How can Commingled Mail be used with Picture Permit?

Can mail be commingled for Picture Permit?

Yes, mail can be commingled for Picture Permit.

Does the commingled mailing need to be entered as part of a Full-Service automation mailing?

Yes, the commingled mailing needs to be entered as part of a Full-Service automation mailing.

Are mailings consisting of only Intelligent Mail basic price pieces (i.e. no Intelligent Mail Full-Service pieces) eligible for Picture Permit pricing?

No, only Intelligent Mail Full-Service pieces are eligible for Picture Permit pricing.

Can Full-Service and Basic Service automation pieces be included and qualify for payment of the Picture Permit fee within the Combined mailing?

Yes, Full-Service and Basic Service automation pieces may be included and qualify for payment of the Picture Permit fee within the combined mailing.

Can Non-Automation mailpieces be submitted and qualify for payment of the Picture Permit fees?

Yes, non-automation mailpieces can be submitted and qualify for payment of the Picture Permit fees provided:

  • Machinable (presort) mailing are presented as a combined mailing and supported by electronic documentation and separate postage statement by client.
  • Or machinable (presort) mailing may be presented as a separate identical weight presort mailing for just the Picture Permit pieces.
  • Single-piece Picture Permit pieces may qualify for payment of the Picture Permit fee when prepared and presented in groups of 100 by ounce increment.

How are the commingled mailings submitted?

The commingled mailings are submitted on eDoc (Mail.dat or Mail.xml) and the Mail Owner and Mailing Agent must be identified in the eDoc.

Is the mail owner required to be listed on the Customer Mail Report?

Yes, the mail owner is required to be listed on the Customer Mail Report.

Does a separate postage statement need to be submitted for each Picture Permit mail owner?

Yes, a separate postage statement needs to be submitted for each Picture Permit mail owner.

Do all of the mailpieces represented on the individual postage statement need to be 100% Picture Permit?

Yes, all of the mailpieces represented on the individual postage statement need to be 100% Picture Permit.

Will Picture Permit piece counts be verified in conjunction with the Mail Piece Count Verification performed at time of acceptance?

Yes, Picture Permit piece counts will be verified in conjunction with the Mail Piece Count Verification performed at time of acceptance.

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