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Unaddressed Mail Basics Business Letter Services
Introduction Unaddressed Mail is an Australia Post service for the delivery of mail which does not include a delivery address, and is used to deliver leaflets, catalogues, merchandising samples etc to all letterboxes in a geographical area. In this module This module introduces you to Unaddressed Mail and provides an overview of Australia Post’s requirements for Unaddressed Mail preparation, sorting and lodgement. Learning outcomes By completing this module, you will be able to: list the features and benefits of Unaddressed Mail identify Australia Post’s requirements for Unaddressed Mail locate current pricing information for Unaddressed Mail
Unaddressed Mail at a glance What is Unaddressed Mail? Unaddressed Mail is an Australia Post service for the delivery of mail which does not include a name or specific delivery address. Unaddressed Mail can be enveloped, wrapped or unwrapped. Businesses can design and produce Unaddressed Mail articles for delivery to geographic areas, targeting business addresses, residential addresses or both. They can use the service to contact prospective customers without needing to have a name and address on the article.
Unaddressed Mail at a glance Features and benefits With Unaddressed Mail, you can: target either businesses or private addresses with advertising material maximize the space available for creative artwork start building a customer database as a first step in creating direct mail acquire new customers or build store traffic communicate to prospective customers without having to acquire their name and address target a specific geographical area at a low cost.
Unaddressed Mail at a glance Features and benefits The Unaddressed Mail service can deliver to all private, and/or business delivery points in Australia that do not bear the message “No Unaddressed Advertising Material” or similar words (with the exception of Community notices) lodged under the Authority of: Local, State or Federal governments or their agencies 1 political organisations 1 religious institutions educational institutions charitable bodies, including benevolent and welfare societies. 1 Political organisations should contact the Unaddressed Mail service team, or their Australia Post Account Manager to arrange lodgements.
Unaddressed Mail at a glance Features and benefits Customers can choose the coverage that best suits their needs. They can choose to post to: a single suburb/town (selected by postcode), multiple suburbs/towns, to all delivery points in a state, or across Australia. To qualify, the article must not contain the name and address of the recipient, and the minimum quantity is: to one address type (eg post office boxes at a single Australia Post outlet) to one suburb, town or postcode.
Unaddressed Mail at a glance More information More detailed information is available in the Unaddressed Mail Fact Sheet and Unaddressed Mail service guide. Prices for Unaddressed Mail are available in the Post Charges booklet and at auspost.com.au These guides are also available at any Australia Post outlet.
Unaddressed Mail basics Overview To qualify for Unaddressed Mail, customers need to meet Australia Post’s bulk mail requirements in the following areas: size, weight category, and type barcodes and correct addressing sorting minimum volumes applications Each requirement is covered on the following slides.
Unaddressed Mail basics Size, weight and type requirements Unaddressed Mail is available for Small and Large size categories. Articles can weigh up to 250 grams. Articles can be envelopes or postcards, brochures, wrapped articles, folded or unwrapped articles, or even product samples. All articles in a lodgement must be within the same size and weight category. There are no other restrictions on the design of articles. The envelope or article can include advertising or a marketing message. Variations to size, weight or type requirements should be submitted for approval. Refer to the ‘Other considerations’ page in this module. There are no other restrictions on the design of articles. The envelope or article can include advertising or a marketing message.
Unaddressed Mail basics Barcodes and correct addressing requirements Unaddressed Mail items do not need to be barcoded or addressed. It is recommended that you observe the following: 1. optionally, include a salutation like “To The Householder” or similar words on the article 2. do not include a return address for unclaimed articles because Unaddressed Mail does not include a return-to- sender service 3. there is no requirement to print a “Postage Paid” imprint on the article, though you may do so if you wish.
Unaddressed Mail basics Sort requirements You need to sort Unaddressed Mail articles to delivery centres, according to the Booking Confirmation Advice provided by Australia Post. Articles are to be bundled in lots of 100 using two rubber bands. Simply face them all in the same direction and place into correctly labelled letter trays. Both trays and labels can be supplied by Australia Post. One bundle within each tray also needs to have a tray label secured under the rubber bands.
Unaddressed Mail basics Minimum volumes To qualify, the article must not contain the name and address of the recipient, and the minimum quantity is: to one address type to one suburb, town or postcode. Delivery times Unaddressed Mail is delivered between Monday and Friday of the nominated delivery week. Within this period, the actual day/s of delivery are at the discretion of Australia Post. All deliveries will be concluded by the Friday of the nominated delivery week
Unaddressed Mail basics Application requirements It is necessary to book delivery in advance using an Unaddressed Mail Booking Request form, which can be obtained from the Unaddressed Mail Coordination Team on: This ensures that Australia Post is able to deliver the articles within the nominated delivery period. This form needs to be faxed or posted to the Unaddressed Mail Coordination Team (fax: )
Unaddressed Mail basics Booking requirements Unaddressed Mail needs to be booked with Australia Post. It can be booked a minimum of three weeks in advance with the opportunity to alter the booking, or two weeks in advance, when no alterations will be accepted.
Unaddressed Mail basics Lodgement requirements Lodgement for Same State delivery must be made five business days prior to the Monday of the nominated delivery week. Lodgement for the Other State delivery must be made seven business days prior to the Monday of the nominated delivery week. You need to provide an Unaddressed Mail lodgement document when lodging your articles.
Unaddressed Mail basics Cost The prices for Unaddressed Mail articles vary by size and weight category, and the chosen service option. Current pricing is listed in the Post charges booklet ( ), which can be obtained from any Australia Post retail outlet, or downloaded from auspost.com.au Articles attract same state prices when the article is lodged within the same state as the delivery (for example the articles are lodged in Queensland and delivered in Queensland). For charging purposes, the Australian Capital Territory is considered to be part of New South Wales, and South Australia does not include Northern Territory. Regular service applies if you decide to target all private and / or all business delivery points in your chosen localities. Australia Post will deliver to all available street, post office boxes, counter mail and roadside delivery points. Select service applies if you decide to target less than all private and / or less than all business delivery points in your chosen localities. You may request partial delivery to any of the delivery channels of street, post office boxes, counter mail and roadside delivery points. The select service has a higher price per article, which reflects the higher administrative and delivery costs incurred by Australia Post.
Unaddressed Mail basics Other considerations How can I be sure an article is acceptable? Australia Post staff inspect each lodgement to ensure that it satisfies all service requirements. If you are concerned that your articles may not satisfy all service requirements you can request a preliminary test prior to lodgement: Australia Post Business Letter Services GPO Box 1777 MELBOURNE VIC 3001 Australia Post may require a sample before distribution is approved, and may refuse to accept articles that do not satisfy the previously detailed conditions including: size, weight and type requirements, and correct addressing requirements. Where product samples are being considered as part of the article, examples must be discussed with Australia Post and samples may be required before approval. Australia Post reserves the right to reject articles that contain anything which is defamatory or offensive.
Unaddressed Mail basics Summary The key points covered were: Unaddressed Mail only applies to small and large envelope categories Unaddressed Mail is for envelopes, postcards, brochures, and wrapped or unwrapped articles Unaddressed Mail can usually be delivered to all delivery points except those that bear “No Unaddressed Advertising Material” or similar words. Different arrangements exist for community notices. You can choose to post to private and/or business points in Street addresses, PO BOX addresses, Counter delivery and Roadside delivery in country areas. You can choose Regular or Select options It is recommended to include a salutation such as “TO THE HOUSEHOLDER” but no return address is required on the article Continued……
Unaddressed Mail basics Summary, continued Unaddressed Mail can be booked with Australia Post a minimum of 3 weeks in advance, with the opportunity to alter the booking, or two weeks in advance, when no alterations will be accepted Unaddressed Mail needs to be lodged 7 days prior for interstate delivery and 5 days prior for same state delivery Unaddressed Mail articles should be lodged bundled into lots of 100 with 2 strong bands, sorted into postcode ranges and placed in letter trays for lodgement. A booking request form needs to be submitted
You now need to complete a short assessment to check your understanding of the information covered in this module. This assessment consists of 10 multiple-choice questions and should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. To pass the assessment, you need to answer at least eight of these questions correctly. Attempt this assessment as many times as you need to. If you do not pass, it is recommended that you review this module again. Assessment
a.True b.False Assessment 1 Correct answer = A Unaddressed Mail must be placed in trays with Unaddressed Mail labels affixed to every tray. A completed label should also be placed under the bands of one bundle within each tray. True or False? Unaddressed Mail must be placed in trays with completed Unaddressed Mail labels affixed to every tray. A completed label should also be placed under the bands of one bundle within each tray.
a.Small and Small Plus envelope categories b.Small and Medium envelope categories c.Small Plus and Medium envelope categories d.Small and Large envelope categories Assessment 2 Correct answer: D Unaddressed Mail only applies to Small and Large envelope categories. Unaddressed Mail is available for?
a.Envelopes b.Envelopes and postcards c.Brochures d.Brochures and postcards e.Wrapped and unwrapped articles f.All of the above. Assessment 3 Correct answer: F Unaddressed Mail can be used for any of these article types Unaddressed Mail can only be used for?
a.Business b.Residential c.Both Assessment 4 Correct answer: C Companies can design and produce Unaddressed Mail articles for delivery to geographic areas, targeting business addresses, residential addresses or both. What type of addressed can companies using Unaddressed Mail target?
a.Street addresses b.PO BOX addresses c.Counter and Roadside delivery d.Private and/or business points e.All of the above. Assessment 5 Correct answer: E Unaddressed Mail can be posted to Street addresses, PO BOX addresses, Counter and Roadside delivery, and Private and/or business points. You can choose to post Unaddressed Mail to ?
a. Regular is when you decide to target all private and/or all business delivery points in the chosen localities, and Select is when you decide to target less than all private and/or less than all business delivery points in the chosen localities b. Regular is when you decide to do regular unaddressed lodgements and Select is when you decide to Select which office you will lodge at Assessment 6 Correct answer: A In the Unaddressed Mail service, Regular is when you decide to target all private and/or all business delivery points in the chosen localities, and Select is when you decide to target less than all private and/or less than all business delivery points in the chosen localities. In the Unaddressed Mail service Regular and Select refer to:
a.True b.False Assessment 7 Correct answer: A It is recommended that you include a salutation such as “TO THE HOUSEHOLDER” but no return address on the article.. True or False? It is recommended that you include a salutation such as “TO THE HOUSEHOLDER” but no return address on the article.
a.5 days b.7 days c.1 week d.2 weeks e.3 weeks Assessment 8 Correct answer: D Unaddressed Mail can be booked with Australia Post a minimum of 3 weeks in advance, with the opportunity to alter the booking, or two weeks in advance, when no alterations will be accepted What is the minimum number of days in advance that you must book your Unaddressed Mail lodgement?
a.Unaddressed Mail needs to be lodged 5 days prior to interstate delivery and 3 days prior to same state delivery b.Unaddressed Mail needs to be lodged 3 days prior to interstate delivery and 5 days prior to same state delivery. c.Unaddressed Mail needs to be lodged 7 days prior to interstate delivery and 5 days prior to same state delivery. Assessment 9 Correct answer: C Unaddressed Mail needs to be lodged 7 days prior to interstate delivery and 5 days prior to same state delivery. Which statement is correct?
a.True b.False - a booking form must be submitted to Post at least 3 weeks before the desired delivery date Assessment 10 Correct answer: B A booking form needs to be completed and submitted to Australia Post at least 3 weeks prior to the desired delivery date True or False? A booking request form should accompany your lodgement?