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How to find the locale key/USPS Facility Drop Site Key information to populate the MailStream Plus DRPKEY and PLTKEY sub keywords

 Products affected: MailStream Plus™
Operating System: All platforms
Where do you find the locale key/USPS Facility Drop Site key information to add the locale code value to the EP INF with the sub keyword DRPKEY and EP INF with the sub keyword PLTKEY parameters for a new entry point?
 
Determining the USPS Facility Drop Site Key

For any job, MailStream Plus normally attempts to determine a facility based on the information in your job parameters. But if a DRPKEY or PLTKEY information sub keyword is in the job, that Locale Key will be used instead of using a key locale key that MailStream Plus would otherwise find for you.

Accessing the USPS FAST Web Site
 
To access the USPS FAST Web site, follow these steps:
  1. Go to the USPS Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST) web site: http://fast.usps.com/fast/
  2. Choose Facilities.
  3. Under Facility Profile Selection, Search by Facilities, then submit your search.
  4. Locate your State, then view Cities.
  5. Locate your City, then submit your search.
  6. Find the Facility name and use the value under “Dropsite Value” as the Locale Key/USPS Facility Drop Site key.
  7. Use these parameters to post the Locale Key/USPS Facility Drop Site key information:
  • EP INF xxx DRPKEY with the value yyyyyyy
  • EP INF xxx PLTKEY with the value yyyyyyy
 
In the above examples:
  • xxx is the entry point code corresponding to your ENT PT parameter, positions 12 through 20.
  • yyyyyyy is the locale code found on the USPS FAST website using the steps above.
 
 
UPDATED:  May 9, 2019