machinable parcel


machinable parcel
machinable parcel - A mailpiece that is of the correct size and weight to be safely sorted by mail processing machinery such as a parcel sorting machine.

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • 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

  • machinable — machinability, n. /meuh shee neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. (of a material) capable of being cut or shaped with machine tools. Cf. free machining. 2. (of a letter or package) capable of being safely sorted by mail machinery, as a parcel sorter. Also,… …   Universalium

  • irregular parcel — A mail processing category for a parcel that does not meet the dimesions of a machinable parcel …   Glossary of postal terms

  • outside parcel — A mail processing category for a mailpiece that exceeds the dimensions for machinable parcel or a high density item (other than a book or printed matter) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Bulk Parcel Return Service — (BPRS) A service by which high volume mailers may have undeliverable as addressed Standard Mail (A) machinable parcels returned to postal facilities for bulk pickup by the mailer, or delivered by the USPS to the mailer in bulk. A BPRS fee is paid …   Glossary of postal terms

  • mail processing category — One of five designations for mail (flat size mail, letter size mail, machinable parcel, outside parcel, and irregular parcel), based on physical dimensions (height, length, and thickness) and on weight …   Glossary of postal terms

  • postal system — System that allows persons to send letters, parcels, or packages to addressees in the same country or abroad. Postal systems are usually government run and paid for by a combination of user charges and government subsidies. There are early… …   Universalium

  • United States Postal Service — This article is about the government agency. For individual post offices, see U.S. Post Office (disambiguation). For the cycling team, see Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. USPS redirects here. For the non profit boating safety and education… …   Wikipedia

  • irregular parcels and pieces — (IPP) Parcels that do not meet the dimensional criteria of machinable parcels and other parcels that cannot be processed by parcel sorters (for example, a noncaseable flat, small cube or fragile parcel, paper or sleeve wrapped catalog, and… …   Glossary of postal terms

  • IPP — irregular parcels and pieces (IPP) Parcels that do not meet the dimensional criteria of machinable parcels and other parcels that cannot be processed by parcel sorters (for example, a noncaseable flat, small cube or fragile parcel, paper or… …   Glossary of postal terms


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