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275 Mail Entry and Deposit

275.1 Items Eligible for Deposit or Pickup

Eligible Free Matter for the Blind items bearing a computer-generated customs form with customs data that has been electronically transmitted may be deposited through any of the following methods provided any extra service fees have been paid by a means other than the use of postage stamps:

  1. In a private mailbox bearing a return address that matches the address at the point of pickup, when the customer or business is known to reside or do business at that location.
  2. At a Postal Service retail counter.
  3. Into a Postal Service lobby drop.
  4. In a collection box.
  5. At a Contract Postal Unit (CPU).
  6. At a USPS Approved Shipper location.

Note: The following items may also be deposited through the aforementioned methods:

  1. Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes weighing 13 ounces or less, bearing “Free Matter for the Blind” as postage, and not requiring a customs form (see 123.6).
  2. First-Class Mail International letter-size and flat-size items weighing 13 ounces or less, bearing “Free Matter for the Blind” as postage, and not requiring a customs form (see 123.6).

275.2 Items Not Eligible for Deposit or Pickup

Customers must present the following eligible Free Matter for the Blind items requiring a customs form to an employee at a Post Office retail service counter. Deposit and pickup methods listed in 275.1 are prohibited. The Postal Service will return improperly presented items to the sender for proper entry and acceptance.

  1. Any item bearing a handwritten customs form.
  2. Any item bearing a customs form that was not computer-generated.
  3. Any item for which the customs data was not electronically transmitted.