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E200 Periodicals

E250 Destination Entry

Summary

E250 describes the eligibility standards for destination sectional center facility (DSCF) and destination delivery unit (DDU) rates mailings.

1.0 Basic Standards

1.1Rate Application

Outside-County addressed pieces may qualify for destination area distribution center (DADC) or destination sectional center facility (DSCF) rates and discounts subject to the standards in 2.0 and 3.0, respectively. Carrier route rate addressed pieces may qualify for destination delivery unit (DDU) rates and discounts subject to the standards in 4.0. Any advertising portion may be eligible for DADC, DSCF, or DDU advertising pound rates based on the entry facility and the address on the piece. For each addressed piece, only one destination entry discount may be claimed. An individual package, tray, sack, or pallet may contain pieces claimed at different destination entry rates and discounts. Addressed pieces may also qualify for the destination entry pallet per piece discount in E217. In-County carrier route rate addressed pieces may qualify for the DDU discount subject to the standards in 4.0.

1.2Documentation of Postage

Subject to P012, the mailer must be able to show compliance with eligibility requirements (e.g., by package, tray, sack, or pallet), and list the number of addressed pieces by presort level for each 5-digit and 3-digit ZIP Code destination as appropriate for the rates and discounts claimed. Documentation is not required if each addressed piece in the mailing is of identical weight, and are separated by zone, rate, and destination entry (if applicable), when presented for mailing.

2.0 Destination Area Distribution Center (DADC)

2.1Definition

For this standard, DADC includes the facilities listed in L004, or a USPS- designated facility.

2.2General Eligibility

Addressed pieces meeting the standards in 1.0 and 2.0 are eligible for DADC rates when deposited at an ADC (or USPS-designated facility), and are addressed for delivery to one of the 3-digit ZIP Codes served by the facility where deposited.

2.3Rates

DADC rates include a per piece discount off the addressed piece rate and, if applicable, an advertising pound rate. Pieces must meet the standards for any other rate and discount claimed.

3.0 Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF)

3.1Definition

For this standard, DSCF includes the facilities listed in L005 and L006, or a USPS-designated facility.

3.2General Eligibility

Addressed pieces meeting the standards in 1.0 and 3.0 are eligible for DSCF rates when deposited at an SCF (or USPS-designated facility), and are addressed for delivery to one of the 3-digit ZIP Codes served by the facility where deposited.

3.3Rates

DSCF rates include a per piece discount off the addressed piece rate and, if applicable, an advertising pound rate. Pieces must meet the standards for any other rate and discount claimed.

4.0 Destination Delivery Unit (DDU)

4.1Definition

For this standard, the DDU is the facility where the carrier cases mail for delivery to the addresses on the pieces in the mailing.

4.2General Eligibility

Addressed pieces, including pieces under exceptional dispatch, meeting the standards in 1.0 and 4.0 are eligible for DDU rates when deposited at the facility where the carrier serving the delivery address on the mail is located.

4.3Rates

DDU rates for Outside-County include a per piece discount off the addressed piece rate and, if applicable, an advertising pound rate. DDU rates for In-County consist of a per piece discount off the addressed piece rate and a pound charge. Outside-County and In-County pieces must meet the standards for any other rate and discount claimed.

4.4Maximum Volume

The same mailer may not present for deposit more than four DDU rate mailings at the same delivery unit (or another acting as its agent) in any 24-hour period. This limit may be waived if local conditions permit. A mailer may ask for such a waiver when scheduling deposit of the mailings. There is no maximum for plant-verified drop shipments made under P950. This standard does not apply to mailings presented to the publication’s authorized original entry, or additional entry, serving the place where the pieces were prepared for mailing, if that entry post office is also the facility at which the DDU rate pieces must be deposited.

4.5Deposit Schedule

The mailer may schedule deposit of DDU rate mailings at least 24 hours in advance by contacting the district office in whose service area the destination facility is located. The mailer must follow the scheduled deposit time provided. The mailer may request standing appointments for renewable 6-month periods by written application to the district office in whose service area the destination facility is located. Mixed loads of Periodicals and Standard Mail or Package Services mail require advance appointments for deposit. For mail entered under exceptional dispatch, the application for exceptional dispatch required under D210 also serves as a request for standing appointments.

DMM Issue 58 (8-10-03)