D700 describes standards regarding deposit and service objectives for Package Services.
The USPS does not guarantee the delivery of Package Services (Parcel Post (including Parcel Select), Bound Printed Matter, Media Mail, and Library Mail) within a specified time. Package Services might receive deferred service. The local post office can provide more information concerning delivery times within its area.
Single-piece rate Package Services mail must be deposited at a time and place specified by the postmaster or designee at the office of mailing. Metered mail may be deposited at other than the licensing post office only as permitted under D072. Permit imprint mail must be presented at the post office under P040 or P700.
All presorted, carrier route, destination entry, and barcoded discount mailings must be presented for verification and acceptance at the post office where the permit or license is held. All such mailings must be deposited at locations and times specified by the postmaster or designee at the office that verifies and accepts the mailing. Plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) mailings must be presented for verification, acceptance, and entry under P950. Plant-loaded mailings must be presented as specified by the applicable standards and the plant load agreement. Metered mail may be deposited at other than the licensing post office only as permitted under D072.
Pieces paid at zoned rates must be entered at the post office from which the applicable zoned rate postage is computed unless an exception is permitted under E710.
Essential information for entering drop shipment Package Services mailings at specific postal facilities can be found in the Drop Shipment Product maintained by the National Customer Support Center (NCSC) (see G043). There is a charge for the Drop Shipment Product.
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