metered postage

metered postage - Postage printed by a mechanical or electronic imprinter directly onto the mailpiece or onto gummed tape or labels affixed to the mailpiece. It may be used on all mail classes except Periodicals.

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • postage stamp — A gummed or self adhesive paper stamp affixed to mail as payment for postal services. Types of stamps include definitive stamp (regular issue stamp), special issue stamp, and commemorative stamp. (Compare with metered postage) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Metered reply mail — Metered reply mail, or MRM, is a type of mail in which a business sends pre printed, self addressed envelopes or postcards to customers, with postage prepaid on the envelopes or postcards with a postage meter.[1] It is thus similar to courtesy… …   Wikipedia

  • metered mail — Any mail class (except Periodicals) with postage printed by a USPS approved postage meter …   Glossary of postal terms

  • postage meter — A mechanical or electromechanical device that can print one or more denominations of an authorized postage indicia. It is available for lease only from designated manufacturers. (Also see metered mail) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Postage meter — A postage meter is a mechanical device used to create and apply physical evidence of postage (or franking) to mailed matter. Postage meters are regulated by a country s postal authority; for example, in the United States, the United States Postal …   Wikipedia

  • metered mail — noun Etymology: from metered, past participle of meter (VI) : prepaid mail requiring no postage stamps but marked by an electrical machine that is set and controlled by the post office * * * mail on which the postage is printed directly on an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • metered mail — mail on which the postage is printed directly on an envelope or label by a machine licensed by the postal service. [1925 30] * * * …   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

  • franked — Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary verb, the acting of applying metered postage, using a franking machine …   English dialects glossary

  • meter tape — The USPS approved tape on which metered postage is imprinted …   Glossary of postal terms

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