Quick Service Guide 430
April 17, 2011
There are two categories of prices for First-Class Mail commercial parcels: commercial base and commercial plus. For a complete list of commercial First-Class Mail prices, see Notice 123–Price List.
First-Class Mail is required for personal correspondence, handwritten or typewritten material, and bills or statements of account. It may also be used for any mailable item including advertisements and lightweight merchandise.
Eligibility Standards (433.3.0)
Mailings of 500 or more addressed pieces, sorted and marked as described below. All pieces must meet the physical standards for parcels (401).
Addresses on all pieces must be updated within 95 days before mailing through a USPS-approved address update method (e.g., ACS, NCOALink, FASTforward, or the appropriate ancillary service endorsement except Forwarding Service Requested, under 507.1.5). For an overview of the Move Update standard, see Quick Service Guide 230a.
Parcels claiming commercial base prices must also be marked: "CommercialBasePrice"; except for parcels mailed with permit imprint postage. All parcels claiming commercial plus prices must be marked "CommercialPlusPrice." See 402.2.4 for allowable abbreviations.