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Definitions

BARCODE
A series of vertical bars and half bars that represents the correct zip code information for the delivery address on a mailpiece.

CASS
A service offered to mailers that improves the accuracy of delivery point codes, zip +4 codes and carrier route information on mailpieces.

DSCF (destination sectional center facility) Rate
A discount/rate available to Periodicals and Standard mail A that is properly prepared and entered by the mailer at the (SCF) that serves the delivery address on the mail (for standard mail) or in its service area (for Periodicals).

FCM (First Class Mail)
A class of mail that includes all matter wholly or partly in writing or typewriting, all actual and personal correspondence, all bills and statements of account, and all matter sealed or otherwise closed against inspection.

FIM (facing identification mark)
A series of vertical bars used by automated postal equipment to identify, orient, and separate business and courtesy reply mail. FIMs are required in the upper right corner of business reply mail.

INDICIA
Imprinted designation on mail that denotes postage payment (e.g., permit imprint).

MINIMUM SIZE REQUIREMENT
At least 5 inches long, At least 3 1/2 inches high, At least .009 inch thick.

REPLY ENVELOPES
There are 3 types of reply envelopes: 

 

Business Reply Mail (BRM)
You pay the postage for each one returned, very specific layout, (need FIM, Horizontal Bars, Barcode, Legend Box etc.)

Courtesy Reply Mail (CRM)
The person returning the envelope pays the postage. Need FIM & barcode.

Meter Reply Mail (MRM)
Postage would be applied, FIM & barcoded needed.


The USPS provides free of charge the FIM (facing identification mark) and the appropriate barcode to print on BRM, CRM & MRM pieces. If you would like to call the USPS Mailing Requirements office to check any of this information, there number is (206) 768-4900 opt #1.
 

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AAA Mailing Services, Inc.
151 S. Lander St. Suite C, Seattle, WA 98134
In Seattle: (206) 634-3251
aaamail@msn.com
Job Completion time averages between 2 - 4 working days
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