FTP Package Shipment Transmissions Ending in August

Just another gentle reminder that the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) is eliminating the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) method for transmitting package shipment files to comply with recent audit findings, and to provide more secure data transmissions. FTP is currently one of the acceptable transmission methods for submitting shipment files to the Product Tracking and Reporting (PTR) and Electronic Verification System (eVS) systems, but this option will no longer be available effective August 31, 2017.

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No More FTP Package Shipment Transmissions

As we mentioned awhile ago, the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) is eliminating the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) method for transmitting package shipment files to comply with recent audit findings, and to provide more secure data transmissions. FTP is currently one of the acceptable transmission methods for submitting shipment files to the Product Tracking and Reporting (PTR) and Electronic Verification System (eVS) systems, but this option will no longer be available effective August 31, 2017.  

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Elimination of FTP Package Shipment Transmissions Delayed

As we mentioned earlier, the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) is eliminating the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) method for transmitting package shipment files. FTP is currently one of the acceptable transmission methods for submitting shipment files to the Product Tracking and Reporting (PTR) and Electronic Verification System (eVS) systems. However, the USPS is eliminating this FTP option to comply with recent audit findings, and to provide more secure data transmissions. The planned effective date for this change was January 31, 2017, but the USPS has now postponed this to May 31, 2017 in order to give shippers more time to make the transition.

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No More FTP Package Shipment Transmissions

As we told you in an earlier e-Tip, the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) is eliminating the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) method for transmitting package shipment files effective January 31, 2017. FTP is currently one of the acceptable transmission methods for submitting shipment files to the Product Tracking and Reporting (PTR) and Electronic Verification System (eVS) systems. However, the USPS is eliminating this FTP option to comply with recent audit findings, and to provide more secure data transmissions.

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USPS to Sunset FTP Package Shipment Transmissions

In an effort to comply with recent audit findings, and to provide more secure data transmissions, the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) is eliminating the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) method for transmitting package shipment files effective January 31, 2017. FTP is currently one of the acceptable transmission methods for submitting USPS Shipping Service Files (SSF) to the Product Tracking and Reporting (PTR) and Electronic Verification System (eVS) systems.

Acceptable transmission methods
Shippers who currently use FTP for their file transmissions will need to switch to one of three other secure communication methods offered by the USPS: PDX (preferred), SFTP or AS2. Shippers should be working with their software vendors NOW to insure that any shipping software will support these alternate transmission methods prior to the FTP cutoff date of January 31, 2017. The USPS supports these alternate methods right now, so there is no need to put off updating to these other methods prior to the deadline.

Implementation Phases
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