– Application for Destination Delivery Unit Carrier-Route Newspapers and Flats
This Customer Support Ruling discusses attaching repositionable notes (RPNs) to
newspapers and other flats prepared as Carrier-Route, destination delivery unit
entry only mail.
Working in conjunction with the mailing industry, postal engineers conducted extensive
tests on the properties of repositionable notes.
Their findings revealed that RPNs attached to mailpieces processed on automated
sorting equipment remain intact when applied by machine.
To ensure machine application, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) 705.21.3.e, RPN Characteristics,
provides that RPNs must not be manually affixed.
Carrier-Route flats and newspapers are often drop shipped to the facility that delivers
them. Carrier-Route flats must be prepared
in line-of-travel or walk-sequence order, so generally this type of mail is not
subject to processing on automated flat sorting equipment.
Customers may apply RPNs by hand on carrier-route flats and newspapers drop-shipped
to Destination Delivery Units if those flats will not be combined with other flats
in an automated process.