Comment Deadline Approaches for Proposed Changes to USPS Pricing System

As we told you earlier, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) published an order back in December on the findings of its review of the USPS pricing and classification systems for Market Dominant products. The comment period for the mailing industry to respond to these proposals is fast approaching: March 1, 2018. These proposed changes will have a major impact on everyone in the mailing industry, so we strongly encourage everyone to submit their comments before the deadline.

Read more: https://www.windowbook.com/Learning/Postal-Concierge-E-tips

Move Update Change Postponed until April

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) is implementing Move Update price and classification changes, including a change in the assessment amount and the verification method. The Move Update postage assessment for non-compliance will increase from $0.07 to $0.08 per piece. These assessments were originally scheduled to become effective in March based on February data. The USPS has now postponed this implementation to April 2018, with the assessments based on March data.

Read more: https://www.windowbook.com/Learning/Postal-Concierge-E-tips

Causes and Prevention of Undocumented Mailpieces

As more mailers participate in the United States Postal Service (USPS) Seamless Acceptance program, the topic of undocumented mailpieces is worthy of review. For many mailers any assessments for undocumented pieces could be the most expensive ones they face. Unlike some of the other assessments that are passed onto the respective mail owners, assessments for undocumented pieces will usually come right out the mail preparer’s pockets.

Read more: https://www.windowbook.com/Learning/Postal-Concierge-E-tips

Tapping Valuable Resources

One of the most frustrating things to deal with in the fast-paced mailing industry is the inability to quickly find the information needed. Postal regulations and prices are so complex, and change rapidly. Is it any wonder that we are constantly seeking information we need to complete a mailing, advise a client, create a postage estimate, and so on? Sometimes it is hard to know where to even begin looking for answers. Even with the plethora of technology that puts information at our fingertips, how can you sift through all of it to get to what you need, and more importantly, to get to it quickly?

Read more: https://www.windowbook.com/Learning/Postal-Concierge-E-tips

Are You Ready for Move Update Changes?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is implementing Move Update price and classification changes, effective in March 2018. The Move Update postage assessment for non-compliance will increase from $0.07 to $0.08 per piece, but the Move Update verification method will also be changing. These assessments will be effective in March, but will be based on February data, which is just around the corner. Have you made the necessary changes in your mailing operation to avoid these assessments?

Read more: https://www.windowbook.com/Learning/Postal-Concierge-E-tips

New Green & Secure Move Update Method Proposed

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) has published a proposal in the Federal Register regarding a potential new Move Update method, called “Green & Secure.” The Federal Register notice, published on January 9, 2018, details the new proposed Move Update method. Comments from the mailing industry are encouraged, and are due to the USPS by February 8, 2018.

Read more: https://www.windowbook.com/Learning/Postal-Concierge-E-tips

Final Rule on Verification Standards

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) has issued a final rule in the Federal Register regarding verification standards for a number of USPS programs. The Federal Register notice, published on January 9, 2018, details the verification standards for eInduction, Seamless Acceptance, and Full-Service Automation. The verification standards become effective on March 5, 2018.

Read more: https://www.windowbook.com/Learning/Postal-Concierge-E-tips

Don’t Forget! – PostalOne!® Mandatory Software Update This Weekend

The USPS® is issuing a MANDATORY software update for the PostalOne! production system this weekend. This update will be implemented on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The PostalOne! Production (PROD) system will not be available during this update process, on Sunday morning January 7, 2018 from 12:01 AM to 10:00 AM CT. PostalOne! will then be updating the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon CT and TEM will be unavailable during that update period.

Read more: https://www.windowbook.com/Learning/Postal-Concierge-E-tips

Enterprise Payment System

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) is providing mailers a means to pay for postal products and services through a single account, called the Enterprise Payment Account (EPA). The USPS has offered centralized payment systems in the past, such as Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS), but these are now being transitioned into the more modern Enterprise Payment System. The beauty of this system is that mailers may now manage all their payments for virtually any type of postal product or service online, and through a single account.

Read more: https://www.windowbook.com/Learning/Postal-Concierge-E-tips

Holiday Cities

This time of year, it is all about the excitement of the year-end holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year – whatever form the festivities take. However, in these cities with holiday theme names, it is holiday time all year long!

Read more: https://www.windowbook.com/Learning/Postal-Concierge-E-tips