USPS Extends Comment Period For Proposed Changes to Address Standards

02/25/2021

On September 22, 2020, the United States Postal Service (USPS) published a Federal Register notice proposing changes to the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) section 602, Addressing, to update addressing standards. The comment period for this proposal closed on Oct 22, 2020. Based on comments returned, the USPS has revised the original proposal and is again requesting comments from interested parties. This revised proposal was published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2021, and the comment period runs through March 24, 2021.

2021 Emerging and Advanced Technology Promotion

02/18/2021

One of the upcoming offerings in the United States Postal Service (USPS) 2021 promotion and incentives program is the Emerging and Advanced Technology Promotion, which runs from March 1 through August 31 of 2021. Registration for this promotion started on January 15, 2021 and runs through August 31, 2021.

Enrollment for Seamless Acceptance Incentive

02/11/2021

As we told you in earlier e-Tips, the USPS included in their general price change for market dominant products, which went into effect on January 24, 2021, an incentive for Intelligent Mail Full-Service® mailings submitted under Seamless Acceptance. It is important to note that this incentive is not a postage discount that is deducted from the postage statement and payment.

2021 Tactile, Sensory & Interactive Promotion

02/04/2021

First up on the schedule in the United States Postal Service (USPS) 2021 promotion and incentives program is the Tactile, Sensory & Interactive (TSI) Promotion, which runs from February 1 through July 31 of 2021. Registration for this promotion started on December 15, 2020 and runs through July 31, 2021.

Don't Forget: USPS Price Changes Take Effect This Weekend

01/21/2021

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.

Don't Forget - PostalOne Mandatory Software Update This Weekend

01/07/2021

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.

Holiday Cities

12/24/2020

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!

Drop Ship Impacts of High Mail Volumes

12/17/2020

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.

USPS International Price Changes for 2021

12/10/2020

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.

PRC approves 2021 Price Adjustments

11/19/2020

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.