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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.

Full-Service Intelligent Mail Requirements for Automation Prices

Due to the PRC ruling, the Postal Service is delaying the Jan. 26, 2014, implementation of the Full-Service Intelligent Mail requirement for automation price discounts. Mailers who are not currently enrolled in Full-Service effective Jan. 26, 2014, will still be able to claim automation prices.

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, click here to review the Mail.dat or Mail.XML guides and access the on-line Enrollment Tool.

ADVANCE and ePub-Watch Applications Update

Due to the recent cyber intrusion the Postal Service™ has implemented safeguards to protect information for both our employees and our customers. As part of this process, customer-facing applications were reviewed to determine their technological sustainability and possible vulnerability.

In our effort to provide the best and most secure service to our customers, the Postal Service is discontinuing two applications which allowed customers to track and monitor their mailings: ADVANCE and ePub-Watch. The Postal Service offers many other products that allow customers to track and monitor mail, such as Full-service Intelligent Mail®, IMb Tracing®, and USPS Tracking™. Information on these programs can be found on both RIBBS® and usps.com®.

  Find Daily Updates

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.


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