Pushing the Envelope

As the USPS continues to struggle to cut costs and automate mailing processes, what else is in store for publishers?

The Flats Sequencing System in operation; Rigid Compatible Trays (RCTs) move toward the Integrated Tray Converter (ITC) where they will be transferred to yellow "street trays" for delivery.

The new Flats Sequencing System automates the sorting of flats into delivery order at the rate of 16,500 pieces per hour (the feeder is shown here), according to the USPS.