The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) recently announced they are postponing the implementation of monthly updates to the Labeling Lists and the Mail Direction File from July 1 to August 1, 2014. For the first round of monthly updates, the Labeling Lists affected are L001, L011, L012, and L606. The Labeling Lists are located on the Postal Explorer web site under the Additional Links tab. Mailers are encouraged to use this new data as soon as it is available on August 1, 2014, but are required to use this new data no later than September 1, 2014.
In today’s mailing world, it is more critical than ever for mailers and mail service providers to be able to communicate with the Postal Service™ electronically. While some mailers are encouraged to use the PostalOne!® system, a growing number of mailers are required to use PostalOne! to submit all of their mailing documents electronically (eDoc).
Do you ever wonder how your mailings measure up to all the latest United States Postal Service® (USPS®) requirements? How can you be sure if you are meeting all the requirements or barely meeting the thresholds set by the USPS? Did you know that the USPS will implement financial penalties as early as July 2014 for Full-Service mailings not meeting the requirements?
The 2014 National Postal Forum offered huge learning opportunities for all who attended. The event this year was very educational AND there was lots of excitement in the air. It is very evident that it is best for all involved when the USPS works directly with the Mailing Industry.
The Seamless Acceptance program is already being tested at almost 200 mailing facilities and promises to save mailers and the USPS a lot of time and money. If 90% or more of your mail is Full-Service, you can sign up for "parallel testing” right away. This does not change the way your mail is verified or expose you to any new assessments but it does give you extra visibility into the qualification and accuracy of your mail and the data you provide.
Window Book’s eight Core Values directly involve quality. We practice continuous improvement. We are committed to quality in everything we do.It's easy to say this, so we thought you’d like to know what we do to demonstrate our commitment to these values. Source Control In order to manage the thousands of program files, USPS® data and other programming resources that comprise Window Book’s suite of products and services, we use a technology called “Source Control.”
What is the Cloud? Well, the exciting part is that the cloud gets users out of the business of managing hardware that takes time to setup, rooms to house, power to run, power to cool and people to manage, and replaces them with a service-oriented setup. Everyone wants the best performance possible. Everyone needs their results more quickly but without losing quality.
Professional development mentors remind us that we must take care of ourselves first. They advise that we improve ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally - in other words, attend first to our overall health - so that we’re better prepared to perform well in our roles at work, at home and in our community. Personal finance mentors do the same when they remind us to pay ourselves first. If we don’t, something will always come up that consumes those funds, leaving us ill-prepared for our future.
Of course, by now you’ve already converted your mail piece barcodes from the old POSTNET™ barcode to the Intelligent Mail® barcode, which was required by the USPS® this past January in order to keep receiving automation discounts. And, if you are wise, you’ve also implemented or at least begun implementing Intelligent Mail Full-Service to meet the January 26, 2014 deadline when this will be required for automation discounts.
Window Book is very pleased to launch its monthly newsletter, “Thinking Outside The Mailbox,” with mailing and shipping information tailored specifically for postal industry professionals just like you. Our intent is to bring you cutting edge information along with some lighter fare for your entertainment.