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Quick Service Guide 705a
Standard Mail—Customized MarketMail
January 27, 2013
Physical Standards (705.1.1.3)
Shape: rectangular, nonrectangular, or irregular. Uniform thickness not required.
Attachments up to 1/4 inch thick are permitted.
To determine length and height, see next page. For flexibility standards, see 705.1.1.3e.
Prices and Fees (705.1.2)
For Customized Market Mail (CMM) prices, see Notice 123–Price List.
Destination entry discounts and additional presort discounts are not available.
Annual presort mailing fee for Standard Mail applies.
Eligibility Standards (705.1.0)
Mailings of 200 or more addressed pieces sorted and marked as described below. Pieces may be letter-size or flat-size. Pieces must weigh no more than 3.3 ounces. Pieces may be rectangular, nonrectangular, or irregularly shaped up to 3/4 inch thick. Pieces must meet content eligibility standards for Standard Mail. Nonprofit prices require specific authorization (703.1.0).
Each piece must have a complete delivery address (including exceptional address format and occupant address formats) with the correct ZIP Code or ZIP+4 code. Simplified address format is not permitted.
A certified process must be used to ensure accuracy of 5-digit ZIP Codes.
CMM pieces not bearing an alternative address format must comply with Move Update standards in 343.3.9.
If carrier route information line is used, information must be updated within 90 days of mailing using a CASS-certified process. Carrier route information not required.
Ancillary service endorsements and detached address labels not permitted.
Postage Payment and Documentation (244)
Precanceled stamp (604.3.0), meter (604.4.0), or permit imprint (604.5.0).
Additional standards apply to mailings of nonidentical-weight pieces.
Mail Preparation (705.1.4)
Marking on each piece in postage area:
Enter and Deposit (705.1.1)
Must be deposited at a destination delivery unit using standard entry procedures, Priority Mail or Express Mail drop shipment (705.18.0), or plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) (705.17.0).