Track Your Mail with – USPS – “PLANETĀ®” – Code Delivery Reports

The United States Postal Service’s PLANET Code is a bar code technology that allows the Postal Service to track a mail piece through the postal system. To use the system, we place an additional barcode on your mail pieces. As each mail piece goes through bar code sorters in postal facilities the barcode is read. This enables the PLANET Code system to track the mail piece’s location as it goes from station to station or city to city. The USPS transmits the captured data to our system, which in turn generates delivery reports on your mail. For cost reasons clients typically have us apply the tracking bar codes to a sampling of your mail, across all the zip codes you are targeting.

You can get real-time delivery reports with breakouts for:

  • Date
  • State
  • SCF (Section Center Facility)
  • BMC (Bulk Mail Center)
  • Zip Code
  • Maps showing percentage of deliveries to each region

Benefits include:

  • Coordinate mailings with newspaper advertising and telemarketing
  • Learn about delivery patterns in various regions
  • Determine when to send follow-up mailings
  • Know when prospects received their mail

Market Mail is a Service Offering of the USPS

Tell us the shape you have in mind and we will determine its acceptability with the Postal Service. Constraints include height, width and thickness. An extensive set of USPS delivery procedures are involved and Corporate Communications Center has systematized the entire process.

Maximum height
Maximum width
Minimum thickness
Minimum Count
USPS Surcharge per piece
Sorting Requirements Batch and Priority Mail to destination post offices

Be Unique, Get Noticed

Not many advertisers or communicators are using this USPS-authorized service yet. Use it to get your message noticed. CCC will help.

Postage Consulting

Call Corporate Communication Center for Instant Advice

Complex U. S. Postal Service regulations offer both opportunities and pitfalls. Our account representatives are fully versed in classes of mail, sortation requirements and permits. Describe your mailing or postal issues to us and we’ll tell you about the trade-offs of delivery time versus cost and which regulations will affect your mailing. Often, we work directly with our Postal Service reps to determine the answers to complex postal situations that will affect your mailing.

Postal Guidance and Acceptance

Postal regulations are ever-changing. We’ll advise you on envelopes, weight, delivery dates and the best postal classification to use for maximum savings. We provide advance inspection of your mail piece to meet postal regulations, prevent postage surcharges, verify permit numbers and confirm accurate document insertion.

Postal discount software

Your mail will be out today! We do all the extensive documentation and sorting the Postal Service requires.

Direct Mail Consulting

Mail Piece Design to Improve Campaign Results

You want your direct mail to have impact with readers, but you’ll also want it to go through the mail preparation and USPS stages quickly and economically. Call us in the early stages of planning your direct mail campaign. We will provide advice on the proper envelope and card sizes allowed by the Post Office. Also, you’ll probably want the highest level of automation possible, so we can guide you on envelope design and insert dimensions for compatibility with high-speed mechanized inserters. Choices of fonts, background reflectivity of addresses, address alignment and paper stock can all affect the success of a mailing and our account representatives will provide immediate, expert advice.