USPS Periodicals Mail, Merchandise Can Be Sent at Parcel Post, BPM Rates
To determine postage on mail entered under the new standard, postage of the Parcel Post or BPM rates is based on the combined weight of the sample publication and the merchandise or parcel.
The rule does not affect any existing standards, such as circulation requirements for Periodicals rates.
The postal service said the change "provides another venue for promoting Periodicals and Package Services. The new standards benefit customers, printers, advertisers and all affected parties by providing an opportunity for additional subscriptions, thereby creating more revenue and volume."
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