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Quick Service Guide 450
April 17, 2011
Physical Standards (401)
Regional Ground: .35 cubic foot.
For an overview of the physical standards for commercial parcels, see Quick Service Guide 401.
Prices and Fees (453.1.0)
Price determination: Parcel Select Destination Entry DSCF and DDU prices are based on weight only, all other prices are based on weight and zone.
Barcode discount: Available for Parcel Select machinable parcels (401.1.5) that bear a correct barcode under 708.5.0 for the ZIP Code of the delivery address and are part of a mailing of 50 or more Parcel Select pieces. Parcel Select DNDC machinable price pieces must be barcoded. The barcode discount does not apply to Parcel Select Regional Ground pieces.
Oversized price: pieces exceeding 108 inches but not more than 130 inches in combined length and girth are mailable at the Parcel Select oversized price for the zone to which addressed.
Balloon price: parcels that weigh less than 20 pounds but measuring more than 84 inches (but not exceeding 108 inches) in combined length and girth are charged the 20-pound price for the zone to which addressed (453.3.6).
Destination Entry (453.3.0):
Annual Parcel Select destination entry (DNDC, DSCF, and DDU) fee applies.
Parcel Select (including Regional Ground) is matter not mailed at Package Services prices (Parcel Post, Bound Printed Matter, Media Mail, or Library Mail). Any Package Services matter may be mailed at Parcel Select or Regional Ground prices, subject to the basic standards in 453.2.0.
Generally used for shipping merchandise.
Eligibility Standards (453.3.0)
Each piece must include a complete delivery and return address and a correct ZIP Code or ZIP+4 code (453.3.7).
Mailing items with no ancillary service endorsement obligates the mailer to pay any applicable forwarding and return postage charges at the single-piece Parcel Post price (507.1.5.4).
Postage Payment and Documentation (454)
Parcel Select: meter (604.4.0) or permit imprint (604.5.0).
Regional Ground: permit imprint (604.5.0).
Mail Preparation (455)
Preparation and labeling: see below.
Enter and Deposit (456)
Extra Services (503)
Parcel Select may use COD, Delivery Confirmation, insurance, return receipt for merchandise, Signature Confirmation, and special handling. Parcel Select destination entry pieces are eligible for no-fee electronic Delivery Confirmation. Return receipt and restricted delivery are available for COD mail or mail insured for more than $200.
Regional Ground may use Delivery Confirmation, insurance, and Signature Confirmation.