Quick Service Guide 705a
Standard Mail—Customized MarketMail
Physical Standards (705.1.1.3)
Maximum weight: 3.3 ounces.
Shape: rectangular, nonrectangular, or irregular. Uniform thickness
Attachments up to 1/4 inch thick are permitted (243.2.6.5, 322.214.171.124).
- Minimum: 3-1/2 inches high, 5 inches long, and 0.007
- Maximum: 12 inches high, 15 inches long, and 3/4 inch thick.
To determine length and height, see next page. For flexibility
standards, see 705.1.1.3e.
Rates and Fees (705.1.2)
Per piece postage (rate includes residual shape surcharge)
Destination entry discounts and additional presort discounts are not
Nonmachinable surcharge for letter-size mail does not apply, regardless
or shape of piece.
Annual $160.00 presort mailing fee.
Eligibility Standards (705.1)
Mailings of 200 or more addressed pieces sorted and marked as described
below. Pieces may be letter-size or flat-size. Pieces must weigh no
more than 3.3 ounces.
Pieces may be rectangular, nonrectangular, or irregularly shaped up to 3/4 inch
thick. Pieces must meet content eligibility standards for Standard Mail. Nonprofit
rates require specific authorization (703.1).
Each piece must have a complete delivery address (including exceptional
address format and occupant address formats) with the correct ZIP Code
or ZIP+4 code.
Simplified address format is not permitted.
A certified process must be used at least once a year to ensure accuracy
of 5-digit ZIP Codes.
If carrier route information line is used, information must be updated
within 90 days of mailing using
a CASS-certified process. Carrier route information not required.
Ancillary service endorsements and detached address labels not permitted.
Postage Payment and Documentation (244)
Precanceled stamp (604.3), meter
(604.4), or permit imprint (604.5).
Additional standards apply to mailings of nonidentical-weight pieces.
- Postage statements: Regular: Form
Nonprofit: Form 3602-N.
- Supporting documentation: Required unless correct rate is affixed
to each piece or each piece is of identical weight. Mailings of nonidentical-weight
or using more than three different container types require standardized
- Plant-verified drop shipment: at origin verification, Form 3602-C
(or postage statement register) and Form 8125; at each destination,
signed Form 8125. If
individual postage statements are used for each destination, 200-piece
minimum required at each DDU.
Mail Preparation (705.1.4)
Marking on each piece in postage area:
- Regular: "Presorted Standard" or "PRSRT STD."
- Nonprofit: "Nonprofit Organization" or "NONPROFIT
ORG." or "NONPROFIT."
- Additional required markings: "CUSTOMIZED MARKETMAIL" or "CUST
MKTMAIL" or "CMM" in postage area or on one or two lines
above delivery address or in an optional endorsement line or carrier route
line. Carrier release endorsement: "Carrier—Leave If No Response" below
- Sortation: Mail bundled by 5-digit ZIP Code or optional carrier
route and prepared in 5-digit, 5-digit scheme (L606), carrier route,
carrier routes containers
to a destination delivery unit. No minimum volume (piece or weight) for individual
bundles or containers. No required minimum per destination delivery unit.
- Containers: Mailer-supplied containers or USPS-supplied 1- or
2-foot letter trays, flat trays, sacks, or pouches with appropriate
labels (245.4 for letters or 345.4 for flats). If more than three types of containers are
used, the mailing must be prepared using an approved manifest mailing
705.2. Mailer-supplied containers must be marked "Postmaster—Open
Enter and Deposit (705.1.1)
Must be deposited at a destination delivery unit using standard entry
procedures, Priority Mail or Express Mail drop shipment (705.16),
or plant-verified drop
shipment (PVDS) (705.15). 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.
and Container Sequence (705.1)
Carrier route preparation is optional.
Bundles: Required with two or more pieces to the same destination;
maximum bundle weight, 20 pounds.
Bundle Labels: Optional; use Red Label 5, optional endorsement
line (OEL), or facing slip.
Containers: Pieces must be prepared in
5-digit, 5-digit scheme (L606),
carrier route, or 5-digit carrier routes letter trays, flat
trays, sacks, or
mailer-supplied containers. No minimum required.
Bundles in Express Mail or Priority Mail drop shipments
(705.16) may be prepared in USPS-supplied containers or mailer-supplied
PVDS Labels: For Line 1, use city, state, and
5-digit ZIP Code on mail. For Line 2, use "DEL STD CMM
MAN." 1 For Line 3, use office of mailing.
1. Use "DEL LTR STD CMM MAN" for letter trays; use "DEL
FLTS STD CMM MAN" for flat trays; use "DEL STD CMM MAN" for
Length and Height (705.1.1.3)
Length is determined
by drawing a straight line between the two outer points most
distant from each other.
Height is determined by drawing perpendicular lines to
the points that are the greatest distance above and below
the axis of length. The sum of these two lines
determines the height.
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