Area Distribution Center

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Area Distribution Center

A U.S. Postal Service facility that receives a high volume of mail. The area distribution center accumulates mail and sends it out to individual post offices, which in turn deliver it to the appropriate addresses.
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E-commerce and traditional retail package volume arrives in Louisville from area distribution centers that continue to grow and drive the need for increased UPS processing capacity.
Among these are three- or five-digit sorting, sorting by automated area distribution centers and carrier routes.
In 2003, Wal-Mart asked its top 100 suppliers to use RFID tags on crates and pallets going to Dallas area distribution centers by January 2005.
Since then, periodicals mail is handled at Area Distribution Centers rather than at Sectional Center Facilities.
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