The United States Postal Service (USPS) 2021 price changes take effect this Sunday, January 24, 2021. 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 10, 2021. The PostalOne Production (PROD) system will not be available during this update process, on Sunday morning January 10, 2021 (time not yet specified by the USPS). PostalOne will then be updating the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) on Monday, January 11, 2021 (time not specified by the USPS) and TEM will be unavailable during that update period.
It's that time of year again! The excitement of the year-end holidays is everywhere: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year – whatever form the festivities take. 2020 has been one of the most challenging years ever, but in these lucky cities with holiday theme names, it is holiday time all year long!
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is experiencing a "perfect storm" of unprecedented circumstances, which is causing delays in mail processing and delivery. For mailers and logistics providers managing drop shipments of mail, some processing facilities have declared embargoes, which means certain types of mail cannot be drop shipped to these facilities temporarily.
As we told you in an earlier e-Tip, the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) filed a case with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) on October 9, 2020 for a proposed price adjustment for all classes of mail. The USPS proposals have now been approved by the PRC and will be implemented on January 24, 2021.
As we told you in an earlier e-Tip, the United States Postal Service (USPS) filed a case with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) on October 9, 2020 for a proposed price adjustment for all classes of mail. The USPS proposals have now been approved by the PRC and will be implemented on January 24, 2021.
As we move closer to the Seamless Acceptance mandate effective dates in 2021, it is helpful to periodically review the Seamless Acceptance verifications, and this week the focus is on Move Update. Although the Move Update requirement has been in place for many years as part of Intelligent Mail Full-Service, it is surprising how many old mailing lists are still be used to send mail.
Although the Seamless Acceptance incentive is still just a proposal, the USPS has been hard at work outlining the process for mailers to take advantage of the incentive. As background, the USPS included in their general price change proposal for market dominant products, filed on October 9, 2020, an incentive for Intelligent Mail Full-Service mailings submitted under Seamless Acceptance.
On October 9, 2020 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 24, 2021.
Every Mail Service Provider has run into situations with mailings (or portions thereof) that can only be described as challenging. And those challenging mailings need thoughtful solutions to make them successful. For example, what if you don’t have enough drop ship volume to fill a truck or even enough to send to a consolidator? What about those last few residual sacks or trays from a larger mailing that you are drop shipping using your normal methods? Ever experience pesky mail delivery complaints in certain areas of the country? If you have ever run into these challenging situations. Priority Mail Open and Distribute (PMOD) can be an extremely valuable drop shipping option for many situations. Another alternative for these challenges is using Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) for these same situations.