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DMM Revision: Removal of Sacks — USPS Marketing Mail and Periodicals Flats

January 27, 2023
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Effective January 26, 2023, the Postal Service™ is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®), in various sections, to remove references to sacks as a handling unit for USPS Marketing Mail® and Periodicals flats. Mailers of carrier route, 5-digit scheme carrier routes, and 5-digit carrier routes USPS Marketing Mail and Periodicals flat mail will continue to be allowed to use sacks as a handling unit for acceptance and entry.

Sections 243.6.3.4, 243.6.5.3, 243.6.5.4, 243.6.7.3, and 705.8.10.3f are being revised to clarify price separations eligible for the carrier route (CR) bundle/container discount and the sectional center facility (SCF) pallet discount.

In addition, the Postal Service will update Quick Service Guides (QSG) 207d, “Periodicals Nonbarcoded Flats”; 207f, “Periodicals Barcoded (Automation) Flats”; 240e, “Commercial — USPS Marketing Mail Nonautomation Flats”; 240f, “Commercial — USPS Marketing Mail Automation Flats”; 240g, “Commercial — USPS Marketing Mail Carrier Route Flats”; and 705a, “Pallets,” to remove references to sacks as a handling unit for USPS Marketing Mail and Periodicals flats.

These standards, which the Postal Service will publish in the delayed January 22, 2023, DMM edition, are effective immediately.

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