The United States Postal Service (USPS) issued an alert on February 7, 2020, regarding a scheduled Root Certificate update for the PostalOne system. This update will occur on February 23, 2020. Anyone who transmits files to PostalOne needs to pay attention to this alert, as all users will need to perform this required Root Certificate update. Failure to perform this update may result in issues uploading files to PostalOne.
If you are one of the mailers still using the Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS), you need to switch over to the new Enterprise Payment System (EPS) soon before the USPS starts closing permits linked to CAPS accounts. The United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to send outreach letters and emails to customers still using permits linked to CAPS accounts who mail letters and flats products. The USPS wants to migrate these clients to EPS, which has enhanced security.
This promotion leverages some of the latest technological advances within the print industry that encourages sensory engagement with a mailpiece. Features such as special visual effects, sound, scent, texture/tactile treatments, pop-ups, infinite folds, and even taste may be used to enhance how consumers interact and engage with mail.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) 2020 price changes take effect this Sunday, January 26, 2020. These price changes impact virtually all classes of mail and processing categories in both the competitive and market dominant services.
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, January 12, 2020. The PostalOne! Production (PROD) system will not be available during this update process, on Sunday morning January 12, 2020 (time not yet specified by the USPS). PostalOne! will then be updating the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) on Monday, January 13, 2020 (time not specified by the USPS) and TEM will be unavailable during that update period.
If you already participate in Seamless Acceptance, you are realizing the benefits of this USPS program. The primary benefit is that mailers have much more control over the mailing date. With Seamless Acceptance, the mailing job is finalized as soon as it is successfully uploaded to PostalOne!, so mailers are no longer restricted by USPS Detached Mail Unit (DMU) or Bulk Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) hours. If you are not participating in Seamless Acceptance, make it your New Year Resolution to get on board!
As we told you in an earlier e-Tip, the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) has announced the incentive/promotion programs for 2020. These promotion programs began in 2011 with the first QR barcode incentive and have continued with added programs each year up until 2018. Due to the lack of an active USPS Board of Governors, no incentive programs were introduced for 2018, but were again put into place in 2019.
As we told you in an earlier e-Tip, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) remanded back to the USPS the proposals for First-Class Mail (FCM), requesting further work be done on the proposals for this class of mail. The USPS has since submitted revised First-Class pricing proposals for 2020, which have now been approved by the PRC.
As we told you in an earlier e-Tip, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is adjusting their pricing for 2020 and these price changes will be implemented on January 26, 2020. In conjunction with that price change, some Mail.dat versions will be retired, but there will be no new Mail.dat version introduced. It is critical for mailers to understand the versions that are being retired and which are being supported during this price change. This is particularly true for mailers who submit partial mailings that may span over dates both before and after the effective date of January 26, 2020.