The USPS gives mailers postage discounts for presorted mailings. These discounts are based on the concept of work sharing. Presenting presorted mail that meets automation and barcode requirements enables bypass of one or more of the Postal Service's sorting operations. This bypass represents savings for the USPS in processing costs and forms the basis of the discount that's passed on to mailers who present mail meeting these requirements.
To obtain presort rates, mail must be sorted by ZIP Code, bundled, labeled and trayed (letter mail) or sacked (flats). There are very specific requirements for packaging, labeling, traying and sacking. Automation discount requirements include such things as placement of the recipient address, barcode positioning, ancillary endorsement, mailpiece size and weight, move updates for address changes and CASS certified address standardization.
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