Ancillary Endorsements

STANDARD MAIL (PRESORTED STANDARD, BULK RATE, NON-PROFIT)

ANCILLARY ENDORSEMENT SERVICES
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 1997

OLD ENDORSEMENT

NEW ENDORSEMENT

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

"ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED" "CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED" SEPARATE NOTICE OF NEW ADDRESS OR REASON FOR NONDELIVERY PROVIDED; ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE CHARGED; MAILPIECE DISPOSED OF BY USPS.
"FORWARDING AND RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED, ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED" (ABBREVIATION: "FORWARD AND ADDRESS CORRECTION") "ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED" MONTHS 1 - 12: MAILPIECE FORWARDED AT NO CHARGE; SEPARATE NOTICE OF NEW ADDRESS PROVIDED; ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE CHARGED.  MONTHS 13 - 18: MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH NEW ADDRESS ATTACHED; ONLY WEIGHTED FEE CHARGED; (ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE NOT CHARGED). AFTER MONTH 18 OR IF UNDELIVERABLE: MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH REASON FOR NONDELIVERY ATTACHED; ONLY WEIGHTED FEE CHARGED; (ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE NOT CHARGED).
"DO NOT FORWARD, ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED, RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED" (ABBREVIATION: "DO NOT FORWARD-ADDRESS COR- RETURN GUAR") "RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED" MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH NEW ADDRESS OR REASON FOR NONDELIVERY; ONLY RETURN POSTAGE (AT STANDARD/A SINGLE PIECE RATE) CHARGED; (ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE NOT CHARGED).
"FORWARDING AND RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED" "FORWARDING SERVICE REQUESTED" MONTHS 1 - 12: MAILPIECE FORWARDED AT NO CHARGE. MONTHS 13 - 18: MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH NEW ADDRESS ATTACHED; ONLY WEIGHTED FEE CHARGED; (ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE NOT CHARGED). AFTER MONTH 18 OR IF UNDELIVERABLE: MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH REASON FOR NONDELIVERY ATTACHED; ONLY WEIGHTED FEE CHARGED; (ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE NOT CHARGED).
"DO NOT FORWARD" OR (NO ENDORSEMENT) (NO ENDORSEMENT) MAILPIECE DISPOSED OF BY USPS.

WEIGHTED FEE = 1ST CLASS SINGLE PIECE RATE x 2.472, ROUNDED UP TO THE NEAREST WHOLE CENT. 

 


 

1ST CLASS MAIL, PRIORITY MAIL, EXPRESS MAIL

ANCILLARY ENDORSEMENT SERVICES
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 1997

OLD ENDORSEMENT

NEW ENDORSEMENT

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

" FORWARDING AND ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED" (ABBREVIATION: "FORWARD AND ADDRESS CORRECTION") "ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED" MONTHS 1 - 12: MAILPIECE FORWARDED AT NO CHARGE; SEPARATE NOTICE OF NEW ADDRESS PROVIDED; ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE CHARGED. MONTHS 13 - 18: MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH NEW ADDRESS ATTACHED; NO CHARGE. AFTER MONTH 18 OR IF UNDELIVERABLE: MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH REASON FOR NONDELIVERY ATTACHED; NO CHARGE.
"ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED" OR "DO NOT FORWARD" "RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED" MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH NEW ADDRESS OR REASON FOR NONDELIVERY; NO CHARGE
(NO ENDORSEMENT) "FORWARDING SERVICE REQUESTED" OR (NO ENDORSEMENT) MONTHS 1 - 12: MAILPIECE FORWARDED AT NO CHARGE. MONTHS 13 - 18: MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH NEW ADDRESS ATTACHED; NO CHARGE. AFTER MONTH 18 OR IF UNDELIVERABLE: MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH REASON FOR NONDELIVERY ATTACHED; NO CHARGE.


NOTE:  “CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED” IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR 1ST CLASS MAIL (EXCEPT FOR ELECTRONIC ACS CUSTOMERS).

 


 

STANDARD MAIL-B (PARCEL POST, BOUND PRINTED MATTER, LIBRARY)

ANCILLARY ENDORSEMENT SERVICES
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 1997

OLD ENDORSEMENT

NEW ENDORSEMENT

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

"DO NOT FORWARD, DO NOT RETURN, ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED" OR "DO NOT FORWARD OR RETURN - ADDRESS COR" "CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED" SEPARATE NOTICE OF NEW ADDRESS OR REASON FOR NONDELIVERY PROVIDED; ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE CHARGED; MAILPIECE DISPOSED OF BY USPS.
"FORWARDING AND RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED, ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED" (ABBREVIATION: "FORWARD AND ADDRESS CORRECTION") "ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED" MONTHS 1 - 12: MAILPIECE FORWARDED LOCALLY AT NO CHARGE; FORWARDED OUT-OF-TOWN AS POSTAGE DUE; SEPARATE NOTICE OF NEW ADDRESS PROVIDED; ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE CHARGED.  MONTHS 13 - 18: MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH NEW ADDRESS ATTACHED; ONLY RETURN POSTAGE (AT SINGLE-PIECE RATE) CHARGED; (ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE NOT CHARGED). AFTER MONTH 18 OR IF UNDELIVERABLE OR IF ADDRESSEE REFUSES TO PAY POSTAGE DUE: MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH REASON FOR NONDELIVERY ATTACHED; ONLY FORWARDING (WHERE ATTEMPTED) AND RETURN POSTAGE (AT SINGLE PIECE RATE) CHARGED; (ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE NOT CHARGED).
"DO NOT FORWARD, ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED, RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED" (ABBREVIATION: "DO NOT FORWARD-ADDRESS COR- RETURN GUAR") "RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED" MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH NEW ADDRESS OR REASON FOR NONDELIVERY ATTACHED; ONLY RETURN POSTAGE (AT SINGLE PIECE RATE) CHARGED; (ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE NOT CHARGED).
"FORWARDING AND RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED" OR (NO ENDORSEMENT) "FORWARDING SERVICE REQUESTED" OR (NO ENDORSEMENT) MONTHS 1 - 12: MAILPIECE FORWARDED LOCALLY AT NO CHARGE; FORWARDED OUT-OF-TOWN AS POSTAGE DUE. MONTHS 13 - 18: MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH NEW ADDRESS ATTACHED; ONLY RETURN POSTAGE (AT SINGLE-PIECE RATE) CHARGED; (ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE NOT CHARGED). AFTER MONTH 18 OR IF UNDELIVERABLE OR IF ADDRESSEE REFUSES TO PAY POSTAGE DUE: MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH REASON FOR NONDELIVERY ATTACHED; ONLY FORWARDING (WHERE ATTEMPTED) AND RETURN POSTAGE (AT SINGLE PIECE RATE) CHARGED; (ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE NOT CHARGED).

WEIGHTED FEE = 1ST CLASS SINGLE PIECE RATE x 2.472, ROUNDED UP TO THE NEAREST WHOLE CENT.

 


PERIODICALS (FORMERLY 2ND CLASS MAIL)

ANCILLARY ENDORSEMENT SERVICES
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 1997

OLD ENDORSEMENT

NEW ENDORSEMENT

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

"RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED" "ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED" FIRST 60 DAYS: MAILPIECE FORWARDED AT NO CHARGE. AFTER 60 DAY OR IF UNDELIVERABLE: MAILPIECE RETURNED WITH NEW ADDRESS OR REASON FOR NONDELIVERY ATTACHED; RETURN POSTAGE (AT SINGLE-PIECE STANDARD RATE) CHARGED.
(NO ENDORSEMENT) (NO ENDORSEMENT) FIRST 60 DAYS: MAILPIECE FORWARDED AT NO CHARGE. AFTER 60 DAY OR IF UNDELIVERABLE: SEPARATE ADDRESS CORRECTION OR REASON FOR NONDELIVERY PROVIDED; ADDRESS CORRECTION FEE CHARGED; MAILPIECE DISPOSED OF BY USPS.

NOTE:  “CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED”, “FORWARDING SERVICE REQUESTED”, AND “RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED” ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR PERIODICALS.


ANCILLARY ENDORSEMENT
PLACEMENT & APPEARANCE REGULATIONS

WORDING - There are 4 Ancillary Service Endorsements:

1. ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
2. CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED
3. RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
4. FORWARDING SERVICE REQUESTED

(For a complete description of services associated with each of these endorsements, see the ANCILLARY ENDORSEMENT SERVICES sheet for the appropriate class of mail.)

LOCATION - There are 4 places where an endorsement may be printed:

1. Under the Return Address: The traditional location, directly below the return address.

2. Immediately Above the Delivery Address Block: In this case, the endorsement should be above the entire address block, including barcode, keyline, endorsement lines, etc.

3. Immediately Below the Postage Area: Immediately below the postage area (permit imprint, meter impression or stamp) and below any rate marking.

4. Immediately to the Left of the Postage Area: Immediately to the left of the postage area (permit imprint, meter impression or stamp) and below any rate marking.

RETURN ADDRESS - Regardless of the endorsement location, a return address must be used and it must be placed in the upper left hand corner of the address side of the mailing piece or in the upper left hand corner of the addressing area. If the return address is a multiple delivery address, it must show an apartment, suite, or room number.

TYPE SIZE - Minimum type size = 8 pt.

CLEAR SPACE - There must be a 1/4 inch clear space around the endorsement.

READ DIRECTION - The read direction of the endorsement (and the return address) must be the same as the delivery address.

CONTRAST - An endorsement must stand out clearly against its background. A reasonable degree of color contrast must be maintained. Brilliant color envelopes and reverse printing are not permitted.

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