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USPS's Flats Sequencing System Comes Under Scrutiny

In the midst of the progressing postal rate survey, another report from the USPS assessor general flashes blended sentiments on the fate of magazine mailing.

By Greg Dool :: August 28, 2018

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The United States Postal Service's pads sequencing framework (FSS)— a $1.3 billion mail-arranging framework for magazines and inventories—was charged as a progressive headway when it was first uncovered 10 years prior, to the point that its rollout even incorporated a smoothly created, Hollywood-style film trailer.

"Steady, dependable, and on-time conveyance," "moderate mail benefit," "insight through innovation"— what's not to adore?

Ten years and 100 establishments later, FSS is "as yet missing the mark regarding desires," as indicated by another report from the USPS Office of the Inspector General (OIG), which cocked eyebrows upon its open discharge prior this month for its strangely honest evaluation of the Postal Service's tasks.

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October 1, 2018 – Changes to USPS Zone Origins

Zone assignments have been changed. These progressions influence numerous goals for Origin ZIP Code 254.

This refresh does not include any new ZIP Codes.

This refresh does not expel any current ZIP Codes.

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For Origin ZIP Code 254

The cost for delivery to Destination 013 used to be founded on zone 4; it is currently founded on zone 3. 

The cost for delivery to Destination 700 used to be founded on zone 5; it is currently founded on zone 6.

For Origin ZIP Code 005

The cost for transportation to Destination 254 used to be founded on zone 3; it is currently founded on zone 2. 

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January 21, 2018 - Updated USPS Mailing and Shipping Prices

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01/21/18

Five star Mail Letters - Metered (not more than 1 oz)

$0.46

$0.47

Five star Mail Letters - Stamp (not more than 1 oz)

$0…