USPS releases new address standards for flat-sized mail

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USPS pushes back Intelligent Mail barcode implementation

The US Postal Service has released new address standards for flat-sized mail. These new standards are set to go into effect as of March 29, 2009.

The new address standards will assist the USPS in its implementation of its new Flats Sequencing System (FSS), which will sort flat-sized mail into delivery sequence, thereby reducing carriers' time spent manually sorting mail.

Because flat mail varies in size and does not have a uniform address location, the USPS said it needs the new standards in order to “promote consistent addressing.”

The new standards will require mailers to adopt new address placement and formatting requirements for periodicals, Standard Mail, bound printed matter, Media Mail and library mail flat-sized pieces sent at automation, presorted or carrier route prices, the USPS said. The standards also include revisions for automation and pre-sorted First-Class Mail flats.

The USPS also announced today that it has posted details about the requirements needed to qualify for new commercial base and commercial volume pricing for Express Mail International and Priority Mail International.

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