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R2006-1

Mail Preparation Changes

NCSC

January 18, 2007


Letters and Cards

First-Class Mail

Automation

  • Maximum letter weight

    • 3.5 ounces

  • No automation carrier route

    preparation

  • Overflow trays are optional

  • No change to rate eligibility and

    required tray prep (85% full trays)


Letters and Cards

First-Class Mail

Automation

5-Digit/Scheme

optional

3-Digit/Scheme

L002

AADC

L801

Mixed AADC

L201


Letters and Cards

First-Class Mail

Automation

5-digit/scheme

overflow mail

AADC

overflow mail

3-digit/scheme

overflow mail

5-Digit/Scheme

optional

3-Digit/Scheme

L002

AADC

L801

Mixed AADC

L201


Letters and Cards

First-Class Mail

Machinable

  • Maximum letter weight – 3.5 ounces

  • No 5-digit or 3-digit tray preparation

    except for 3-digit origin trays

  • Required trays include 3-digit origin,

    AADC, and mixed AADC


Letters and Cards

First-Class Mail

Machinable

3-Digit origin

L002

AADC

L801

Mixed AADC

L201


Letters and Cards

First-Class Mail

Machinable

AADC

overflow mail

3-Digit origin

AADC

Mixed AADC


Letters and Cards

First-Class Mail

Nonmachinable

  • Nonmachinable letters pay flat-size

    price based on weight

  • Eliminate nonmachinable surcharge

  • Eliminate “manual only” option

  • No prep changes


Flats

First-Class Mail

Automation

  • AFSM 100 standards

    • New flexibility standards

  • Eliminate nonmachinable surcharge

  • Rigid flats pay the parcel price


Flats

First-Class Mail

Nonautomation

  • Eliminate nonmachinable

    surcharge

  • Rigid flats pay the parcel price

  • Rectangular requirement

  • Uniform thickness


Parcels

First-Class Mail

Presorted

  • Barcoding required

    • Either UCC-EAN 128 postal routing

      or POSTNETcode

  • No bundling

  • Added 5-digit/scheme prep

    • Optional


Parcels

First-Class Mail

Presorted

  • Sacks – 10 lbs minimum for 5 digit/sch,

    3-digit, and ADC

  • Separate prices for 5-digit, 3-digit,

    and ADC

  • Remainder mixed ADC

    (single-piece prices)

    5d/sch L606 3-dg L002 ADC L004 Mxd L201


Parcels

First-Class Mail

Presorted Parcels

  • Barcode Standard

    • $0.05 surcharge assessed to

      pieces in 3-digit and ADC sacks if:

      • No barcode on parcel, or

      • Weight less than 2 ounces, or

      • Tubes, rolls, triangles, etc.

        No surcharge for pieces sorted to 5-digit sacks or if paying single-piece rates


Standard Mail

Significant Changes

DDU 5-digit drop ship option for parcels

Add “Not Flat-Machinable” category


Standard Mail

Significant Changes

Discontinue destination delivery unit rate for letters

Charge for detached address labels (DALs) on ECR flats and parcels.


Letters

Standard Mail

Automation

  • Maximum letter weight

    • 3.5 ounces – remains the same

  • No automation carrier route

    preparation

  • Overflow trays are optional


Letters

Standard Mail

Automation

5-Digit/Scheme

optional

3-Digit/Scheme

L002

AADC

L801

Mixed AADC

L011


Letters

Standard Mail

Automation

5-digit/scheme

overflow mail

AADC

overflow mail

3-digit/scheme

overflow mail

5-Digit/Scheme

optional

3-Digit/Scheme

L002

AADC

L801

Mixed AADC

L011


Letters

Standard Mail

  • Machinable

    • Maximum letter weight – 3.3 ounces

    • No 5-digit or 3-digit tray preparation

    • Tray preparation includes 3-D origin, AADC, and mixed AADC


Letters

Standard Mail

Machinable

Origin

3d

optional

AADC

L801

Mixed AADC

L011


Letters

Standard Mail

Machinable

AADC

overflow mail

Origin

3d

optional

AADC

L801

Mixed AADC

L011


Letters

Standard Mail

  • Nonmachinable

    • Nonmachinable letters separate price

    • Eliminate nonmachinable surcharge

    • Nonmachinable letters over 3.3 ounces

      pay NFM price

    • Eliminate “manual only” option


Letters

Standard Mail

Enhanced Carrier Route

  • Full trays only for basic, high density,

    and saturation letters

    • Barcoded

    • Up to 3 ounces

  • Group carrier routes within trays


Letters

Standard Mail

Enhanced Carrier Route

5-Digit

Carrier Routes

3-Digit

Carrier Routes

Carrier Route


Letters

Standard Mail

Enhanced Carrier Route

Carrier Route

overflow mail

5-digit/CRs

overflow mail

3-Digit

Carrier Routes

5-Digit

Carrier Routes

Carrier Route


Letters

Standard Mail

Enhanced Carrier Route

5-Digit

Carrier Routes

3-Digit

Carrier Routes

Carrier Route


Flats

Standard Mail

Automation

  • AFSM 100 standards

    • New flexibility standards

  • Required 5-digit/sch bundles

  • Required 3-digit/sch bundles

  • Required 5-digit/sch sacks


Flats

Standard Mail

Nonautomation

  • New scheme preparation

    • Required 5-digit/sch bundles

    • Required 3-digit/sch bundles

    • Required 5-digit scheme sacks

  • Rectangular requirement

  • Uniform thickness

  • Rigid pieces pay NFM or parcel rate


Flats

Standard Mail

Enhanced Carrier Route

  • Maximum dimensions

    • Increased to 12" X 15"

    • Standardized for all flats


Standard Mail

Parcels

Machinable rate tiers

Current Proposed

Irregular rate tiers

Current Proposed


Parcels

Standard Mail

Machinable

  • DDU entry discount if sorted to 5-digit

    • No minimum when entered at DDU

  • New prices – 5-digit, BMC, mixed BMC

  • Eliminate residual shape surcharge

    5-d/sch L606, ASF L602, BMC L601, Mxd BMC L601


Parcels

Standard Mail

  • Irregular Parcels

    • No bundling

    • Eliminate residual shape surcharge

    • DDU entry discount if sorted to 5-digit

    • No minimum when entered at DDU

      2- 6 ounces, not tubes or rolls

      5-d/sch L606, 3-d L002, ADC L004, Mxd ADC L009


Parcels

Standard Mail

  • Irregular Parcels

    • No bundling

    • Eliminate residual shape surcharge

    • DDU entry discount if sorted to 5-digit

    • No minimum when entered at DDU

      Tubes or Rolls and pieces less than 2 ounces

      5-d/sch L606, 3-d L002, ADC L603, Mxd ADC L604


Standard Mail

Significant Changes

Not-Flat Machinable

Proposedrate tiers


Standard Mail

Not Flat-Machinable

  • Rigid

  • UFSM 1000

  • Optional 5-digit bundles on pallets

    • 5 piece minimum


Standard Mail

Not Flat-Machinable

  • Less than 6 ounces

    • Sortation – 5-digit, 3-digit,

      ADC and mixed ADC

  • Allow DDU entry if sorted to 5-digit

  • No minimum when entered at DDU


Standard Mail

Not Flat-Machinable

  • less than 6 ounces (proposed)

5-Digit/

Scheme

L606

optional

3-Digit

L002

ADC

L004

Mixed

ADC

L009


Standard Mail

Not Flat-Machinable

  • 6 ounces or more

    • Sortation – 5-digit, BMC

      and mixed BMC

  • Allow DDU entry if sorted to 5-digit

  • No minimum when entered at DDU


Standard Mail

Not Flat-Machinable

  • 6 ounces or more (proposed)

5-Digit/

Scheme

L606

optional

ASF

L602

BMC

L601

Mixed

BMC

L601


Parcels

Standard Mail

  • Combining parcels at DDUs

    • Machinable

    • Nonmachinable

    • Not Flat-Machinable

  • 5-digit/sch sacks or pallets

    • No minimum when entered at DDU


Parcels

Standard Mail

  • Combining NFM and Mach parcels

    • Machinable

    • Not Flat-Machinable 6 ounces & over

  • 5-d/sch, BMC/ASF, Mixed levels

    5-d/sch L606, BMC L601, ASF L602, Mxd BMC L601


Parcels

Standard Mail

  • Combining NFM/NM parcels

    • Irregular Parcels (over 2 ounces, not tube or roll)

    • Not Flat-Machinable less than 6 ounces

  • Any container level

    • Optional 5-digit

  • 5-d/sch, 3-d, ADC and Mixed ADC

    5-d/sch L606, 3-d L002, ADC L004, Mxd ADC L009


Parcels

Standard Mail

  • Combining L607 parcels

    • Expansion of L607

  • Combining with Package Services

    • Machinable

    • Nonmachinable

    • Not Flat-Machinable

  • 3-digit containers at SCF entry


Periodicals

Significant Changes

  • Increase per-piece drop ship discounts

  • New 85¢ container rate

  • Enhanced drop ship incentives

    • Particularly for high-editorial content


Periodicals

Simplified Rate Structure

Pallet discounts eliminated

Copalletization experiments expire


Periodicals

Outside-County Container Rate

  • Applying the container rate

    • $0.85 per container in mailing

      • Pallets

      • Sacks

      • Trays

    • Paid on 3541 or 3541-C


For

Example

Periodicals

Outside-County Container Rate

Quick Service

Guide


Periodicals

Container Charge

  • Third Option for Printers

    • Prorate across the pool

    • Based on percentage of each title or edition on a pallet

    • Must use Mail.dat

  • Mixed In-County and Outside County

    • No charge for carrier route, 5d carrier routes, or 5-digit containers


Periodicals

Rate Structure Changes

  • Nonadvertising pound rate

    • DDU, DSF, DADC (Regular)

    • DDU, DSF, DADC, Zones 1 and 2 (Science of Agr.)


Periodicals

Pound Rate Postage


Periodicals

Automation Flats

Maximum weight 6 pounds

Maximum thickness 1.25 inches


Timeline

2006 2007

May Jun July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun

10 Months

1 Year

Filing Date

(May 3, 2006)

PRC Recommendation

(Early March)

Litigation

(May through March 2007)

Governors Decision

(March/April)

Implementation

(May/June)



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