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USPS New Address Requirements For Automation, Presorted And Carrier Route Flat-Size Mail

USPS New Address Requirements For Automation, Presorted And Carrier Route Flat-Size Mail

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USPS New Address Requirements For Automation, Presorted And Carrier Route Flat-Size Mail

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  1. USPS New Address Requirements For Automation, Presorted And Carrier Route Flat-Size Mail Launch in Presentation Mode (Hitting F5)

  2. New Address Requirements for Flat Size Mail • New address placement requirements apply to: • Periodicals • Standard Mail • Package Services • Bound Printed Matter • Media Mail and • Library Mail • Flat-Size pieces sent at automation, presorted or carrier route rates

  3. New Address Requirements for Flat Size Mail • USPS implementing new technology - “Flat Sequence Sorting” (FSS) • Similar technology utilized with letters in 1990’s • FSS will sort flats into delivery sequence for the Letter Carrier increasing efficiency and reducing cost • FSS will process flat-size pieces at high speeds • Output vertical bundles • Effective March 29, 2009

  4. New Address Requirements for Flat Size Mail • Require address to be in upper or “top” portion of mailpiece • Address may be parallel or perpendicular to the top edge, but not upside down • As close to top edge as possible with 1/8” clearance from edge • 8-point type; or 6-point in all caps if mailpiece has a POSTNET or IM barcode • Good addressing hygiene

  5. Address can not read upside down and must be within top half of mailpiece Address can not read upside down and must be within top half of mailpiece Mr John Sample 99Oak St Anytown WA 98765-4321 5.5” 5.5” Mr John Sample 99Oak St Anytown WA 98765-4321 11” Front or Back of Piece Front or Back of Piece 8” 8” Delivery Address on Enveloped or Polywrapped Pieces Mr John Sample 99Oak St Anytown WA 98765-4321

  6. Spine or final fold (piece not in envelope or polybag) Spine or final fold (piece not in envelope or polybag) Front of Piece Front of Piece Mr John Sample 99Oak St Anytown WA 98765-4321 Mr John Sample 99Oak St Anytown WA 98765-4321 Mr John Sample 99Oak St Anytown WA 98765-4321 Address must be within “top” half of mailpiece Address must be within “top” half of mailpiece Front of Flat Size Mailpiece

  7. Address can not read upside down and must be within top half of mailpiece Address can not read upside down and must be within the top half of mailpiece Mr John Sample 99Oak St Anytown WA 98765-4321 Mr John Sample 99Oak St Anytown WA 98765-4321 5.5” Mr John Sample 99Oak St Anytown WA 98765-4321 5.5” 11” Front or Back of Piece Front or Back of Piece 8” 8” Spine or fold (pieces not in envelopes or polybags) Spine or final fold (pieces not in envelopes or polybags) Delivery Address on Bound or Folded Pieces

  8. ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 Bound edge Address Placement — Magazine No Yes Yes Top half Yes Yes No No No

  9. ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ******** 5-DIGIT 98765 ATTN: VICE PRESIDENT ABC COMPANY 123 MAIN ST ANYTOWN US 98765-4321 ABC Company PO BOX 321 Anytown US 98765-4321 ABC Company PO BOX 321 Anytown US 98765-4321 ABC Company PO BOX 321 Anytown US 98765-4321 ABC Company PO BOX 321 Anytown US 98765-4321 ABC Company PO BOX 321 Anytown US 98765-4321 ABC Company PO BOX 321 Anytown US 98765-4321 ABC Company PO BOX 321 Anytown US 98765-4321 Bound edge ABC Company PO BOX 321 Anytown US 98765-4321 Address Placement — Catalog No Yes Yes Top half Yes Yes No No No