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Coming Soon: PostalPro

The RIBBS website has been redesigned and is in the process of transitioning to a new home called PostalPro. www.postalpro.usps.com will become the primary source for USPS mailing information.

PostalPro leverages powerful search functionality, intuitive navigation, and a modernized, mobile-friendly design.

Full-Service Assessments begin November 2016

The Postal Service began Assessments for Electronic Verification Metrics in November 2016 for October data. The assessments result in the removal of the Full-Service discount on those pieces in error above the established thresholds. Automated email Assessment notifications will be sent as described below on the 11th day of each month.

As a reminder, to submit a mailing as Full-Service, and claim the per piece discount, the following requirements must be met:

  • Mailer Identification (MID)
  • Service Type Identification (STID)
  • By (mail preparer) and For (mail owner) fields
  • Barcode Uniqueness
  • Entry Facility
  • Unlinked CoPal

Assessments are generated at the electronic documentation (eDoc) submitter Customer Registration ID (CRID) level when there are errors that exceed the established thresholds for a calendar month. The Postal Service will send automated email notifications to the user associated to the Verification Assessment Evaluator service for the eDoc submitters Business Customer Gateway (BCG) profile.

The Postal Service strongly encourages all Full-Service mailers to request access to the Verification Assessment Evaluator (VAE) service through the BCG. In the event that a VAE user is not identified, the automated email assessment notifications are sent to the associated to BCG user roles in the following order of precedence:

  • Verification Assessment Evaluator (Business Service Administrator (BSA) or User Role); if no VAE is identified notification is sent to:
  • BSA for Manage Mailing Activity if there is no BSA for Manage Mailing Activity notification is sent to:
  • BSA for alternate PostalOne! service: Audit Mailing Activity, eVS/PRS Customer, Scan Based Payment Customer.

Note: Only users associated to the BSA or user role for Verification Assessment Evaluator or Managed Mailing Activity services can view and take action on Assessments.

The USPS is encouraging mailers to review their current user roles within the Business Customer Gateway. The document posted here provides you with step by step instructions to review, change and add user roles within the Business Customer Gateway.

The Postal Service has created a fact sheet which provides an overview of the Full-Service Assessment process: Full-Service Assessment fact sheet.

To request an additional permit be added for payment of Full-Service Assessments, please complete the form here and send to the PostalOne helpdesk at PostalOne@usps.gov.

More information about the assessment process can be found in section 6.0 of the Publication for Streamlined Acceptance for Letters and Flats found here: Publication for Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats.

The Postal Service will continue outreach to every mailer and support the Mailer Scorecard Hotline calls. We encourage mailers to access the Full-Service Mail Quality Metrics and reach out to local USPS BMEU staff for assistance. Any irregularities or questions with the Mailer Scorecard should be reported through the webinar hotline calls, PostalOne! Helpdesk at 800-522-9085 or via email at postalone@usps.gov. Include the phrase "Mailer Scorecard" in the subject line of the email.

Mail Entry Roadmap

The Mail Entry Roadmap describes the Postal Service's key initiatives to streamline the acceptance, induction, and verification of commercial mailings: Full-Service Intelligent Mail®, eInduction, and Seamless Acceptance.

eDoc and Full-Service Authorization
for Software Vendors

The Postal Service has launched a voluntary process for software vendors and developers to authorize their product(s) in the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM). To get started, if you are a software vendor click here, if you are a Mail Service Provider click here.


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What documents were updated or added today? Click on the new "Updates" button on the left and review new or updated changes. For additional information, email the business owner located at the bottom of each page under Contact Information.

USPS Service Alerts

USPS Service Alerts communicates information to residential consumers and business mailers in near real-time about postal facility service disruptions due to weather-related and other natural disasters or events. Business mailers will find more detailed information on the operating status of USPS mail processing facilities and delivery units. For details on current impacted areas, click here.

Important Updates

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Coming Soon: PostalPro

The RIBBS website has been redesigned and is in the process of transitioning to a new home called PostalPro. www.postalpro
.usps.com
will become the primary source for USPS mailing information.

PostalPro leverages powerful search functionality, intuitive navigation, and a modernized, mobile-friendly design.


System and Application Status



Upcoming 2017 Releases

Upcoming 2017 Releases



January 2017 Price Change Fact Sheet



January 2017 Release Overview



January 2017 Release Notes



Market Dominant Pricing Files


Click here for weekly Incorrect Scanner Configuration Report



Click here for 2015 Network Consolidations



Click here for Mail Processing Current and Future Operating Plan



Click here for Network Rationalization Service Standard Analysis



Click here for Plants with Remittance Mail Documents


Click here for Customer Letter regarding 2015 Network Consolidations


Click here for the new Service Type ID information page


Service Hub Facilities



Service Hubs – Mail Prep and Entry



Presort Reference Data Issue Log



FAST Label List Test Data

FAST Enhancements September 25, 2016



IV Migration Overview


Getting Started with Full-Service Intelligent Mail


PostalOne! Contingency Plan

For mailers unable to submit electronic information, click here for the PostalOne! Contingency Plan.











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