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MailStream Plus - What does NONIDENTICAL on the USPS Statement mean?

DMM 240 Standard Mail - 2.2 Nonidentical-Weight Pieces

[Revise the text of 2.2 as follows:]

Postage for nonidentical-weight pieces may be paid by precanceled stamps, subject to 4.0 and 604.3.0. Mailings of nonidentical-weight pieces may have postage paid by permit imprint (if authorized by Business Mailer Support) or by postage evidencing system indicia if each piece has the full numerical value of postage affixed. Alternatively, except for heavy automation and Enhanced Carrier Route letters, the mailer may affix the per piece price to each piece and pay the pound price for the mailing through an advance deposit account. Under this alternative, the mailer must provide a postage statement for each payment method and mark each piece “Pound Price Pd via Permit,” in the post­age evidencing system indicium or ad plate or other means that ensures a legible endorsement. For mailings of non­identical-weight pieces, “nonidentical” must be shown in place of the weight of a single piece on the applicable post­age statement.

3.0 Postage Payment for Automation Letters and Flats

3.1 All Pieces

Unless authorized by the USPS under 705.2.0 through 705.5.0, or 705.16.0, when precanceled postage or postage evidencing systems are used, only one payment method may be used in a mailing, and each piece must bear the correct numerical value of postage for which the piece qualifies. For mailings of nonidentical-weight pieces subject to the piece/pound prices, the mailer may affix the applicable numerical per piece price to each piece and pay the pound price for the mailing by a permit imprint advance deposit account. All pieces prepared this way in a mailing must be subject to the same pound price. A postage statement must be submitted for each payment method and each piece must be marked “Pound Price Pd via Permit” in the postage evidencing system indicium or ad plate or other means that ensures a legible endorsement. “Nonidentical” must be shown in place of the weight of a single piece on the postage statement.

UPDATED:  October 10, 2017