Bulk mail sorting
dleyanna at rtl.org
Tue Aug 3 15:42:16 EDT 2004
If you are trying to get the best possible rates you need a lot more than
CR. You also have to have your addresses PAVE certified and CASS processed.
Barcodes for labels and tray/sack tags need to be generated. Government
style reports created, and sorting rules beyond measure. Just take a look at
the bulk rate section of the Domestic Mail Manual at the USPS site. The USPS
does provide data bases (at a subscription cost) and the software created
using the tables needs to be approved by a post office testing procedure.
It's all very ugly. We plan on attempting it sometime in the future but for
now we use commercial software. A couple of providers are Melissa Data and
If you plan to go ahead let me know as we may be able to work together as
this is a future project for us also...
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[mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of kee nethery
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 12:41 PM
To: How to use Revolution
Subject: Re: Bulk mail sorting
On Aug 3, 2004, at 9:23 AM, Jim Hurley wrote:
> Has anyone worked on creating software to sort mail to achieve US Post
> Office bulk rates, in particular sorting by carrier route?
no but the CD the USPS puts out is very easy to parse so if you have the
data, you can combine with the addresses and then just sort. Should be "a
simple matter of coding" :-) .
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