
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)
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, looseleaf pages and binders consisting of
medical information, and computerreadable 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
singlepiece rate (507.1.5.4).
Postage Payment and Documentation (374)
Meter (604.4) or permit imprint
(604.5).
Postage statement: Form 3605R 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) 
5Digit
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).

3Digit
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.


Sacks: Optional at 10 pieces (or 1,000 cubic inches), smaller
volumes not permitted.
Labels: For Line 1, use 5digit ZIP Code destination of
bundles. For Line 2, use "PSVC FLTS 5D NON BC."
Rate: 5Digit 
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. 5digit bundles of flats placed in 5digit sacks may weigh a maximum
of 40 pounds.
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