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January 2014 Price Change and PostalOne! Release Webinars
Webinars will be held on January 8, 10 and 15th which will cover Price Changes and changes to the PostalOne! system that will be implemented January 26, 2014. Topics will include the new requirements for Intelligent Mail parcel barcodes, the new Metered price and Flat Sequencing System mail preparation. For complete webinar information, click here.

Fact Sheets
To help you through the changes in the January 2014 release, several Fact Sheets have been developed.

PostalOne! Contingency Plan
The new PostalOne! Contingency Plans for external and internal customers are available. Key changes include the process for mailers submitting electronic mailing information, a process for delayed file transmissions and inclusion of the process for Electronic Verification System (eVS)

mailers. Click here for the external plan.

Migrating to Full-Service Webinar Series
The Postal Service is hosting a series of webinars to assist mailers in migrating to Full-Service Intelligent Mail so they can achieve the best pricing available on Standard Mail letters and flats, Periodicals, Bound Printed Matter flats and First-Class Mail postcards, letters and flats.

Information on coming webinars, along with links to past presentations and recordings is on the Intelligent Mail Service Education page.

Other Recent Mailer Webinars
MEPT has recently hosted webinars for mailers on topics such as the Business Customer Gateway and recent Software Releases.

Webinar recordings and presentations are available on RIBBS under Intelligent Mail Services/Education.

TEM Process for Mailers
The Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) has been simplified for mailers to submit Full-Service test mailings using presort software that has already been validated by the Postal Service. A list of software vendors who have successfully validated their products is in this summary list of authorized vendors.

Contact Information:

Important Updates

Standard Mail DSCF Load Leveling Final Rule Published in the Federal Register

The Postal Service has released its Federal Register final rule revising the service standards for Standard Mail that is eligible for Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF) rates. These changes will allow a more balanced distribution of DSCF Standard Mail across delivery days. With its new rules, USPS is extending delivery expectation to four days for mail entered on Friday and Saturday. National Implementation began April 10, 2014.

January 2014 Price Change Fact Sheets

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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