MAILING TERMINOLOGYAustralia Post Delivery Services & Terminologies
Merging or combining of letters from more than one source/sender into a single Barcoded Presort Letters lodgement.
Bulk Presort Delivery (BPS)
PreSort Service is for customers who post 300 or more barcoded letters weighing up to 500grams using Regular or Off Peak Delivery Service.
Grouping of Print Post bundles and trays from different jobs generated by various publishers into a common ULD.
Delivery Point Identification barcode, which is an eight digit code, assigned to every delivery points Australia Wide.
Delivery for non-compliance mail, which is charged at the maximum rate of a small or large letter category.
Australia’s Post normal delivery service for letters.
Off Peak Delivery
Service for non-critical mail, which is a less expensive service.
Print Post Service
Delivery service for approved periodical publications to particular addresses throughout Australia.
Available to Print Post customers who may elect to pay linehaul charges and access Local Sort Division prices for articles within a sort division at an Australia Post letter processing facility (Mail Centre).
Articles that exceeds dimensions of a small to large letter and/or over the weight of 1kilo gram.
Letter up to 125grams, no longer than 130mm x 240mm, no thicker than 5mm and no smaller than 88mm x 138mm. Oblong in shape, with the length at least 1.2 times the width.
Small Plus Letters
Letters up to 125grams, no larger than 240mm x 162mm, no thicker than 5mm and no smaller than 88mm x 138mm. Oblong in shape, with the length at least 1.2 times the width.
Letters up to 250grams, no larger than 260mm x 180mm and no thicker than 20mm. Rectangular in shape.
Letters up to 500grams, no longer than 360 x 260mm and no thicker than 20mm. Rectangular in shape.
Unaddressed Delivery Service (UDS)
Delivery service to letterboxes for unaddressed articles i.e. pamphlets, catalogues, flyers etc.
Steel cage containers known as Unit Loading Devices (ULD’s) used where large mail volumes are to be lodged.
Sample of a live piece for approval before production commences.
Data Field Layout
Description of fields within a database
EG Field A: First Name (25 characters), Field B: Surname (25 characters), Field C: Address 1 (50 characters) etc
A process of extracting duplicated or unwanted records within the database based on various selection criteria.
Letter text set-up
Formatting and setting up of letter or images of flysheets before printing.
Usually referred to as an address carrier or a flyer with the delivery details printed on one side, which is commonly used as an address carrier for publications mailed to customers.
Items placed on top of another component e.g. flysheet
Items inserted or nested into another component
Gluing of one item to another item i.e. CD tip-on to a front cover of a magazine
110mm x 220mm size item
120mm x 235mm size item
125mm x 162mm size item
229mm x 324mm size item
210mm x 297mm size item
297mm x 420mm size item
One side print only
Both sides printed
A process of mechanically wrapping items such as magazines using clear or printed film
A process of inserting items into envelopes, may also refer to as ‘Inserting’
Envelopes with the flap requiring moist to seal it (Preferred envelope for machine inserting)
Press Seal Envelopes
Envelopes with a top and bottom flap, placed together and press to seal it
Peal & Seal Envelopes
Envelopes with a peal off sticker on the flap to seal it
A process where concertina folded items (or similar) is placed onto machine for processing to avoid damaging of stock
Is when one end of the plastic film overlap the other end to be sealed while it’s plastic wrapped around the magazine.
Process where variable and non-variable data is printed using print heads, quality varies from 200dpi to 360 dpi
Process where images, variable and non-variable data is printed on flat A4 to A3 sheets, quality can vary from 600 dpi to 1200 dpi.
More than one item packed together and prepared for distribution, can also be referred to as bulk copies.
An additional record added to the database to measure delivery and quality of article
Service where orders are received and than fulfilled using various packaging and delivery services.
Pick and Pack
A process in the fulfilment service where orders are printed, and than it’s ‘Picked’ from the warehouse and ‘Packed’ ready for delivery.
Splitting information in a field within a database i.e. parsing of suburb, state and postcode
Miscellaneous data work to achieve end result
Delivery of Goods to your carriers i.e. Australia Post
Internal number given to each job to be processed within Production.
Merging of variable data and/or images with letter, flysheet or documents