5-3 Priority Mail Open and Distribute

As an option, Priority Mail Open and Distribute service could be used instead of a mail service provider to enter the mail at the SCF level in the Member’s home district. The distance from Washington, D.C., to the destination SCF and the weight of the sacks determine the additional cost of Priority Mail.

Standard Mail items entered outside the Member’s home district are transported by normal surface transportation. If there is a short time frame requirement for delivery of the mailing, then Priority Mail Open and Distribute could also be considered to expedite the mailing because it uses an expedited network to get the mail to the Member’s home district.