Do you know what your United States Postal Service® (USPS®) account number is? Hmmmm – what exactly “IS” a USPS account number? Is it my Mailer Identification (MID) number? Is it my Customer Registration Identification (CRID) number? Is it my postal permit number?
Today in the business mail world, customers must hold a permit at every USPS location where they present mail for verification. This results in multiple permit accounts in multiple locations. This also means customers must maintain a separate account for each of these permits. While they do have the option to link these permits to a Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS), to pay for mailings, they still must maintain and manage separate permits for each location. This causes a complex and disparate process.
The “Mail Anywhere” program allows a customer to use a single permit to present mailings with 90% or more Full-Service pieces at any Business Mail Acceptance site. This simplifies permit management and enables the mailer to maintain a single account to enter and pay for mailings. This program is currently in pilot and is expected to deploy in the summer of 2013.
Via USPS RIBBS