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Quick Service Guide 370
Discount Flats
Media Mail Presorted Flats

January 2006
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Physical Standards (301)

Maximum weight: 70 pounds.
For an overview of the physical standards for discount flats, see Quick Service Guide 301.

 

Rates and Fees (373.1)

Weight Not
Over
(Ounces)

5-Digit

Basic
1 $0.90 $1.26
2 1.38 1.74
3 1.86 2.22

For heavier pieces, see 373.1.
Annual presort mailing fee: $160.00.

 

Content (373.2)

Generally used for books (at least eight pages), film (16 mm or narrower), printed music, printed test materials, video and sound recordings, playscripts, printed educational charts, loose-leaf pages and binders consisting of medical information, and computer-readable media. Sound recordings may include incidental announcements of recordings and guides or scripts prepared solely for use with such recordings. Books may contain no advertising other than incidental announcements of other books.

 

Eligibility Standards (373.3)

Mailings of 300 or more addressed pieces. Rates based on weight and level of presort.

Each piece must include complete delivery and return addresses with correct ZIP Code or ZIP+4 code.

Mailing items with no ancillary service endorsement obligates the mailer to pay any applicable forwarding and return postage charges at the single-piece rate (507.1.5.4).

 

Postage Payment and Documentation (374)

Meter (604.4) or permit imprint (604.5).

Postage statement: Form 3605-R or approved facsimile.

 

Mail Preparation (375)

Mark each piece "Presorted" or "PRSRT" and "Media Mail" in the postage area. For optional marking locations, see 302.2.2.3.

See reverse for preparation and labeling.

 

Enter and Deposit (376)

All meter or permit imprint: generally, at post office where permit or meter license is held.For the specific DMM standards applicable to this category of mail, consult the DMM sections referenced above and the general sections within each DMM module.

 

Bundling and Sacking Sequence (375.5)


5-Digit

Bundles: Required at
10 addressed pieces, smaller volumes not permitted. Maximum weight 20 pounds.1

Labels: Red Label 5 or optional endorsement line (OEL) (708.7).


3-Digit

Bundles: Required at 10 addressed pieces, smaller volumes not permitted. Maximum weight 20 pounds.

Labels: Green Label 3 or OEL.


ADC

Bundles: Required at 10 addressed pieces, smaller volumes not permitted. Maximum weight 20 pounds.

Labels: Pink Label A or OEL.


Mixed ADC

Bundles: Required with no minimum. Maximum weight 20 pounds.

Labels: Tan Label X or OEL.

This graphic describes sortation for Media Mail Presorted Flats as described in the text.

Sacks: Optional at 10 pieces (or 1,000 cubic inches), smaller volumes not permitted.

Labels: For Line 1, use 5-digit ZIP Code destination of bundles. For Line 2, use "PSVC FLTS 5D NON BC."

Rate: 5-Digit

Sacks: Required at 20 pieces (or 1,000 cubic inches), smaller volumes not permitted.

Labels: For Line 1, use L002, Column A. For Line 2, use "PSVC FLTS 3D NON BC."

Rate: Basic

Sacks: Required at 20 pieces (or 1,000 cubic inches), smaller volumes not permitted.

Labels: For Line 1, use L004, Column B. For Line 2, use "PSVC FLTS ADC NON BC."

Rate: Basic

Sacks: Required, no minimum.

Labels: For Line 1, use L009, Column B. For Line 2, use "PSVC FLTS NON BC WKG."

Rate: Basic

Each bundle (except mixed ADC bundles) must contain at least two addressed pieces.

1. 5-digit bundles of flats placed in 5-digit sacks may weigh a maximum of 40 pounds.

 

 

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