APS maintains both in house and third party presort and commingling capability to maximize postage discounts based on distributional piece counts. 100% of all APS created mail pieces are printed in presort order.
Production files are processed through CASS™ certified software for address standardization, ZIP code/Barcode application and ZIP code sorting. All mail pieces are commingled with other national and regional mailings and then sleeved and banded for USPS® pickup.
The MERLIN system located on site at APS allows for a Postal employee to directly ship mail from APS to external locations bypassing any Post Office™ sorting. Sort schemes programmed on our PTI sorting equipment are designed to maximize presort discounts by both region and nationally.