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Quick Service Guide 705f

Special Standards

Destination Entry Discounts (DNDC/DADC/DSCF/DDU)

January 27, 2013
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Physical Standards (453.1.0)

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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.

Prices and Fees

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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.

Parcel Select Destination Entry (456.2.0):

Bound Printed Matter (363 for flats or 463 for parcels):

Periodicals (707.29.0):

Letter-size and nonletter-size pieces (not eligible for In-County prices), when deposited at an SCF or a designated facility (L005) and addressed for delivery within the service area of the facility, including when part of a 3-digit scheme combination in L008.

Levels of Destination Entry

This graphic describes the Levels of Destination Entry as described in the text.

This graphic describes the Levels of Destination Entry as described in the text.

This graphic describes the Levels of Destination Entry as described in the text.

DNDC

Destination Network Distribution Center

There are 21 DNDCs in the U.S. For this discount, you may choose to enter your mail at a destination network distribution center. The 21 network distribution centers in the United States handle mail for large areas. An auxiliary service facility (ASF) sometimes acts as a DNDC. To qualify for DNDC prices, your mailpieces must be addressed for delivery within the service area for that particular DNDC or ASF.

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DSCF

Destination Sectional Center Facility

There are 350 DSCFs in the U.S. You can receive a greater discount by entering your mail at a destination sectional center facility. To qualify for DSCF prices, your mailpieces must be addressed for delivery within the service area for that particular DSCF.

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DDU

Destination Delivery Unit (local Post Office)

There are more than 33,000 DDUs in the U.S. You can receive an even greater discount by taking your mail to a destination delivery unit. Eligible pieces must be addressed for delivery within the service area for that particular DDU.

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