1.0 Basic Standards for Postage Payment
2.0 Mailing Documentation
[7-10-22] Parcel Select destination entry and ground postage (including cubic) may be paid as follows:
- Postage Evidencing:
- Metered postage may be used on pieces as provided under 1.1.1c and 604.4.
- USPS-approved PC Postage products may be used for Parcel Select Ground pieces as provided under 253.4.2 and 604.4.
- Permit imprint may be used for identical-weight pieces provided the mail can be separated at acceptance into groups that each contain pieces subject to the same combination of prices.
- Except for plant-verified drop shipments (see 705.17.0), Electronic Verification System (eVS) shipments (see 705.2.9), and metered mail drop shipments (see 705.19.0), the mailer must have a meter license or permit imprint authorization at the destination facility parent Post Office for mailings deposited for entry at a DNDC or ASF, at a DSCF, or at the parent Post Office of a DDU. Except for manifested mail using eVS under 705.2.9, postage and fees are paid to the Post Office that verifies the mailings. The mailer must ensure that Form 8125 accompanies plant-verified drop shipments along with mailing documentation.
Parcel Select Lightweight postage may be paid with permit imprint.
USPS Connect Local mailings must be paid with USPS Click-N-Ship.
The DNDC may verify and accept mail if authorized by PS Form 4410, Authorization for NDC Acceptance, to act as an agent for the parent Post Office where the mailer‘s account, or license is held (see Exhibit 1.2).
Exhibit 1.2 NDC/ASF Parent Post Office
All metered and permit imprint mailings of 50 pieces or more, except manifested mail using eVS under 705.2.9, must be accompanied by a postage statement completed and signed by the mailer (in duplicate if the mailer wants a receipted copy). A change made to any postage statement requires the mailer (agent) to correct the postage statement and document the correction. See 203.1.0 and 203.2.0 for postage statement and documentation standards.
When presented for acceptance, documentation of postage by entry office and presort level (e.g., by DNDC and by 5-digit ZIP Code for DSCF and DDU prices) is required under 705.2.0 through 705.4.0. Except for DSCF, mail palletized under the alternate preparation option that requires separate documentation, other documentation is not required when the correct price is affixed to each piece, or when each piece is of identical weight and the pieces are separated by zone and within each zone are grouped by pieces subject to the same combination of prices. DSCF mail palletized under the alternate preparation option in 705.8.0 must submit the detailed documentation required in 705.8.18.2.