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A

absentee balloting materials, 703.8.0

accelerated reply mail, 508.5.8

additional entry for Periodicals, 707.29.0

application 707.29.2

cancellation 707.29.5

fee 707.1.5

address correction services, 507.3.0

address element correction, 507.6.4, 507.6.5

Address Information System (AIS) products, 509.1.0

address labels

detached address labels (DALs) 602.4.0

Periodicals, 707.3.2.2

address lists

accuracy 708.3.0

verification of, 708.3.5

address placement, 602.1.0

cards, 102.1.0, 202.2.0

letters, 102.1.2, 202.2.0

parcels, 102.3.3

Periodicals, 707.3.2.3

address quality standards, flats

automation

First-Class Mail, 333.5.1

Standard Mail, 343.7.1

barcoded pieces, 333.5.4, 343.7.3, 363.6.3

carrier route

Bound Printed Matter, 363.5.3

carrier route code accuracy, 343.6.2, 363.5.3

enhanced carrier route, 343.6.1.2

general standards

Bound Printed Matter, 363.3.1

First-Class Mail, 333.3.3

Standard Mail, 343.3.3

Move Update, 333.3.5

ZIP Code accuracy

Bound Printed Matter, 363.4.3

First-Class Mail, 333.3.6

Standard Mail, 343.3.8

address quality standards, general

Alternative Addressing Format, 602.3.0

Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS), 708.3.0

address quality standards, letters and cards

automation

First-Class Mail, 233.5.1

Standard Mail, 243.7.1

automation enhanced carrier route, 243.6.5.1

barcoded pieces

First-Class Mail, 233.5.4

Standard Mail, 243.7.4

carrier route code accuracy

First-Class Mail, 233.5.2

Standard Mail, 243.6.2

enhanced carrier route,243.6.1.2

general standards

First-Class Mail, 233.3.0

Standard Mail, 243.5.1

Move Update, 233.3.5

ZIP Code accuracy

First-Class Mail, 233.3.6

Standard Mail, 243.3.8

address quality standards, parcels

carrier route code accuracy

Bound Printed Matter, 463.5.2

Standard Mail, 443.6.2

enhanced carrier route, 443.6.1

general standards

Bound Printed Matter, 463.5.1

First-Class Mail, 433.3.0

Standard Mail, 443.5.1

Move Update, 433.3.5

ZIP Code accuracy

Bound Printed Matter, 463.4.3

First-Class Mail, 433.3.6

Standard Mail, 443.3.8

address quality standards, Periodicals

general, 707.12.1.3

automation, 707.14.1.1

carrier route, 707.13.1.3

address sequencing services, 507.7.0

address services

Address Change Service (ACS), 507.3.2

address correction, 507.3.1

carrier route schemes, 507.8.4

Delivery Statistics Product, 507.8.1

FASTforward, 507.3.3

mailing list services, 507.6.0

fees, 507.6.1

sequencing for cards and electronic files, 507.7.0

fees, 507.7.1

addressee, See recipient services

addressing

See also address placement

alternative addressing formats, 602.3.0

automation mailings

letters

First-Class Mail, 233.5.4

Standard Mail, 243.7.4

flats

Bound Printed Matter, 363.6.3

First-Class Mail, 333.5.4

Standard Mail, 343.7.3

Periodicals, 707.14.3

change of address, 507.2.1

commercial mail receiving agencies, 602.2.3

content, 602.1.4, 602.1.5

detached address labels (DALs), 602.4.0

elements of a complete address, 602.1.4, 602.1.5

exceptional address, 602.3.4

military mail, 703.2.2

"occupant"-style addressing, 602.3.3.1

Periodicals, 707.3.2

return address, 602.1.5

simplified address, 602.3.2

ZIP Code, 602.1.8

advance deposit account, 604.6.4

advertising

nonprofit and classroom Periodicals, 707.10.1.3

nonprofit Standard Mail, 703.1.6

pandering, 508.8.1

Periodicals, 707.4.12

sexually-oriented material, 508.9.0

aerosols, 601.2.4

agriculture

Science-of-Agriculture, 707.1.2, 707.11.2

State Departments of Agriculture, 707.6.3

USDA, 703.7.3.2

air transportation prohibitions for hazardous materials, 601.10.10

Alternate Mailing System (AMS), 705.4.0

ancillary service endorsements

class of mail, explanation by, 507.1.0

clear space

flats, 302.3.4

letters and cards, 202.4.4

parcels, 402.3.4

retail, 102.4.4

placement on the mailpiece

flats, 302.3.0

letters and cards, 202.4.0

parcels, 402.3.0

retail, 102.4.0

ancillary service endorsements (cont'd)

with return address

flats, 302.3.0

letters and cards, 202.4.0

parcels, 402.3.3

type size

flats, 302.3.4

letters and cards, 202.4.4

parcels, 402.3.4

retail, 102.4.4

animals

adult fowl, 601.9.3.4

bees, 601.9.3.7

cold-blooded, 601.9.3.3

container for mailing, 601.9.3.10

day-old poultry, 601.9.3.2

dead, 601.9.4

furs or pelts, 601.9.5

insects, 601.9.3.8

nonmailable, 601.9.7

scorpions, 601.9.3.9

special permits for animals mailed to Pacific islands, 601.9.3.6

warm-blooded, 601.9.3.5

APO, See military mail

appeals for decision made about mailing standards, 607.2.0

appeals for post office box and caller service, 508.4.9.3, 508.5.7.3

Armed Forces, mail sent by, 703.4.0

aspect ratio, 201.3.5

Automated Flat Sorting Machine 100 (AFSM 100), See automation flats

automation cards, 201.3.0

automation discount, 243.4.2

enclosed in letters, 201.3.13

labels, 201.3.12

mail preparation

First-Class Mail, 235.6.0

Standard Mail, 245.7.0

size, 201.1.0

tabs and wafer seals, 201.3.9

automation flats, general 301.3.0

addressing

Bound Printed Matter, 363.6.0

First-Class Mail, 333.5.4

Standard Mail, 343.7.3,

attachments, 301.3.6.2

automation discount, 346.4.2

Bound Printed Matter, 363.6.0

First-Class Mail, 301.3.0, 333.5.0

labels, 301.3.7

mail preparation

First-Class Mail, 335.6.0

Standard, 345.7.0

Bound Printed Matter, 365.7.0

polywrap, 301.3.3

Periodicals, 707.14.0

addressing, 707.14.3

mail preparation, 707.25.0

reply mail enclosed in an automation flat, 201.3.13

size, 301.3.0

size, 301.3.2

staples, 301.3.4.2

Standard Mail, 343.7.0

tabs and wafer seals, 301.3.4

uniformity, 301.3.6

automation letters, general 201.3.0

addressing

First-Class Mail, 233.5.4

Standard Mail, 243.7.4

automation discount, 243.4.2

First-Class Mail, 201.3.3, 233.5.0

enhanced carrier route, 243.6.1

heavy letters, 201.3.13.4, 243.6.4.1

labels, 201.3.11

mail preparation

First-Class Mail, 235.6.0

Standard Mail, 245.7.0

Periodicals, 707.14.0

addressing, 707.14.3

mail preparation, 707.24.0

reply mail enclosed in an automation letter, 201.3.13

size, 201.3.2

Standard Mail, 201.3.4, 243.7.0

tabs and wafer seals, 201.3.9

automation mailings, general

different payment methods, 705.5.0

reply mail enclosed in mailing, 201.3.13

automation parcels, See barcoded parcels

B

ballots, 703.8.0

balloon rate

Parcel Post, 101.7.1

Priority Mail, 101.5.3

barcoded parcels, 708.5.0

barcodes

address block, inside

flats, 302.4.6

letters, 202.5.6

barcode clear zone

letters, 202.5.1

machinable parcels, 402.4.2

certification, 708.4.6

container labels, 708.6.0

dimensions and spacing, 708.4.2.5

flats, 302.4.0, 708.4.0

human-readable information, 708.5.10

inserts, 202.5.7

letters and cards, 202.5.0, 708.4.0

parcels, 402.4.1, 708.5.0

reflectance, 708.4.4

sack labels, 708.6.1, 708.6.3

second barcode on flats, 302.4.3

skew, 708.4.5

tray labels, 708.6.1, 708.6.2

types of barcodes

5-digit barcode, 708.4.2.2

letters, 202.5.3

flats, 302.4.4

concatenated, 708.5.3

Confirm, 503.13.3

Delivery Confirmation, 503.9.4, 708.5.3

delivery point barcode (DPBC), 708.4.2.4

flats, 302.4.5

letters, 202.5.5

integrated, 708.5.3

Intelligent Mail barcode, 708.4.3

Four-State Customer Barcode, See Intelligent Mail barcode

POSTNET barcode, 708.4.2

Signature Confirmation, 708.5.3, 503.10.4

USS Code, 708.5.1

UCC/EAN, 708.5.1

ZIP+4 barcode

flats, 302.4.4

general, 708.4.2.3

letters, 202.5.3

window envelope, 202.5.8 - 202.5.10

batteries

battery-powered devices, 601.11.17

nonspillable batteries, 601.10.19.4

bees, 601.9.3.7

bills and invoices

Express Mail, 113.3.0

First-Class Mail

discount flats, 333.2.2

discount letters, 233.2.2

discount parcels, 433.2.2

retail mail, 133.3.2

Priority Mail, 123.3.0

solicitations in guise of, 601.12.1

biological products, 601.e.

bird stamp, for hunting migratory birds, 509.2.1

blind, free matter for, 703.5.0

what may be mailed, 703.5.2, 703.5.3

who is qualified, 703.5.1.3

blood, 601.10.17

book rate, See Media Mail, general

books

packaging for mailing, 601.7.2

Bound Printed Matter, discount flats

annual destination entry mailing fee, 366.3.4

attachments, 363.3.3

barcoded flats, 301.3.2

carrier route accuracy, 363.5.3

cobundling, 705.11.4

combined with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

combined with other Package Services, 705.7.0

computing postage, 363.1.0

content standards, 363.2.0

cotraying and cosacking bundles, 705.9.4

deposit, 366.3.9

appeals, 366.3.9.11

nonpresorted pieces, 366.1.1

scheduling appointments, 366.3.9.3

verification, 366.2.1

destination entry discount, 366.3.0

documentation, 364.2.0

carrier route mail, 364.2.6

facsimile postage statements, 364.2.9

machinable mail, 364.2.3

multiple mailings, 364.2.8

standard format, 364.2.6

drop shipments, 366.2.6

Bound Printed Matter, discount flats (cont'd)

eligibility, 363

barcoded pieces, 363.6.0

basic, 363.3.0

carrier route, 363.5.0

machinable, 363.5.0

enclosures, 363.3.3

entry

DBMC entry, 366.4.0

DDU entry, 366.6.0

destination entry, 366.3.0

verification, 366.2.1

DSCF entry, 366.5.0

general standards, 301.2.3.1

invoices, 363.3.3.1

markings required on mailpiece, 302.1.0, 302.2.2.2

postage payment options, 364.1.0

preparation of mail, 365

barcoded flats, 365.7.0

carrier route flats, 365.6.0

bundling, 365.2.0, 465.2.0

bundles of flats on pallets, 705.8.10.3

bundling for mail on pallets, 705.8.9.5

presorted flats, 365.5.0

sacks of flats on pallets, 705.8.10.3

machinable mail, 365.7.0

optional endorsement lines, 365.2.11

carrier route info lines, 365.2.11

sacks, 365.3.0

rates and fees, 363.1.0

rate eligibility

barcoded flats, 363.6.1

carrier route rates, 363.4.1

DBMC rates, 366.4.0

DDU rates, 366.6.0

DSCF rates, 366.5.0

nonpresorted rates, 363.1.1

presorted rates, 363.5.0

size, 301.1.0, 301.2.3

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight standards, 301.2.3

written additions, 363.3.4

ZIP Code accuracy, 363.4.3

Bound Printed Matter, discount parcels

annual destination entry mailing fee, 466.3.4

attachments, 463.3.3

barcoded parcels, 465.7.0

carrier route accuracy, 463.5.2

combined with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

combined with other Package Services, 705.9.4

computing postage, 463.1.0

content standards, 463.2.0

Bound Printed Matter, discount parcels (cont'd)

deposit, 466.3.9

appeals, 466.3.9.11

nonpresorted pieces, 466.1.0

scheduling appointments, 466.3.9.3

verification, 466.2.1

discounts

barcoded machinable parcels, 465.7.1

destination entry, 466.3.0

documentation, 464.2.0

facsimile postage statements, 464.2.7

multiple mailings, 464.2.6

drop shipments, 466.2.6

eligibility, 463

carrier route, 463.5.0

mailings, 463.3.0

enclosures, 463.3.3

entry

DBMC entry, 466.4.0

DDU entry, 466.6.0

destination entry, 466.3.0

verification, 466.2.1

DSCF entry, 466.5.0

general standards, 401.2.4.1

invoices, 463.3.3.1

markings required on each mailpiece, 402.2.1

carrier route irregular parcels, 465.6.2, 465.6.3

carrier route parcels, 465.6.1.1

presorted irregular parcels, 465.5.2, 465.5.3

presorted parcels, 465.5.1.1

nonmachinable parcels, 401.2.4

postage payment options, 464.1.0

preparation of mail, 465

bundles of irregular parcels on pallets, 705.8.10.4

bundling, 465.2.0

bundling for mail on pallets, 705.8.9.5

carrier route irregular parcels, 465.6.2, 465.6.3

carrier route machinable parcels, 465.6.4

combined machinable parcels, 465.6.4

combining parcels, 465.1.4

machinable parcels on pallets, 705.8.10

optional endorsement lines, 465.2.10 - 465.2.11

carrier route info lines, 465.2.10

presorted irregular parcels, 465.5.2, 465.5.3

presorted machinable parcels, 465.5.4, 465.5.5

sacks of irregular parcels on pallets, 705.8.10.4

rates and fees, 463.1.0

rate eligibility

carrier route rates, 463.4.1,

DBMC rates, 466.4.0

DDU rates, 466.6.0

DSCF rates, 466.5.0

nonpresorted rates, 463.1.1

presorted rates, 463.5.0

size, 401.1.0, 401.2.4

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight standards, 401.1.0, 401.2.4

written additions, 463.3.4

ZIP Code accuracy, 463.4.3

boxes

acceptable sizes and load, 601.3.2

post office boxes, 508.4.0

bulk mail, See discount mail

Bulk Mail Center (BMC) acceptance

retail mail

Parcel Post, 156.1.4

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 366.2.5

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 466.2.5

Parcel Post, 456.1.5

bulk parcel return service (BPRS), 507.11.0

annual accounting fee, 507.11.1.2

annual permit fee, 507.11.1.1, 507.11.2.1

application for a permit, 507.11.4.1

fees, 507.11.1

general information, 507.11.3

label format, 507.11.6

label placement, 507.11.5

label example, 507.11.6

postage and fees, application, 507.11.2

bundles, general

pallets, 705.8.5.7 - 705.8.5.12

counter-stacking, 705.8.5.8

labeling bundles of mail, 705.8.5.10

securing bundles of mail, 705.8.5.11

bundles of letters

facing slips for carrier route mail

Standard Mail, 245.2.10

First-Class Mail, 235.2.0

labeling bundles of mail

First-Class Mail, 235.2.8

Standard Mail, 245.2.8

securing bundles of mail

First-Class Mail, 235.2.4

Standard Mail, 245.2.4

Standard Mail, 245.2.0

bundles of flats

Bound Printed Matter, 365.2.0

counter-stacking

Bound Printed Matter, 365.2.4

Library Mail, 385.2.4

Media Mail, 375.2.4

Standard Mail, 345.2.4

facing slips for carrier route mail

Bound Printed Matter, 365.2.12

Standard Mail, 345.2.13

First-Class Mail, 335.2.0

labeling bundles of mail

Bound Printed Matter, 365.2.10

First-Class Mail, 335.2.8

Library Mail, 385.2.9

Media Mail, 375.2.9

Standard Mail, 345.2.11

Library Mail, 385.2.0

Media Mail, 375.2.0

sacks

Standard Mail, 345.2.6

securing bundles of mail

Bound Printed Matter, 365.2.5

First-Class Mail, 335.2.4

Library Mail, 385.2.5

Media Mail, 375.2.5

Standard Mail, 345.2.5

Standard Mail, 345.2.0

bundles of parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 465.2.0

counter-stacking

Bound Printed Matter, 465.2.4

Library Mail, 485.2.4

Media Mail, 475.2.4

Standard Mail, 445.2.6

facing slips for carrier route mail

Bound Printed Matter, 465.2.11

Standard Mail, 445.2.11

labeling bundles of mail

Bound Printed Matter, 465.2.9

Library Mail, 485.2.8

Media Mail, 475.2.8

Standard Mail, 445.2.9

Library Mail, 485.2.0

Media Mail, 475.2.0

sacks

First-Class Mail, 435.2.0

Standard Mail, 445.3.0

securing bundles of mail

Bound Printed Matter, 465.2.5

Library Mail, 485.2.5

Media Mail, 475.2.5

Standard Mail, 445.2.5

Standard Mail, 445.2.0

bundles of Periodicals, 707.19.0

counter-stacking, 707.19.3

facing slips for carrier route mail, 707.19.15

labeling bundles of mail, 707.19.13

sacks, 707.19.8

securing bundles of mail, 707.19.4

Business Mail, See discount mail

business reply mail (BRM), 507.8.0

annual accounting fee, 507.8.6.4

annual permit, renewal, 507.8.5.4

application for a permit, 507.8.5.2

distributed by agents of the permit holder, 507.8.11

fees and per piece charges, 507.8.1

format, 507.8.8, 507.8.9

general information, 507.8.4

how annual accounting fee is applied, 507.8.6.3

how annual permit fee is applied, 507.8.5.3

how postage and fees are applied, 507.8.6

official U.S. government mail, 703.7.11

physical characteristics, 507.8.7

qualified business reply mail (QBRM), 507.8.3, 507.8.10

refunds for postage affixed to business reply mail, 604.9.2.10

sample of business reply mail, 507.8.8.1

weight-averaged business reply mail, 507.8.12

C

caller service, 508.5.0

accelerated reply mail, 508.5.8

appeals, 508.5.7.3

application for service, 508.5.3.1

fees, 508.5.1, 508.5.5

refunds, 508.5.6

reserved caller service number, 508.5.2.5

reserved caller service number fee, 508.5.1

Capital One Services, Inc. NSA, 709.2.0

cards

automation, See automation cards

bundling,

First-Class Mail 235.2.3

Standard Mail, 245.2.3

Periodicals, 707.19.5

double cards

discount mail, 201.1.2.8

merchandise return service, 507.10.6.4

retail mail, 101.6.3.10

eligibility for First-Class Mail card rates

retail mail, 101.6.3.1, 133.1.0

discount mail, 233.6.1

rates for First-Class Mail

discount mail, 233.1.0

retail mail, 133.1.0

cards (con't)

reply cards

flats,

First-Class Mail, 333.5.5

letters, 201.3.13

First-Class Mail, 233.5.5

Standard Mail, 243.7.5

Standard Mail, 343.7.4

Periodicals, 707.14.1.2

size and weight

discount mail, 201.1.2

retail mail, 101.6.3.2

carrier route, general

See also Bound Printed Matter, general; Enhanced Carrier Route (ECR); Periodicals; Standard Mail, general

carrier route information lines, 708.8.0

carrier route schemes, 509.1.4

submitting cards for sequencing, 507.7.3

carrier route, flats

carrier route code accuracy

Bound Printed Matter, 363.5.3

Standard Mail, 343.6.2

carrier route information lines

Bound Printed Matter, 365.2.11

Standard Mail, 345.2.12

facing slips on bundles

Bound Printed Matter, 365.2.12

Standard Mail, 345.2.13

sequencing requirements

Standard Mail, 345.6.9, 345.6.10

carrier route, letters

carrier route code accuracy

Standard Mail, 243.6.2

carrier route information lines

Standard Mail, 245.2.9

facing slips on bundles

Standard Mail, 245.2.10

sequencing requirements

Standard Mail, 245.6.8

carrier route, parcels

carrier route code accuracy

Bound Printed Matter, 463.5.2

Standard Mail, 443.6.2

carrier route information lines,

Bound Printed Matter, 465.2.10

Standard Mail, 445.2.10

facing slips on bundles

Bound Printed Matter, 465.2.11

Standard Mail, 445.2.11

sequencing requirements

Standard Mail, 445.7.6, 445.7.7

carrier route, Periodicals

carrier route information lines, 707.19.14

facing slips on bundles, 707.19.15

sequencing requirements, 707.23.7, 707.23.8

CASS-Certified Software, 708.3.2.3

Certificate of Mailing, 503.5.0

bulk quantities, 503.5.2.4

fees, 503.3.1

other extra services that can be added, 503.5.2.6

what may be mailed, 503.5.2

Certified Mail, 503.3.0

fees, 503.3.1

filling out label, 503.3.3.5

other special services that can be added, 503.3.2.3

requesting a delivery record, 503.3.3.5

required label, 503.3.3.3

what may be mailed, 503.3.2.2

Change of Address, See address services

church, See nonprofit

cigarette lighters, 601.10.13.4

City State Product, 507.8.2, 509.1.0

claims, 609

criteria for approval, 609.4.1

filing, 609.1.0

filing a duplicate claim, 609.1.7

reasons for denial, 609.4.3

time limit for filing, 609.1.4

clinical specimens, 601.e.

Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS), 708.3.0

certification and testing, 708.3.6

dates for matching and coding, 708.3.3

documentation submitted with a mailing, 708.3.5

software certification and configuration, 708.3.2

collection box

deposit for Priority Mail, 126.1.0

deposit for First-Class Mail, 136.1.0

Collect on Delivery (COD), 503.11.0

combined with Express Mail, 503.11.2.5

combined with registered mail, 503.11.2.4

delivery of COD items, 503.11.5

fees, 503.11.1

filing a claim, 609

mailing instructions, 503.11.4

other special services that can be added, 503.11.2.3

required forms, 503.11.3

what may be mailed, 503.11.2.2

where to mail, 503.11.4.6

combined mailing

First-Class or Standard Mail with different payment methods, 705.5.0

Media Mail and Bound Printed Matter, 703.9.6

multiple editions or publications of a periodical, 707.26.0

commercial mail receiving agency (CMRA)

addressing requirements, 508.1.9

delivery to, 508.1.5

forwarding mail to CMRA customers, 507.2.2.7

commingled mail, 455.4.1.4, 705.8.14.4

complaints, 608.6.0

computing postage

Bound Printed Matter

discount flats, 363.1.1.6, 363.1.1.7

discount parcels, 463.1.1.5, 463.1.1.6

Express Mail, 113.1.7

First-Class Mail

discount flats, 333.1.5

discount letters, 233.1.6

discount parcels, 433.1.6

retail mail, 133.1.11

Library Mail

discount flats, 383.1.6

discount parcels, 483.1.5

retail mail, 183.1.6, 183.1.7

Media Mail

discount flats, 373.1.6

discount parcels, 473.1.5

retail mail, 173.1.6, 173.1.7

Parcel Post

discount parcels, 453.1.7

retail mail, 153.1.4 - 153.1.5

Periodicals, 707.2.2

Priority Mail, 123.1.10

Standard Mail

discount flats, 343.1.6

discount letters, 243.1.8

discount parcels, 443.1.7

general, 604.7.0

conditions of mail delivery, 508.2.0

confirm, 503.13.0

confirmation, See Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation

congressional frank

addressing, 703.6.2.1 - 703.6.2.3

delivery, 703.6.2.4, 703.6.2.5

contact information, 608.8.0

containers

boxes, 601.3.2

envelopes, 601.3.1

paper bags and wraps, 601.3.4

plastic bags and film, 601.3.5 - 601.3.6

content identifier numbers (CINs), 708.6.1.4

content markings, 601.5.2

contraceptives and abortion devices, 601.11.19

controlling mail delivery, 508.2.0

cooperative mailing, 703.1.6.3

copalletize, 705.8.7

copyrights of the USPS, 608.7.2

corporate accounts, 114.2.0

corrosives, 601.10.19

courtesy reply mail (CRM), 201.3.14.2

customer mail receptacles, 508.3.0

Customized MarketMail, 705.1.0

bundling and labeling, 705.1.4.6

containerization, 705.1.4.7

documentation, 705.1.4.4

eligibility, 705.1.1.2

endorsements, 705.1.4.2

mail preparation, 705.1.4

physical standards, 705.1.1.3

postage options, 705.1.4.3

rates, 705.1.2

cushioning, 601.4.0

D

damage to mail

filing claims for loss or damage, 609

dangerous materials, 601.10.0

dead mail, 507.1.9

delivery, types of

city delivery service, 508.2.1

highway contract delivery service, 508.2.3

rural delivery service, 508.2.2

Delivery Confirmation, 503.9.0

barcodes on privately printed labels, 503.9.4

electronic file transmission for electronic option, 503.9.5

electronic option, 503.9.2.3

fees, 503.9.1

other extra services that can be added, 503.9.2.6

required labels, 503.9.3

retail option, 503.9.2.5

what may be mailed, 503.9.2.4

where to mail, 503.9.6

delivery of mail, 508.1.0, 508.2.0

accountable mail, 508.1.1.7

agent, 508.1.5

commercial mail receiving agency, 508.1.9

delivery to addressee only, See restricted delivery

Express Mail, 508.1.1.7

hotels, institutions, and schools, 508.1.7

individual at a business, 508.1.6

military units, 703.2.7

refusal by addressee, 508.1.1

delivery point barcode (DPBC)

general, 602.1.8.3, 708.4.2.4

letters, 233.5.4.3

flats, 333.5.4.3

delivery statistics

Delivery Statistics File, 509.1.1

general, 509.1.5

Department of State mail, 703.3.0

eligibility, 703.3.1, 703.3.2

prohibited material, 703.3.2.2

rates, 703.3.2.4

weight, 703.3.2.3

deposit

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 366

First-Class Mail, 336

Library Mail, 386

Media Mail, 376

Standard Mail, 346

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 236

Standard Mail, 246

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 466

First-Class Mail, 436

Library Mail, 486

Media Mail, 476

Parcel Post, 456

Standard Mail, 446

deposit (cont'd)

nonpresorted Bound Printed Matter, 366.1.1

Periodicals, 707.27.0

retail mail

Express Mail, 116

First-Class Mail, 136

Library Mail, 186

Media Mail, 176

Parcel Post, 156

Priority Mail, 126

design

indicia design, 604.4.0

mailpiece design

discount flats, 301, 302

discount letters, 201, 202

discount parcels, 401, 402

retail mail, 101, 102

reproductions of copyrighted material, 608.7.2.3

destination entry, See rate eligibility under individual classes of mail

destination entry mailing fee, See mailing fees

detached address labels (DALs), 602.4.0

alternative addressing formats, 602.4.1.5

Bound Printed Matter, 602.4.1.4

disposing of undeliverable material, 602.4.4.1

documentation, 602.4.1.6

label preparation, 602.4.2

mail preparation, 602.4.3

Periodicals, 602.4.1.2

postage computation, 602.4.5

Standard Mail, 602.4.1.3

undeliverable DALs, 602.4.4.2

dimensions, 601.1.2, 601.1.3

discount flats, 301

discount letters, 201

discount parcels, 401

retail mail, 101

direct mail, See discount mail

discount mail

letters, 200

First-Class Mail, 230

Standard Mail, 240

flats, 300

Bound Printed Matter, 360

First-Class Mail, 330

Library Mail, 380

Media Mail, 370

Standard Mail, 340

discount mail (cont'd)

parcels, 400

Bound Printed Matter, 460

First-Class Mail, 430

Library Mail, 480

Media Mail, 470

Parcel Post, 450

Standard Mail, 440

documentation

retail mail,

Library Mail, 184.2.3

Priority Mail, 124.2.3

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 234.4.0

Standard Mail, 244.4.0

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 364.2.0

First-Class Mail, 334.4.0

Library Mail, 384.2.0

Media Mail, 374.2.0

Standard Mail, 344.4.0

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 464.2.0

First-Class Mail, 434.3.0

Library Mail, 484.2.0

Media Mail, 474.2.0

Parcel Post, 454.1.4

Standard Mail, 444.3.0

Periodicals, 707.17.0

standardized, 708.1.0

drop box, See collection box

drop shipment, 705.15.0 - 705.18.0

Express Mail, 705.16.0

containers, 705.16.5.2

deposit site, 705.16.1.1

labels 705.16.5.3

markings, 705.16.5.12

preparation, 705.16.5

reship service, 507.5.6

metered mail, 705.18.0

application, 705.18.2.3

consolidated without endorsement, 705.18.6

P&DC/F, 705.18.3

deposit options

at another post office 705.18.4

consolidated with endorsement, 705.18.5

endorsements, 705.18.5.7, 705.18.6.8

Priority Mail, 507.10.2.8, 705.16.0

drug paraphernalia, 601.11.12

drugs, 601.11.11

dry ice, 601.10.20.4

duck stamp, See bird stamp, for hunting migratory birds

E

educational materials

qualifying for Media Mail rates

discount flats, 373.2.0, 373.3.0

discount parcels, 473.2.0, 473.3.0

retail mail, 173.2.0, 173.3.0

qualifying for Library Mail rates

discount flats, 383.2.0

discount parcels, 483.2.0, 483.3.0

retail mail, 183.2.0, 183.3.0

election boards, mailing list services, 507.6.3.4, 507.6.7

Electronic Verification System (eVS), 705.2.9

enclosures

incidental First-Class Mail, 703.9.5

Package Services, 703.9.4

Periodicals, 703.9.3

Standard Mail, 703.9.4

endorsements, See ancillary service endorsements

enhanced carrier route (ECR)

See also carrier route, general and Standard Mail, general

basic requirements

flats, 343.6.3,

letters, 243.6.3,

parcels,443.6.3

eligibility for automation rates, 243.6.0

high density requirements

flats, 343.6.4,

letters, 243.6.4,

parcels,443.6.4

rate eligibility

flats, 343.6.0

letters, 243.6.0

parcels, 443.6.0

saturation requirements

flats, 343.6.5

letters, 243.6.5

parcels, 443.6.5

sequencing requirements

flats, 345.6.9, 345.6.10

letters, 245.6.8, 245.6.9

parcels, 445.7.6, 445.7.7

entry

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 366

First-Class Mail, 336

Library Mail, 386

Media Mail, 376

Standard Mail, 346

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 236

Standard Mail, 246

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 466

First-Class Mail, 436

Library Mail, 486

Media Mail, 476

Parcel Post, 456

Standard Mail, 446

Periodicals, 707.28.0, 707.29.0

envelopes

Express Mail, 115.1.0, 601.6.1

green bordered, 601.6.2

Priority Mail, 125.1.1, 601.6.1

reusable, 601.6.4

window envelopes, 601.6.3

with postage preprinted by USPS, See stamped stationery

exceptional dispatch for Periodicals, 707.27.3

how to apply, 707.27.3.5

rates, 707.27.3.4

expedited services, 604.5.3.5, 705.16.5.8

experimental classifications and rates, 709

Outside-County Periodicals Copalletization Drop Shipment, 709.3.0, 709.4.0

Premium Forwarding Service, 709.6.0

Repositionable Notes, 709.5.0

explosives, 601.10.11

Express Mail

computing postage, 113.1.2, 113.1.7

combined with COD, 503.11.2.5

combined with other classes of mail, 703.2.0

deposit, 116

drop shipment, 705.16.0

extra services, 503.1.0

fees, 113.1.0

filing a claim, 609.1.0

flat-rate envelope, 113.1.4

insurance, 503.1.1

Express Mail (cont'd)

manifest mail agreements, 705.2.6

mail preparation

drop shipment, 705.16.5

single-piece rate, 115

Pickup on Demand service, 507.5.0

postage payment options, 114

postage refunds, 604.9.5

rate eligibility

Custom Designed Service, 113.4.5

Express Mail Military Service, 703.2.6

Next Day Service, 113.4.2

Second Day Service, 113.4.3

rates, 113.1.0

refunds, 604.9.5

reship service, 507.5.6.1

size, 101.1.0 - 101.4.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.5

Express Mail drop shipment, 705.16.0

extra services, 503

Certified Mail, 503.3.0

Certificate of Mailing, 503.5.0

Collect on Delivery (COD), 503.11.0

Confirm, 503.13.0

Delivery Confirmation, 503.9.0

Express Mail, for, 503.1.0

Insured Mail, 503.4.0

Registered Mail, 503.2.0

Restricted Delivery, 503.7.0

Return Receipt, 503.6.0

Return Receipt for Merchandise, 503.8.0

Signature Confirmation, 503.10.0

Special Handling, 503.12.0

forwarding mail with extra services, 507.2.3.7, 507.3.4.2

holding mail with extra services, 507.3.4.4

money orders, 503.14.0

treatment of undeliverable mail, 507.1.4.5

with mixed classes of mail, 703.9.13

extra services markings

content, 601.5.0

insured mail, 503.4.3.3, 503.4.3.6

F

facing elements

discount flats, 302

discount letters, 202

discount parcels, 402

retail mail, 102

facing identification mark (FIM), 708.9.0

facing slip, See carrier route, general

FASTforward, 507.3.3

federal government, See official mail

fees

retail mail

Express Mail, 113.1.0

First-Class Mail, 133.1.0

Parcel Post, 153.1.0

Priority Mail, 123.1.0

Library Mail, 183.1.0

Media Mail, 173.1.0

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 233.1.0

Standard Mail, 243.1.0

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 363.1.0

First-Class Mail, 333.1.0

Library Mail, 383.1.0

Media Mail, 373.1.0

Standard Mail, 343.1.0

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 463.1.0

First-Class Mail, 433.1.0

Library Mail, 483.1.0

Media Mail, 473.1.0

Parcel Post, 453.1.0

Standard Mail, 443.1.0

Periodicals, 707.1.0

filing claims, 609

firearms

antiques, 601.11.2

definitions, 601.11.1.1

pistols, revolvers, and other concealable firearms, 601.11.1

rifles and shotguns, 601.11.3

who may mail, 601.11.1.3, 601.11.1.5, 601.11.1.7

firm holdout, 508.7.0

First-Class Mail, discount flats

alternate payment methods, 705.5.0

annual mailing fee, 333.1.4, 333.3.4

automation mailings, 333.5.0

address standards, 333.5.4

cobundling, 335.6.8

combined with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

computing postage, 333.1.1, 333.1.2, 333.1.6

content standards, 333.2.0

cotraying and cosacking bundles, 335.6.8

deposit of, 336

First-Class Mail, discount flats (cont'd)

documentation for mailings, 334.4.0

facsimile postage statements, 334.4.9

multiple mailings, 334.4.8

standard format, 334.4.6, 708.9.0

eligibility standards, 333

automation, 333.5.0

nonautomation, 333.4.0

incidental enclosure with another class of mail, 703.9.5

mail preparation, 335

automation, 335.6.0

bundles, 335.2.0

nonautomation flats, 335.5.4

combining presorted mailings, 335.6.8

combined automation and presorted flats, 705.9.1, 705.11.1

nonautomation, 335.5.0

optional tray-based preparation, 335.6.6

trays, 335.3.0

tray labels, 335.4.0

markings required on each mailpiece

automation, 335.6.3

general, 302.2.0

mixed mail, 703.9.7

presorted rates, 335.5.1

Move Update standard, 333.3.5

nonmachinable surcharge, 333.4.3

postage payment methods, 334

automation rates, 334.3.0

presorted rates, 334.2.0

postage statements, 334.4.0

presort mailing fee, 333.3.4

presort verification, 336.2.0

rate eligibility

automation rates, 333.5.0

presorted rates, 333.3.0, 333.4.0

rates and fees, 333.1.0

reply cards and envelopes, 333.5.5

size, 301.1.0, 301.2.1

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.1

verifying a mailing, 336.2.0

weight, 301.2.1

ZIP Code accuracy, 333.3.6

First-Class Mail, discount letters

alternate payment methods, 705.5.0

annual mailing fee, 233.1.5, 233.3.4

automation mailings, 233.5.0

address standards, 233.5.4

combined with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

computing postage, 233.1.2, 233.1.6

content standards, 233.2.0

deposit, 236

First-Class Mail, discount letters (cont'd)

documentation, 234.4.0

facsimile postage statements, 234.4.9

multiple mailings, 234.4.8

standard format, 234.4.6, 708.9.0

eligibility standards, 233

automation, 233.5.0

nonautomation, 233.4.0

incidental enclosure with another class of mail, 703.9.5

mail preparation, 235

automation letters, 235.6.0

bundles, 235.2.0

nonautomation, 235.5.0

presorted machinable cards and letters, 235.5.2

presorted nonmachinable cards and letters, 235.5.3

trays, 235.3.0

tray labels, 235.4.0

markings required on each mailpiece

for presorted rates, 235.5.1

general, 202.3.0

mixed mail, 703.9.7

Move Update standard, 233.3.5

postage payment methods, 234

automation rates, 234.3.0

presorted rates, 234.2.0

postage statements, 234.4.0

presort mailing fee, 233.3.4

presort verification, 236.2.0

rate eligibility

automation rates, 201.3.3, 233.5.0

presorted rates, 233.3.0, 233.4.0, 233.6.0

rates and fees, 233.1.0

reply cards and envelopes, 233.5.5

size, 201.1.0, 201.2.0

standardized documentation, 234.4.6

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.1

verifying a mailing, 236.2.0

weight, 201.1.1.2, 233.3.3

ZIP Code accuracy, 233.3.6

First-Class Mail, discount parcels

alternate payment methods, 705.5.0

annual mailing fee, 433.3.5

combined with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

computing postage, 433.1.1, 433.1.6

content standards, 433.2.0

deposit of, 436.1.0

First-Class Mail, discount parcels (cont'd)

documentation, 434.3.0

facsimile postage statements, 434.3.8

multiple mailings,

standard format, 434.3.5, 708.9.0

eligibility standards, 433

incidental enclosure with another class of mail, 703.9.5

mail preparation, 435

nonautomation, 435.4.0

sacks, 435.2.0

sack labels, 435.3.0

mailing fee, 433.1.5, 433.3.5

markings required on each mailpiece

presorted rates, 435.4.1

general, 402.1.0

mixed mail, 703.9.7

Move Update standard, 433.3.6

nonmachinable surcharge, 433.3.4

postage payment methods, 434

postage statements, 334.3.0

presort mailing fee, 433.3.5

presort verification, 436.2.0

rate eligibility

for presorted rates, 433.4.0

rates and fees, 433.1.0

size, 401.2.1, 433.3.4

standardized documentation, 434.3.5

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.1

verifying a mailing, 436.2.0

weight, 401.2.1.1, 433.3.3

ZIP Code accuracy, 433.3.6

First-Class Mail, retail

See also Priority Mail

computing postage, 133.1.0

content standards, 133.3.0

deposit of, 136

eligibility standards, 133.2.0

keys and identification devices, 133.1.7, 133.1.8

mail preparation, 102.4.3, 135

markings required on each mailpiece, 102.4.3, 135.1.1

nonmachinable surcharge, 101.1.2, 101.6.4.1, 133.1.9

postage payment options, 134

rate eligibility, 133.1.1, 133.1.9, 133.2.0

rates, 133.1.0

service objectives, 133.2.1

size, 101.6.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.1

weight, 101.6.1

flammables and combustibles

liquids, 601.10.13

solids, 601.10.14

flat-rate boxes

Priority Mail, 123.1.5.1

flat-rate envelopes

Express Mail, 113.1.4

Priority Mail, 123.1.5.2

flats

automation, 301.3.0, 333.5.0, 343.7.0

barcode placement, 302.3.0

bundling

Bound Printed Matter, 365.2.0

Library Mail, 385.2.0

Media Mail, 375.2.0

definition, 301.1.0

endorsement placement, 302.3.0

physical standards, 301.1.0

automation, 301.3.0

machinable, 301.1.0, 301.2.0

marking placement, 302.2.0

size, 301.1.0,

food, 601.9.0

forwarding mail

See also individual classes of mail

general information, 507.2.0

instructions by the sender, 507.3.4

postage charged for forwarding mail, 507.2.3

Premium Forwarding Service, 709.6.0

with extra services, 507.1.4.5, 507.3.4.2

Four-State Customer Barcode, See Intelligent Mail barcode

Fourth-Class Mail, See Bound Printed Matter, Library Mail, Media Mail, or Parcel Post

FPO, See military mail

fragile articles, 503.2.4.7, 601.2.1, 601.4.0

fragrance sample, 601.11.15

fraud, how to report, 608.6.2

franked mail, for Members of Congress, 703.6.0

See also official mail

free mail

blind and other handicapped persons, 703.5.0

Members of Congress, 703.6.0

U.S. armed forces, 703.4.2

fulfillment, 507.10.0

See also Parcel Post

furs or pelts, 601.9.5

G

gases, 601.10.12

general delivery, 508.6.0

government mail, See U.S. government mail

graphic matter, 601.12.0

guns, 601.11.1 - 601.11.4

H

handicapped, free matter for, 703.5.0

what may be mailed, 703.5.2, 703.5.3

who is qualified, 703.5.1.3

handwriting

alterations to barcodes, 708.6.1.1

Bulk Parcel Return labels, 507.11.5.1

Business Reply Mail, 507.8.8.2

COD forms, 503.11.4.3

eligibility

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 233

Standard Mail, 243.4.0, 243.5.0, 243.6.0, 243.7.0

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 363.3.4

First-Class Mail, 333

Standard Mail, 343

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 463.3.4

First-Class Mail, 433

Standard Mail, 443

retail mail

Express Mail, 113.3.2

First-Class Mail, 133.3.4

Priority Mail, 123.3.2

Media Mail, 173.3.0, 173.4.3

Library Mail, 183.3.0, 173.4.3

free mail

sent by blind or physically handicapped persons, 703.5.3.2

sent by U.S. Armed Forces, 703.4.2

Merchandise Return

insurance value, 507.10.5.1

label preparation, 507.10.6.1

Official Mail (Penalty)

insurance value, 703.7.12.8

penalty business replay mail, 703.7.11.4

penalty Periodicals, 703.7.13.4

penalty permit imprint, 703.7.8.3

hazardous materials

See also restricted matter

batteries

battery-powered devices, 601.11.17

nonspillable batteries, 601.10.19.4

biological products, 601.10.17

cigarette lighters, 601.10.13.4

clinical specimens, 601.2.5, 601.10.17

corrosives, 601.10.19

explosives, 601.10.11

flammable and combustible liquids, 601.10.13

flammable solids, 601.10.14

gases, 601.10.12

general, 601.10.0

infectious substances, 601.10.17

matches, 601.10.14.3

medical devices, used, 601.10.17.5

oxidizing substances and organic peroxides, 601.10.15

packaging and markings, 601.10.8

radioactive material, 601.10.18

rulings, 601.10.6

sharps, 601.10.17.4, 601.10.17.5

shipping papers, 601.10.9

toxic substances, 601.10.16

heavy letter mail, 201.3.13.4, 243.6.4.3

high-density carrier route sequencing requirements

discount flats, 345.6.9, 345.6.10

discount letters, 245.6.8, 245.6.9

discount parcels, 445.7.6, 445.7.7

Periodicals, 707.23.7, 707.23.8

high-density items

packaging, 601.7.1

Hold For Pickup service

endorsement, 508.1.3

label, Exhibit 455.4.6.2

mail preparation, 455.4.6.2

holding mail, 507.3.4.4, 508.6.4

holidays, 608.3.2

household mail

retail mailing services, 101 - 186

recipient services, 508

I

ice

dry ice, 601.10.20.4

water ice, 601.9.2.3

identification statement for Periodicals, required elements, 707.4.11.5

imprint, See permit imprint

indicia, See permit imprint

infectious substances, 601.10.17

information-based indicia (IBI), 604.4.0

insects, 601.9.3.7, 601.9.3.8

inspection by USPS

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 363.2.2

First-Class Mail, 333.3.0

Library Mail, 383.2.5

Media Mail, 373.2.3

Standard Mail, 343.2.0

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 233.2.0

Standard Mail, 243.2.0

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 463.2.2

First-Class Mail, 433.2.0

Library Mail, 483.2.5

Media Mail, 473.2.3

Parcel Post, 453.2.4

Standard Mail, 443.2.0

Periodicals, 707.3.5.7

retail mail

Express Mail, 113.2.2, 113.2.2

First-Class Mail, 133.2.0

Library Mail, 183.2.2

Media Mail, 173.2.2

Parcel Post, 153.2.3

Priority Mail, 123.2.3

insufficient postage

general, 604.8.0

penalty metered mail, 703.7.7.9

rural delivery service, 508.2.2.5

insurance, 503.4.0

See also claims

bulk insurance, 503.4.4

delivery of insured items, 503.4.5

Express Mail insurance, 503.1.1

extra services, 503.4.2.4

fees, 503.4.1.1

filing a claim, 609

filling out insurance label, 503.4.3.3

what may be mailed, 503.4.2.2

Intelligent Mail barcode, 708.4.3

irregular parcels

discount mail, 401.1.6

retail mail, 101.3.6

K

keyline

manifest mailing system, 705.2.3

optional endorsement line, 708.7.1.2

keys

fee for additional post office box keys, 508.4.1

general information about mailing keys, 123.1.7, 133.1.7

post office boxes, 508.4.8

rates for return through the mail, 123.1.6, 133.1.8

knives, 601.11.5

known office of publication, for Periodicals, 707.4.5

L

labeling lists, Appendix 1 (online only)

labels

barcoded labels, 708.6.0

pallets, 705.8.6

sacks and trays

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 365.4.0

First-Class Mail, 335.4.0

Library Mail, 385.4.0

Media Mail,375.4.0

Standard Mail, 345.4.0

discount letters

First Class Mail, 235.4.0

Standard Mail, 245.4.0

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 465.4.0

First-Class Mail, 435.3.0

Library Mail, 485.4.0

Media Mail, 475.4.0

Parcel Post, 455.3.0

Standard Mail, 445.4.0

Periodicals, 707.21.0

letters

automation, See automation letters, general

nonmachinable criteria

discount mail, 201.2.1

retail mail, 101.1.2

size and weight

discount mail, 201.1.0

retail mail, 101.1.0

letter tray

First-Class Mail, 235.3.0

Standard Mail, 245.3.0, 345.3.5

Periodicals, 707.20.2

liability, 609

Library Mail, discount flats

annual mailing fee, 383.1.5

attachments, 383.2.6

bundles, 385.2.0

sacks, 385.3.0

sack labels, 385.4.0

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

combining with other Package Services, 705.7.0

computing postage, 383.1.1, 383.1.6

content standards, 383.2.0

deposit and verification, 386

documentation, 384.2.0

eligibility, 383

enclosures, 383.2.6

mail preparation

general, 385

flats on pallets, 705.8.10.3

markings required on each mailpiece, 302.2.2

postage payment options, 384.1.0

rate eligibility, 383.3.0

rates and fees, 383.1.0

size, 301.2.5

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight standards, 383.3.1

what may be mailed, 383.2.0

written additions, 383.2.7

Library Mail, discount parcels

annual mailing fee, 483.1.4

attachments, 483.2.6

computing postage, 483.1.0

combined machinable parcels, 705.6.0

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

combining with other Package Services, 705.7.0

content standards, 483.2.0

deposit and verification, 486

discount for barcoded machinable parcels, 485.5.4

documentation, 484.2.0

eligibility, 483

enclosures, 483.2.6

irregular parcels, 485.5.3

irregular parcels on pallets, 705.8.10.4

machinable parcels, 485.5.2

machinable parcels on pallets, 705.8.17

mail preparation, 485

bundles, 485.2.0

irregular parcels, 485.5.3

for combined machinable parcels, 705.6.0

sacks, 485.3.0

sack labels, 485.4.0

markings required on each mailpiece, 402.2.2

nonmachinable parcels, 401.1.6, 401.1.7

postage payment options, 484.1.0

rate eligibility, 483.3.0

rates and fees, 483.1.0

size, 401.1.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight limits, 483.3.1

what may be mailed, 483.2.0

written additions, 483.2.7

Library Mail, retail

attachments, 183.4.0

computing postage, 183.1.1, 183.1.3, 183.1.6, 183.1.7

content standards, 183.3.0

deposit of, 186.1.0

eligibility, 183

enclosures, 183.4.0

mail preparation, 185

markings required on each mailpiece, 102.3.3, 185.1.2

postage payment methods, 184

rate eligibility, 183.2.0

rates, 183.1.0

service objectives, 183.2.1

size, 101.9.0

flats, 101.2.0

parcels, 101.3.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight limits, 101.9.1

what may be mailed, 183.2.0 - 183.4.0

written additions, 183.4.3

line-of-travel (LOT)

optional endorsement line information for LOT, 708.7.1.6

sequencing requirements

Standard Mail, 245.6.8.6, 345.6.9.6, 445.7.6.6

Periodicals, 707.23.7.6

submitting cards for sequencing, 507.7.3

lists

availability of USPS Lists, 508.9.4

definitions, 708.3.4

mailing list services, 507.6.0

occupant lists, 507.6.5

sortation of lists, 507.6.6

literature for the blind, 703.5.0

liquids, nonhazardous, 601.11.9

liquor, 601.11.7

locksmithing devices, 601.11.10

LOT, See line-of-travel (LOT)

low-cost items, 703.1.6.11

lottery materials, 601.12.3

M

machinable letters

discount mail, 201.1.0

retail mail, 101.1.0

machinable parcels

discount mail, 401.1.0

retail mail, 101.3.0

magazine, 301.3.4.2, 301.3.6.3

magnetic tapes

packaging, 601.7.5

magnetized materials, 601.10.21

mailability, 601

mail preparation

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 365

First-Class Mail, 335

Library Mail, 385

Media Mail, 375

Standard Mail, 345

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 235

Standard Mail, 245

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 465

First-Class Mail, 435

Library Mail, 485

Media Mail, 475

Parcel Post, 455

Standard Mail, 445

Periodicals, 707.18.0 - 707.25.0

retail mail

Express Mail, 115

First-Class Mail, 135

Library Mail, 185

Media Mail, 175

Parcel Post, 155

Priority Mail, 125

mail receptacles, 508.3.0

apartments, 508.2.1.7

custom-built mail receptacles, 508.3.2.2

door slots, 508.2.1.6

location, 508.3.2.5

maintenance of, 508.2.1.3

newspaper receptacles, 508.3.2.11

manufacturer specifications, 508.3.2.1

mail security

Department of State mail, 703.3.3

general, 608.6.2

mailboxes, See mail receptacles or collection box

mailer services, 507

mailing fees

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 363.1.2.6, 366.3.4

First-Class Mail, 333.1.4, 333.3.4

Library Mail, 383.1.5

Media Mail, 373.1.5

Standard Mail, 343.1.5.1, 343.3.4

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 233.1.5, 233.3.4

Standard Mail, 243.1.7.1, 243.3.4

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 463.1.2.5, 466.3.4

First-Class Mail, 433.1.5, 433.3.4

Library Mail, 483.1.4

Media Mail, 473.1.4

Parcel Post, 453.1.4, 453.3.2

Standard Mail, 443.1.6.1, 443.3.4

mailing list services, 507.6.0

basic information, 507.6.2

election boards and voter commissions, 507.6.3.4, 507.6.7

fees, 507.6.1, 507.6.3

list correction, 507.6.4

occupant lists, 507.6.5

sortation of lists on cards by 5-digit ZIP Code, 507.6.6

mailing permits, See mailing fees

mailing systems

alternate mailing systems, 705.4.0

eVS, 705.2.9

manifest mailing systems, 705.2.0

optional procedure mailing systems, 705.3.0

plant-verified drop shipment, 705.15.0

mailpiece design, 101, 201, 301, 401, 601

manifest mailing systems, 705.2.0

applying for authorization, 705.2.4

Express Mail agreements, 705.2.6

marking, 705.2.2.6

postage statement, 705.2.2.7

service agreement, 705.2.2.1

marking, on mailpieces, 102, 202, 302, 402

See also individual classes of mail

imitation markings, 604.1.5

injurious or harmful items, 601.8.7

master keys for motor vehicles, 601.11.10

matches, 601.10.14.3

measuring

advertising, 707.17.4.5, 707.17.5.2

Media Mail, discount flats

annual mailing fee, 373.1.5

attachments, 373.2.4

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

combining with other Package Services, 705.7.0

computing postage, 373.1.1, 373.1.6

content standards, 373.2.0

deposit and verification, 376

documentation, 374.2.0

eligibility, 373

enclosures, 373.2.4

mail preparation, 375

bundles, 375.2.0

flats on pallets, 705.8.10.3

sacks, 375.3.0

sack labels, 375.4.0

markings required on each mailpiece, 302.2.2

postage payment options, 374.1.0

rate eligibility, 373.3.0

rates and fees, 373.1.0

size, 301.2.4

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

what may be mailed, 373.2.0

weight limits, 373.3.1

written additions, 373.2.5

Media Mail, discount parcels

annual mailing fee, 473.1.4

attachments, 473.2.4

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

combining with other Package Services, 705.7.0

computing postage, 473.1.1, 473.1.5

content standards, 473.2.0

deposit and verification, 476

discount for barcoded machinable parcels, 473.3.4, 475.5.2.3

documentation, 474.2.0

eligibility, 473

enclosures, 473.2.4

mail preparation, 475

bundles, 475.2.0

combined machinable parcels, 705.2.0

combining parcels, 705.7.0

irregular parcels, 475.5.3

irregular parcels on pallets, 705.8.10.4

machinable parcels, 475.5.2

machinable parcels on pallets, 705.8.17

sacks, 475.3.0

sack labels, 475.4.0

markings required on each mailpiece, 402.2.2

nonmachinable parcels, 401.1.6, 401.1.7

postage payment options, 474.1.0

rate eligibility, 473.3.0

rates and fees, 473.1.0

size, 401.1.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

what may be mailed, 473.2.0

weight limits, 473.3.1

written additions, 473.2.5

Media Mail, retail

attachments, 173.4.0

computing postage, 173.1.1, 173.1.3, 173.1.6, 173.1.7

content standards, 173.3.0

deposit of, 176.1.0

eligibility, 173

enclosures, 173.4.0

mail preparation, 175

markings required on each mailpiece, 102.3.3, 175.1.3

postage payment methods, 174

rate eligibility, 173.2.0

rates, 173.1.0

service objectives, 173.2.1

size, 101.8.0

flats, 101.2.0

parcels, 101.3.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight limits, 101.8.1

what may be mailed, 173.3.0, 173.4.0

written additions, 173.4.3

merchandise return service, 507.10.0

adding extra services (by the mailer), 507.10.5

adding extra services (by the permit holder), 507.10.5

annual accounting fee, 507.10.4.4

annual permit fee, 507.10.4.3

applying for a permit, 507.10.3.1

examples of merchandise return service labels, 507.10.6

fees, 507.10.1

format for label, 507.10.6

general information, 507.10.2

official U.S. government mail, 703.7.12

postage and fees, 507.10.4

merged containerization, 705.10.0

merged bundles of flats, See mail preparation under Periodicals and Standard Mail

meter, See metered mail and postage meters

metered mail

drop shipment of, 705.18.0

postage refunds, 604.9.3

where to mail, 604.4.5.3

metered reply mail, 604.4.4.2

methods of payment, See postage payment

methods of mailing

discount mailing services, 201-486

retail mailing services, 101-186

military mail, 703.2.0, 703.4.0

free mail for U.S. armed forces, 703.4.2

military address, 703.4.2.4

military ordinary mail (MOM), 703.2.4

retirees, 703.2.3.4

mixed classes, 703.9.0

combined Media Mail and Bound Printed Matter, 703.9.6

enclosures

Bound Printed Matter, 703.9.4

First-Class, 703.9.5

Library Mail, 703.9.4

Media Mail, 703.9.4

Parcel Post, 703.9.4

Periodicals, 703.9.3

Standard Mail, 703.9.4

Express Mail and Priority Mail drop shipments, 705.16.0

rate qualification, 703.9.2.2

money orders, 503.14.0

fees, 503.14.1

how to cash, 503.14.3

payable to another party, 503.14.3.6

where to purchase, 503.14.2.1

Move Update standard

discount flats, 333.3.5

discount letters, 233.3.5

discount parcels, 433.3.5

N

National Change of Address Linkage
System (NCOALINK)

Coding Accuracy Support Systems, 708.3.0

election boards and voter registration, 507.6.7

general

flats, 333.3.5.2

letters, 233.3.5.2

parcels,433.3.5.2

negotiated service agreement, 709.2.2.1

National Customer Support Center (NCSC), 608.8.1

negotiated service agreements, 709.1.0

news agent, 707.5.1.6, 707.6.6

newspaper

mailing issues, 707.4.8.4, 707.4.8.5

penalty, 703.7.13.3

service objectives, 707.27.1

newspaper receptacles, 508.3.2.11

next-day service, See Express Mail

nonautomation flats, 301.2.0

nonmachinable

letters, 101.1.2, 201.2.0

Parcel Post, 101.7.2, 401.2.3.2

nonmachinable surcharge

retail letters and parcels, 133.1.9

nonmailable matter

animals and plants, 601.8.7

due to noxious odors, 601.11.8

due to packaging, 601.8.3, 601.12.12

general, 601.8.0, 601.11.0

mailer's responsibility, 601.1.7

written, printed, and graphic materials, 601.12.0

nonpostal services, 509.2.0

nonprofit

Periodicals

eligibility for nonprofit Periodicals rates, 707.4.0

how to apply for nonprofit Periodicals authorization, 707.10.5

types of organizations, 707.10.2

Standard Mail, 703.1.0

applying for authorization, 703.1.7 - 703.1.9

discounts, 703.1.1.3

eligibility for Standard Mail rates, 703.1.0

matter, 703.1.6

organizations, 703.1.2

identification of authorized organization on Standard Mail, 703.1.5

low-cost items, 703.1.6.11

marking, on Standard Mail, 202.1.2, 302.1.2, 402.1.2

political mailings, 703.1.6.10

revenue deficiencies for nonprofit Standard Mail, 604.10.2

types of organizations, 703.1.2

what may be mailed, 703.1.6

nonstandard surcharge, See nonmachinable surcharge

Not Flat-Machinable (NFM) pieces, 401.2.2.2

See also Standard Mail, parcels

O

obscene material, 601.12.5.4

occupant lists, 507.6.5

OCR (Optical Character Reader) read area

discount, 202.2.1

retail, 102.2.1

official mail

members of Congress (franked) 703.6.0

addressing, 703.6.2

eligibility, 703.6.1

U.S. Government (penalty) 703.7.0

authorized users, 703.7.4

business reply mail, 703.7.11

contractors, use of, 703.7.15

eligibility, 703.7.3

Express Mail, 703.7.14

insurance, 703.7.12.8, 703.7.12.9

merchandise return service, 703.7.12

Periodicals, 703.7.13

postage and fees, 703.7.2

postage payment

indicia, 703.7.6

permit imprint, 703.7.8

postage meters, 703.7.7

stamps and stationery, 703.7.9

preparation, 703.7.5

rates, 703.7.5

Registered Mail, 703.7.12.10

reply mail, 703.7.10

optional endorsement lines (OELs), 708.7.0

optional procedure mailing systems, 705.3.0

applying for authorization, 705.3.2

description, 705.3.1.1

postage statements, 705.3.3.1

record keeping, 705.3.3

overnight delivery, See Express Mail

Overseas Military Mail, 703.2.0

Express Mail Military Service, 703.2.6

First-Class Mail, 703.2.1.1

parcels, 703.2.1.2

Parcel Airlift, 703.2.5

Periodicals, 703.2.1.3

Preparation standards, 703.2.1.4

Restrictions, 703.2.3

oversized rate for Parcel Post

discount, 453.3.1

retail, 153.1.1

P

Package Services, See Bound Printed Matter, Library Mail, Media Mail, or Parcel Post

packages, See bundles or parcels

packaging, for mailing, 601.2.0 - 601.4.0

acceptable containers, 601.3.0

animals, 601.9.3.10

closure and sealing, 601.4.0

cushioning, 601.4.0

high-density items, 601.7.1

liquids, 601.2.3

magnetic tapes, 601.7.5

nonmailable matter, 601.1.7, 601.8.3, 601.12.12

soft goods, 601.7.3

sound recordings, 601.7.4

special envelopes, 601.6.0

stationery, 601.2.2

USPS-provided, 115.1.1, 125.1.1

pallet box, See pallets

pallets

bundles on pallets, 705.8.9

flats on pallets, 705.8.7

general standards, 705.8.0

labels, 705.8.6

labeling pallets, 705.8.10

minimum and maximum loads, 705.8.5

pallet boxes, 705.8.4

Periodicals on pallets 705.8.10.1

physical characteristics, 705.8.1

preparation of pallets 705.8.0

securing bundles for pallets, 705.8.5.11

stacking pallets, 705.8.3

Standard Mail on pallets 705.8.10.2

top caps, 705.8.2

types of mail that can be put on pallets, 705.8.8

pandering advertisements, 508.8.0

parcel airlift service (PAL), 703.2.5

fees, 703.2.5.3

other extra services that can be added, 703.2.5.5

required marking on each piece, 703.2.5.6

what may be mailed, 703.2.5.2

Parcel Post, discount

attachments, 453.2.5

computing postage, 453.1.1, 453.1.7

combined with other Package Services, 705.7.0

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

cotraying and cosacking bundles of flats, 705.9.0

deposit of, 456.1.0

destination entry mailing fee, 453.1.4

discounts

barcoded machinable parcels, 453.3.1

BMC Presort, 453.3.1, 455.4.2

destination entry, 453.3.1, 456.2.0

OBMC Presort, 453.3.1, 455.4.3

documentation, 454.1.4

eligibility, 453

enclosures, 453.2.5

Hold For Pickup service, 455.4.6.2, 508.1.3

mail preparation

BMC Presort rates on pallets, 705.8.18

combined machinable parcels, 705.6.0

combining parcels for destination entry, 705.7.0

general, 455

irregular parcels on pallets, 705.8.10.4

machinable parcels in sacks, 455.4.7

machinable parcels on pallets, 705.8.0

nonmachinable parcels on pallets, 705.8.18.2, 705.8.19.2

OBMC Presort rates, 705.8.19

Parcel Select DDU rates, 705.8.22

Parcel Select DSCF rates, 705.8.20, 705.8.21

markings required on each mailpiece, 402.2.2 455.4.1.2

nonmachinable parcels, 401.2.3.2

Parcel Return Service, 507.12.0

Pickup on Demand fee, 453.3.2

postage payment options, 454.1.0

rate eligibility, 453.3.0

BMC presort discount, 453.3.1

Inter-BMC rates, 453.3.1

Intra-BMC rates, 453.3.1

OBMC Presort discount, 453.3.1

oversized rates, 453.3.1

Parcel Select DBMC rates, 456.2.0

Parcel Select DDU rates, 456.2.0

Parcel Select DSCF rates, 456.2.0

rates, 453.1.0

size, 401.2.3

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight limits, 401.2.3

written additions, 453.2.6

Parcel Post, retail

attachments, 153.4.0

computing postage, 153.1.3 - 153.1.5

deposit, 156.1.0

eligibility, 153

enclosures, 153.4.0

mail preparation, 155

Pickup on Demand fee, 156.1.5

markings required on each mailpiece, 102.4.2, 155.1.3

nonmachinable parcels, 101.7.2

postage payment methods, 154

rate eligibility, 153.2.0

rates, 153.1.0

service objectives, 153.2.1

size, 101.7.0

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.4

weight limits, 101.7.1

written additions, 153.4.2

Parcel Return Service (PRS), 507.12.0

annual accounting fee, 507.12.2.3

annual permit fee, 507.12.2.2

application for a permit, 507.12.1.5

general information, 507.12.1

label examples, 507.12.4.5

label formats, 507.12.4

postage and fees, 507.12.2

Parcel Select

see also Parcel Post, discount

eligibility, 456.2.0

Hold For Pickup service, 455.4.6.2, 508.1.3

rates, 453.1.4

parcels

nonmachinable criteria

discount mail, 401.1.6, 401.1.7

retail mail, 101.3.5, 101.3.6

size and weight

discount mail, 401.1.0

retail mail, 101.3.0

PAVE, 708.2.0

definition, 708.2.1.1

request for participation, 708.2.1.3

Penalty Mail, See official mail

Periodicals

address correction, 507.3.2.7

addressing, 707.3.2

advertising

calculating percentage, 707.2.1.3

copies, 707.7.3

definition of, 707.4.12

nonprofit and classroom publications, 707.2.1.3

marked copies, 707.16.2

public service announcement, 707.4.12.2

Periodicals (cont'd)

applications, 707.5.0

additional entry, 707.29.2

additional entry application fee, 707.29.2.7

appealing denied application, 707.5.3.7

nonprofit rates, 707.10.5

original application fee, 707.1.5, 707.5.1.9

re-entry, 707.9.0

re-entry fee, 707.1.5

mailing while application is pending, 707.5.2

attachments, 707.3.3.8, 707.3.5.4

back orders and reprints, 707.4.10

computing postage, 707.2.2,

carrier route sequencing requirements, 707.23.7, 707.23.8

categories of Periodicals authorization

foreign, 707.6.5

general, 707.6.1

institutions and societies, 707.6.2

news agent, 707.6.6

requester, 707.6.4

state departments of agriculture, 707.6.3

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

complimentary copies, 707.7.7

definition and characteristics, 707.4.0

multiple issues, 707.4.8.4, 707.4.8.5

edition, 707.4.9

issue, 707.4.8

deposit of, 707.27.0

documentation, 707.17.4.1

standardized, 708.1.0

exceptional dispatch, 707.27.3

exchange copies, 707.7.5

expired subscription copies, 707.7.6

fees, 707.1.5

frequency of publication, 707.4.6

general standards, 707.4.0

gift subscriptions, 707.7.4

identification statement, 707.4.11.5

known office of publication, 707.4.5

label carrier, 707.3.3.10

loose enclosures, 707.3.3.4

automation flats, 707.25.0

automation letters, 707.24.0

bundles on pallets, 705.8.10.1, 705.8.11

bundling, 707.19.0

bundling for carrier route rates, 707.23.2

bundling for presorted rates, 707.22.2

carrier route flats in sacks, 707.23.4

carrier route irregular parcels in sacks, 707.23.4

carrier route letters in trays, 707.23.3

cobundling flats, 707.25.1.10, 705.11.2

Periodicals (cont'd)

combined automation and presorted flats, 705.9.2, 705.11.2

combined flats on pallets, 705.8.16.2

containerization of bundles, 707.25.1.11

merged flats in sacks, 705.10.1.4

merged flats on pallets

using 5% Threshold, 705.12.1.5

using City State  Product, 705.10.1.5,

using City State Product and 5% Threshold, 705.13.1.5

presorted flats in sacks, 707.22.6

presorted irregular parcels in sacks, 707.22.6

presorted letters in trays, 707.22.5

sacks on pallets, 705.8.10.1

trays on pallets, 705.8.10.1

markings for enclosures on mixed mailings, 703.9.7

nonsubscriber/nonrequester copies, 707.7.9

Outside-County Copalletization Experiments, 709.3.0, 709.4.0

physical characteristics

components of, 707.3.3

covers, 707.3.3.6

mailpiece construction, 707.3.5

printed features, 707.3.6

printed sheets, 707.4.4.4

size, 707.3.5.2

wrappers, 707.3.3.7, 707.3.5

postage payment methods, 707.16.0

prohibited matter, 707.3.4.2

proof copies, for advertisers, 707.7.8

rate eligibility

automation rates, 707.14.1, 707.14.2

carrier route rates, 707.13.0

copies mailed by the public, 707.11.5

destination entry rates, 707.28.0

In-County rates, 707.11.3

Nonprofit rates, 707.10.0

Outside-County Classroom rates, 707.11.1.3

Outside-County Nonprofit rates, 707.11.1.3

Outside-County Science-of-Agriculture rates, 707.11.2

presorted rates, 707.12.0

rates and fees, 707.1.0

In-County, 707.1.3

Outside-County, 707.1.1, 707.1.2

records maintained by the publisher, 707.8.0

return address,707.3.2.4

Ride-Along piece, 707.15.0

sample copies, 707.7.0

service objectives, 707.27.1

standardized documentation, 708.1.0

statement of ownership, 707.8.3

supplements, 707.3.3.5

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.2

perishables, 601.9.0

permit imprint, 604.5.0

application fee, 604.5.1.5

content of the permit imprint indicia, 604.5.3.6 - 604.5.3.9

format of the permit imprint indicia, 604.5.3.10, 604.5.3.11

general information, 604.5.1

minimum quantity for a mailing, 604.5.1.2

placement on a mailpiece, 604.5.3.4

samples of permit imprint indicia, 604.5.3.10

standards for mailing, 604.5.1

Permit Reply Mail, 507.9.0

pesticides, 601.11.14

philatelic services, 608.4.0

physical standards

discount flats, 301

discount letters, 201

discount parcels, 401

retail mail, 101

Pickup on Demand service, 507.5.0

Express Mail fees, 507.5.1

Parcel Post fees, 507.5.1

Priority Mail fees, 507.5.1

pistols, 601.11.1

plant load operations, 705.14.0

applying, 705.14.2

Bound Printed Matter, 705.14.7.4

expedited shipments, 705.14.4

Library Mail, 705.14.7.4

mail preparation, 705.14.5 - 705.14.7

Media Mail, 705.14.7.4

Parcel Post, 705.14.7.4

Periodicals, 705.14.7.3

postage payment requirements, 705.14.5.3

Standard Mail, 705.14.7.4

Volume requirements, 705.14.7.6, 705.14.7.7

plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS), 705.15.0

Bound Printed Matter, 705.15.5

Library Mail, 705.15.5

Media Mail, 705.15.5

Parcel Post, 705.15.5

participation requirements, 705.15.2

Periodicals, 705.15.2.4

plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) (cont'd)

postage statement,

Bound Printed Matter, 705.15.2.8

consolidated, 705.15.5.5

Library Mail, 705.15.2.8

Media Mail, 705.15.2.8

Parcel Post, 705.15.2.8

Periodicals, 705.15.2.6

Standard Mail, 705.15.2.7

purpose, 705.15.1.1

Standard Mail, 705.15.4

plants

general mailability, 601.9.6

nonmailable plants, 601.9.7

poisons, 601.8.5, 601.8.6, 601.10.16

polywrap

automation flats, 301.3.3

certification process, 301.3.3.5

post office box service, 508.4.0

appeals, 508.4.9.3

applying for service, 508.4.3.1

fees, 508.4.1, 508.4.5

keys, 508.4.8

locks, 508.4.8

refunds, 508.4.7

post offices, 608.3.1, 608.3.2

postage

See also rates in individual classes of mail

computing postage, 604.7.0

payment for mailings of mixed classes, 703.9.8 - 703.9.12

postage due, 604.6.0

refunds, 604.9.0

revenue deficiencies, 604.10.0

stamps, 604.1.0

unpaid mail, 604.6.0, 604.8.0

postage meters, 604.4.0

approved providers, 604.4.1.3, 604.4.1.4

date corrections, 604.4.4.1

postage corrections, 604.4.4.1

types of postage devices, 604.4.1.2

postage payment

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 364

First-Class Mail, 334

Library Mail, 384

Media Mail, 374

Standard Mail, 344

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 234

Standard Mail, 244

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 464

First-Class Mail, 434

Library Mail, 484

Media Mail, 474

Parcel Post, 454

Standard Mail, 444

nonpresorted Bound Printed Matter, 364.1.1, 464.1.1

Periodicals, 707.16.0

retail mail

Express Mail, 114

First-Class Mail, 134

Library Mail, 184

Media Mail, 174

Parcel Post, 154

Priority Mail, 124

postage stamps, 604.1.0, 604.3.0

applying for a permit to use precanceled stamps, 604.3.2

Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp, 604.1.11

forever stamp, 604.1.10

imitation stamps, 604.1.4, 604.1.5

precanceled stamps, 604.3.0

validity of stamps, 604.1.2, 604.1.3

postage statement

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 364.2.0

First-Class Mail, 334.4.0

Library Mail, 384.2.0

Media Mail, 374.2.0

Standard Mail, 344.4.0

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 234.4.0

Standard Mail, 244.4.0

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 464.2.0

First-Class Mail, 434.3.0

Library Mail, 484.2.0

Media Mail, 474.2.0

Parcel Post, 454.1.3

Standard Mail, 444.3.0

Periodicals, 707.17.0

postal inspection

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 363.2.2

First-Class Mail, 333.2.0

Library Mail, 383.2.5

Media Mail, 373.2.3

Standard Mail, 343.2.0

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 233.2.0

Standard Mail, 243.2.0

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 463.2.2

First-Class Mail, 433.2.0

Library Mail, 483.2.5

Media Mail, 473.2.3

Parcel Post, 453.2.4

Standard Mail, 443.2.0

Periodicals, 707.3.5.7

retail mail

Express Mail, 113.2.2

First-Class Mail, 133.2.0

Library Mail, 183.2.2

Media Mail, 173.2.2

Parcel Post, 153.2.3

Priority Mail, 123.2.3

postcard, See cards

POSTNET barcode, 708.4.2

poultry

adult fowl and chickens, 601.9.3.4

day-old poultry, 601.9.3.2

powders, 601.11.9

precanceled stamps, See postage stamps

Premium Forwarding Service, 709.6.0

prepayment of postage

Official Mail, 703.7.2.2

Reply Mail, 114.1.3, 703.7.10.2

prescription drugs, 601.11.11

presort, See discount mail

Presort Accuracy Validation and Evaluation program, (PAVE), 708.2.0

presort mailing fee, See mailing fees

presort verification

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 366.2.1, 366.3.8

First-Class Mail, 336.2.0

Library Mail, 386.1.0

Media Mail, 376.1.0

Standard Mail, 346.2.7

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 236.2.0

Standard Mail, 246.2.7

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 466.2.1, 466.3.8

First-Class Mail, 436.2.0

Library Mail, 486.1.0

Media Mail, 476.1.0

Parcel Post, 456.1.1

Standard Mail, 446.2.6

presorting, See mail preparation under individual classes of mail

pricing, See rates and fees

Pricing and Classification Service Center (PCSC)

address and phone number, 608.8.4

print reflectance

barcoded letters and flats, 708.4.4.2

barcoded parcels, 708.5.8

business reply mail, 507.8.8.2

Priority Mail

computing postage, 123.1.2, 123.1.10

combining with other classes of mail, 703.9.0

drop shipment, 705.16.0

eligibility for single-piece rates, 123.2.0

flat-rate boxes, 123.1.5.1

flat-rate envelope, 123.1.5.2

keys and identification devices, 123.1.7

mail preparation

drop shipment, 705.16.5, 705.16.5.12

single-piece rate, 125

marking required on each mailpiece, 102.3.1, 102.4.2, 125.2.1

Pickup on Demand service, 507.5.0

rates, 123.1.3

reship service, 507.10.2.8

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.1

weight, minimum and maximum, 101.5.1

Priority Mail drop shipment, 705.16.0

Private Express Statutes, 608.5.1

prohibited items, See nonmailable matter

publications, See Periodicals

Puerto Rico, 608.2.1

Q

qualified business reply mail (QBRM)

See also business reply mail (BRM)

authorization to participate, 507.8.3.2

eligibility for rates, 507.8.3.3 - 507.8.3.5

fees, 507.8.2, 507.8.3.5

quarantines, delivery of mail during, 508.2.2.4

R

radioactive material, 601.10.18

rates and fees

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 363.1.0

First-Class Mail, 333.1.0

Library Mail, 383.1.0

Media Mail, 373.1.0

Standard Mail, 343.1.0

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 233.1.0

Standard Mail, 243.1.0

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 463.1.0

First-Class Mail, 433.1.0

Library Mail, 483.1.0

Media Mail, 473.1.0

Parcel Post, 453.1.0

Standard Mail, 443.1.0

Periodicals, 707.1.0

retail mail

Express Mail, 113.1.0

First-Class Mail, 133.1.0

Library Mail, 183.1.0

Media Mail, 173.1.0

Parcel Post, 153.1.0

Priority Mail, 123.1.0

Rates and Classification Service Center (RCSC), see Pricing and Classification Service Center (PCSC)

recall of mail, 507.4.0

how to recall mail, 507.4.2

who may recall, 507.4.1

receptacles

customer, 508.3.0

mailbox, 508.3.2

recipient options, 508.1.0

recipient services, 508

redirection, See forwarding mail

reflectance

barcodes, 708.4.4, 708.5.8

refunds, 604.9.0

applying for a postage refund, 604.9.2.7, 604.9.4.16, 604.9.5.4

Express Mail, 604.9.5

metered mail, 604.9.3

postage and fees, 604.9.2

stamps affixed to business reply mail, 604.9.2.10

stamps, 604.9.1

value-added, 604.9.4

refused mail, 604.8.1.2, 507.1.8.2

registered mail, 503.2.0

delivery, 503.2.5

fees, 503.2.1

fees assessment, 503.2.5

filing a claim, 609, 503.2.5

other extra services that can be added, 503.2.2.5

refunds, 503.2.3.4

required label, 503.2.4.4

sealing, 503.2.4.6

what may be mailed, 503.2.2.2

regular mailpieces, See machinable letters, flats, or machinable parcels

reinforcement for mailpieces, 601.4.0

religious organization, See nonprofit

required record-keeping for Periodicals mailers, 707.8.0

reply mail

See also business reply mail (BRM)

bulk parcel return service, 507.11.0

courtesy reply mail, 201.3.14.2

merchandise return service, 507.10.0

metered reply mail, 604.4.4.2

Permit Reply Mail, 507.9.0

Repositionable Notes (RPNs), 709.5.0

reship service

See also Premium Forwarding Service

Express Mail, 507.5.6.1

Priority Mail, 507.10.2.8

residential delivery

city routes, 508.2.1

restricted delivery, 503.7.0

after time of mailing, 503.7.3.2

at time of mailing, 503.7.3.1

delivery of items, 503.7.4

fees, 503.7.1.1

other extra services that can be added, 503.7.2.5

refunds, 503.7.1.3

what may be mailed, 503.7.2.2

restricted matter

controlled substances, 601.11.11

drug paraphernalia, 601.11.12

drugs, 601.11.11

noxious odors, 601.11.8

return address

general, 602.1.0

Periodicals, 707.3.2.4

when required, 602.1.5.3

with ancillary services, 602.1.9

return receipt, 503.6.0

after time of mailing, 503.6.3.2

delivery, 503.6.4

fees, 503.6.1.1

filing a request for delivery information, 503.6.5

other extra services that can be added, 503.6.2.3

refunds, 503.6.1.3

required label, 503.6.2.5

what may be mailed, 503.6.2.2

return receipt for merchandise, 503.8.0

delivery, 503.8.4

fees, 503.8.1.1

how to mail, 503.8.3.2

other extra services that can be added, 503.8.2.3

required label, 503.8.3.4

what may be mailed, 503.8.2.2

returned mail, 507.1.8

reusable mailpieces, 601.6.4, 601.6.5

revenue deficiency

general, 604.10.1

nonprofit Standard Mail, 604.10.2

Ride-Along piece for Periodicals, 707.15.0

rural routes, 508.2.2

S

sacks

barcoded labels, 708.6.0

Bound Printed Matter, 365.3.0, 465.3.0

First-Class Mail, 435.2.0

Library Mail, 385.3.0, 485.3.0

Media Mail, 375.3.0, 475.3.0

Parcel Post, 455.2.0

Periodicals, 707.20.1, 707.20.3

Standard Mail, 345.3.0, 445.3.0

saturation carrier route sequencing requirements

discount flats, 345.6.9, 345.6.10

discount letters, 245.6.8, 245.6.9

discount parcels, 445.7.6, 445.7.7

Periodicals, 707.23.7, 707.23.8

Saturday delivery, 608.3.0

scheduling

Deposit

Bound Printed Matter, 366.3.9.4, 466.3.9.4

Parcel Post, 456.2.4.8

Standard Mail, 246.2.8.4, 346.2.8.4, 446.2.7.4

Pickup on Demand, 507.5.5

scheme sort, See mail preparation under individual classes of mail

scorpions, 601.9.3.9

sealing, 601.4.0

Second-Class Mail, See Periodicals

self-mailer, 201.3.13

Sectional Center Facility (SCF), 246.4.0, 346.4.0, 366.5.0, 446.4.0, 466.5.0

sexually-oriented advertisements, 508.9.0

sharps, 601.10.17.4

shipper paid forwarding

annual accounting fee, 507.3.2.9

fee, 507.3.2.10

how it works, 507.2.3.5

how to sign up, 507.3.2.9

shipping, See Parcel Post

shipping papers for hazardous materials, 601.10.9

shortpaid mail, 604.6.0, 604.8.1

Signature Confirmation, 503.10.0

barcodes on privately printed labels, 503.10.4

electronic file transmission for electronic option, 503.10.5

electronic option, 503.10.2.4

fees, 503.10.1.1

other extra services that can be added, 503.10.2.6

required labels, 503.10.3

retail option, 503.10.2.4

what may be mailed, 503.10.2.2

where to mail, 503.10.6

simplified address, 602.3.2

single-piece rate

Express Mail, 113

First-Class Mail, 133

Library Mail, 183

Media Mail, 173

Parcel Post, 153

Priority Mail, 123

size

automation cards and letters, 201.3.0

automation flats, 301.3.0

barcoded parcels, 402.4.0

Express Mail, 101.4.1, 101.5.2

First-Class Mail, 101.6.3, 201.1.2, 202.1.2

flats, 101.2.1, 301.1.2

general, maximum and minimum, 601.1.2 - 601.1.3

letters, 101.1.2, 201.1.0, 201.2.1

machinable parcels, 101.3.0, 401.1.3

nonmachinable letters, 101.1.0, 201.2.0

nonmachinable parcels, 101.3.6,

nonmailable, 101.3.0, 401.1.3

Package Services, 101.7.0 - 101.9.0, 301.2.3 - 301.2.5

Periodicals, 707.3.5.2

Standard Mail, 301.2.2.1, 401.2.2.1

skill contests, 601.12.7

sleeves, for letter trays

flats, 345.3.5

letters, 235.3.4, 245.3.4

Periodicals, 707.20.1.4

software specifications, 708.3.2

sorting mail, See mail preparation under individual classes of mail

sound recordings

packaging, 601.7.4

space available mail (SAM), 703.2.1.2

special handling, 503.12.0

fees, 503.12.1.1

marking, 503.12.2.5

other extra services that can be added, 503.12.2.3

what may be mailed, 503.12.2.2

special mailing containers, 601.6.0

Special Standard Mail, See Media Mail, general

specimens, 601.e.

stamp collecting, See philatelic services

stamped stationery, 604.2.1

stamps, See postage stamps

Standard Mail, flats

alternate payment methods, 705.5.0

annual mailing fee, 343.3.4

attachments, 343.2.5

automation mailings, 343.7.0

cobundling, 705.9.3.3

enclosures, 343.7.4

weight, 301.3.2.3

barcodes, 343.7.3

bundling, 345.2.0

computing postage, 343.1.6,

carrier route sequencing requirements, 345.6.9, 345.6.10

circulars, 343.2.0

combining with other classes of mail, 343.2.5, 703.9.0

content standards, 343.2.0

cotraying and cosacking bundles, 705.9.0

deposit, 346.1.0, 346.2.8

scheduling appointments for, 346.2.8.3

vehicle unloading, 346.2.8.9

Standard Mail, flats (cont'd)

destination entry, 346.2.0

DBMC entry, 346.3.0

DDU entry, 346.5.0

DSCF entry, 346.4.0

discount, 346.2.0 - 346.5.0

dimensions, 301.2.2

documentation, 344.4.0

automation, 344.4.3

basic, 344.4.2

facsimile postage statements, 344.4.9

multiple mailings, 344.4.8

standard format, 344.4.4, 344.4.6, 708.1.0

eligibility 343

automation flats, 343.7.0

basic, 343.4.0

enhanced carrier route flats, 343.6.0

machinable/nonmachinable flats, 343.5.0

enclosures, 343.2.5

envelopes, enclosed, 343.7.4

fees, 343.1.5

general standards for any Standard Mail mailing, 343.3.3

mail preparation, 345

automation flats, 345.7.0

bundles, 345.2.0

bundling for enhanced carrier route rates, 345.6.3 - 345.6.4

bundling for presorted flats, 345.5.0

bundles on pallets, 705.8.9, 705.8.10.2

carrier route information line, 345.2.12

combined automation and presorted flats, 705.9.3, 705.11.3

combined flats on pallets, 705.8.16.3

containerization of bundles, 705.10.2

Customized MarketMail, 705.1.4

enhanced carrier route flats, 345.6.0

general information, 345.1.0

machinable mail, 345.7.0

merged flats in sacks, 705.10.2.4

merged flats on pallets, 705.10.2.5, 705.12.2.4, 705.13.2.4

optional endorsement line, 345.2.0

presorted flats, 345.5.0

sack labels, 345.6.0

sacks, 345.5.0

sacks on pallets, 705.8.10.2

tray labels, 345.6.0

trays, 345.5.0

trays on pallets, 705.8.10.2

markings, 302.2.0

enhanced carrier route rates, 345.6.1

mixed mail, 703.2.7

presorted rates, 345.5.1

Standard Mail, flats (cont'd)

merged pallets of bundles

using 5% Threshold, 705.12.2

using 5% Threshold and City State Product, 705.13.2

nonprofit

applications for nonprofit rates

applying for authorization, 703.1.7

applying for authorization at additional offices, 703.1.8

mailing while application is pending, 703.1.9

what may be mailed, 703.1.6

who will qualify, 703.1.2, 703.1.3

rates

flats, 343.1.4, 343.1.5

letters, 243.1.5 - 243.1.7

parcels, 443.1.3, 443.1.6

physical standards, 301

postage payment methods, 344

automation, 344.3.0

ECR, 344.2.0

machinable, 344.2.0

nonmachinable, 344.2.0

postage statements, See documentation

rate eligibility

automation rates, 343.7.0

destination entry discounts, 346.2.0 - 346.5.0

enhanced carrier route rates, 343.6.0

presorted rates, 343.5.0

rates and fees, 343.1.0

reply card, enclosed,

size, 301.2.2.1

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.3

weight, 301.2.2.1, 343.2.1

written additions, 343.2.6

ZIP Code accuracy, 343.3.8

Standard Mail, letters

alternate payment methods, 705.5.0

annual mailing fee, 243.1.7.1, 243.3.4

attachments, 243.2.5

automation mailings

enclosures, 243.7.5

physical standards, 201.3.0

barcodes, 243.7.4

bundling, 245.2.0

computing postage, 243.1.8,

carrier route sequencing requirements, 245.6.8, 245.6.9

circulars, 243.2.0

combining with other classes of mail, 243.2.5, 703.9.0

content standards, 243.2.0

deposit of, 246.1.0

scheduling appointments for, 246.2.8

vehicle unloading, 246.2.8.9

Standard Mail, letters (cont'd)

destination entry, 246.2.0

DBMC entry, 246.3.0

DDU entry, 246.5.0

DSCF entry, 246.4.0

discount for destination entry, 246.2.0 - 246.5.0

documentation, 244.4.0

automation, 244.4.3

basic, 244.4.2

facsimile postage statements, 244.4.9

multiple mailings, 244.4.8

standard format, 244.4.4, 244.4.6, 708.1.0

eligibility 243

automation, 243.7.0

basic, 243.4.0

ECR flats, 243.6.0

machinable/nonmachinable, 243.5.0

envelopes, enclosed, 243.7.5

enclosures, 243.2.5

fees, 243.1.7

general standards for any Standard Mail mailing, 243.3.3

mail preparation, 245

automation letters, 245.7.0

bundles, 245.2.0

bundling for enhanced carrier route rates, 245.6.4 - 245.6.4

bundles on pallets, 705.8.9, 705.8.10.2

carrier route information line, 245.2.9

containerization of bundles, 705.10.2

Customized MarketMail, 705.1.4

enhanced carrier route letters and cards mailings, 245.6.0

enhanced carrier route letters and cards, 245.6.4, 245.6.6

general information, 245.1.0

presorted machinable letters and cards, 245.5.3

mail preparation

presorted nonmachinable letters and cards, 245.5.4

tray labels, 245.4.0

trays, 245.3.0

trays on pallets, 705.8.10.2

markings required on each mailpiece, 202.2.0

enhanced carrier route rates, 245.6.1

mixed mail, 703.2.7

presorted rates, 245.5.1

Standard Mail, letters (cont'd)

nonprofit

applications for nonprofit rates

applying for authorization, 703.1.7

applying for authorization at additional offices, 703.1.8

mailing while application is pending, 703.1.9

what may be mailed, 703.1.6

who will qualify, 703.1.2, 703.1.3

rates

flats, 343.1.4, 343.1.5

letters, 243.1.5 - 243.1.7

parcels, 443.1.3, 443.1.6

physical standards, 201

postage payment methods, 244

automation, 244.3.0

enhanced carrier route, 244.2.0

presorted, 244.2.0

postage statements, See documentation

rate eligibility

automation rates, 201.3.4, 243.4.0 - 243.7.0

destination entry discounts, 246.2.0 - 246.5.0

enhanced carrier route rates, 243.6.0

rates and fees, 243.1.0

reply card, enclosed, 243.7.5

size, 201

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.3

weight, 243.2.1

written additions, 243.2.6

ZIP Code accuracy, 243.3.8

Standard Mail, parcels

alternate payment methods, 705.5.0

annual mailing fee, 443.1.6.1, 443.3.4

attachments, 443.2.5

bundling, 445.2.5

computing postage, 443.1.1, 443.1.7

carrier route sequencing requirements, 445.7.5, 445.7.6

circulars, 443.2.0

combined mailings with Package Services parcels, 705.6.1

documentation, 705.6.1.3

postage payment, 705.6.1.2

preparation, 705.6.2.3

qualification, 705.6.1.1

combined parcels mailings, 705.6.3

postage payment, 705.6.1.2

qualification, 705.6.3.1

combining with other classes of mail, 443.2.5, 703.9.0

content standards, 443.2.0

Standard Mail, parcels (cont'd)

deposit, 446

scheduling appointments for, 446.2.7.3

vehicle unloading, 346.2.8.9

destination entry, 446.2.0

DBMC entry, 446.3.0

DDU entry, 446.5.0

DSCF entry, 446.4.0

discounts

for destination entry, 446.2.0 - 446.5.0

documentation, 444.3.0

basic, 444.3.2

facsimile postage statements, 444.3.8

multiple mailings, 444.3.7

standard format, 444.3.3, 444.3.5, 708.1.0

eligibility 443

basic, 443.3.0, 443.4.0

enhanced carrier route, 443.6.0

presorted parcels, 443.5.0

enclosures, 443.2.5

extra services that can be added, 443.4.5

fees, 443.1.6

general standards for any Standard Mail mailing, 443.3.3

mail preparation, 445

bundles, 445.2.0

bundling for enhanced carrier route rates, 445.7.4

bundling for irregular parcels, 445.5.4, 445.7.5

bundles on pallets, 705.8.9, 705.8.10.2

carrier route information line, 445.2.10

combined machinable parcels, 705.6.0

containerization of bundles, 705.10.2

enhanced carrier route parcels, 445.7.0

machinable parcels on pallets, 705.8.17

Not Flat-Machinable (NFM) pieces, 445.6.0

presorted irregular parcels, 445.5.4

presorted machinable parcels, 445.5.3

sack labels, 445.4.0

sacks, 445.3.0

sacks on pallets, 705.8.10.2

markings required on each mailpiece, 402.1.2

enhanced carrier route rates, 445.7.1

mixed mail, 703.2.7

presorted rates, 445.5.1

Standard Mail, parcels (cont'd)

nonprofit

applications for nonprofit rates

applying for authorization, 703.1.7

applying for authorization at additional offices, 703.1.8

mailing while application is pending, 703.1.9

what may be mailed, 703.1.6

who will qualify, 703.1.2, 703.1.3

rates

flats, 343.1.4, 343.1.5

letters, 243.1.5 - 243.1.7

parcels, 443.1.3, 443.1.6

Not Flat-Machinable (NFM) pieces, 401.2.2.2

physical standards, 401

postage payment methods, 444

enhanced carrier route parcels, 444.2.0

presorted parcels, 444.2.0

postage statements, See documentation

rate eligibility

destination entry discounts, 446.2.0 - 446.5.0

enhanced carrier route rates, 443.6.0

rates and fees, 443.1.0

shipper paid forwarding, 507.3.2.9

size, 401.2.2.1

undeliverable mail, 507.1.5.3

weight, 401.2.2.1, 443.2.1

written additions, 443.2.6

ZIP Code accuracy, 443.3.8

Standard Mail (A), See Standard Mail

Standard Mail (B), See Bound Printed Matter, Library Mail, Media Mail, or Parcel Post

standardized documentation, 708.1.0

staples, 201.3.8, 301.3.4.2, 601.4.8

statement of ownership, management, and circulation for Periodicals, 707.8.3

statements of account

Express Mail, 113.3.0

Priority Mail, 123.3.0

First-Class Mail

discount flats, 333.2.2

discount letters, 233.2.2

discount parcels, 433.2.2

retail mail, 133.3.2

solicitations in guise of, 601.12.1

stationery, 604.2.0

aerogrammes, 604.2.3.3

personalized stamped envelopes sold by USPS, 604.2.2

plain stamped envelopes sold by USPS, 604.2.1

rates and fees, 604.2.1.1, 604.2.2.1, 604.2.3.2

stamped cards, 604.2.3.1

stickers, 201.3.12, 301.3.7

sweepstakes, 601.12.6

T

tabbing, 201.3.10, 301.3.5

tape

sealing mailpieces, 601.4.3 - 601.4.5

territories and possessions of the U.S., 608.2.0

Third-Class Mail, See Standard Mail

tobacco, 601.11.12

toxic substances, 601.10.16

tracking, 503.13.2

trademarks of the USPS, 608.7.1

trays

flat tray

First-Class Mail, 335.3.0

letter tray

First-Class Mail, 235.3.0

Periodicals, 707.20.1, 707.20.2

Standard Mail, 245.3.0, 345.3.0

barcoded labels, 708.6.0

treatment of mail, 507.1.0

tubs, See trays

U

undeliverable mail

endorsements used by USPS, 507.1.4.1

First-Class Mail, 507.1.5.1

Package Services, 507.1.5.4

Periodicals, 507.1.5.2

Priority Mail, 507.1.5.1

Standard Mail, 507.1.5.3

with extra services, 507.1.4.5

unaddressed mail, See dead mail

unpaid mail, 508.2.2.5, 508.2.3.3

U.S. Armed Forces Mail, 703.2.0, 703.4.0

eligibility, 703.4.1.1, 703.4.2.2

matter sent free, 703.4.2

postage, 703.4.1.2

U.S. Department of Transportation

regulation of hazardous materials, 601.10.2

U.S. government mail

Department of State mail, 703.3.0

free mail for U.S. armed forces, 703.4.2

military address, 703.4.2.4

military mail, 703.2.0, 703.4.0

official mail for Members of Congress, 703.6.1.1

official mail for U.S. government, 703.6.0, 703.7.0

prepared by contractors, 703.7.15

voting materials, 703.8.0

U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

address for USPS functional areas, 608.8.1 - 608.8.3

appealing decision made about mailing standards, 607.2.0

business mail entry offices, addresses and phone numbers, 608.8.4

copyrights of the USPS, 608.7.2

complaints, 608.6.1

Domestic Mail Manual, general information, 608.1.0

holidays recognized by USPS, 608.3.2

philatelic services offered by USPS, 608.4.0

postal publications, 608.7.2

post offices, general information, 608.3.1, 608.3.2

postal inspection of mail, See inspection by USPS

pricing and classification service center (PCSC), 608.8.4

Private Express Statutes, 608.5.1

reporting crimes, 608.6.2

requesting exceptions to mailing standards, 607.2.0

service to territories and possessions of the United States, 608.2.0

trademarks of the USPS, 608.7.1

V

valuable items, 609.3.2, 503.2.3.1

volume requirements

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 363.4.0

First-Class Mail, 333.3.3

Library Mail, 383.3.2

Media Mail, 373.3.2

Standard Mail, 343.3.3

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 233.3.3

Standard Mail, 243.3.3

volume requirements (cont'd)

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 463.4.0

First-Class Mail, 433.3.3

Library Mail, 483.3.2

Media Mail, 473.3.2

Parcel Post, 453.3.1

Standard Mail, 443.3.3

retail mailings paid with permit imprint

First-Class Mail, 134.2.2

Library Mail, 184.2.2

Media Mail, 174.2.2

Parcel Post, 154.2.2

Priority Mail, 124.2.2

voting

absentee balloting materials, 703.8.0

voter registration commissions

mailing list services, 507.6.3.4, 507.6.7

W

walk sequence carrier route sequencing requirements

discount letters, 245.6.8, 245.6.9

discount flats, 345.6.9, 345.6.10

discount parcels, 445.7.6, 445.7.7

Periodicals, 707.23.7, 707.23.8

window envelopes and inserts, 202.5.8 - 202.5.10, 202.5.9

written matter, See handwriting

Z

Z4CHANGE

list matching, 708.3.3.2

ZIP Code, 602.1.8

sorting cards by 5-digit ZIP Code, 507.6.6

ZIP Code Accuracy

discount flats

Bound Printed Matter, 363.4.3

First-Class Mail, 333.3.6

Standard Mail, 343.3.8

discount letters

First-Class Mail, 233.3.6

Standard Mail, 243.3.8

discount parcels

Bound Printed Matter, 463.4.3

First-Class Mail, 433.3.6

Standard Mail, 443.3.8

ZIP+4 code, 602.1.8.2

zone charts, 708.10.3

zones, for computing postage, 708.1.7

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