sectional center


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sectional center

[′sek·shən·əl ′sen·tər]
(communications)
A long-distance telephone office which connects several primary centers and which is in class number 2; only a regional center has greater importance in routing telephone calls. Abbreviated SC.
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QuikPak drop ships into 467 USPS Sectional Center facilities every day: Requests made one afternoon will be on a plane the following morning.
Most of the chutes will be assigned to specific substations of the BMCs, known as sectional center facilities (SCFs), and direct delivery units (DDUs), which is the designation for local post offices.
Another benefit of the new rate structure to newspapers is a lower fee for taking copies to another postal facility Many papers take copies to sectional center facilities in hopes that placing them higher in the distribution stream will ensure timely delivery.
Since then, periodicals mail is handled at Area Distribution Centers rather than at Sectional Center Facilities.
As always, it pays to prepare your mail for delivery to mail entry points such as bulk mail centers (BMCs), sectional center facilities (SCFs) and especially the local post offices known as destination delivery units (DDUs).
Postal Service (USPS) processes on their sorting equipment at the Sectional Center Facilities (SCFs).
By using a postal sortation software program, you can choose the sortation level which will qualify your mail for the optimum discount - whether to sort to the Bulk Mail Center (BMC) or Sectional Center Facility (SCF) level, for instance.