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DISTRIBUTION NETWORK Postal Products Unlimited possesses exceptional logistics capabilities to ensure just-in-time delivery of needed supplies to our customers. Our equipment supply and delivery performance has impressed the U.S. Postal Service to such an extent that our company was chosen to administer several key Direct Vendor Delivery supply programs for the U.S. Postal Service. Only select suppliers are chosen for this type of fulfillment for the United States Postal Service since poor performance by the DVD supplier translates directly into a negative perception of the Postal Service itself. Postal Products Unlimited’s Distribution Network is proven and efficient. Postal Products Unlimited ships 80% of all products directly from its Milwaukee Distribution Center, with stocked products shipping within a twenty-four hour period. Postal Products Unlimited stocks over $5 million in Postal Unique equipment in our 375,000 square foot Distribution Center, without forecasting or guarantee of sales by the USPS. This represents a significant investment by our company, since few avenues of sale for these items exist outside of the United States Postal Service. These stocked items represent thousands of products and form the core selection of Postal Unique product lines offered by our company and help to ensure consistent and timely delivery of needed products. To ensure maximum efficiency for rush orders, expedited shipments such as Express and Priority Mail are handled at the beginning of each order cycle. To ensure accuracy of product fulfillment, each order is checked at least twice prior to shipment: during the picking stage and during the packaging stage. Distribution Management personnel also quality check a percentage of orders each day. Our program management software further reduces errors through inventory management by assigning bin locations to each product; similar products are assigned different bin locations. The U.S. Postal Service is an integral part of our Distribution/ILS Network. Postal Products Unlimited ships all mailable items through the U.S. Postal Service, creating a postage pass-through system that returns the cost of product shipment (nearly $1.4 million per year) to the USPS and provides just-in-time-deliv-ery of needed products. Shipments comply with U.S. Postal Service Domestic Mail Manual requirements. Our USPS-certified Delivery Confirmation system complies with USPS Publication 401 Guide to the Manifest Mailing System requirements, providing our customers with traceable shipments. For products exceeding USPS weight and dimension requirements, U.S. Postal Service Headquarters has certified Postal Products Unlimited to create Postal Service Bills of Lading on its national Freight Traffic Management website, removing additional costs from the USPS supply chain management system. 18


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