Preparing for January 2013 & 2014 Intelligent Mail® Options: Adopt or Fold
With the clock ticking down to USPS Intelligent Mail implementation dates in January
2013 and 2014, Window Book has published a free informative white paper titled,
"Preparing for January 2013 & 2014 Intelligent Mail Options: Adopt or Fold".
This white paper specifically addresses the new Intelligent Mail requirements that
mailers and shippers will need to adopt in 2013 and 2014 in order to retain the
best postage rates (i.e., automation presort rates for letters and flats, and presorted
drop ship pricing for parcels) while still having access to additional benefits
and incentives offered by the USPS.
Here is a look at the Table of Contents from Window Book's newly published white
Getting Ready for IMb Requirements: January 28, 2013
|IMb for Mailpieces
(Letters and Flats)
for IMpb Requirements: January 28, 2013
IMpb (Intelligent Mail Package Barcode)
Incentives and Promotions for 2013 & 2014
for NOT Implementing IMb or IMpb for 2013
for January 2014 Intelligent Mail Full-Service
List for Intelligent Mail Full-Service
Technology Credit ("Tech Credit")
|MUST READ !!!
to download and read a copy of this paper.
Mandatory Use of IMpb Set to Take Effect on the Same Day IMb's Become Required
If you're one of the mailers who have already been certified for eDoc and Intelligent
Mail options, you probably can remember how long it took to get certified – weeks
– maybe even months.
Well, now, if you also ship parcels using the USPS,
you have a whole new set of rules to comply with beginning January 28, 2013 – and
those rules all center on the Intelligent Mail Package barcode (IMpb). Using IMpb’s
requires a similar process of getting approved and certified by the Postal Service
before you can start using the IMpb on your presort parcels. However, there are
additional steps to take because you also have to have your printer(s), IMpb’s,
and 1.6+ Shipping Services Files (SSF) approved. If you plan to use multiple printers
and multiple classes of mail, you have to submit a Shipping Services File of at
least 100 records to TEM - with at least 10 sample labels for each printer you wish
to certify - and for each class of mail you plan to mail. See page 6 of this newsletter
for some USPS IMpb FAQs.
So many files and labels to print - and only a short
time left until January 28, 2013…. What will you do? Do you at least have a strategy
for becoming compliant? We know – you’re working on it. No worries – we can help.
Our postal specialists have already been through the entire process of getting certified
for the Intelligent Mail Package barcode. AND – we’ve already helped numerous shippers
get through the process themselves. In fact, we’ve done it so many times already,
we created a new service offering for you to take advantage of. Built along the
same lines as our award-winning Intelligent Mail On-Ramp Service, we are pleased
to offer our brand new IMpb On-Ramp Service!
IMpb On-Ramp Service
We can help you retain your presort and drop ship rates, and get tracking
data with IMpb. This economical, fixed-cost service will walk you through
the entire onboarding process, answer any questions you have, make sure
you have everything you need to meet the new requirements and assist
you with certification of one SSF file and one printer. All this for
one low-cost, fixed fee.
Start the New Year Right!
Take 10% off the purchase of IMpb On-Ramp Service or request both
IMpb On-Ramp Service & Intelligent Mail On-Ramp Service
off the purchase!
Email us at email@example.com
or call 1-800-524-0380
information. There's absolutely no time to waste!!
This offer expires January 25, 2012, so don't wait. Call us today.
Cool New Things from Window Book
Do you Drop Ship? Do you have to manually update your Destination Postal Data –
Drop Ship Database, FAST re-directions and Labeling List Data? If so, I guess you
have to remember when to get these updates, check the web site frequently, and set
aside time to do these manual downloads? Do you really have time for all this? I
didn't think so.
It's time to install your FREE Automatic Postal Data Updates
system! (APDU) and get some peace of mind, save some time and ultimately, money!
APDU will let you automatically update the Drop Ship Redirection Files and
Labeling Lists on your PC as changes are made and posted on the USPS website. It
will download the new data automatically, out of sight, on a schedule that you determine.
Now you never again have to wonder if the USPS data files you're using are the most
up-to-date versions there are.
Who can use this system?
Anyone who is
using DAT-MAIL, Post Master, TagMaster, DropShipIT, or Postal Package Partner with
Open and Distribute can benefit from this system.
if you have any questions on installing or using this FREE system. Automatic Postal
Data Updates system ensures efficiency and a more productive work environment. The
sooner you start using it, more time you'll have to focus on other important tasks.
Another Exciting Intelligent Mail Full-Service Solution for You
Did you know that DAT-MAIL interfaces with Whittier Barcode Tagger? Comply with
Full Service Intelligent Mail requirements and save money providing more accurate
eDocs! With the Whittier Barcode Tagger, you can easily print extra tags for overflow
trays or sacks and DAT-MAIL will add them to your Mail.dat files to meet Full-Service
requirements. Here's how it works: DAT-MAIL sends special Mail.dat files to the
Barcode Tagger which allow it to print additional tags when you run out of room
in a tray or sack due to inaccurate presort settings. Data for each new tag is sent
back to DAT-MAIL where it is either manually or automatically imported and the new
trays are added to mail.dat files. You can create "sibling" tray tags and pallet
labels by scanning the original tag or label. You can also "split" the mail that
was supposed to be in one tray by scanning the original tray tag followed by scanning
the first mail piece you put in the new tray. Unlike "sibling" trays, "split" trays
can be copalletized by third parties. There are many other important capabilities
made possible by this interface like being able to accurately reprint a lost or
damaged tray tag by scanning a mail piece in the tray with the missing tray tag.
The new Tagger/DAT-MAIL interface gives your shop floor the ability to change eDocs
almost in real-time at a much lower cost than making these changes by other means!
See DAT-MAIL and Tagger's interface in action
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and test drive the system
with your own files!
January Webinar Series
Register for your FREE Educational Webinars
to register for these and other upcoming webinars.
Check out popular past
- Intelligent Mail OneCode Services
(Guest presenter: Lisa Bowes)
- Tips on Saving Time and Money
in Your Mailing Operations
- Hidden Gems: Using DAT-MAIL's
Reports to Provide Useful Business
- Full-Service Intelligent Mail
Made Easy for First-Class Transactional
- Alternative Business Models
for our Nation's Postal System (Guest
Presenter: Gene Del Polito)
- Business Customer Gateway:
- USPS End-to-End Visibility (Guest
Presenter: Jim Cochrane, Vice President
- CRIDs and MIDs: Everything You
Need to Know (Guest Presenter: Laine
- And many more...
http://www.windowbook.com/recordedwebinars to view these and other
previously recorded webinars.
Window Book Tech Reps Busy Diagnosing and
Since we began advertising our complimentary
Intelligent Mail Readiness Diagnostic
, we’ve had dozens of people take us up on our offer. And
we’ve been able to help all of them improve at least some portion of their
business. Nothing thrills us more than that! And now that you know others are
getting help and improving their businesses, don’t wait any longer. Go ahead and
take that next step. Sign up for a free Intelligent Mail Readiness Diagnostic
Analysis service and see exactly how you can get your job done in a more
efficient and cost-effective way. Go ahead and step up and tell your boss you
want to see how Window Book can save you between $10,000 and $1,000,000 per
year. Be the hero! And, if you’re the boss, grab hold of the helm and steer your
ship back on a course to USPS compliance, maximum efficiency and profitability.
answer a few questions about you and your environment, and have one of our
Postal Experts contact you to set up your free Diagnostic Analysis. Or email us
or call us at 1-800-524-0380.
Last month in Postal History
December 15, 1960 – members of the Citizens’
Stamp Advisory Committee received the first Benjamin Franklin awards in
appreciation for the distinguished and outstanding public service each rendered
as a member of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee.
December 9, 2006 –
Congress passes the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, H.R. 6407.
President Bush signed the act into law on December 20, 2006. The act divided
postal products into market-dominant and competitive categories; created the
Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) out of the Postal Rate Commission and
increased the PRC’s regulatory powers; returned the obligation to pay military
service costs to the Department of Treasury; and replaced escrow requirements to
fund retiree health benefits.
December 8, 20xx – The day a Postal Service
Governor's term expires in any given year.
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