Carrier Route Product
The Carrier Route Product provides reference information needed to apply carrier route codes to addresses for presort postage discounts.
Who is the Carrier Route Product for?
First Class Mail
Correct and Standardize: Address Information System (AIS) Products
What is Carrier Route Product?
Carrier Route Product provides mailers with reference information for applying carrier route codes to addresses when taking advantage of presort postage discounts. Mail containing carrier route codes can then be presorted to the carrier route level.
Carrier Route Product is available with monthly or bimonthly updates. This product contains raw data and does not contain any software. The hardcopy report offered in the past has been replaced with the AIS Viewer ZIP + 4® Retrieval option. Using the ZIP + 4 Retrieval option, mailers can retrieve, view, and print hardcopy reports on demand similar to the Carrier Route Information System (CRIS) hardcopy reports. Mailers are encouraged to update their files when they receive updates from the Postal Service™ or vendors, and carrier-presort mailers must comply with the established mandatory update cycles specified by the Postal Service in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®).
A sample Carrier Route file is available for download here.
Pricing guide for Address Information System (AIS) products, including Carrier Route, ZIP+4, Five-Digit ZIP, City State, Delivery Statistics, Z4Change, ZIPMove, eLOT, and RDI.
The Address Information System (AIS) Products Technical Guide contains documentation on all AIS products, including Residential Delivery Indicator (RDI), Z4Change, ZIPMove, Zip+4, Five-Digit Zip Product, eLOT, Carrier Route Product, City State Product, and Delivery Statistics Product.
This document provides a sample of a Carrier Route .txt file.
This form is used to create a Web-based account with the National Customer Support Center (NCSC) which will be utilized to retrieve/download files from the Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) website.
Order form for Address Information System (AIS) products.
AIS Viewer is an interactive application designed to provide the ability to retrieve, view, and print accurate and current ZIP Code™ information for all 50 states.
The City State Product is a comprehensive list of city, county, and Post Office names associated with each ZIP Code™.
The Delivery Statistics Product defines the number of post office boxes and business/residential deliveries on city, rural, and highway contract routes for every ZIP Code™ in the United States.
The Five-Digit ZIP® Product provides five-digit ZIP Code™ data that can be appended to computerized mailing lists via address-matching software.
The eLOT product allows mailers the ability to sort their mailings in approximate carrier-casing sequence.
Z4Change Product provides mailers the information necessary to create an application that would facilitate frequent and cost-effective processing for updating very large computerized mailing lists for automation compatibility and improved deliverability.
The ZIP + 4® Product is a base reference file that can be accessed by an application to assign the correct ZIP + 4® Code associated with a physical address.