Payment of Postage

The shipper must affix postage payment in accordance with the Bypass Palletized Rate Application (BPRA) formula to a bypass mail process placard (see Attachment B), which the shipper must then affix to a piece of mail at the top of the pallet. The Postal Service performs verification of postage at the time of acceptance. At any time, the Postal Service may review an entire pallet for appropriate payment and accuracy of postage. To participate in the Alaska bypass mail process, shippers must license meters in Anchorage or Fairbanks, depending on the point of mail entry. This requirement is necessary to ensure that the Postal Service can credit revenue to the entry office. The following table lists the personnel that shippers should contact with questions concerning the licensing and refilling of meters:






Manager, Business Mail Entry



Supervisor, Mail Classifications