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May 1
May 1, 2009

 

May 11 Pricing Change Standard Mail Parcels

 

Irregular Parcels and Not Flat-Machinable (NFM) Pieces Less Than 6 Ounces

We are changing the price categories for irregular parcels and NFMs weighing less than 6 ounces. New SCF prices replace the single 3-digit price, and ADC and mixed ADC prices are replaced with BMC and mixed BMC prices.

 

For mailings entered at an origin postal facility, only mailings prepared on BMC pallets are eligible for the BMC prices. Pallets must contain at least 200 pounds of mail. Mailers cannot combine irregular and machinable parcels for BMC prices but may combine their irregular parcels and NFMs less than 6 ounces. Other mailings prepared for origin entry are eligible only for the mixed BMC prices.

 

For mailings prepared in sacks, the 5-digit, SCF, and BMC prices are limited to mailings prepared for and claimed at DBMC, DSCF, and DDU entry prices.

 

Machinable Parcels and Not Flat-Machinable Pieces 6 Ounces and Over

These price categories do not change. Just like irregular parcels and NFMs less than 6 ounces entered at an origin facility, only mailings prepared on BMC pallets are eligible for the BMC prices, and pallets must contain at least 200 pounds of mail. Mailers cannot combine irregular and machinable parcels for BMC prices but may combine their machinable parcels and NFMs 6 ounces and over. Other mailings prepared for origin entry are eligible only for the mixed BMC prices.

 

For mailings prepared in sacks, the 5-digit and BMC prices are limited to mailings prepared for and claimed at DBMC, DSCF, and DDU entry prices.

 

Mailers may combine irregular parcels and NFMs less than 6 ounces with machinable parcels and NFMs 6 ounces or more only on destination 5-digit pallets.

 

Refer to pages 3 and 4 in the March/April MailPro [HTML] | [PDF] on usps.com/mailpro for detailed information on Standard Mail parcel preparation. Please contact your business mail entry manager if you have questions.