Quick Service Guide
January 22, 2012
Standard Mail, Parcel Select, Bound Printed Matter, and Periodicals may be eligible for further discounts if the mail is entered closer to its destination.
After mail is verified and postage is paid at the facility where the mailer holds the permit, the mail can be taken to three places to receive a destination entry discount: a destination network distribution center (DNDC) (or destination area distribution center (DADC) for Periodicals), a destination sectional center facility (DSCF), or a destination delivery unit (DDU). The discount received depends on where the mail is entered.
Discount varies by destination and class of mail, subject to payment of applicable mailing fees.
All mail must meet the eligibility, volume, and preparation standards for the class of mail and price claimed.
Standard Mail (see 246 for letters, 346 for flats, or 446 for parcels):
Minimum volume: 200 or more addressed pieces (or 50 pounds) per mailing. Regular and Nonprofit Standard Mail meeting the basic standards in 243.2.0, 343.2.0, or 443.2.0 may qualify for DNDC, DSCF, or DDU discounts.
- DNDC price applies to mail deposited at the correct DNDC (or destination auxiliary service facility (ASF)) addressed for delivery within that facility’s service area and prepared subject to the standards for the price claimed.
- DSCF price applies to mail deposited at the correct DSCF (L002, Column C). The mail must be addressed for delivery within that facility's service area and placed in a tray, sack, or pallet (as permitted by the price claimed) that is correctly labeled to that DSCF or postal facility within its service area. The DSCF price also applies to mail deposited at a DDU under 246.4.0 for letters, 346.4.0 for flats, or 446.4.0 for parcels.
- DDU price applies to carrier route mail that is entered at the facility (Post Office, station, branch, etc.) where the carrier cases mail for the carrier route (city route, rural route, highway contract route, general delivery unit, or Post Office box section) serving the address on the mailpiece. Pieces for which a DDU discount is claimed must also be eligible for and claimed at one of the Enhanced Carrier Route prices or Nonprofit Enhanced Carrier Route prices.
Parcel Select Destination Entry (456.2.0):
Bound Printed Matter (363 for flats or 463 for parcels):
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