DMM TOC > 100 Retail Letters, Cards, Flats, and Parcels > 110 Express Mail|
Express Mail packaging provided by the USPS must be used only for Express Mail. Regardless of how the packaging is reconfigured or how markings may be obliterated, any matter mailed in USPS-provided Express Mail packaging is charged the appropriate Express Mail price.
[5-12-08] For each Express Mail item, the mailer must complete a mailing
[5-12-08] A mailer sending an Express Mail item may instruct the USPS to deliver an Express Mail Next Day Delivery or Express Mail Second Day Delivery item without obtaining the signature of the addressee or the addressee's agent, if not available, by signing a waiver on Label 11-B or Label 11-F. Completion of the waiver authorizes the delivery employee to sign for the delivery of the item. The item must be left in a secure location. Mailers who waive the signature requirement will be provided only the delivery date and not an image of the signature when accessing delivery information on the Internet or when calling the toll-free number.
[5-12-08] For Express Mail Next Day Delivery, the mailer must determine whether the item is destined to a 3-digit ZIP Code area to which Express Mail Next Day Delivery is offered from the point of origin. An Express Mail Next Day Delivery directory, showing detailed local information about Express Mail Next Day Delivery, is available at post offices. If the destination is not listed, the mailer must use Express Mail Second Day Delivery.
f. For Express Mail Manifesting, a special verification manifest is used to present Express Mail items for acceptance as described in Publication 97. Form 3877, Firm Mailing Book for Accountable Mail, may be used only to list items for which extra services have been requested. See 705.2.6, Express Mail Manifesting Agreements, for information.