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July 5
July 5, 2007


Periodicals Mailers: July 15 Pricing Changes


In some cases Periodicals Outside-County mailings may be prepared using pre–July 15 software but entered on or after July 15, resulting in discrepancies in presort and reporting. Mailers may enter these mailings with the following discrepancies until July 29:


1. Periodicals documentation must include new bundle and container reports.


Mailers may request an exception to these reporting requirements from their local business mail entry manager. The mailer must make the request in writing and state that all containers and bundles are accurately reported and paid on their postage statement.


2. Required scheme preparation for automation-compatible (machinable) flats.


If mailings are prepared without the new required 5-digit and 3-digit scheme preparation, the mailer must pay the applicable rates for the actual number of bundles and containers prepared.


3. Outside-County firm bundles pay a separate per-piece rate and no longer count toward bundle and presort minimums.


When firm bundles are still counted toward bundle and presort minimums, we will accept the mailing if the firm bundles are claimed at the correct firm bundle piece rate.