New USPS Address Standards

Per the DMM Advisory, Today’s Federal Register notice contains the USPS final rules that will change the addressing standards for commercial flat-size mail.  The new standards are effective March 29, 2009, and require mailers to place delivery addresses in the top half of all Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Package Services flats mailed at automation, presorted, or carrier route prices. Additional standards relate to address characteristics and apply to all commercial flat-size pieces.

Access the rules here [PDF] | [HTML]

It is imperative that mailers review these new requirements and prepare for the changes.  These requirements will be crucial to the success of the FSS (Flats Sequencing) equipment deployment.  The USPS will also be publishing a new Quick Service Guide shortly.

Let me know if you have any questions on these final rules,
Best wishes,
Lisa