The PCC Workshops were developed to provide Postal Service™ business customers with information about postal products, services, and tools to help them grow their business as well as improve mail
quality. The workshops are suitable for all PCC educational events and can be used to create a customized professional certificate program. If you are interested in learning more about these workshops, please contact your nearest PCC.
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Postal Explorer: Business Tools to Delivery Success (April 2014)
This workshop will provide the map of the universe of postal mailing standards, prices, and design information for domestic and international shipping. The Postal Explorer is a one-stop website for instant access to all the tools you need to develop your best mailing and shipping choices.
Shipping Products & Services
NEW! USPS Returns Simplification (July 2014)
With the growth of e-commerce, and industry-wide revenues from returns shipping estimated to approach $4 billion by 2016, the Postal Service offers a suite of returns products and options that can meet the needs of every merchant. This presentation describes the features, benefits and product offerings for each of USPS’ returns products. There is also a discussion on postage, fees and payment methods; as well as some examples of the return shipping label and information on how permit holders can produce and distribute labels to their customers.
For the most up-to-date information on Intelligent Mail, please use the following link https://ribbs.usps.gov/index.cfm?page=intellmaillatestnews. This site includes presentations, access to web conference recordings and other related links. The bar tab to the left on this link provides information on Business Customer Gateway, barcodes encoder and decoder, and much more.
Mailing Services Price Change – Effective January 26, 2014
This presentation provides background on the Mailing Services price change. It covers the market dominant structural changes which will take effect on January 26, provide you with a walk through of the new prices by class, and cover the approved USPS promotional calendar for 2014.
Shipping Services Price Change – Effective January 26, 2014
This presentation provides information on the price change for products in the competitive (Shipping Services) category that the Postal Service is implementing effective January 26. It covers the domestic products and services under Shipping Services, and the international products included in this price change.
NCOALink® vs. ACS™ - Which is Best? (May 15, 2014)
This webinar was presented in collaboration with USPS Address Management. The webinar compared the strengths and benefits of the two major Move Update products. NCOALink (National Change-of-Address Linkage System) provides change-of-address (COA) information before your mail is produced while the ACS (Address Correction Service) provides either COA or reason for nondelivery information after you mail.
Accessing and Understanding Mail Quality Reporting - Mailer Scorecard (May 13, 2014)
This webinar was presented in collaboration with Mail Entry and Payment Technologies - Business Mailer Support. The webinar provided an in-depth and detailed presentation regarding the newest Intelligent Mail report, called Mailer Scorecard. The presentation also discussed how to access this report - as well as others currently available - and took a deep dive into how to identify and investigate issues that arise within Full Service mailings.
FAQs Document (June 2014)
Summary of the questions and answers from the Accessing and Understanding Mail Quality Reporting (Mailer Scorecard) Webinar.
Thinking Inside the Box...Creative Event Planning Strategies for PCCs (April 29, 2014)