AB and MB abbreviations for Machinable Letters

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AB and MB abbreviations for Machinable Letters

Post by Eric » Tue May 25, 2010 2:21 pm

Even though AB and MB columns are typically reserved for Automation rates, the AB and MB columns are correct for Machinable mail per DMM at 708.1.3(b) http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/708.htm#wp1351990

1.3 Price Level Column Headings
The actual name of the price level (or corresponding abbreviation) is used for column headings required by 1.2, Format and Content, and shown below:
b. Presorted First-Class Mail, barcoded and nonbarcoded Periodicals flats, nonbarcoded Periodicals letters, and machinable and nonmachinable Standard Mail:
Price Abbreviation
Presorted [First-Class Mail letters/cards, flats, and parcels] Presort
5 Digit [First-Class Mail parcels, all Standard Mail, and Periodicals letters] 5D
3 Digit [First-Class Mail parcels, all Standard Mail and Periodicals letters] 3D
SCF [for Standard Mail parcels and NFMs] SCF
AADC [Standard Mail machinable letters] AB
ADC [First-Class Mail parcels, Standard Mail nonmachinable letters, flats, irregular parcels and NFMs; and all Periodicals] AD
Basic [In-County Periodicals] BS
Mixed AADC [Standard Mail machinable letters] MB
Mixed ADC [Standard Mail nonmachinable letters, flats, irregular parcels and NFMs; and all Periodicals] MD
Mixed ADC [First-Class Mail parcels] SP
NDC [Standard Mail machinable parcels and NFMs 6 ounces and over] NDC
Mixed NDC [Standard Mail machinable parcels and NFMs 6 ounces and over] MNDC
Firm [Outside-County Periodicals] FB
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