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Quick Service Guide 240j
Commercial Parcels—Standard Mail
Enhanced Carrier Route Marketing Parcels
703, Standard Mail Nonprofit Eligibility
Physical Standards (201)
Maximum weight: less than 16 ounces.
For an overview of the physical standards for commercial parcels, see Quick Service Guide 201e.
Prices and Fees (243.1.0)
For a complete listing of commercial Standard Mail prices, see Notice 123–Price List.
Destination discounts apply to mail prepared as prescribed by USPS and addressed for delivery within service area of destination NDC/ASF, SCF, or delivery unit (246.2.0).
Annual presort mailing fee applies.
Pieces are eligible if not required to be mailed at First-Class Mail prices or not authorized for Periodicals prices. Nonprofit prices require specific authorization (703.1.0).
Eligibility Standards (243.3.0)
Mailings of 200 or more addressed pieces (or 50 pounds of addressed pieces), sorted and marked as described below. Pieces must be part of a group of 10 or more to one carrier route, prepared in line-of-travel or walk-sequence order, as required. All pieces must meet the physical standards for irregular parcels.
Each piece must include a complete delivery address with correct ZIP Code or ZIP+4 code, as appropriate, and must use an alternative addressing format (602.3.0).
Carrier route information must be updated using CASS-certified process within 90 days before mailing date.
Detached address labels required for merchandise samples (602.4.0) and when mailed at Enhanced Carrier Route saturation prices.
Addresses on all pieces must be updated within 95 days before mailing through a USPS-approved address update method (e.g., ACS, NCOALink, or the appropriate ancillary service endorsement (except Forwarding Service Requested) under 507.1.5.3). For an overview of the Move Update standards, see Quick Service Guide 602a.
Postage and Payment Documentation (244)
Meter (604.4.0), or permit imprint (604.5.0).
Regular: PS Form 3602-R or approved facsimile.
Nonprofit: PS Form 3602-N or approved facsimile.
Additional standards apply to mailings of nonidentical-weight pieces.
Mail Preparation (245)
Marking on each piece in the postage area (202.3.0):
Basic price mail must be in line-of-travel (LOT) or in walk sequence (245.12.0).
High-density (WSH) and saturation (WSS) price mail must be in walk sequence (245.12.0).
Palletization is preferred, see Quick Service Guide 705d, Standard Mail Bundles on Pallets.
Use standard sack label (245.4.0).
Enter and Deposit (246)
Mailing entered at an acceptance point designated by USPS.