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FIELDINFORMATIONAND IMPLEMENTATION KIT

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Parcel Return Services

This Parcel Return Services Field Information and Implementation Kit contains the following items:

• Delivery Unit Fact Sheet.

• Bulk Mail Center (BMC) Fact Sheet.

• Employee Stand-Up Talks for the following types of facilities:

- 'Early Bird' Delivery Units.

- All BMCs.

- All Facilities Except 'Early Bird' Delivery Units and BMCs.

• Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

• Poster - Parcel Return Services Labels.

Delivery Unit Fact Sheet - Parcel Return Services

Description

• Starting October 19, 2003, the U.S. Postal Service® will begin a 2-year test for Parcel Return Services (PRS).

• PRS allows consumers to return merchandise to merchants without paying postage. Consumers may drop off parcels at any Postal ServiceTM facility, hand them to a letter carrier, or place them in a collection box or any location designated by the Postal Service for the receipt of mail.

• PRS allows merchants to monitor the status of packages. The Postal Service will post on usps.com the PRS barcode, date, time, and ZIP CodeTM where the parcel was scanned or manifested.

• The Postal Service will select up to 20 participants for the first year, and it may add up to 10 more in the second year. The Postal Service will offer PRS at 'Early Bird' delivery units and bulk mail centers (BMCs).

Piece Requirements

• Merchants or their logistics partners (i.e., agents/consolidators that have multiple merchant clients) must pick up return parcels in bulk either at the delivery unit or BMC serving the original consumer (they must pick up Bound Printed Matter at the BMC) based on the address they put on the special PRS label, and manifest them for payment from advance deposit accounts via the Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS).

Mailing Requirements

• Three rate categories:

- Parcel Select Return Delivery Unit (RDU). Flat rate is $2.00 per parcel. Oversized parcels (i.e., more than 108 inches but not more than 130 inches length/girth) are $7.51.

- Parcel Select Return Bulk Mail Center (RBMC). Rates are $0.86 to $1.51 below current Intra-BMC Parcel Post rates.

- Bound Printed Matter Return Bulk Mail Center (RBMC) (BMC pickup only). Rates are $0.24 below non-workshared BPM rates.

• Annual Permit Fee: $150.00 (single fee covers all categories and pickup locations).

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• Annual Deposit Accounting Fee: $475.00

• Participants must schedule pickups at least 1 business day in advance, and must pick up parcels at least once a week. If they have a dropship appointment at the RDU, they may pick up PRS at that time.

• For more details, see the article titled 'DMM Revision: Parcel Return Services Experiment' in Postal Bulletin 22112 (10-2-03, starting on page 8).

Handling Requirements

• Complete PS Form 3801, Standing Delivery Order; identify who is authorized to make pickups.

• Establish a staging area for each PRS participant; work with the participant to schedule pickup appointments.

• As carriers bring in parcels or as customers drop them off, scan all return parcels as 'Available For Pickup.' (Select 'Main Option Menu,' 'Option A' Returns Mode, Option #1 Scan Barcodes, scan the barcode, hit Enter, select 'Available for Pickup.')

• For oversized parcels, perform the required additional scan. (Select 'Main Option Menu,' 'Option A' Returns Mode, Option #2 Random Sampling, scan the barcode, hit Enter, input '69' in the pounds field, hit Enter.)

• Sort PRS parcels by Mailer ID number into appropriate staging equipment.

• When the merchant or agent picks up the parcels, scan each parcel as 'Picked Up By Agent.' (Select 'Main Option Menu,' 'Option A' Returns Mode, Option #1 Scan Barcodes, scan the barcode, hit Enter, select 'Picked Up By Agent.')

BMC Fact Sheet - Parcel Return Services

Description

• Starting October 19, 2003, the U.S. Postal Service® will begin a 2-year test for Parcel Return Services (PRS).

• PRS allows consumers to return merchandise to merchants without paying postage. Consumers may drop off parcels at any Postal ServiceTM facility, hand them to a letter carrier, or place them in a collection box or any location designated by the Postal Service for the receipt of mail.

• PRS allows merchants to monitor the status of packages. The Postal Service will post on usps.com the PRS barcode, date, time, and ZIP CodeTM where the parcel was scanned or manifested.

• The Postal Service will select up to 20 participants for the first year, and it may add up to 10 more in the second year. The Postal Service will offer PRS at 'Early Bird' delivery units and bulk mail centers (BMCs).

Piece Requirements

• Merchants or their logistics partners (i.e., agents/consolidators that have multiple merchant clients) must pick up return parcels in bulk either at the delivery unit or BMC serving the original consumer (they must pick up Bound Printed Matter at the BMC) based on the address they put on the special PRS label, and manifest them for payment from advance deposit accounts via the Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS).

Mailing Requirements

• Three rate categories:

- Parcel Select Return Delivery Unit (RDU). Flat rate is $2.00 per parcel. Oversized parcels (i.e., more than 108 inches but not more than 130 inches length/girth) are $7.51.

- Parcel Select Return Bulk Mail Center (RBMC). Rates are $0.86 to $1.51 below current Intra-BMC Parcel Post rates.

- Bound Printed Matter Return Bulk Mail Center (RBMC) (BMC pickup only). Rates are $0.24 below non-workshared BPM rates.

• Annual Permit Fee: $150.00 (single fee covers all categories and pickup locations).

• Annual Deposit Accounting Fee: $475.00

• Participants must schedule pickups at least 1 business day in advance, and must pick up PRS at least every 48 hours, excluding Sundays and holidays. If they have a dropship appointment, they may make arrangements in advance to use the same appointment to pick up their PRS parcels.

• For more details, see the article titled 'DMM Revision: Parcel Return Services Experiment' in Postal Bulletin 22112 (10-2-03, starting on page 8).

Handling Requirements

• Complete PS Form 3801, Standing Delivery Order; identify who is authorized to make pickups; get primary and secondary contact numbers.

• Designate an employee to serve as RBMC contact and set up mirrored sort of parcels/NMOs.

• Establish a staging area for each PRS participant; work with the participant to schedule pickup appointments.

• Stage parcels in Gaylord containers, or in Postal Paks if the participant agrees.

• Seal each trailer and enclose a bill of lading.

Employee Stand-Up Talk for 'Early Bird' Delivery Units - Parcel Return Services Make Buying by Mail Easier, Cheaper

[Please read this stand-up talk to all employees at 'Early Bird' delivery units. Show them the accompanying shipping label poster (see page 9 in this Postal Bulletin). Make and distribute copies of the Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and post copies of them on official bulletin boards.]

If you order merchandise by the Internet or by catalog, you probably know that returning items can be more difficult than getting them in the first place.

Starting October 19, 2003, the Postal Service will launch a 2-year test of new parcel services that will make it easier for consumers to return items, at very competitive prices for the merchants. They are called Parcel Return Services, or PRS. They work like dropshipping in reverse.

Here's how they work:

There are three categories of PRS:

• Parcel Select Return Delivery Unit, or Parcel Select RDU.

• Parcel Select Return Bulk Mail Center, or Parcel Select RBMC.

• Bound Printed Matter Return Bulk Mail Center, or Bound Printed Matter RMBC.

When the merchandise or Bound Printed Matter is first shipped, the merchant will provide a special PRS mailing label. This poster shows an example of the special label. [SHOW THEM THE POSTER WITH THE LABEL.] Note the Mailer ID number in the lower right corner - that tells us which company the package belongs to. Also note the barcode and the postage indicia. The merchant pays the postage out of its postage-due account. Scanning the barcode automatically allows us to collect payment, so we don't have to perform this function at the delivery unit. All the consumer has to do is affix the label and then give it to a letter carrier, drop it in the collection box - yes, that's okay because we know who the merchant is - or bring it to the Post Office facililty.

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We will collect the return parcels marked 'RDU' and addressed to this unit, and hold them for the merchants or authorized agents, who must pick up the returns at least once a week. They are required to contact us to make an appointment for pickup at least 1 business day in advance. If they already have an appointment to drop off Parcel Select packages, they can pick up their PRS parcels at the same time. That way they can deliver and pick up in the same trip, saving additional time and money.

If we receive parcels marked 'RBMC' or Bound Printed Matter Return Service, we will route them to the BMC for handling - we will not hold them here for pickup.

This is a 2-year experiment that will give us a chance to gauge the market demand for these services. During the first year of testing for these new experimental services, the Postal Service will have a limit of 20 prequalified participants. That number could grow to 30 participants in the second year. Then we'll evaluate the services and see if we should offer them permanently.

Here are a Fact Sheet about PRS and a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Please read them and familiarize yourself with the proper handling procedures. We will also post these on the bulletin board. [DISTRIBUTE COPIES OF THE FACT SHEET AND FAQs.]

Keep these things in mind concerning PRS:

• Before we do anything, the merchant or agent must have an approved Mailer Service Agreement with the Postal Service to pick up PRS parcels at our facility. No agreement, no pickup. We will be notified if a merchant or agent is approved to pick up parcels here.

• The only PRS parcels we will hold are those addressed to our unit. Merchants or their agents will pick up other return parcels from other consumers at other Postal Service facilities.

• Retail employees, if a customer asks to buy postage for a parcel with one of these special PRS labels, tell them that the postage is being paid by the merchant.

• No extra services, such as insurance, are available with PRS. A customer who wants to insure the package cannot use the PRS label.

• If a package has a PRS label, we will charge the merchant the appropriate PRS rate, regardless of any additional postage that may be applied to the package.

• Letter carriers, please keep an eye out for PRS parcels addressed to this office, whether your customers give them to you or you find them in collection boxes. Cull them out and turn them in when you return to the office each day.

• Clerks, when the letter carriers give you PRS packages addressed to our office, or if customers give them to you over the counter or at the dock, please make sure that you scan them as 'Available for Pickup.' Then, if we have more than one PRS participant, we will sort them by Mailer ID and stage them by participant.

• And clerks, when the merchant or agent arrives to collect RDU PRS parcels, make sure you scan the parcels as 'Picked Up By Agent.'

• We don't have to weigh PRS parcels. Just scan the parcels with our hand-held scanners. Since the merchants are charged a flat rate of $2.00, we will use the scans to create a postage-due manifest, and we will deduct the amount from the appropriate account. Note that there is a separate scan for oversized PRS parcels, and the rate is $7.51 regardless of weight. Refer to the PRS fact sheet for specific scanning instructions.

• A merchant or agent that wishes to participate must submit its request on company letterhead to the manager of Mailing Standards. If you know someone who might be interested, let them know that the specifics for making their request are available in Postal Bulletin 22112 (10-02-03) - the article starts on page 8, and the participation information starts on page 10. Or they can call [IDENTIFY A PERSON IN YOUR OFFICE] for more information.

Employee Stand-Up Talk for All BMCs - Parcel Return Services Make Buying by Mail Easier, Cheaper

[Please read this stand-up talk to all employees at all BMCs. Show them the accompanying shipping label poster (see page 9 in this Postal Bulletin). Make and distribute copies of the Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and post copies of them on official bulletin boards.]

If you order merchandise by the Internet or by catalog, you probably know that returning items can be more difficult than getting them in the first place.

Starting October 19, 2003, the Postal Service will launch a 2-year test of new parcel services that will make it easier for consumers to return items, at very competitive prices for the merchants. They are called Parcel Return Services, or PRS. They work like dropshipping in reverse.

Here's how they work:

There are three categories of PRS:

• Parcel Select Return Delivery Unit, or Parcel Select RDU.

• Parcel Select Return Bulk Mail Center, or Parcel Select RBMC.

• Bound Printed Matter Return Bulk Mail Center, or Bound Printed Matter RMBC.

When the merchandise or Bound Printed Matter is first shipped, the merchant will provide a special PRS mailing label. This poster shows an example of the special label. [SHOW THEM THE POSTER WITH THE LABEL.] Note the Mailer ID number in the lower right corner - that tells us which company the package belongs to. Note the barcode - this is a unique parcel tracking number, not a delivery confirmation number. Also note the postage indicia. The merchant pays the postage out of its postage-due account, so we don't have to worry about that here at the BMC. All the consumer has to do is affix the label and then give it to a letter carrier, drop it in the collection box - yes, that's okay because we know who the merchant is - or bring it to the Post Office facililty.

We will collect the return parcels marked 'RBMC' and addressed to this unit, and hold them for the merchants or authorized agents, who must collect the returns at least every 48 hours, excluding Sundays and holidays. They are required to make an appointment for pickup at least 1 business day in advance. If they already have an appointment to drop off Parcel Select packages, they can make arrangements prior to arrival to pick up their PRS parcels at the same time. Merchants also get the return items back quicker, and they can retrieve information about the return merchandise electronically.

If we receive parcels marked 'RDU,' we must not reroute them to the delivery unit. Instead, we must combine them with RBMC parcels for that merchant and charge them at the RBMC rate.

This is a 2-year experiment that will give us a chance to gauge the market demand for these services. During the first year of testing for these new experimental services, the Postal Service will have a limit of 20 prequalified participants. That number could grow to 30 participants in the second year. Then we'll evaluate the services and see if we should offer them permanently.

Here are a Fact Sheet about PRS and a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Please read them and familiarize yourself with the proper handling procedures. We will also post these on the bulletin board. [DISTRIBUTE COPIES OF THE FACT SHEET AND FAQs.]

Keep these things in mind concerning PRS:

• Before we do anything, the merchant or agent must have an approved Mailer Service Agreement with the Postal Service to pick up PRS parcels at our facility. No agreement, no pickup.

• The only PRS parcels we will hold are those addressed to our unit, or addressed to RDUs in our service area. Participants will pick up other return parcels from other consumers at other Postal Service facilities.

• For each PRS customer, we will establish a PS Form 3801, Standing Delivery Order, identifying who will be authorized to pick up the parcels. [IDENTIFY A PERSON IN YOUR OFFICE] will be the RBMC contact person and will take care of this. [PERSON'S NAME] will get primary and secondary contact phone numbers for the merchant or agent who is going to pick up the parcels.

• We will provide a system for mirrored sort of the merchant's parcels and NMOs, and set up a staging area for pickup. Make sure the staging area for finalized mail is away from operations, so we can avoid mishandlings.

• Remember that the barcode on PRS parcels is a unique parcel tracking number, not a delivery confirmation number.

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• Participants must schedule appointments to retrieve parcels at least 1 business day in advance. However, if they have an appointment to dropship parcels here, they can make arrangements in advance to use the same appointment to retrieve RBMC PRS parcels.

• We don't have to weigh PRS parcels. The Postal Service will randomly sample parcels before they are manifested, compare the sampling to the original manifest for accuracy, and then deduct funds from the permit holder's account.

• The volume of return parcels will dictate the sort method and equipment we will use to collect and stage the PRS.

• Once we load the parcels onto the merchant's or agent's trailer, we will complete the bill of lading and seal the trailer. [IDENTIFY A PERSON IN YOUR OFFICE] will handle this.

• A merchant or agent that wishes to participate must submit its request on company letterhead to the manager of Mailing Standards. If you know someone who might be interested, let them know that the specifics for making their request are available in Postal Bulletin 22112 (10-02-03) - the article starts on page 8, and the participation information starts on page 10. Or they can call [IDENTIFY A PERSON IN YOUR OFFICE] for more information.

Employee Stand-Up Talk for All Facilities Except 'Early Bird' Delivery Units and BMCs - Parcel Return Services Make Buying by Mail Easier, Cheaper

[Please read this stand-up talk to all employees at all facilities except 'Early Bird' delivery units and BMCs.]

If you order merchandise by the Internet or by catalog, you probably know that returning items can be more difficult than getting them in the first place.

Starting October 19, 2003, the Postal Service will launch a 2-year test of new parcel services that will make it easier for consumers to return items, at very competitive prices for the merchants. They are called Parcel Return Services, or PRS. They work like dropshipping in reverse.

Here's how they work:

Qualifying merchants will be able to choose to pick up return parcels at the Post Office facility or BMC serving the original consumer. For saving us the time and trouble of sorting and transporting returns all the way back to their warehouse, the merchant will get a lower postage rate. That makes PRS a good deal for the merchant.

The merchant will provide a special PRS mailing label, in case the consumer needs to return the item. The merchant pays the postage. All the consumer has to do is affix the label and then give it to a letter carrier, drop it in the collection box - yes, that's okay because we know who the merchant is - or bring it to the Post Office facililty. That makes PRS a good deal for the consumer, too.

Participating merchants will be able to schedule pickups at their convenience. When possible, they can even deliver new packages and pick up returns in the same trip. Merchants get the return items back quicker and can obtain information about the return merchandise electronically. That makes PRS a good deal for the merchants, too.

This is a 2-year experiment that will give us a chance to gauge the market demand for these services. During the first year of testing for these new experimental services, the Postal Service will have a limit of 20 prequalified participants. That number could grow to 30 participants in the second year. Then we'll evaluate the services and see if we should offer them permanently.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Parcel Return Services

General Q&A

What are Parcel Return Services?

Parcel Return Services (PRS) are new experimental services that make it easier for consumers to return mail and Internet order merchandise, at very competitive rates for merchants. PRS will appeal to merchants who receive a large volume of returns and to shipping consolidators. Think of it as dropshipping in reverse.

Qualifying merchants or agents may elect to pick up return parcels at select delivery units or bulk mail centers (BMCs) serving the original consumers. They must retrieve the parcels on a regular schedule, at least once a week at delivery units and, at BMCs, at least every 48 hours, excluding Sundays and holidays. In most cases, merchants or agents will pick up returned parcels while they are entering new parcels into the mailstream, allowing them to perform both pickup and delivery functions in one trip. Merchants also will be able to get the return items back quicker, and retrieve information about the merchandise electronically. In exchange for picking up the return parcels, merchants will receive lower postage rates reflecting the savings to the Postal Service in reduced transportation and handling costs.

This is a 2-year experiment that will give us a chance to gauge the market demand for these services. During the first year of testing for these new experimental services, the Postal Service will have a limit of 20 prequalified participants. That number could grow to 30 participants in the second year. These participation limits will allow us to manage and document the operational aspects of these new services to determine if we should file a permanent classification request.

How is the postage paid?

When a consumer purchases merchandise by Internet or by catalog but then returns the merchandise, it goes back one of two ways. Either the consumer decides how to send the parcel back and pays the shipping charges, or the merchant determines the carrier and type of service used and pays the bill. In the latter case, the merchant often provides a return shipping label.

PRS is a convenient and efficient example of the latter. Participating merchants will provide their consumers with special PRS mailing labels and manifest them at the designated Postal Service facility for payment. See page 9 in this Postal Bulletin for a poster showing the special PRS labels.

What are the rate categories? Rates? Fees?

There are three rate categories for PRS:

- The Parcel Select Return Delivery Unit (RDU) rate category applies to merchandise returned to the delivery unit of the original consumer for pickup. The delivery unit address appears on the special PRS mailing label. The Postal Services charges merchants who pick up these parcels a flat rate of $2.00, regardless of weight - the charge for oversized parcels is $7.51.

- The Parcel Select Return Bulk Mail Center (RBMC) rate covers parcels returned to the BMC. Rates are $0.86 to $1.51 below the current Intra- BMC Parcel Post rates.

- A third rate category, Bound Printed Matter Return Bulk Mail Center (RBMC), is available for returns that meet content and shape requirements for Bound Printed Matter parcels. The merchant or agent may pick these up only at designated BMCs. Rates are $0.24 below the non-workshared Bound Printed Matter rates for all zones.

For more details, see the article titled 'DMM Revision: Parcel Return Services Experiment' in Postal Bulletin 22112 (10-2-03, starting on page 8) - specific rates begin on page 11.

Participants must pay an annual permit fee of $150.00 and an advance deposit accounting fee of $475.00. The Postal Service requires only a single permit fee for all three rate categories, regardless of the number of locations from which the merchant or agent retrieves the parcels.

What is the difference between PRS and Merchandise Return Service?

Merchandise Return Service is end-to-end service. The consumer places an enclosed return mailing label on the item and puts it in the mailstream. The Postal Service transports the parcel to the designated postal facility shown on the label, where the postage is calculated and deducted from the merchant's account. Then the Postal Service delivers the parcel to the merchant or agent.

PRS allows the merchant or agent to intercept the returning parcel at one of two upstream locations. The label affixed by the consumer is addressed either to the delivery unit where the consumer lives or to the BMC that serves that delivery unit. Merchants or agents then will pick up the return parcels at these locations and manifest them for payment.

Will all Postal Service facilities participate in PRS?

No. During the 2-year experiment, the services will be limited to only those destinating delivery units that offer early acceptance hours for Parcel Select dropshipments - such facilities are commonly referred to as 'Early Bird' offices. These facilities will be designated as return delivery units (RDUs). Also, all BMCs will participate and will be designated as return bulk mail centers (RBMCs).

Will PRS offer tracking capability?

The special PRS label includes a barcode that allows a consumer to confirm when the merchant or agent retrieves the package at the RDU or RBMC.

What types of information will the merchant transmit to the Postal Service in the manifest file, and how will the Postal Service use it?

The merchant will collect and transmit the PRS barcode, the date and time when the parcel was manifested, and the ZIP Code of the RBMC where the parcel was picked up. This information will be available on usps.com to confirm when the merchant or agent received the parcel. Additionally, the manifest file will include the origin ZIP Code of the parcel, the rate category, weight, zone, and postage information. The Postal Service will use this information to support our data collection plan and postage collection.

Can a merchant or agent consolidate its returns at one RDU or BMC?

No. A merchant or agent must retrieve its returns at the RDU or BMC that serves the original consumer. The merchant must prepare its PRS label with the address of the corresponding facility.

How does a merchant or agent become a participant in the PRS experiment?

A merchant or agent that wishes to participate must submit a request on its company letterhead to the manager of Mailing Standards. The specifics for making requests are available in Postal Bulletin 22112 (10-02-03) - the article starts on page 8, and the participation information starts on page 10.

Acceptance and Handling Q&A

How often do merchants or agents have to pick up the return parcels at the RDU or RBMC?

Merchants or agents must pick up parcels returned to an RDU at least once a week, with the Postal Service reserving the right to require more frequent pickups based on operational needs.

Merchants or agents must pick up parcels returned to an RBMC at least every 48 hours, excluding Sundays and holidays.

What about missorted mail?

The merchant or agent is responsible for and must agree to return all missent mail to the Post Office designated by the Postal Service.

What about RDU parcels dropped in collection boxes?

Like Merchandise Return Service parcels, RDU and RBMC parcels may be dropped in collection boxes. If an RDU parcel is picked up by the letter carrier and returned to the delivery unit shown on the PRS address, the parcel should be culled from the mail and held for pickup there. However, if it is collected and brought to a processing and distribution center (P&DC) during evening collections, the parcel should not be culled and rerouted to the delivery unit, but instead should be transported to the BMC. Any RDU parcel not captured at the Post Office on the address will be processed to the RBMC for pickup by the merchant or agent, and the merchant should be charged the RBMC rate.

How should we handle pieces deposited at a Post Office other than the RDU addressed on the label?

If a consumer deposits a PRS item at a Postal Service facility other than the RDU addressed on the label, we must route the parcel to the RBMC, which must handle it as an RBMC piece.

How will we identify the number of oversized parcels returned through this service?

A special scan event will identify oversized parcels retrieved at an RDU. The returns manifest will identify those parcels retrieved at an RBMC.

Can consumers insure a PRS package?

No. No extra services are permitted with PRS. A consumer who wishes to insure the return package cannot use the PRS label.

What if a consumer affixes the PRS label and then applies postage?

If a PRS label is used on a package, the Postal Service will charge the merchant the appropriate PRS rate, regardless of any additional postage that may be applied to the package. If a customer asks to purchase postage for a parcel that has one of these special PRS labels, explain that the merchant is already paying for the postage.

Will we weigh PRS items, like we do for Merchandise Return Service?

No. At RDUs, we will scan parcels with the existing hand-held scanners. The scan will be used to create a postage-due manifest, and the amount will be deducted from the appropriate account. Clerks must check for oversized parcels and use the oversized scan event when applicable.

At RBMCs, the Postal Service will randomly sample parcels before they are manifested by the merchant or agent, will compare the sampling to the manifest for accuracy, and then will deduct funds from the permit holder's account.

Will PRS parcels carry a sort barcode, or will we need to key them?

All PRS labels will contain a postal routing barcode identifying the unique ZIP Code for the merchant and the location where the parcels are collected.

Is the BMC responsible for sealing the trailer before it leaves the BMC?

Yes. The BMC plant manager will designate per- sonnel responsible for sealing the trailers prior to departure.

Who at the BMC completes the bill of lading?

The BMC plant manager will designate personnel responsible for completing the bill of lading.

Will NMOs for this service receive an en route scan at the BMC?

No. Only machinable parcels will receive passive en route scans when they are sorted on the parcel sorting machine.

How will the return parcels be loaded into the merchant's or agent's trailer?

The parcels will be sorted into Gaylord containers at a location designated by the BMC. Full containers will be staged and transported via forklift to the merchant's or agent's trailer based on when the trailer is available. Merchants or agents will be required to make appointments to pick up the parcels.

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Do we charge the merchants part of the shared cost for the use of the Gaylord containers?

No. The cost of the containers is built into the cost model for the service.

Do merchants or agents have to return Gaylord containers to the BMC?

The merchant or agent will return the Gaylord containers to the BMC nearest its processing facility.

Can we use Postal Paks to containerize return parcels for pickup?

Yes. We may use Postal Paks at the discretion of the BMC manager based on operational needs, provided that both the participant and the BMC agree to their use.

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You need to know who owns a property or where they’re located in order to request access, send notices, deliver a warrant, make an offer, and a thousand other reasons we won’t list here (you’re welcome). Whatever your need, we’ve got the most up-to-date information on who owns what, where. You can even view property use type, land value and property characteristics.

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ParcelQuest Navigator exceeded my expectations. It is truly the industry standard for California parcel data.” —Bob Wenzlau, CEO, Terradex, Inc.
We always appreciate ParcelQuest's fast, friendly service. They turn around complex GIS orders quickly, providing us with critical parcel data for our utility planning.—Mark Tukman, Founder, Tukman Geospatial, LLC
As an already satisfied user of your products, I can say your application is the most trouble-free, consistently performing third-party product we have purchased.—Glenn Ziemer, Fire Chief, Humboldt Fire District #1
Our goal was to gather data for a proposed annexation of several thousand parcels. With the help of ParcelQuest, we were able to do in days what would otherwise have taken weeks. ParelQuest saved us not only massive amounts of time, but also a lot of money. Thanks again for all the help.—Glenn Crowson, General Manager, Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District

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