Top 10 Things Mailers
Need to Know
About Mail Re-classification
At DDAT.com, it is our business to be
experts on USPS regulatory changes, including the latest Classification Reforms, which -- according to the USPS --
represents the most signficant change in over 100 years.
Below are the most important Classification Reform facts:
the long form, click here. It's rather long)
- Automation rates have been significantly lower than non-automation
since July 1, 2007. Automation has been the key to incentive &
- PAVE certified software is
required for incentive rates. Mailers may also
generate USPS standardized documentation.
- You will be required to group
mail by 3 digit schemes defined by the USPS.
- More changes are on the way:
Non-profit, greater automation incentives, etc.
- Effective January 1, 1997
mailers have been required to barcode tray tags for
automation incentive rates.
- Mailers have been required to
use both 1 and 2 foot trays in the same job stream.
- Mailers must perform address
matching to CASS certified software at least 2 times
- Mailers are required to have
valid delivery point barcodes on 100% of their
- Carrier route mail must be
matched to a current USPS database at a minimum of 90
days prior to dropping carrier route mail.
- Future rates will reflect the
cost of delivering mail.
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