Physical Standards (401)
For an overview of the physical standards for discount parcels, see Quick Service Guide 401.
Rates and Fees (453.1)
Inter-BMC nonmachinable: Nonmachinable parcels that originate in the service area of a BMC/ASF (or in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico) and destinate outside that area.
BMC Presort Discount: Deduct $0.30 per piece from applicable Inter-BMC rate.
OBMC Presort Discount: Deduct $1.23 per piece from applicable Inter-BMC rate.
Barcoded Discount: Deduct $0.03 per piece. Applies only to machinable parcels as described below that bear a correct readable barcode under 708.5 for the ZIP Code of the delivery address.
Fees: There is no annual mailing fee for BMC Presort or OBMC Presort mail.
Minimum mailing: 50 pieces of Parcel Post. Pieces mailed at any Parcel Post rate may be counted toward the 50-piece minimum mailing quantity. Pieces must be sorted and marked as described below.
May use COD, Delivery Confirmation, insured, merchandise return service, Signature Confirmation, and special handling. Return receipt and restricted delivery are available for COD mail or mail insured for more than $50.
Mail Preparation (455.4)
For an overview of pallet preparation and sortation, see Quick Service Guide 705b.
Machinable Parcel Sortation: Sorted to BMCs under L601 in 69-inch pallet boxes with at least 52 inches of mail. One overflow pallet box permitted per BMC destination. Preparation in sacks, directly on pallets, or other containers not permitted. See reverse for pallet label.
Nonmachinable Parcel Sortation: Sorted to BMCs and ASFs under L605 directly on pallets with at least 42 inches of mail. Overflow pallets not permitted. Preparation in sacks, in pallet boxes, or other containers not permitted. See reverse for pallet label.
Sortation by zone: Pieces must be separated by zones when presented unless either the correct postage is affixed to each piece or the mailing is prepared under 455.4.1 or presented under a special postage payment system (705.2 for manifest mailing system, 705.3 for optional procedure mailing system, or 705.4 for alternate mailing system).
Enter and Deposit
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.