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1.0 Postage Payment Methods for Media Mail
1.1 Payment Method
The mailer is responsible for proper postage payment. Subject to the corresponding standards, postage for Media Mail may be paid by any method (see 604) except precanceled stamps. Pieces with postage affixed must bear the correct postage. Identical-weight permit imprint mail also may be mailed under 705, Advanced Preparation and Special Postage Payment Systems.
1.2 Affixing Postage—Single-Piece Price Mailings
In a postage-affixed single-piece mailing, the mailer must apply enough value in adhesive stamps or meter stamps equal to the postage required.
A mailer may be authorized to mail material without affixing postage when payment is made at the time of mailing from a permit imprint advance deposit account established with the USPS for that purpose. This payment method may be used for postage and extra service fees and must not be used to pay postage on any mailpiece that is designed for reply mail purposes.
2.2 Minimum Quantity
Permit imprint mailings must contain at least 200 pieces or 50 pounds, except in the case of single-piece mailings submitted under the terms of an approved manifest mailing system agreement with a minimum volume reduction provision.