undeliverable mail

endorsements used by USPS, 507.1.4.1

First-Class Mail, 507.1.5.1

Package Services, 507.1.5.4

Periodicals, 507.1.5.2

Priority Mail, 507.1.5.1

Standard Mail, 507.1.5.3

with extra services, 507.1.4.5

unaddressed mail, See dead mail

unpaid mail, 508.2.2.5, 508.2.3.3

U.S. Armed Forces Mail, 703.2.0, 703.4.0

eligibility, 703.4.1.1, 703.4.2.2

matter sent free, 703.4.2

postage, 703.4.1.2

U.S. Census Bureau, 608.2.5

U.S. Department of Transportation

regulation of hazardous materials, see Publication 52

U.S. government mail

Department of State mail, 703.3.0

free mail for U.S. armed forces, 703.4.2

military address, 703.4.2.4

military mail, 703.2.0, 703.4.0

official mail for Members of Congress, 703.6.1.1

official mail for U.S. government, 703.6.0, 703.7.0

prepared by contractors, 703.7.0

voting materials, 703.8.0

U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

address for USPS functional areas, 608.8.1 – 608.8.3

appealing decision made about mailing standards, 607.2.0

business mail entry offices, addresses and phone numbers, 608.8.4

copyrights of the USPS, 608.7.2

complaints, 608.6.1

Domestic Mail Manual, general information, 608.1.0

holidays recognized by USPS, 608.3.0

philatelic services offered by USPS, 608.4.0

postal publications, 608.7.2

Post Offices, general information, 608., 608.3.0

postal inspection of mail, See inspection by USPS

Pricing and Classification Service Center (PCSC), 608.8.4

Private Express Statutes, 608.5.0

reporting crimes, 608.6.2

requesting exceptions to mailing standards, 607.2.0

service to territories and possessions of the United States, 608.2.0

trademarks of the USPS, 608.7.1

USPS Tracking, 503.11.0

U.S. Virgin Islands, 608.2.1

V

valuable items, 609.3.2, 503.2.2.1

volume requirements

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 263.4.0

First-Class Mail, 233.3.3

Media Mail and Library Mail, 273.6.2

Standard Mail, 243.3.3

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 233.3.3

Standard Mail, 243.3.3

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 263.4.0

First-Class Package Service, 283.3.3

Media Mail and Library Mail, 273.6.2

Parcel Select, 253.4.1

Priority Mail, 224.2.2

Standard Mail, 244.3.3

retail mailings paid with permit imprint

First-Class Mail, 134.2.0

Media Mail and Library Mail, 174.2.0

Standard Post, 154.1.0

voting

absentee balloting materials, 703.8.0

voter registration commissions

mailing list services, 507.8.3.4, 507.8.7

W

walk sequence carrier route sequencing requirements

commercial letters, 245.6.8, 245.6.9

commercial flats, 245.6.9, 245.6.0

commercial parcels, 245.6.6, 245.6.7

Periodicals, 207.23.8, 207.23.9

window envelopes and inserts, 202.5.0, 601.6.4

withdrawal and disposal of a mailing, 507.6.0

written matter, See handwriting

Z

Z4CHANGE

list matching, 708.3.3.2

ZIP Code, 602.1.8

sorting cards by 5-digit ZIP Code, 507.8.6

ZIP Code Accuracy

commercial flats

Bound Printed Matter, 263.4.3

First-Class Mail, 233.3.0

Standard Mail, 243.3.8

commercial letters

First-Class Mail, 283.3.5

Standard Mail, 243.3.8

commercial parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 263.4.3

First-Class Package Service, 283.3.6

Standard Mail, 243.3.9

ZIP+4 code, 602.1.8.2

zone charts, 708.10.3

zones, for computing postage, 708.1.6