PS Form 3600-FCM "Postage Statement - First-Class Mail and First-Class Package Service"

What Is PS Form 3600-FCM?

PS Form 3600-FCM, Postage Statement - First-Class Mail is a form you complete when sending a mail piece through First-Class Mail (FCM) or First-Class Package Service. The statement - also known as the USPS Form 3600-FCM - is issued by the United States Postal Service (USPS). The latest version of the document was released on January 1, 2019. A printable PS Form 3600-FCM version​​ can be downloaded below or found on the USPS Forms website.

This document has two more related forms within the same series: the PS Form 3600-EZ, Postage Statement - First-Class Mail - Easy - Nonautomation Letters, Cards, or Flats and the PS Form 3600-PM, Postage Statement - Priority Mail - Permit Imprint. The first form is used for non-automation postcards, letters, and flats sent through the First-Class Mail service. The second one is filled out when sending a mail piece via Priority Mail service.

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PS Form 3600-FCM Instructions

Any time you send a mail through the USPS, you need to complete a USPS Postage Statement. There are different types of statements, each depending on the mail class and the postage payment method.

Complete the PS Form 3600-FCM to send the First-Class Mail. This document consists of eight pages. Six of them need to be completed before mailing. The last two pages contain the filing instructions meant to facilitate the process. Read these instructions carefully before completing the form: different types of postage and different mailers require filing different sections on the form. The instructions also contain useful information about the discount total column with clear explanations and examples of the equation.

The form must be certified with your signature for it to be accepted by the USPS. Print your name and provide your telephone number in the appropriate box. Attach all completed sheets to the first page, that serves as a cover sheet. If you need a copy of the document for your own records, photocopy it in advance and bring the original with you to the USPS.


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United States Postal Service
Post Office: Note Mail Arrival
Date & Time (Do Not Round-Stamp)
Postage Statement—First-Class Mail
and First-Class Package Service
Use this form for First-Class Mail and First-Class Package Service.
Permit Holder
Mailing Agent
Mail Owner
Name, Address, Email, Telephone
(If other than permit holder)
(If other than permit holder)
Name, Address, Telephone
Name, Address
CAPS Cust. Ref. No.
CRID
CRID
CRID
Post Office of Mailing
Mailer’s Mailing Date
Federal Agency Cost Code
Statement Seq. No.
Permit #
No. and type
of Containers
Sacks
Type of Postage
Processing
For Mail Enclosed
Weight of a Single Piece
SSF Transaction ID#
Parcels Only Hold
Category
within Another Class
.
For Pickup (HFPU)
1 ft. Letter
Permit Imprint
pounds
Trays
Letters
Marketing Mail
Precanceled
No. of pieces
Stamps
2 ft. Letter
Total Pieces
Total Weight
Flats
Bound Printed Matter
Customer Generated
Trays
Metered
Parcels
Library Mail
Electronic Labels
EMM Letter
Periodicals
SigCon
Move Update Method
Letter or flat-size mailpieces contain:
Trays
Media Mail
Round Trip ONLY: One DVD/CD or other disk.
Ancillary Service
Alternative Method
For Automation Price Pieces,
Flat Trays
Endorsement
Enter Date of Address
Multiple
Combined Mailing
Pallets
This is a Political Campaign Mailing
Yes
No
Matching and Coding
NCOA
Link
OneCode ACS
Single Class
ACS
Other
n/a Alternative
This is Official Election Mail
Yes
No
/
/
Address Format
Parts Completed (Select all that apply):
A
B
C
D
S
NSA
1
Subtotal Postage (Add parts totals)
Price at Which Postage Affixed (Check one).
Correct
Lowest
Neither
2
Postage Affixed -
=
Complete if mailing includes pieces bearing metered/PC Postage.
pcs. x $
.
3
Incentive/Discount Flat Dollar Amount -
4
Fee Flat Dollar Amount +
Net Postage Due (Line 1 + / - Lines 2, 3, 4)
Permit #
5
Additional Postage Payment (State reason)
For postage affixed, add additional payment to net postage due;
Total Adjusted Postage Affixed
for permit imprint, add additional payment to total postage.
Total Adjusted Postage Permit Imprint
Postmaster: Report Total Postage in AIC 121
Incentive/Discount Claimed:
Type of Fee:
The mailer’s signature certifies acceptance of liability for and agreement to pay any revenue deficiencies assessed on this mailing, subject to appeal. If an agent signs this form,
the agent certifies that he or she is authorized to sign on behalf of the mailer and that the mailer is bound by the certification and agrees to pay any deficiencies. In addition,
agents may be liable for any deficiencies resulting from matters within their responsibility, knowledge, or control. The mailer hereby certifies that all information furnished on this
form is accurate, truthful, and complete; that the mail and the supporting documentation comply with all postal standards and that the mailing qualifies for the prices and fees
claimed; and that the mailing does not contain any matter prohibited by law or postal regulation. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this
form or who omits information requested on this form may be subject to criminal and/or civil penalties, including fines and imprisonment.
Privacy Notice: For information regarding our Privacy Policy visit www.usps.com.
Signature of Mailer or Agent
Printed Name of Mailer or Agent Signing Form
Telephone
Weight of a Single Piece
Total Weight
Are postage figures at left adjusted from mailer’s
Round Stamp (Required)
Payment Date
.
entries?
Yes
No If yes, reason:
pounds
Total Pieces
Total Postage
Presort Verification Performed? (If required)
Yes
No
I CERTIFY that this mailing has been inspected for
Date Mailer Notified
Contact
each item below if required:
(1) eligibility for postage prices claimed;
(2) proper preparation (and presort where required);
(3) proper completion of postage statement;
By (Initials)
Time
AM
(4) payment of annual fee; and
PM
(5) sufficient funds on deposit (if required)
USPS Employee’s Signature
Print USPS Employee’s Name
PS Form 3600-FCM1, January 2019 (Page 1 of 6) PSN 7530-13-000-5569
This form and mailing standards are available on Postal Explorer at pe.usps.com.
United States Postal Service
Post Office: Note Mail Arrival
Date & Time (Do Not Round-Stamp)
Postage Statement—First-Class Mail
and First-Class Package Service
Use this form for First-Class Mail and First-Class Package Service.
Permit Holder
Mailing Agent
Mail Owner
Name, Address, Email, Telephone
(If other than permit holder)
(If other than permit holder)
Name, Address, Telephone
Name, Address
CAPS Cust. Ref. No.
CRID
CRID
CRID
Post Office of Mailing
Mailer’s Mailing Date
Federal Agency Cost Code
Statement Seq. No.
Permit #
No. and type
of Containers
Sacks
Type of Postage
Processing
For Mail Enclosed
Weight of a Single Piece
SSF Transaction ID#
Parcels Only Hold
Category
within Another Class
.
For Pickup (HFPU)
1 ft. Letter
Permit Imprint
pounds
Trays
Letters
Marketing Mail
Precanceled
No. of pieces
Stamps
2 ft. Letter
Total Pieces
Total Weight
Flats
Bound Printed Matter
Customer Generated
Trays
Metered
Parcels
Library Mail
Electronic Labels
EMM Letter
Periodicals
SigCon
Move Update Method
Letter or flat-size mailpieces contain:
Trays
Media Mail
Round Trip ONLY: One DVD/CD or other disk.
Ancillary Service
Alternative Method
For Automation Price Pieces,
Flat Trays
Endorsement
Enter Date of Address
Multiple
Combined Mailing
Pallets
This is a Political Campaign Mailing
Yes
No
Matching and Coding
NCOA
Link
OneCode ACS
Single Class
ACS
Other
n/a Alternative
This is Official Election Mail
Yes
No
/
/
Address Format
Parts Completed (Select all that apply):
A
B
C
D
S
NSA
1
Subtotal Postage (Add parts totals)
Price at Which Postage Affixed (Check one).
Correct
Lowest
Neither
2
Postage Affixed -
=
Complete if mailing includes pieces bearing metered/PC Postage.
pcs. x $
.
3
Incentive/Discount Flat Dollar Amount -
4
Fee Flat Dollar Amount +
Net Postage Due (Line 1 + / - Lines 2, 3, 4)
Permit #
5
Additional Postage Payment (State reason)
For postage affixed, add additional payment to net postage due;
Total Adjusted Postage Affixed
for permit imprint, add additional payment to total postage.
Total Adjusted Postage Permit Imprint
Postmaster: Report Total Postage in AIC 121
Incentive/Discount Claimed:
Type of Fee:
The mailer’s signature certifies acceptance of liability for and agreement to pay any revenue deficiencies assessed on this mailing, subject to appeal. If an agent signs this form,
the agent certifies that he or she is authorized to sign on behalf of the mailer and that the mailer is bound by the certification and agrees to pay any deficiencies. In addition,
agents may be liable for any deficiencies resulting from matters within their responsibility, knowledge, or control. The mailer hereby certifies that all information furnished on this
form is accurate, truthful, and complete; that the mail and the supporting documentation comply with all postal standards and that the mailing qualifies for the prices and fees
claimed; and that the mailing does not contain any matter prohibited by law or postal regulation. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this
form or who omits information requested on this form may be subject to criminal and/or civil penalties, including fines and imprisonment.
Privacy Notice: For information regarding our Privacy Policy visit www.usps.com.
Signature of Mailer or Agent
Printed Name of Mailer or Agent Signing Form
Telephone
Weight of a Single Piece
Total Weight
Are postage figures at left adjusted from mailer’s
Round Stamp (Required)
Payment Date
.
entries?
Yes
No If yes, reason:
pounds
Total Pieces
Total Postage
Presort Verification Performed? (If required)
Yes
No
I CERTIFY that this mailing has been inspected for
Date Mailer Notified
Contact
each item below if required:
(1) eligibility for postage prices claimed;
(2) proper preparation (and presort where required);
(3) proper completion of postage statement;
By (Initials)
Time
AM
(4) payment of annual fee; and
PM
(5) sufficient funds on deposit (if required)
USPS Employee’s Signature
Print USPS Employee’s Name
PS Form 3600-FCM1, January 2019 (Page 1 of 6) PSN 7530-13-000-5569
This form and mailing standards are available on Postal Explorer at pe.usps.com.
First-Class Mail
Part A—Automation prices
Check box if prices are populated in this section.
Postcards (eligible for postcard price)
Price
No. of Pieces
Subtotal Postage
Discount Total*
Fee Total
Total Postage
A1
5-Digit
A2
AADC
A3
Mixed AADC
Letters
Price
No. of Pieces
Subtotal Postage
Discount Total*
Fee Total
Total Postage
A4
5-Digit
A5
AADC
A6
Mixed AADC
Flats
Price
No. of Pieces
Subtotal Postage
Discount Total*
Fee Total
Total Postage
A7
5-Digit
A8
3-Digit
A9
ADC
A10
Mixed ADC
* May contain both Full Service Intelligent Mail and other discount—see Instructions page for additional information.
A11
Part A Total (add lines A1–A10)
Full Service Intelligent Mail Option
A12
DISPLAY ONLY
Postcards—Number of Pieces that Comply
x $0.003 =
A13
DISPLAY ONLY
Letters—Number of Pieces that Comply
x $0.003 =
A14
DISPLAY ONLY
Flats—Number of Pieces that Comply
x $0.003 =
PS Form 3600-FCM, January 2019 (Page 2 of 6)
First-Class Mail
Part B—Nonautomation prices
Check box if prices are populated in this section.
Postcards (eligible for postcard price)
Price
No. of Pieces Subtotal Postage Discount Total
Fee Total
Total Postage
B1
Presorted
B2
Single-Piece
Letters
Price
No. of Pieces Subtotal Postage Discount Total
Fee Total
Total Postage
B3
Presorted
Residual
B4
From First-Class Mail Mailing (includes
up to 1 oz. and between 1 oz. and 3.5 oz.)
Nonpresorted/Single-Piece*
B5
Single-Piece
B6
From USPS Marketing Mail Mailing
Nonmachinable Letters
Price
No. of Pieces Subtotal Postage Discount Total
Fee Total
Total Postage
B7
Presorted
B8
Nonpresorted/Single-Piece
Single-Piece
B9
From USPS Marketing Mail Mailing
Nonmachinable Surcharge**
B10
(for presorted letters)
Nonmachinable Surcharge**
B11
(for single-piece letters)
Flats
Price
No. of Pieces Subtotal Postage Discount Total
Fee Total
Total Postage
B12
Presorted
B13
Single-Piece
Single-Piece
B14
From USPS Marketing Mail Mailing
Permit Reply Mail
Price
No. of Pieces Subtotal Postage Discount Total
Fee Total
Total Postage
B15
Single-Piece Letter (1 oz. or less)
B16
Single-Piece Letter (over 1 oz. to 3.5 oz.)
B17
Single-Piece Flat (1 oz. or less)
B18
Single-Piece Flat (over 1 oz. to 13 oz.)
* First-Class Mail metered letter price
** Only on FCM letters with one or more nonmachinable characteristics
Part B Total (add lines B1–B18)
PS Form 3600-FCM3, January 2019 (Page 3 of 6) PSN 7530-13-000-5570
First-Class Package Service
Part C—Parcels
Check box if prices are populated in this section.
Commercial Parcels (less than 16 oz.)
Zone
Price
No. of Pieces
Subtotal Postage
Discount Total
Fee Total
Total Postage
C1
1&2
C2
3
C3
4
C4
5
C5
6
C6
7
C7
8
C8
9
C9
Irregular shape surcharge
Commercial Parcels—NSA
Zone
Price
No. of Pieces
Subtotal Postage
Discount Total
Fee Total
Total Postage
C10
1&2
C11
3
C12
4
C13
5
C14
6
C15
7
C16
8
C17
9
C18
Irregular shape surcharge
Commercial Parcels—NSA
Price
No. of Pieces
Subtotal Postage
Discount Total
Fee Total
Total Postage
C19
Single-Piece
C20 Irregular shape surcharge
Retail Parcels (13 oz. or less)
Zone
Price
No. of Pieces
Subtotal Postage
Discount Total
Fee Total
Total Postage
C21
1&2
C22
3
C23
4
C24
5
C25
6
C26
7
C27
8
C28
9
Retail Parcels (13 oz. or less) from USPS Marketing Mail
Zone
Price
No. of Pieces
Subtotal Postage
Discount Total
Fee Total
Total Postage
C29
1&2
C30
3
C31
4
C32
5
C33
6
C34
7
C35
8
C36
9
Part C Total (add lines C1–C36)
PS Form 3600-FCM, January 2019 (Page 4 of 6)
Round Trip DVD, CD, or Other Disc Mail
Part D—Round Trip Mailings that Contain a DVD, CD, or Other Disc
Check box if prices are populated in this section.
Automation Letters
Price
No. of Pieces
Subtotal Postage
Discount Total*
Fee Total
Total Postage
D1
5-Digit
D2
AADC
D3
Mixed AADC
Presort Letters
Price
No. of Pieces
Subtotal Postage
Discount Total
Fee Total
Total Postage
D4
Presorted
D5
Single-Piece
Automation Flats
Price
No. of Pieces
Subtotal Postage
Discount Total*
Fee Total
Total Postage
D6
5-Digit
D7
3-Digit
D8
ADC
D9
Mixed ADC
Presort Flats
Price
No. of Pieces
Subtotal Postage
Discount Total
Fee Total
Total Postage
D10
Presorted
D11
Single-Piece
Permit Reply Mail
Price
No. of Pieces
Subtotal Postage
Discount Total
Fee Total
Total Postage
Single-Piece Letter
D12
(1 oz. or less)
Single-Piece Flat
D13
(2 oz. or less)
* May contain both Full Service Intelligent Mail and other discount—see Instructions page for additional information.
D14
Part D Total (add lines D1–D13)
Full Service Intelligent Mail Option
D15
DISPLAY ONLY
Letters—Number of Pieces that Comply
x $0.003 =
D16
DISPLAY ONLY
Flats—Number of Pieces that Comply
x $0.003 =
PS Form 3600-FCM5, January 2019 (Page 5 of 6) PSN 7530-15-000-7023
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