The USPS 2% Mobile Commerce and Personalization Promotion can be your Summer Money Maker!
If you read about the USPS Mobile Commerce and Personalization Promotion and thought you couldn't get qualified in time because you don't yet submit eDoc, think again.
It's not too late to become an eDoc submitter in time to take advantage of the Mobile Commerce promotion being offered this Summer (July 1 – August 31, 2012). And if you're concerned about having a difficult time getting through the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM), stop worrying. Whether you're trying to get approved just to simply submit electronic documentation (eDoc) to PostalOne!, or you're trying to get approved as an Intelligent Mail® Full-Service mailer, Window Book's Intelligent Mail On-Ramp Service (IMORS)
can help you make a smooth transition:
- Register online for your PostalOne! account
- Acquire your Customer Registration ID (CRID) & Mailer ID (MID)
- Install your User ID and password
- Test uploading files using the 'Test Environment for Mailers' (TEM)
- Train you to process Mail.dat® and non-Mail.dat data files for acceptance and verification
- Training on managing your data when you are no longer printing the paper postage statements
For more details on the USPS mobile commerce promotion, read the Postal Concierge eTip from May 4th or consult the USPS Mobile Barcode Promotion area on RIBBS. Mailers may also send concepts and mailpiece mock-ups via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Mail.dat Version 12-2 to be released on June 24th, 2012
Effective June 10, 2012, mailers will be able to access the new postage statement features for mailings that have mail dates of June 24, 2012 or after. At this point, mailers will be able to submit Mail.dat files to PostalOne! in Mail.dat versions 11-2 or 12-1 for mailings with mail dates before June 24, 2012. Version 12-2 Mail.dat files will only be accepted for mailings with mail dates of June 24, 2012 or after. Then, effective on June 24, 2012, mailers may submit files in versions 12-1 or 12-2, with version 11-2 files only being accepted for updates to mailings previously submitted with version 11-2 files.
Mail.dat is the primary type of data accepted by the USPS for PostalOne! eDoc, and as the new 12-2 version goes into effect on June 24, 2012, it is imperative for your software applications to be ready to support these changes easily and in a timely manner.
Use IMb by January 2013 to Maintain Your Automation Discounts
USPS® Announces Mandatory IMb Implementations for 2013 and 2014
Currently you have the options to use POSTNET, IMb Basic or Full-Service to qualify for automation discounts. Starting January 2013 - which is only 6 1/2 months away and rapidly approaching - the USPS plans to stop offering automation discounts for using POSTNET barcodes on your mail. Effective January 2013, you will need to at least use the basic Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMb)
to qualify for automation discounts. Then, in January 2014 only Full-Service IMb
will qualify for automation discounts.
Changing business practices can seem daunting and troublesome, but the fact is if you do not migrate to IM Full-Service, you will not be able to get automation discounts, your cost of mailing is going to sky rocket, and you simply will not be able to continue to stay in the mailing business.
So, if you are not currently not using Intelligent Mail barcodes or eDoc, we urge you to begin your implementation plan now to get on board with Intelligent Mail barcode services. If you are already using IMb Basic, don't forget that in January 2014, the Full-Service level of Intelligent Mail will be the only way you will qualify for automation presort rates! So, contact Window Book as soon as possible to begin your migration to eDoc and Full-Service to secure your automation discounts - and your business - well into the future.
Request Your Custom Consultation for implementing eDoc and IM Full-Service http://www.windowbook.com/requestdemo
Implementing IMb, eDoc and Intelligent Mail Full-Service can take months to complete. Get started today. For additional information on getting started with eDoc and IM Full-Service, please call 1-800-524-0380 or email email@example.com and discover how DAT-MAIL, Window Book's industry leading post-presort software, can help you stay alive and thrive in the postal industry.
The only system that automates and manages your eDocs interaction with PostalOne!®
If you are one of the many mailers already using eDoc and the PostalOne!® system to upload your Mail.dat® files, Window Book's "eDocs Monitor" can automate the monitoring of your PostalOne! upload and receipt files - and will make your job easier by efficiently processing your PostalOne! transmissions. Whether you process just a few files a day - or hundreds of files a day - make 2012 a great year by scheduling a customized presentation of "eDocs Monitor," and see how it will help you!
Let "eDocs Monitor" do all the uploading and monitoring for you automatically. This tool interfaces with the PostalOne! MDR Client system in "batch mode" and monitors the log files and status receipts and organizes all of this data by Job for you:
- No need to constantly log on to the PostalOne! system to view your eDoc jobs
- Don't be a slave to PostalOne! upload and monitoring process \
- Free to focus on other tasks while it performs all of the monitoring for you
- Eliminates the labor-intensive work involved with using the USPS MDR Client software
- Easily view what files are going up to PostalOne! and what receipts are coming back
- Track validation and acceptance of your jobs from multiple work stations
- Get feedback from PostalOne! in a clear, concise and automated manner
- Easily export data to Excel, Word and CSV file
New Requirements for International Shipping: USPS GSS
Did you know that at the end of March, 2012, the USPS eliminated Part D (Priority Mail International) in the PS Form 3700? This means now you have to use Part E, Global Shipping Software (GSS) which requires you to submit data electronically in order to process international mailings.
Window Book's "Postal Package Partner," Shipping and Manifesting software interfaces with USPS GSS and electronic documentation for International Mailings. Now you can easily process your international mailings by using Postal Package Partner software. PPP with GSS can help you streamline your shipping process:
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- Speeds up customs clearance with electronic prenotification
- Meets U.S. Customs requirements by sending electronic notification of package contents
- Utilizes mailer data transfers to eliminate redundant data entry
- Produces all labels and forms required by USPS
- Track & Confirm to stay in touch with your global shipping
- Provides an individual identification number used for Track & Confirm
- Allows customers to download package processing data, including tracking numbers and postage charged.
Request your live demo on how Postal Package Partner can help you process international mailings via GSS. We can help you process International mailings without a glitch!
Surviving TEM Testing
In order to upload Mail.dat files and/or Mail.XML messages to the PostalOne! site, you will need to go through a testing and certification process. This process involves installing the USPS Mail.dat Client software on your PC, and then testing the process of uploading files using the specified scenarios based on the types of mailings that you process. .
eDoc & PostalOne!: They're What's Best for You and the USPS"
To educate mailers and the postal industry as a whole about electronic documentation (eDoc) and why the Postal Service is beginning to push it harder than ever, Window Book has published an informative white paper titled, "eDoc & PostalOne!: They're What's Best for You and the USPS."
In this 21-page paper mailers will learn why it is critical to begin using eDoc in their operations in order to: get the best postal rates now, prepare for the future with the USPS
, stay competitive in the mailing industry now, be eligible for special incentive programs that are coming out, and best manage the data about their mailings.
If you need help generating and/or submitting eDoc
, please call 800-524-0380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. We can help you with all the nuts and bolts involved with getting started with eDoc
Download your White Paper
today to learn all about eDoc
- Why the Postal Service is really pushing for eDoc (And what it means for your and their future...)
- What PostalOne! is and how using it benefits you (Aren't you tired of all that paper?)
- The 3 ways to participate in eDoc using the PostalOne! System (And which one is right for you...)
- Why you should begin implementing eDoc right now (You could be leaving money on the table if you don't
- What steps you need to take, and in which order, to get going with electronic documentation and PostalOne!
- And much, much more!
DAT-MAIL Prep™ - Save tons of processing time with your Mail.dat files
Do you use Mail.dat files
to communicate mailing information electronically with the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) and your partners? Then, you must know how critical it is to be able to configure the Mail.dat
data – view, validate, edit, split, merge, convert – quickly and efficiently to meet production and delivery deadlines.
If you don't have the right tools, it can be very time consuming to import and validate your Mail.dat
data; sometimes you even have to re-start your import every time you encounter a validation error - and it can take a very long time to process these files
Window Book's new product, DAT-MAIL Prep
, is the perfect solution for anyone who has to work with Mail.dat
data, and is a stand-alone product that mailers can use to do the initial 'bulk' processing before they actually import Mail.dat files into their post-presort software.
DAT-MAIL Prep has 3 versions - Viewer, Editor and Ultra - so it can easily meet your specific needs:
DAT-MAIL Prep Viewer: view your Mail.dat and CSA files
DAT-MAIL Prep Editor: update, edit, validate and convert Mail.dat files (perfect for comminglers!)
DAT-MAIL Prep Ultra: include all the functionalities above AND Mail.dat Splitter and Merger features.
Click here to request a demo of DAT-MAIL Prep.
Email email@example.com or call 800-524-0380 for more information.
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Window Book helps those in the mailing industry conveniently keep up with important Postal information and insights by offering complimentary weekly Postal Concierge e-Tips. Since 2009 the e-Tips subscriber list has grown to over 14,500 mailers
, mail service providers and USPS personnel - with many mailers
saving money on resources, materials and postage by taking advantage of the information presented in the e-Tips. Postal Concierge e-Tips include information on new and proposed USPS
regulations, notices about when USPS
(i.e., Labeling Lists) change and links to a whole host of other free educational resources.
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Complimentary Educational Resources
Did you know that Window Book offers various complimentary educational services? To educate mailers and the Postal industry as a whole about the critical changes happening with the United States Postal Service®, Window Book offers a wealth of free services. Check them out: weekly PC e-Tips
, online Postal weekly webinars
, recorded educational webinars
, White Papers
, Monthly newsletters
, Postal industry articles of interest
, Postal affairs blogs
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