Quick Service Guide 707c
Eligibility Standards (707.11.3)
In-County rates apply to subscriber copies of any issue of a Periodicals
publication (except a requester publication) when the copies are entered
within the county in which the post office of original entry is located
for delivery to addresses within that county, under either of these two
- The total paid circulation of such issue is less than 10,000
- The number of paid copies of such issue distributed within the
county of publication is more than 50 percent of the total paid circulation
of such issue.
The simplified and exceptional address formats are prohibited on Periodicals
publications intended to count as subscribers or requesters copies.
Preferred Rates (707.11.3)
Preferred rates include:
Nonsubscriber Copies (707.11.3)
For a calendar year, the total number of nonsubscriber copies mailed
at In-County rates may not exceed 10 percent of the number of subscriber
copies mailed at In-County rates.
For publications authorized for preferred rates and for publications
authorized for both Regular and
In-County rates and/or Science-of-Agriculture rates, once the total
number of nonsubscriber copies mailed for the calendar year (regardless
exceeds 10 percent of the total number of copies mailed to subscribers
during the calendar year, further mailings of nonsubscriber copies
are not eligible for any preferred rate including In-County rates.
A mailing is not eligible for any Periodicals rate if it consists entirely
of nonsubscribers over the
10 percent limit of the total number of copies mailed to subscribers
during the calendar year.
To help publishers maintain compliance with the Periodicals nonsubscriber
copies 10 percent requirement, a Nonsubscriber
Percentage Calculator Spreadsheet is available through Postal Explorer. To access this form,
click on "Postal Links" in the upper left frame of the Postal
Explorer Home Page and then select "Nonsubscriber Percentage Calculator." The
template is available as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
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