That throughput is in the mid-range for the Postal Service's 21 bulk mail centers spread across the country.
At each of the bulk mail centers, bar codes will make the sortation process as much as 25% less labor intensive, says Rucker.
As of September, Pittsburgh and 15 other bulk mail centers had integrated bar code systems that were fully operational.
The number of bulk mail centers and the nationwide reach of the system are certainly remarkable.
Only broad standardization of the system components from scanners and printers to labels ensures that the system will be effective at all bulk mail centers.
Speedier delivery is yet another bonus as your mail can achieve an even finer presort level, enabling you to take mall to the entry point closest to your customers: bulk mail centers
or destination delivery units.
When possible, try to arrange for delivery of your mail to bulk mail centers
(BMCs), sectional center facilities (SCFs) or destination delivery units (DDUs).