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Quick Service Guide 207c
Periodicals Nonbarcoded Letters
January 17, 2016
Physical Standards (201, 207.3.0)
For an overview of the physical standards for commercial letters, see
Prices and Fees (207.1.0)
Prices include piece charges, pound prices (advertising and nonadvertising), and applicable discounts.
Carrier Route, 5-digit, 3-digit/SCF, and ADC and Mixed ADC prices are available; Outside-County prices apply;
In-County prices include piece prices, pound prices (DDU and other), and DDU discount.
Pound Prices—Advertising pounds based on destination entry and zone. Nonadvertising pounds based on destination entry and all other zones.
Piece Prices—Based on the bundle level (six or more pieces). Firm bundles pay a separate firm piece price.
Bundle Prices—Based on container and bundle level. Firm bundles pay a separate firm bundle price. Bundle prices do not apply to unbundled pieces prepared in full trays.
For bundles and containers with both In-County and Outside-County pieces, mailers do not pay the bundle or container charges for carrier route, 5-digit carrier routes, and 5-digit/scheme bundles, and pallets.
Container Prices—Based on the container type, container level, and entry. For mailings prepared in trays, mailers pay the container price for each tray based on container level and entry
Destination entry prices (DDU, DSCF, DADC, and DNDC) have additional standards (207.29.0). The mail must be addressed for delivery within that facility's service area.
Ride-Along price of $0.165 available for items up to 3.3 ounces (or not more than the weight of the host publication) eligible as Standard Mail (207.15.0
Eligibility Standards (207.12.0, 207.13.0)
For authorized publications whose primary purpose is transmitting information. Periodicals must be issued at least four times a year at a stated frequency from a known office of publication and be formed of printed sheets. General publications must have a legitimate list of subscribers, and Requester publications must have a legitimate list of requesters or subscribers. All pieces within each mailing must be in the same processing category.
Carrier route: carrier route information updated using CASS-certified process or another Address Information System product containing carrier route information within 90 days before mailing (207.13.0).
A certified process used at least once a year to ensure accuracy of 5-digit ZIP Codes for other than carrier route pieces (18.104.22.168).
Mailers can apply Repositionable Notes, see 202.7.0.
Postage Payment and Documentation (207.16.0, 207.19.0)
Advance deposit account(s) at original and each additional entry Post Office, unless authorized under Centralized Postage Payment (CPP) (207.16.5).
Mail Preparation (207.22.0, 207.23.0)
Bundles for individual carrier routes must be prepared with facing slips under 203.3.15, optional endorsement lines under 708.7.0, or carrier route information lines under 708.8.0.
1-foot or 2-foot trays used where appropriate (e.g., when there is enough mail to fill a 2-foot tray, a 2-foot tray must be used).
Use 2-inch pink tray labels (207.21.0).
Trays sleeved and strapped (207.20.0). See 207.20.0 for exceptions to strapping for mailings that originate and destinate in delivery area of same SCF. Strapping not required on trays placed on 5-digit, 3-digit, and SCF pallets that are secured with stretchwrap.
Enter and Deposit (207.28.0)
Only at authorized original and additional entry Post Office(s), unless authorized exceptional dispatch under 207.28.3.