As we told you in an earlier e-Tip, on October 9, 2019 the United States Postal Service (USPS) filed a case with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for a proposed price adjustment for all classes of mail. This price adjustment, if approved by the PRC, will be implemented on January 26, 2020. The PRC has remanded back to the USPS the proposals for First-Class Mail, requesting further work be done on the proposals for this class of mail.
Just in time for the busy holiday season, UPS announces that it has launched flat rate shipping options, similar to those offered by the United States Postal Service (USPS) and FedEx. UPS announced the new service, called UPS Simple Rate, in a press release on November 6, 2019.
The USPS recently updated the guides available for all of its Address Correction Service (ACS) services. These guides were updated on October 18, 2019. ACS is a post mailing service that allows mailers to receive change-of-address (COA) and other reasons for non-delivery electronically and reduce the number of manual (hardcopy) address notifications.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is issuing a MANDATORY software update for the PostalOne production system this weekend. This update will be implemented on Sunday, October 20, 2019. The PostalOne Production (PROD) system will not be available during this update process, on Sunday morning October 20, 2019, from 4:00 am to 10:00 am CT. PostalOne! will then be updating the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) on Monday, October 21, 2019 (time not specified by the USPS) and TEM will be unavailable during that update period.
On October 9, 2019 the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) filed a case with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for a proposed price adjustment for all classes of mail. This price adjustment, if approved by the PRC, will be implemented on January 26, 2020.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) issued an alert September 13, 2019 indicating that a problem on the PostalOne site resulted in the Informed Delivery Promotion discount being incorrectly deprived on some postage statements from the period of September 1 – 5, 2019. There have also been a number of mailings submitted claiming the Informed Delivery promotion discount which failed to receive the discount due to PostalOne validation failures.
You may have the most elegantly designed mailpiece containing the ideal relevant content for your audience but if it never gets to its intended recipients - all that time and effort is wasted. Address quality is critical to ensure that your mailings reach their intended audience, but what happens when you have addresses that can't be standardized and coded using CASS certified address hygiene processes?