PMOD (Priority Mail Open and Distribute)
PMOD is a relatively unknown way to send out your mailer…
Most people are familiar with two mailing options - marketing mail (aka bulk mail or standard mail) and first class mail. However, there is 3rd unique option that lies between these two options. It is called Priority Mail Open and Distribute (PMOD). Here is how it works:
Step 1: Prepare mailers as a marketing mail with a Sectional Center Facility (SCF) drop ship postage rate.
Step 2: Pack the trays into orange bags provided by USPS and ship them to the SCF location via Priority Mail. Orange bags will usually arrive at the SCF in 1 day.
Step 3: Once the orange bag arrives at your local SCF location, it will enter into the normal marketing mail stream. It will take an average of 2 days to reach home.
when should i use PMOD?
If you are located in the West Coast and would like to reach an East Coast address, the average Marketing Mail could take up to 2 weeks! This becomes an issue if your offer is time sensitive nature/very important.
PMOD has average delivery date of 3 to 4 days to anywhere in the US. PMOD bags are sent along with priority mail usually arriving at your destination post office (SCF) the next day. Basically, you are “almost” getting first class delivery speed at discount rate.
As of recently, first class presorted rate (AADC rate) is about $.41, while PMOD is around $.32 each, so there is $.09 saving per piece.
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CAn i use pmod for all my mailing?
PMOD works only when you have the right number of mailers to a specific state or to a metropolitan area. The entire orange bag must be shipped to your local Post Office (SCF). If your mailing is spread all over the US, PMOD will not work because there will be too many SCF’s to ship to.
A great examples include: Auto dealership mailings works well with PMOD because mailers are targeted to a relatively small local area from a dealership. Mortgage mailings targeting specific states will also be effective because we can send orange bags to each targeted state.