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What’s on the table?

Have you ever wondered what was included in a table update? Do you want to be notified when an update is available? Keep reading…

Labeling Lists: (monthly) The USPS Labeling List tables provide active, originating 3- and 5-digit ZIP Code data along with their destination locations for labeling purposes. The Labeling Lists are used in all bundle, tray, and pallet creation and labeling for delivery.

Zones: (monthly) The Zone table is used in determining the distance that a mailpiece travels based on the ZIP Code where the mailpiece enters the mail stream (origin) to the facility that delivers the piece to its final destination. Postage rates for certain classes and piece types of mail are based on mailpiece weight, presort level, and the distance a mailpiece travels.

Mail Direction/Drop Ship: (monthly) Mail Direction is used for default drop entry points and redirections. It takes into account several different data elements including mail characteristics, discount level, and destination ZIP Code. The Mail Direction file is what assigns the information for an 8125 and Qualification Report when you do a DDU, SCF, NDC, or FSS destination sorts.

City/State: (monthly) The City State portion of the City State product is a comprehensive list of ZIP Codes and the city, county, and post office names associated with those ZIP Codes. This can be used for scheming during presorting.

Early Warning System (EWS): (weekly) Provides information on new addresses that have not yet been added to the ZIP + 4 database.

To see what set of Presort Tables are currently active in the Mail Manager installation, you can click the green ‘Presort Data expires…’ section of the Encoding status bar. The subsequent window lists the current default tables used, as well as their effective and expiration dates.

The easiest way to be notified about whether an update is available is by signing up for the Update Notification Forums on the Customer Portal. When an update is available, you are sent an email.  At your convenience, sign on to the Customer Portal and download the update.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact Customer Support at 1.800.624.5234. We are here to help!