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Carrier Route Mailings

There are other commercial prices available for Standard Mail called Carrier Route prices. To qualify for carrier route prices, you must sort your mailpieces to the individual carrier routes within a 5-digit ZIP Code.

All pieces in a carrier route mailing must:

Meet all the basic requirements for Standard Mail.
Be part of a single mailing of at least 200 pieces or 50 pounds of carrier route mail.
Be properly sorted to carrier routes and sequenced.
Bear a delivery address that includes the correct ZIP Code or ZIP+4 Code.
The addresses[1] must meet high quality standards.
Be automation-compatible and bear a delivery-point barcode for some prices.

Your business mail entry unit[2] can provide additional information and can help you decide if you are able to make a carrier route mailing. A presort bureau or letter shop[3] can help you prepare your mailing to qualify for carrier route or other automation prices.

TIP
--There is a special price available if you are mailing to EVERY possible delivery on a particular carrier route. In some instances, you may be able to use a simplified address[4] like "POSTAL CUSTOMER" for this "full coverage" mailing.

Carrier Route Letters[5], gives an overview of eligibility, addressing, size, and preparation standards for Standard Mail letters. It also includes instructions for bundling and traying your mail.

Carrier Route Flats[6], gives an overview of eligibility, addressing, size, and preparation standards for Standard Mail flats (large envelopes). It also includes instructions for bundling and sacking your mail.


Table of Links
  1. http://pe.usps.com/businessmail101/addressing/addressList.htm
  2. https://ribbs.usps.gov/locators/find-bme.cfm
  3. http://pe.usps.com/businessmail101/getstarted/helping.htm
  4. http://pe.usps.com/text/DMM300/602.htm#3_0
  5. http://pe.usps.com/text/qsg300/Q240d.htm
  6. http://pe.usps.com/text/qsg300/Q340c.htm