Central Mail Services of Homewood
Pre-Sort First Class Mail Discounts
Pre-Sort First Class Mail Discounts are available for departments with Mail Center Meter Accounts.
By combining mail with that of other departments, Homewood Mail Services is able to generate volumes sufficient for Pre-Sort discounts. The Mail Center meters letter mail at the Pre-Sort First Class rate. The mail is picked up each day by a Pre-Sort vendor which prepares and barcodes the mail for US Postal Service automation and delivers the mail directly to the US Post Office.
Current charges offer a savings of $0.03 per piece on one and two ounce letters at $0.34 and $0.57 respectively. The only preparation necessary by the department is addressing requirements.
- Addresses must be Machine printed; NO handwritten addresses
- PRINTED WITH ALL CAPITAL LETTERS IS PREFERRED.
- Left-justify all type
- The Font or Type Style should have plain block letters or sans serif typeface;
(Fixed Pitch Font)
- The Font Size should be at least 15 CPI (Characters Per Inch) with 10 CPI preferred
For word-processors, Font Size 8 or more with 12-14 preferred
Address Lists should be updated to take advantage of the Pre-Sort savings. Mail sent Pre-Sort First Class through the Homewood Mail Center is endorsed "Address Service Requested". The US Postal Service then notifies the University of any address corrections that may have been necessary to complete delivery; Homewood Mail Services pays the US Postal Service for this. The Address Correction is then forwarded to the department responsible for generating the mail. Address Corrections and Postage Due charges are billed to their respective departments on a monthly basis.
OTHER AREAS OF OPERATION:
Incoming / Internal Distribution
USPS Contract Station #30
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Last updated 29June2001 by
Andrew Shriver Macsherry