USPS to Mechanically Apply Codes to Flat Mail
The ID code, printed on a label, will be mechanically applied to the address side of the mail piece in the bottom-right or top-left corner. Currently, these codes are manually applied.
The notice said the new system will reduce costs associated with labor-intensive manual keying. Deployment is scheduled for early 2004.
Application of these codes onto mail pieces will have no effect on current mailing standards or preparation requirements for flat-size mail.