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Presort - definitions

Presort - The process by which a mailer prepares mail so that it is sorted to the finest extent required by the standards for the rate claimed. Generally, presort is performed sequentially, from the lowest (finest) level to the highest level, to those destinations specified by standard and is completed at each level before the next level is prepared. Not all presort levels are applicable to all mailings.

[Category=Postal ]

Source: USPS, 22 October 2009 10:05:37, External

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Presort - Mailers can earn postage discounts by sorting mail and putting it in trays or sacks that can then be easily routed by the USPS. Containers of mail destined for the same 3-digit ZIP location (3-digit sortation), or to the same a 5-digit ZIP location (5-digit sortation), or to the same carrier route (carrier route sortation) can be transported and processed more quickly, and so earn discounts. Mail that isn't presorted (residual or basic rate) must be sorted within the postal system several times before reaching its final destination.

The USPS offers discounts for those who prepare the mail for direct delivery to post offices or to carriers at post offices. While little known, over half of all for-profit third class bulk mail is now mailed at carrier-route presort discount rates.

[Category=Database Marketing ]

Source: Postcom, 27 March 2010 13:14:34, External

Presort - The process of preparing mail so that it is sorted to the extent required for the price claimed. Not all presort levels apply to all mailings and, for some automation price categories, all levels may be optional.

[Category=Direct Marketing ]

Source: Digital Formatting Services, 01 January 2012 10:02:51, External 

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