CASS/PAVE certification

Mail processing for discounts

CASS certification

Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS) improves delivery of your mail piece and maximizes postage savings by adding zip+4 codes to your mailing list where possible. The CASS certification process also helps determine some address problems and standardizes addresses to postal service formatting. The correct zip+4 allows us to apply postal barcodes to your mail pieces, thereby qualifying your mail for presort discounts.

PAVE

Is a program that software and hardware vendors participate in to prove their accuracy in sorting address information according to USPS standards. Printing out labels or envelopes sorted in order by the bundle and tray, just the way the Post Office wants it. Print out certified bar coded tray labels and forms for the mailing.

Zip+4

This system enables the Post Office to sort and dispatch mail quickly and accurately. The first 5 numbers of the zip code identify an area of the country along with the Post Office where the mail will be delivered. The additional 4 digits identify a specific range of delivery addresses.

Intelligent barcode

Intelligent barcodes are the small vertical lines above or below the address. The lines represent the zip+4 codes and other Post Office or mailer information. Barcodes enable automated processing of mail, which lowers mail-processing costs. Savings in processing costs at the Post Office are passed on to you through lower postage rates. The area in which the barcode is placed must be blank, as it will affect the rate of postage.