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1.0 Prices and Fees for Parcel Select

1.1 Price Application

[5-12-08] Postage is based on the price that applies to the weight increment of each addressed piece, and on the zone to which the piece is addressed, except for DDU and DSCF entered pieces. The price is charged per pound or fraction thereof; any fraction of a pound is considered a whole pound. For example, if an item weighs 4.225 pounds, the weight increment is 5 pounds. The minimum price per piece is the 1-pound price. For DDU and DSCF pieces, postage is based on the price that applies to the weight increment of each addressed piece.

There are three price categories for Parcel Select:

a. Destination entry including destination entry bulk mail center (DBMC), destination entry sectional center facility (DSCF), and destination entry delivery unit (DDU).

b. BMC Presort and OBMC Presort (Inter-BMC).

c. Barcoded Machinable Intra-BMC/ASF and Barcoded Machinable Inter-BMC/ASF.

1.2 Parcel Select Destination Entry Prices

Weight
Not Over (pounds)

Machinable1, 2

Nonmachinable1, 2

DDU

DSCF

DBMC/ASF Zone3

DDU

DSCF

DBMC/ASF Zone5

1 & 2

3

4

5

5-Digit

3-Digit4

1 & 2

3

4

5

1

$1.47

$2.01

$2.52

$2.94

$3.29

$4.22

$1.47

$2.01

$2.92

$4.55

$4.97

$5.32

$6.25

2

1.54

2.23

2.83

3.60

4.29

5.02

1.54

2.23

3.14

4.86

5.63

6.32

7.05

3

1.60

2.44

3.14

4.27

5.24

5.85

1.60

2.44

3.35

5.17

6.30

7.27

7.88

4

1.65

2.61

3.43

4.87

6.01

6.55

1.65

2.61

3.52

5.46

6.90

8.04

8.58

5

1.71

2.78

3.69

5.45

6.58

7.24

1.71

2.78

3.69

5.72

7.48

8.61

9.27

6

1.76

2.95

3.95

5.97

7.04

7.84

1.76

2.95

3.86

5.98

8.00

9.07

9.87

7

1.81

3.11

4.19

6.48

7.49

8.45

1.81

3.11

4.02

6.22

8.51

9.52

10.48

8

1.85

3.27

4.44

6.97

7.89

8.99

1.85

3.27

4.18

6.47

9.00

9.92

11.02

9

1.90

3.40

4.64

7.38

8.26

9.43

1.90

3.40

4.31

6.67

9.41

10.29

11.46

10

1.94

3.53

4.85

7.81

9.15

9.88

1.94

3.53

4.44

6.88

9.84

11.18

11.91

11

2.02

3.74

5.17

8.43

9.65

10.45

2.02

3.74

4.65

7.20

10.46

11.68

12.48

12

2.10

3.93

5.47

8.98

10.00

10.85

2.10

3.93

4.84

7.50

11.01

12.03

12.88

13

2.17

4.12

5.74

9.47

10.33

11.23

2.17

4.12

5.03

7.77

11.50

12.36

13.26

14

2.24

4.30

6.04

9.93

10.69

11.57

2.24

4.30

5.21

8.07

11.96

12.72

13.60

15

2.31

4.49

6.29

10.34

10.98

11.89

2.31

4.49

5.40

8.32

12.37

13.01

13.92

16

2.37

4.68

6.56

10.64

11.26

12.21

2.37

4.68

5.59

8.59

12.67

13.29

14.24

17

2.43

4.86

6.82

10.91

11.57

12.49

2.43

4.86

5.77

8.85

12.94

13.60

14.52

18

2.49

5.01

7.04

11.17

11.82

12.76

2.49

5.01

5.92

9.07

13.20

13.85

14.79

19

2.55

5.18

7.29

11.44

12.08

13.02

2.55

5.18

6.09

9.32

13.47

14.11

15.05

20

2.61

5.34

7.51

11.70

12.30

13.25

2.61

5.34

6.25

9.54

13.73

14.33

15.28

21

2.66

5.48

7.74

11.94

12.53

13.48

2.66

5.48

6.39

9.77

13.97

14.56

15.51

22

2.71

5.64

7.96

12.18

12.77

13.69

2.71

5.64

6.55

9.99

14.21

14.80

15.72

23

2.76

5.80

8.19

12.43

13.01

13.92

2.76

5.80

6.71

10.22

14.46

15.04

15.95

24

2.81

5.95

8.40

12.66

13.25

14.11

2.81

5.95

6.86

10.43

14.69

15.28

16.14

25

2.86

6.07

8.59

12.88

13.47

14.31

2.86

6.07

6.98

10.62

14.91

15.50

16.34

26

2.90

6.19

8.77

13.09

13.70

14.47

2.90

6.19

7.10

10.80

15.12

15.73

16.50

27

2.94

6.35

8.99

13.32

13.92

14.64

2.94

6.35

7.26

11.02

15.35

15.95

16.67

28

2.99

6.47

9.15

13.54

14.12

14.83

2.99

6.47

7.38

11.18

15.57

16.15

16.86

29

3.03

6.60

9.35

13.75

14.33

15.05

3.03

6.60

7.51

11.38

15.78

16.36

17.08

30

3.07

6.71

9.51

13.94

14.52

15.25

3.07

6.71

7.62

11.54

15.97

16.55

17.28

31

3.10

6.84

9.70

14.12

14.72

15.47

3.10

6.84

7.75

11.73

16.15

16.75

17.50

32

3.14

6.95

9.85

14.33

14.92

15.65

3.14

6.95

7.86

11.88

16.36

16.95

17.68

33

3.18

7.06

10.03

14.50

15.09

15.85

3.18

7.06

7.97

12.06

16.53

17.12

17.88

34

3.21

7.19

10.20

14.62

15.28

16.04

3.21

7.19

8.10

12.23

16.65

17.31

18.07

35

3.25

7.28

10.32

14.79

15.46

16.22

3.25

7.28

8.19

12.35

16.82

17.49

18.25

36

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$3.28

$7.39

$8.30

$12.53

$16.94

$17.65

$18.43

37

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---

---

---

---

3.31

7.49

8.40

12.69

17.07

17.82

18.60

38

---

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---

---

---

---

3.34

7.58

8.49

12.84

17.21

17.99

18.78

39

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---

---

---

---

3.37

7.69

8.60

12.99

17.35

18.14

18.94

40

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.40

7.75

8.66

13.09

17.46

18.31

19.11

41

---

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---

---

---

---

3.43

7.83

8.74

13.23

17.63

18.41

19.27

42

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.46

7.94

8.85

13.37

17.74

18.53

19.42

43

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.49

8.02

8.93

13.50

17.86

18.60

19.58

44

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.51

8.10

9.01

13.62

17.98

18.69

19.72

45

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.54

8.18

9.09

13.75

18.08

18.93

19.86

46

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.56

8.27

9.18

13.86

18.21

19.01

20.12

47

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.59

8.34

9.25

13.98

18.31

19.09

20.55

48

---

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---

---

---

---

3.61

8.40

9.31

14.08

18.44

19.15

21.00

49

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.63

8.47

9.38

14.19

18.55

19.22

21.43

50

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.66

8.54

9.45

14.31

18.65

19.28

21.89

51

---

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---

---

---

---

3.68

8.64

9.55

14.44

18.73

19.36

22.35

52

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.70

8.68

9.59

14.54

18.89

19.42

22.84

53

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.72

8.73

9.64

14.64

18.96

19.46

23.33

54

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.74

8.81

9.72

14.77

19.02

19.53

23.83

55

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.76

8.92

9.83

14.89

19.09

19.60

24.04

56

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.78

8.97

9.88

14.99

19.15

19.68

24.13

57

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.80

9.05

9.96

15.11

19.17

19.71

24.28

58

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.81

9.12

10.03

15.23

19.24

19.76

24.38

59

---

---

---

---

---

---

3.83

9.21

10.12

15.35

19.28

19.82

24.49

60

---

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---

---

---

---

3.85

9.27

10.18

15.47

19.31

19.85

24.61

61

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---

---

---

---

3.87

9.31

10.22

15.54

19.38

19.92

24.71

62

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---

---

---

---

3.88

9.38

10.29

15.65

19.42

20.00

24.81

63

---

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---

---

---

---

3.90

9.45

10.36

15.76

19.45

20.10

24.90

64

---

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---

---

---

---

3.91

9.53

10.44

15.87

19.48

20.19

25.01

65

---

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---

---

---

---

3.93

9.58

10.49

15.98

19.53

20.28

25.09

66

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---

---

---

---

3.94

9.62

10.53

16.03

19.57

20.38

25.21

67

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---

---

---

---

3.96

9.69

10.60

16.13

19.60

20.49

25.29

68

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---

---

---

---

3.97

9.73

10.64

16.22

19.63

20.54

25.38

69

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---

---

---

---

3.99

9.81

10.72

16.33

19.66

20.64

25.47

70

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---

---

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4.00

9.86

10.77

16.42

19.71

20.74

25.56

Oversized

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6.99

14.92

14.92

23.19

32.44

43.55

45.26

  1. Parcels that measure in combined length and girth:
    • More than 84 inches but not more than 108 inches, and the piece weighs less than 20 pounds, use 20‑pound prices (balloon price).
    • More than 108 inches but not more than 130 inches, use oversized prices (regardless of weight).
  2. Regardless of weight, a parcel that meets any of the criteria in 401.2.3.2 must pay the nonmachinable prices.
  3. Machinable parcels must be barcoded. Nonbarcoded machinable parcels are eligible only for retail Intra-BMC/ASF prices.
  4. Prices include the $0.91 nonmachinable surcharge. The nonmachinable surcharge does not apply to parcels mailed at oversized prices or parcels sent with special handling.
  5. Prices include the $2.03 nonmachinable surcharge. The nonmachinable surcharge does not apply to parcels mailed at oversized prices or parcels sent with special handling.

1.3 Parcel Select BMC and OBMC Presort (Inter-BMC) Prices

Weight
Not Over (pounds)

Machinable1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Nonmachinable1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Zone

Zone

1 & 2

3

4

5

6

7

8

1 & 2

3

4

5

6

7

8

1

$4.55

$4.55

$4.55

$4.55

$4.55

$4.55

$4.55

$8.25

$8.25

$8.25

$8.25

$8.25

$8.25

$8.25

2

4.55

4.85

5.35

5.94

6.13

6.35

6.67

8.25

8.55

9.05

9.64

9.83

10.05

10.37

3

5.05

5.70

6.60

6.94

7.22

7.52

8.12

8.75

9.40

10.30

10.64

10.92

11.22

11.82

4

5.75

6.75

7.55

7.88

8.23

8.62

9.38

9.45

10.45

11.25

11.58

11.93

12.32

13.08

5

6.40

7.70

8.37

8.76

9.19

9.67

10.58

10.10

11.40

12.07

12.46

12.89

13.37

14.28

6

7.00

8.60

9.15

9.61

10.11

10.66

11.72

10.70

12.30

12.85

13.31

13.81

14.36

15.42

7

7.55

9.34

9.89

10.42

10.98

11.60

12.81

11.25

13.04

13.59

14.12

14.68

15.30

16.51

8

8.00

9.70

10.61

11.19

11.82

12.51

13.85

11.70

13.40

14.31

14.89

15.52

16.21

17.55

9

8.40

10.06

11.30

11.94

12.63

13.39

14.86

12.10

13.76

15.00

15.64

16.33

17.09

18.56

10

8.80

11.20

11.96

12.66

13.40

14.23

15.83

12.50

14.90

15.66

16.36

17.10

17.93

19.53

11

9.15

11.60

12.60

13.35

14.16

15.04

16.76

12.85

15.30

16.30

17.05

17.86

18.74

20.46

12

9.50

11.90

13.22

14.02

14.88

15.83

17.67

13.20

15.60

16.92

17.72

18.58

19.53

21.37

13

9.90

12.17

13.82

14.67

15.59

16.59

18.55

13.60

15.87

17.52

18.37

19.29

20.29

22.25

14

10.11

12.51

14.41

15.30

16.27

17.33

19.40

13.81

16.21

18.11

19.00

19.97

21.03

23.10

15

10.29

12.79

14.97

15.92

16.93

18.05

20.22

13.99

16.49

18.67

19.62

20.63

21.75

23.92

16

10.44

13.06

15.52

16.51

17.58

18.75

21.03

14.14

16.76

19.22

20.21

21.28

22.45

24.73

17

10.63

13.29

16.06

17.09

18.21

19.43

21.81

14.33

16.99

19.76

20.79

21.91

23.13

25.51

18

10.77

13.54

16.58

17.66

18.82

20.10

22.57

14.47

17.24

20.28

21.36

22.52

23.80

26.27

19

10.96

13.79

17.09

18.21

19.42

20.74

23.32

14.66

17.49

20.79

21.91

23.12

24.44

27.02

20

11.09

14.02

17.59

18.75

20.00

21.37

24.04

14.79

17.72

21.29

22.45

23.70

25.07

27.74

21

11.25

14.26

18.08

19.27

20.57

21.99

24.75

14.95

17.96

21.78

22.97

24.27

25.69

28.45

22

11.38

14.44

18.47

19.79

21.12

22.59

25.44

15.08

18.14

22.17

23.49

24.82

26.29

29.14

23

11.53

14.70

18.80

20.29

21.67

23.18

26.12

15.23

18.40

22.50

23.99

25.37

26.88

29.82

24

11.64

14.89

19.07

20.78

22.20

23.76

26.78

15.34

18.59

22.77

24.48

25.90

27.46

30.48

25

11.79

15.08

19.37

21.26

22.72

24.32

27.43

15.49

18.78

23.07

24.96

26.42

28.02

31.13

26

11.90

15.27

19.64

21.73

23.23

24.87

28.07

15.60

18.97

23.34

25.43

26.93

28.57

31.77

27

12.07

15.46

19.89

22.19

23.73

25.41

28.69

15.77

19.16

23.59

25.89

27.43

29.11

32.39

28

12.16

15.65

20.18

22.64

24.22

25.94

29.30

15.86

19.35

23.88

26.34

27.92

29.64

33.00

29

12.30

15.84

20.44

23.09

24.70

26.46

29.90

16.00

19.54

24.14

26.79

28.40

30.16

33.60

30

12.41

15.99

20.67

23.52

25.17

26.97

30.48

16.11

19.69

24.37

27.22

28.87

30.67

34.18

31

12.55

16.16

20.91

23.95

25.63

27.47

31.06

16.25

19.86

24.61

27.65

29.33

31.17

34.76

32

12.64

16.33

21.15

24.37

26.07

27.97

31.62

16.34

20.03

24.85

28.07

29.77

31.67

35.32

33

12.75

16.50

21.39

24.78

26.50

28.45

32.18

16.45

20.20

25.09

28.48

30.20

32.15

35.88

34

12.88

16.61

21.57

25.18

26.92

28.92

32.72

16.58

20.31

25.27

28.88

30.62

32.62

36.42

35

12.99

16.80

21.80

25.58

27.33

29.39

33.26

16.69

20.50

25.50

29.28

31.03

33.09

36.96

36

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$16.79

$20.64

$25.74

$29.67

$31.43

$33.54

$37.48

37

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---

---

---

16.89

20.77

25.90

30.05

31.82

33.99

38.00

38

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---

---

---

---

---

16.99

20.95

26.09

30.43

32.21

34.43

38.51

39

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---

---

---

---

17.11

21.05

26.28

30.80

32.60

34.87

39.01

40

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---

---

---

---

---

17.21

21.22

26.49

31.16

32.98

35.30

39.50

41

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---

---

---

---

---

17.34

21.36

26.65

31.52

33.35

35.72

39.98

42

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---

---

---

---

---

17.43

21.48

26.83

31.87

33.72

36.13

40.46

43

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---

---

---

---

---

---

17.49

21.61

27.02

32.22

34.09

36.54

40.93

44

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

17.60

21.71

27.17

32.56

34.45

36.94

41.39

45

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

17.70

21.86

27.35

32.90

34.80

37.34

41.84

46

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

17.79

21.98

27.53

33.23

35.14

37.72

42.29

47

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

17.91

22.12

27.67

33.56

35.49

38.11

42.73

48

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

17.99

22.23

27.85

33.88

35.84

38.49

43.17

49

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

18.05

22.36

27.99

34.20

36.16

38.86

43.59

50

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

18.14

22.45

28.11

34.51

36.50

39.23

44.02

51

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

18.26

22.59

28.29

34.82

36.83

39.59

44.43

52

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

18.33

22.70

28.43

35.13

37.15

39.94

44.84

53

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

18.45

22.79

28.52

35.43

37.47

40.30

45.25

54

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

18.51

22.94

28.70

35.72

37.78

40.64

45.65

55

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

18.59

22.98

28.84

35.91

38.09

40.99

46.04

56

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

18.69

23.15

28.96

36.08

38.40

41.32

46.43

57

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

18.78

23.24

29.10

36.22

38.70

41.66

46.81

58

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

18.85

23.34

29.22

36.37

39.01

41.99

47.19

59

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

18.94

23.44

29.36

36.51

39.31

42.31

47.56

60

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

19.03

23.53

29.50

36.65

39.60

42.63

47.93

61

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

19.15

23.67

29.60

36.78

39.90

42.95

48.30

62

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

19.22

23.74

29.73

36.92

40.18

43.26

48.66

63

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

19.27

23.86

29.85

37.04

40.46

43.57

49.01

64

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

19.35

23.92

29.95

37.17

40.74

43.87

49.36

65

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

19.43

24.04

30.08

37.30

41.02

44.18

49.71

66

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

19.54

24.14

30.17

37.41

41.31

44.47

50.05

67

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

19.63

24.24

30.30

37.54

41.58

44.77

50.39

68

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

19.68

24.33

30.43

37.65

41.85

45.06

50.72

69

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

19.75

24.39

30.53

37.77

42.12

45.34

51.05

70

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

19.86

24.52

30.64

37.87

42.38

45.63

51.38

Oversized

---

---

---

---

---

---

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54.84

59.88

63.23

75.30

89.24

94.83

120.88

  1. Must be part of a mailing of 50 or more pieces and prepared as an OBMC Presort or BMC Presort mailing.
    • For OBMC Presort, deduct $1.42 per parcel.
    • For BMC Presort, deduct $0.32 per parcel.
  2. For parcels that destinate to different BMC service areas see 453.3.1.
  3. Parcels that measure in combined length and girth:
    • More than 84 inches but not more than 108 inches, and the piece weighs less than 20 pounds, use 20‑pound price (balloon price).
    • More than 108 inches but not more than 130 inches, use oversized prices regardless of weight.
  4. Machinable parcels may be eligible for a barcode discount of $0.03 per parcel.
  5. Regardless of weight, a parcel that meets any of the criteria in 401.2.3.2 must pay the nonmachinable price.
  6. Prices include the $3.70 nonmachinable surcharge. The nonmachinable surcharge does not apply to parcels mailed at oversized prices or parcels sent with special handling.

1.4 Parcel Select Barcoded Intra-BMC Prices

Weight
Not Over
(pounds)

Machinable1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Zone

Local

1 & 2

3

4

5

1

$3.64

$3.99

$4.02

$4.11

$4.30

2

4.08

4.47

4.77

4.86

5.13

3

4.48

4.97

5.45

5.57

5.94

4

4.85

5.67

6.08

6.20

6.68

5

5.18

6.26

6.62

6.77

7.37

6

5.48

6.64

7.12

7.27

7.98

7

5.71

7.00

7.57

7.74

8.57

8

5.90

7.58

8.00

8.18

9.10

9

6.10

7.90

8.39

8.62

9.59

10

6.29

8.24

8.81

9.31

10.05

11

6.46

8.53

9.15

9.67

10.47

12

6.64

8.84

9.49

10.02

10.87

13

6.81

9.04

9.79

10.35

11.25

14

6.97

9.21

10.07

10.71

11.59

15

7.12

9.38

10.36

11.00

11.91

16

7.28

9.54

10.66

11.28

12.23

17

7.42

9.74

10.93

11.59

12.51

18

7.56

9.88

11.19

11.84

12.78

19

7.69

10.04

11.46

12.10

13.04

20

7.84

10.21

11.72

12.32

13.27

21

7.96

10.33

11.96

12.55

13.50

22

8.09

10.50

12.20

12.79

13.71

23

8.22

10.61

12.45

13.03

13.94

24

8.35

10.76

12.68

13.27

14.13

25

8.47

10.88

12.90

13.49

14.33

26

8.58

11.03

13.11

13.72

14.49

27

8.70

11.15

13.34

13.94

14.66

28

8.81

11.26

13.56

14.14

14.85

29

8.93

11.39

13.77

14.35

15.07

30

9.05

11.51

13.96

14.54

15.27

31

9.15

11.63

14.14

14.74

15.49

32

9.23

11.75

14.35

14.94

15.67

33

9.35

11.86

14.52

15.11

15.87

34

9.42

11.97

14.64

15.30

16.06

35

9.50

12.07

14.81

15.48

16.24

  1. All Parcel Select Barcoded Intra-BMC pieces must be part of a mailing of 50 or more pieces.
  2. For parcels that originate and destinate in the same BMC service area (see 453.3.1).
  3. Parcels that measure in combined length and girth:
    • More than 84 inches but not more than 108 inches, and the piece weighs less than 20 pounds, use 20-pound price (balloon price).
    • More than 108 inches but not more than 130 inches, use oversized prices regardless of weight.
  4. For nonbarcoded pieces, add $0.03 per parcel.
  5. Regardless of weight, a parcel that meets any of the criteria in 401.2.3.2 must pay the retail Parcel Post Intra-BMC price.

1.5 Parcel Select Barcoded Inter-BMC Prices

Weight
Not Over
(pounds)

Machinable1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Zone

1 & 2

3

4

5

6

7

8

1

$4.52

$4.52

$4.52

$4.52

$4.52

$4.52

$4.52

2

4.52

4.82

5.32

5.91

6.10

6.32

6.64

3

5.02

5.67

6.57

6.91

7.19

7.49

8.09

4

5.72

6.72

7.52

7.85

8.20

8.59

9.35

5

6.37

7.67

8.34

8.73

9.16

9.64

10.55

6

6.97

8.57

9.12

9.58

10.08

10.63

11.69

7

7.52

9.31

9.86

10.39

10.95

11.57

12.78

8

7.97

9.67

10.58

11.16

11.79

12.48

13.82

9

8.37

10.03

11.27

11.91

12.60

13.36

14.83

10

8.77

11.17

11.93

12.63

13.37

14.20

15.80

11

9.12

11.57

12.57

13.32

14.13

15.01

16.73

12

9.47

11.87

13.19

13.99

14.85

15.80

17.64

13

9.87

12.14

13.79

14.64

15.56

16.56

18.52

14

10.08

12.48

14.38

15.27

16.24

17.30

19.37

15

10.26

12.76

14.94

15.89

16.90

18.02

20.19

16

10.41

13.03

15.49

16.48

17.55

18.72

21.00

17

10.60

13.26

16.03

17.06

18.18

19.40

21.78

18

10.74

13.51

16.55

17.63

18.79

20.07

22.54

19

10.93

13.76

17.06

18.18

19.39

20.71

23.29

20

11.06

13.99

17.56

18.72

19.97

21.34

24.01

21

11.22

14.23

18.05

19.24

20.54

21.96

24.72

22

11.35

14.41

18.44

19.76

21.09

22.56

25.41

23

11.50

14.67

18.77

20.26

21.64

23.15

26.09

24

11.61

14.86

19.04

20.75

22.17

23.73

26.75

25

11.76

15.05

19.34

21.23

22.69

24.29

27.40

26

11.87

15.24

19.61

21.70

23.20

24.84

28.04

27

12.04

15.43

19.86

22.16

23.70

25.38

28.66

28

12.13

15.62

20.15

22.61

24.19

25.91

29.27

29

12.27

15.81

20.41

23.06

24.67

26.43

29.87

30

12.38

15.96

20.64

23.49

25.14

26.94

30.45

31

12.52

16.13

20.88

23.92

25.60

27.44

31.03

32

12.61

16.30

21.12

24.34

26.04

27.94

31.59

33

12.72

16.47

21.36

24.75

26.47

28.42

32.15

34

12.85

16.58

21.54

25.15

26.89

28.89

32.69

35

12.96

16.77

21.77

25.55

27.30

29.36

33.23

  1. All Parcel Select Barcoded Inter-BMC pieces must be part of a mailing of 50 or more pieces.
  2. For parcels that destinate to a different BMC service area (see 453.3.1).

Parcels that measure in combined length and girth:

  • More than 84 inches but not more than 108 inches, and the piece weighs less than 20 pounds, use 20-pound price (balloon price).
  • More than 108 inches but not more than 130 inches, use oversized prices regardless of weight.
  1. For nonbarcoded pieces, add $0.03 per parcel.
  2. Regardless of weight, a parcel that meets any of the criteria in 401.2.3.2 must pay the retail Parcel Post Inter-BMC price.

1.6 Annual Mailing Fee

[5-12-08] [8-2-07] Destination entry mailing fee, per 12-month period: $180.00.

An annual Parcel Select destination entry mailing fee must be paid once each 12-month period at each post office of mailing by or for any person or organization that mails at destination entry level. All destination entry prices are covered under the payment of a single annual fee. The fee may be paid in advance only for the next 12 months and only during the last 60 days of the current service period. The fee charged is that which is in effect on the date of payment

1.7 Computing Postage

1.7.1 Determining Single-Piece Weight

To determine single-piece weight in any mailing of nonidentical-weight pieces, weigh each piece individually. To determine single-piece weight in a mailing of identical-weight pieces, weigh a sample group of at least 10 randomly selected pieces and divide the total sample weight by the number of pieces in the sample. Express all single-piece weights in decimal pounds rounded off to four decimal places.

1.7.2 Computing Postage for Affixed Postage

For each piece, affix correct postage for the weight (including any surcharges or discounts) and, if applicable, the zone to which the piece is addressed, as shown in 1.2 through 1.5. To calculate the total postage for the mailing, add all of the affixed postage amounts for each piece.

1.7.3 Computing Postage for Permit Imprint

To compute the total postage for a mailing, for each weight increment, multiply the number of pieces by the applicable price per piece. Round each product off to four decimal places. Add the products and round up the total postage to the nearest whole cent.

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2.0 Content Standards

2.1 Definition of Parcel Select

Parcel Select is a Shipping Services ground product offered using permit imprint or metered postage when mailing 50 or more packages.

2.2 Basic Content Standards

Parcel Select consists of mailable matter that is neither mailed, or required to be mailed, as First-Class Mail, nor entered as Periodicals (except as permitted under 2.3 or permitted or required under 707.7.9). Mailers (other than publishers or registered news agents) may mail copies of Periodicals publications at Parcel Select prices.

2.3 Attachments or Enclosures of Periodicals Sample Copies

Sample copies of authorized and pending Periodicals publications may be enclosed or attached with merchandise sent at Parcel Select prices. Postage at Parcel Select prices is based on the combined weight of the host piece and the sample copies enclosed.

2.4 Postal Inspection

Parcel Select packages are not sealed against postal inspection. Regardless of physical closure, the mailing of articles at Parcel Select prices constitutes consent by the mailer to postal inspection of the contents.

2.5 Attachments and Enclosures

2.5.1 Invoice

An invoice, whether it also serves as a bill, may be placed either inside a Parcel Select piece or in an envelope marked "Invoice Enclosed" and attached to the outside of the piece if the invoice relates solely to the matter with which it is mailed. The invoice may show this information:

a. Names and addresses of the sender and addressee.

b. Names and quantities of the articles enclosed, descriptions of each (e.g., price, tax, style, stock number, size, and quality, and, if defective, nature of defects).

c. Order or file number, date of order, date and manner of shipment, shipping weight, postage paid, and initials or name of packer or checker.

2.5.2 Incidental First-Class Mail Attachments and Enclosures

Incidental First-Class Mail matter may be enclosed in or attached to any Parcel Select piece without payment of First-Class Mail postage. An incidental First-Class Mail attachment or enclosure must be matter that, if mailed separately, would require First-Class Mail postage, is closely associated with but secondary to the host piece, and is prepared so as not to interfere with postal processing. An incidental First-Class Mail attachment or enclosure may be a bill for the product or publication, a statement of account for past products or publications, or a personal message or greeting included with a product, publication, or parcel. Postage at the Parcel Select price for the host piece is based on the combined weight of the host piece and the incidental First-Class Mail attachment or enclosure.

2.5.3 Additional Enclosures

Parcel Select may contain any printed matter mailable as Standard Mail, in addition to the enclosures and additions listed in 2.5 and 2.6.

2.6 Written Additions

Markings that have the character of personal correspondence require, with certain exceptions, additional postage at the First-Class Mail prices. The following written additions and enclosures do not require additional First-Class Mail postage:

a. The sender's and the addressee's names, occupations, and addresses, preceded by "From" or "To," and directions for handling.

b. Marks, numbers, names, or letters describing the contents.

c. Words or phrases such as "Do Not Open Until Christmas" and "Happy Birthday, Mother."

d. Instructions and directions for the use of the item mailed.

e. A manuscript dedication or inscription not having the nature of personal correspondence.

f. Marks to call attention to words or passages in the text.

g. Corrections of typographical errors in printed matter.

h. Manuscripts accompanying related proof sheets and corrections of proof sheets including corrections of typographical and other errors, changes in the text, insertions of new text, marginal instructions to the printer, and corrective rewrites of parts.

i. Handstamped imprints, unless the added material is in itself personal or converts the original matter to a personal communication.

j. Matter mailable separately as Standard Mail printed on the wrapper, envelope, tag, or label.

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3.0 Price Eligibility for Parcel Select

3.1 Destination Price Eligibility

3.1.1 Definition

[5-12-08] [10-11-07] Parcel Select destination entry prices apply to Parcel Select mailings prepared as specified in 705.8.0, Preparing Pallets, and 455.4.0, Preparing Destination Entry Parcel Select, and addressed for delivery within the service area of a destination bulk mail center, sectional center facility, or delivery unit where they are deposited by the mailer. For this standard, the following destination facility definitions apply:

a. A destination bulk mail center (DBMC) includes all bulk mail centers (BMCs) and auxiliary service facilities (ASFs) under L601 and L602, and designated sectional center facilities (SCFs) under 456.2.16, Acceptance at Designated SCF-USPS Benefit.

b. A destination sectional center facility (DSCF) includes all facilities listed under L005.

c. A destination delivery unit (DDU) is a facility that delivers to the addresses appearing on the deposited pieces in a destination entry Parcel Select mailing. Refer to the Drop Shipment Product maintained by the National Customer Support Center (NCSC) (see 608.8.1 for address) to determine the location of a 5-digit delivery facility. Use L606 only for mailings prepared using the optional 5-digit scheme sort.

3.1.2 Basic Standards

[5-12-08] For Parcel Select destination entry, pieces must meet the applicable standards in 455.4.0 and the following criteria:

a. Pieces may be bedloaded on pallets, in pallet boxes on pallets, in sacks, or in other authorized containers as specified in 456.2.1 through 456.2.16, depending on the facility at which the pieces are deposited.

b. Pieces may not be plant-loaded.

c. Pieces must be part of a single mailing of 50 or more pieces that are eligible for and claimed at any Parcel Select destination entry price. When Parcel Select mailings are submitted under PVDS procedures, mailers may use the total of all line items for all destinations on a PVDS register or PVDS postage statement to meet the 50-piece minimum volume requirement for destination entry price mailings. This means that a mailer may enter fewer than 50 pieces at an individual destination, provided there is a total of at least 50 Parcel Select pieces for all of the entry points for that single mailing job listed on the PVDS register or PVDS postage statement.

d. Pieces must be deposited at a destination BMC or destination ASF or other equivalent facility, destination SCF, or destination delivery unit, as applicable for the price claimed and as specified by the USPS.

e. Pieces must be addressed for delivery within the ZIP Code ranges that the applicable entry facility serves.

3.1.3 DBMC Prices

[5-12-08] For DBMC prices, pieces must meet the applicable standards in 3.0 and the following:

a. Pieces must be part of a Parcel Select destination entry mailing that is deposited at a BMC or ASF under L601 or L602.

b. Machinable parcels must bear a barcode under 708.5.0 for the ZIP Code of the delivery address. Nonbarcoded machinable parcels are eligible only for Parcel Post Intra-BMC/ASF prices.

c. Except as provided in Exhibit 3.1.3, BMC/ASF—DBMC Price Eligibility, pieces deposited at each BMC or ASF must be addressed for delivery within the ZIP Code range of that facility.

d. Pieces must be within a ZIP Code eligible for DBMC prices under Exhibit 3.1.3 and, if sacked or palletized, must be prepared according to 455.4.0, Preparing Destination Entry Parcel Select, and 705.8.0, Preparing Pallets. Mail meeting the additional criteria in 456.2.15 or 456.2.16 may be deposited at an SCF.

Exhibit 3.1.3 BMC/ASF—DBMC Price Eligibility

Eligible Destination ZIP Codes

Entry Facility

005, 068-079, 085-098, 100-119, 124-127

BMC New Jersey NJ 00102

010-067, 120-123, 128,129

BMC Springfield MA 05500

130-136, 140-149 [Except machinable parcels]

ASF Buffalo NY 140

130-136, 140-168, 260-266, 439-449 [Machinable parcels only or machinable parcels combined with bedloaded nonmachinable parcels]

BMC Pittsburgh PA 15195

150-168, 260-266, 439-449 [Except machinable parcels]

BMC Pittsburgh PA 15195

080-084, 137-139, 169-199

BMC Philadelphia PA 19205

200-212, 214-239, 244, 254, 267, 268

BMC Washington DC 20499

240-243, 245-249, 270-297, 376

BMC Greensboro NC 27075

298, 300-312, 317-319, 350-352, 354-368, 373, 374, 377-379, 398, 399

BMC Atlanta GA 31195

299, 313-316, 320-342, 344, 346, 347, 349.

BMC Jacksonville FL 32099

369-372, 375, 380-397, 700, 701, 703-705, 707, 708, 713, 714, 716, 717, 719-729

BMC Memphis TN 38999

250-253, 255-259, 400-418, 421, 422, 425-427, 430-433, 437, 438, 450-462, 469-474

BMC Cincinnati OH 45900

434-436, 465-468, 480-497

BMC Detroit MI 48399

500-516, 520-528, 612, 680, 681, 683-689

BMC Des Moines IA 50999

498, 499, 540-564, 566

BMC Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55202

570-577

ASF Sioux Falls SD 570

565, 567, 580-588

ASF Fargo ND 580

590-599, 821

ASF Billings MT 590

463, 464, 530-532, 534, 535, 537-539, 600-611, 613

BMC Chicago IL 60808

420, 423, 424, 475-479, 614-620, 622-639

BMC St. Louis MO 63299

640, 641, 644-658, 660-679, 739

BMC Kansas City KS 64399

730, 731, 734-738, 740, 741, 743-746, 748, 749

ASF Oklahoma City OK 730

706, 710-712, 718, 733, 747, 750-799, 880, 885

BMC Dallas TX 75199

690-693, 800-816, 820, 822-831, 856, 857

BMC Denver CO 80088

832-834, 836, 837, 840-847, 898, 979

ASF Salt Lake City UT 840

850, 852, 853, 855, 859, 860, 863, 864

ASF Phoenix AZ 852

865, 870-875, 877-879, 881-884

ASF Albuquerque NM 870

889-891, 893, 900-908, 910-928, 930-935

BMC Los Angeles CA 90901

894, 895, 897, 936-966

BMC San Francisco CA 94850

835, 838, 970-978, 980-986, 988-994

BMC Seattle WA 98000

3.1.4 DSCF and DDU Prices

[5-12-08] For DSCF and DDU prices, pieces must meet the applicable standards in 3.0 and the following criteria:

a. For DSCF prices, be part of a Parcel Select destination entry mailing of parcels sorted to 5-digit scheme or 5-digit destinations and deposited at a designated SCF under L005. Nonmachinable parcels sorted to 3-digit ZIP Code prefixes and claimed at a DSCF price must be entered at the designated SCF under L005. Mailers must not prepare mail on pallets or pallet boxes for the DSCF price if the 5-digit delivery facility is unable to handle pallets. Refer to the Drop Shipment Product maintained by the National Customer Support Center (NCSC) (see 608.8.1) to determine which 5-digit delivery facilities can handle pallets or pallet boxes. When the Drop Shipment Product shows that mail for a single 5-digit ZIP Code area is delivered out of more than one postal facility, use the facility where the majority of city carrier routes are located to determine if the delivery facility can handle pallets.

b. For DDU prices, be part of a Parcel Select mailing deposited at a designated DDU facility that delivers parcels to the addresses appearing on the pieces. There is no required minimum number of pieces that must be deposited for the DDU price and no specific preparation requirements; however, the pieces must be part of a mailing of at least 50 Parcel Select destination entry price pieces and must be prepared by 5-digit scheme (optional) and 5-digit sorts. To determine the location for entry of 5-digit scheme sorted pieces, use Column B of L606. To determine the location for entry of 5-digit sorted pieces or whether a 5-digit delivery facility can handle pallets (or pallet boxes), refer to the Drop Shipment Product maintained by the National Customer Support Center (NCSC) (see 608.8.1). When the Drop Shipment Product shows that mail for a single 5-digit ZIP Code area is delivered out of more than one postal facility, use the facility from which the majority of city carrier routes are delivered as the facility at which the DDU mail must be entered. The Drop Shipment Product identifies the 5-digit ZIP Codes that are exceptions to the "majority of city carriers rule" or other facilities where parcels are normally dropped. If a mailer transports mail to a DDU facility that cannot handle pallets, the driver must unload the pallets into containers as specified by the delivery unit.

3.2 Parcel Select BMC and OBMC Presort (Inter-BMC) Price Eligibility

3.2.1 BMC Presort

[5-12-08] Parcel Select BMC (bulk mail center) Presort per piece prices apply to Inter-BMC Parcel Select sorted to BMC destinations under L601 for machinable pieces, and sorted to BMC and ASF destinations for nonmachinable pieces under L605, and to pieces prepared as part of a combined mailing under 705.20.0. To qualify, machinable pieces must be placed in pallet boxes on pallets, and nonmachinable pieces must be placed directly on pallets under 705.8.0, or be prepared as part of a combined mailing under 705.20.0 and placed in a 5-digit, 3-digit, ADC, or BMC container. The mail must be entered at a postal facility that is not a BMC and must be part of a mailing containing 50 or more Parcel Select pieces.

3.2.2 OBMC Presort

[5-12-08] Parcel Select OBMC (origin bulk mail center) Presort per piece prices apply to Inter-BMC Parcel Select sorted to BMC destinations under L601 for machinable pieces, and sorted to BMC and ASF destinations for nonmachinable pieces under L605, and to pieces prepared as part of a combined mailing under 705.20.0. To qualify, machinable pieces must be placed in pallet boxes on pallets; and nonmachinable pieces must be placed directly on pallets under 705.8.0, or be prepared as part of a combined mailing and placed in a 5-digit, 3-digit, ADC, or BMC container under 705.20.0. The mail must be entered at a BMC listed in L601 and must be part of a mailing containing 50 or more Parcel Select pieces.

3.3 Parcel Select Barcoded Intra-BMC/ASF and Barcoded Inter-BMC/ASF Price Eligibility

3.3.1 Barcoded Intra-BMC/ASF

[5-12-08] Parcel Select Barcoded Intra-BMC per piece prices apply to Parcel Select machinable parcels that are barcoded and that originate and destinate in the service area of the same BMC or ASF. Barcoded Intra-BMC prices also apply to Parcel Select machinable parcels that originate and destinate in the same state for Alaska and Hawaii and in the same territory for Puerto Rico. See Exhibit 3.3.1, BMC/ASF Service Areas. Machinable parcels (401.1.5) must bear a UCC/EAN Code 128 barcode under 708.5.0 for the ZIP Code of the delivery address, and be part of a mailing of 50 or more pieces or when prepared as part of a combined mailing of 300 or more pieces under 705.20.0 in other than 5-digit containers.

Exhibit 3.3.1 BMC/ASF Service Areas

Service area

zip code areas served

BMC

 

New Jersey

005, 068-079, 085-098, 100-119, 124-127

Springfield

010-067, 120-123, 128, 129

Philadelphia

080-084, 137-139, 169-199

Pittsburgh

150-168, 260-266, 439-447

Washington

200-212, 214-239, 244, 254, 267, 268

Greensboro

240-243, 245-249, 270-297, 376

Cincinnati

250-253, 255-259, 400-418, 421, 422, 425-427, 430-433, 437, 438, 448-462, 469-474

Atlanta

298, 300-312, 317-319, 350-352, 354-368, 373, 374, 377-379, 398, 399.

Jacksonville

299, 313-316, 320-342, 344, 346, 347, 349.

Memphis

369-372, 375, 380-397, 700, 701, 703-705, 707, 708, 713, 714, 716, 717, 719-729

St. Louis

420, 423, 424, 475-479, 614-620, 622-631, 633-639

Detroit

434-436, 465-468, 480-497

Chicago

463, 464, 530-532, 534, 535, 537-539, 600-611, 613

Minneapolis/St. Paul

498, 499, 540-551, 553-564, 566

Des Moines

500-516, 520-528, 612, 680, 681, 683-689

Kansas City

640, 641, 644-658, 660-662, 664-679, 739

Denver

690-693, 800-816, 820, 822-831, 856, 857

Dallas

706, 710-712, 718, 733, 747, 750-799, 880, 885

Seattle

835, 838, 970-978, 980-986, 988-994

Los Angeles

889-891, 893, 900-908, 910-928, 930-935

San Francisco

894, 895, 897, 936-966

ASF

 

Buffalo

130-136, 140-149

Fargo

565, 567, 580-588

Sioux Falls

570-577

Billings

590-599, 821

Oklahoma City

730, 731, 734-738, 740, 741, 743-746, 748, 749

Salt Lake City

832-834, 836, 837, 840-847, 898, 979

Phoenix

850, 852, 853, 855, 859, 860, 863, 864

Albuquerque

865, 870-875, 877-879, 881-884

Other

 

Puerto Rico

006-009

Hawaii

967-969

Alaska

995-999

 

3.3.2 Barcoded Inter-BMC /ASF

[5-12-08] Parcel Select Barcoded Inter-BMC/ASF per piece prices apply to Parcel Select machinable parcels that are barcoded and originate in the service area of a BMC or ASF or in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico and destinate outside that area, state, or territory. Machinable parcels (401.1.5) must bear a UCC/EAN Code 128 barcode under 708.5.0 for the ZIP Code of the delivery address and be part of a mailing of 50 or more pieces or when prepared as part of a combined mailing of 300 or more pieces under 705.20.0 in other than 5-digit containers.

3.4 Oversized Price

[5-12-08] The oversized price applies to parcels that measure over 108 inches but not more than 130 inches in combined length and girth.

3.5 Balloon Price

[5-12-08] The balloon price applies to parcels weighing less than 20 pounds but measuring more than 84 inches (but not more than 108 inches) in combined length and girth which is charged the price for a 20-pound parcel for the zone to which it is addressed (balloon price).

3.6 Loyalty Rebates

[5-12-08] Beginning June 1 through August 1, 2009 and each June 1 through August 1 period thereafter, shippers may apply to the manager, Business Mailer Support (see 608.8.0), for Loyalty Rebates based on their level of Parcel Select activity during the most recent twelve-month (June 1 - May 31) period.

3.6.1 Qualifying

[5-12-08] For shippers meeting all of the eligibility criteria, the percentage level of their Loyalty Rebate is based on their total Parcel Select postage during the most recent twelve-month (June 1- May 31) period, as shown in Exhibit 3.6.1. The Loyalty Rebate is applied to all DDU volume. The Loyalty Rebate amount is calculated as the average postage per DDU piece over the twelve-month period for that shipper, times the volume of qualified DDU volume over the twelve-month period for that shipper, times the applicable percentage shown in Exhibit 3.6.1.

To qualify for the Loyalty Rebates, shippers must meet the following:

a. Total annual Parcel Select postage must be in excess of $5 million during the most recent twelve-month (June 1- May 31) period.

b. Total Parcel Select volume must have increased during the most recent twelve-month (June 1 - May 31) period, compared with the previous twelve-month (June 1 - May 31) period.

c. Use eVS as of May 31, 2009.

d. Identify both the mail owner and mailing agent within the electronic manifest.

Exhibit 3.6.1 Loyalty Rebate

Parcel Select Loyalty Rebate

Annual Total Parcel Select Postage

$5M

$25M

$50M

$100M

$300M

$500M

Rebate on DDU Volume

0.25%

0.50%

0.75%

1.00%

1.25%

1.50%

3.7 Growth Rebates

[5-12-08] Beginning June 1, 2009, and each June 1 thereafter, shippers who qualify for a Loyalty Rebate and who increase their Parcel Select volumes in the most recent twelve-month (June 1 - May 31) period (compared with the previous twelve-month period) by more than 10 percent will qualify for a Growth Rebate. (Shippers who had zero Parcel Select volume in the previous twelve-month period will not be eligible for a Growth Rebate.)

3.7.1 Qualifying

[5-12-08] For shippers meeting all of the eligibility criteria, the percentage level of the Growth Rebate is based on their growth percentage and their total Parcel Select revenue in the twelve-month period, as shown in Exhibit 3.7.1. The Growth Rebate is applied only to qualified incremental DDU volume. The Growth Rebate amount will be calculated by multiplying the difference between the previous twelve-month DDU volume and the most recent twelve-month DDU volume by the average postage per DDU piece over the current twelve-month period, times the applicable percentage shown in Exhibit 3.7.1.

Exhibit 3.7.1 Growth Rebate

parcel select Growth Rebate

Total Parcel Select Postage to Qualify

>$5M

>$25M

>$50M

>100M

>$200M

>$300M

Total Parcel Select Annual Growth Price

Rebate on Qualified Incremental DDU Volume

>10%

2%

4%

6%

8%

10%

10%

>20%

4%

6%

8%

10%

12%

12%

>30%

6%

8%

10%

12%

14%

14%

3.7.2 Exemption

[5-12-08] At the discretion of the USPS, volumes from the following 3-digit ZIP Codes may be exempt from the Growth Rebates due to delivery conditions: 100-102, 104, 107, 108, 111-113. Growth Rebates may not apply to volume growth as a result of mergers or acquisitions. Exclusions will be administered on a case-by-case basis.

3.8 Delivery and Return Addresses

[5-12-08] All Parcel Select mail must bear a delivery address. The delivery address on each piece must include the correct ZIP Code or ZIP+4 code. Alternative addressing formats under 602.3.0 or detached address labels under 602.4.0 may be used. Each piece must bear the sender's return address.

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