flat-size mail

flat-size mail
flat-size mail - A mailpiece that exceeds one of the dimensions for letter-size mail (11-1/2 inches long, 6-1/8 inches high, 1/4 inch thick) but that does not exceed the maximum dimension for the mail processing category (15 inches long, 12 inches high, 3/4 inch thick). Dimensions are different for automation rate flat-size mail eligibility. Flat-size mail may be unwrapped, sleeved, wrapped, or enveloped.

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • untied dispatch — Loose letter size mail or flat size mail packed in a sack, pouch, or letter tray or flat tray for direct dispatch to destinations …   Glossary of postal terms

  • parcel — Mail that does not meet the mail processing category of letter size mail or flat size mail. It is usually enclosed in a mailing container such as a carton. (Also see irregular parceland machinable parcel.) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • fletter — An industry term used to describe a mailpiece that can be classified as letter size mail but could also meet the standards for and be mailed as automation flat size mail …   Glossary of postal terms

  • sack — A container generally used to transport flat size mail, parcels, and loose pack mail. It is made of sewn fabric (usually nylon, polyester, canvas, or plastic with an opening at one end) and is closed with a draw cord and fastener. In mail… …   Glossary of postal terms

  • FLTS — An abbreviation used on mail container labels that identifies the contents as flat size mail …   Glossary of postal terms

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