- presort levels - Terms used for presort levels are defined as follows:• firm: all pieces for delivery at the business address shown on the top piece of a package or bundle.• carrier route: all pieces for delivery on the same city route, rural route, highway contract route, post office box section, or general delivery unit. [m2]• 5-digit: the delivery address on all pieces includes the same 5-digit ZIP Code.• 5-digit scheme: the 5-digit ZIP Codes identified in the USPS City State File and processed by the USPS as a single scheme and that, subject to standard, may be presorted together as a single group. The 5-digit scheme sort is always optional.• 3-digit: the ZIP Code in the delivery address on all pieces begins with the same three digits.• 3-digit scheme: the ZIP Code on the delivery address on all pieces begins with one of the 3-digit prefixes processed by the USPS as a single scheme and that, subject to standard, may be presorted together as a single group.• entry SCF 3-digit(s): the ZIP Code in the delivery address on all pieces begins with one of the 3-digit prefixes processed at the postal facility in whose service area the mailer is located.• SCF: the separation includes pieces for two or more 3-digit areas served by the same SCF.• ADC/AADC: all pieces are addressed for delivery in the service area of the same ADC or AADC.• ASF/BMC: all pieces are addressed for delivery in the service area of the same ASF or BMC.• DSCF: pieces sorted to and entered at the destination SCF. (Also see plant-verified drop shipment.)• DDU: pieces sorted to and entered at the destination delivery unit.• BMC Presort: pieces sorted to BMCs if machinable or BMC/ASF if nonmachinable. Entered at a facility (other than BMC) that accepts bulk mail.• OBMC Presort: pieces sorted to BMCs if machinable or BMC/ASF if nonmachinable. Entered at a BMC.• mixed (BMC, AADC, etc.): the pieces are for more than one presort destination.• residual [pieces\/packages\/sacks]: mail that is left over after completion of a presort sequence. Residual mail lacks the volume set by standard to require or permit package or bundle preparation to a particular destination. (Also called nonqualifying or working mail.)
Glossary of postal terms. 2014.
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