Archive for April, 2009

“Summer Sale”

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Per a posting at Postcom.org, the USPS Board of Governors has authorized Postal management to proceed with the filing of the proposed Summer Sale incentive program.  Stay tuned.

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April 29th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

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The IMB has great possibilities, but they don’t come free

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April 28th, 2009 at 11:54 am

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DMM Advisory – Intelligent Mail Weekly Update

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Intelligent Mail update courtesy of the DMM Advisory:

PostalOne! and FAST Outages –
10pm CDT on April 25 through 10pm CDT on April 26
there will also be a 12-hour outage between May 9 and May 10
During these outages mailers will be unable to access PostalOne! or submit any electronic mailing documentation.  This outage does not affect FAST online scheduling.

Beginning May 11 PostalOne! and FAST customers will have a new interface to access their accounts. All external customers will access their accounts via the new Business Customer Gateway. To support this change, we are implementing a process to migrate active PostalOne! and FAST customer accounts to the Gateway. Most users will be able to access PostalOne! and FAST with their current username and password. Some users may be required to change their passwords when they log in.

No Mailer IDs will be issued between May 1 and May 10! Mailers can use the new online tool to acquire Mailer IDs starting May 11. Refer to the new online process in the updated User Access to Electronic Mailing Information and Reports. Mailers should continue to access the Confirm and ACS help desks to attain Mailer IDs as necessary.

Updated Guides – The following guides were updated on RIBBS on April 21: Resource Map; Guide to Intelligent Mail for Letters and Flats; Intelligent Mail and Electronic Documentation: Ready, Set, Go; Postal Service Mail.dat Technical Specification; Postal Service Mail.XML  Technical Specification; and User Access to Electronic Mailing Information and Reports.

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April 24th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

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Saturation Mail Incentives

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Details have been published in the USPS Postal Bulletin dated 4/23/09
http://www.usps.com/cpim/ftp/bulletin/pb.htm

Excerpted to a pdf here.

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April 24th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

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U.S. Postal Service :: Have Technical Questions About Intelligent Mail Integration?

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U.S. Postal Service :: Have Technical Questions About Intelligent Mail Integration?.

USPS is accepting questions for the next Intelligent Mail Technical Integration Webinar that will take place Friday May 1st from 1pm to 2:30pm EDT.  Submit questions to imb@usps.gov no later than 5pm EDT April 27th.

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April 23rd, 2009 at 9:31 pm

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MailPro – OneCode ACS Sampling Process

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MailPro – Vol.3 Number 2 March/April 2009.

Article in the current edition of USPS MailPro regarding relaxation of the OneCode ACS sampling process, making it easier to take advantage of this valuable service.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 23rd, 2009 at 9:18 am

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USPS provides more details on ‘summer sale’ – DMNews

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April 22nd, 2009 at 5:52 pm

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Confirm User Guide Supplement

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As the USPS has not posted this to their website yet, I thought I should share with you this supplement to the Confirm User Guide, Publication 197.  Here is the Supplement.

The Supplement includes the new Confirm pricing structure, a notice regarding the end of support for EMD and Entry Scans, a critically-important section regarding Confirm Mailer IDs, USPS Service Type Identifiers, data provisioning, and modification to the application process.

Hopefully the USPS will publish this on their own site at the beginning of May.

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April 22nd, 2009 at 1:37 pm

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To Save the Postal Service,Congress Must Approve H.R. 22

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To Save the Postal Service,Congress Must Approve H.R. 22.

See APWU Power Pont presentation on H.R. 22 here

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April 21st, 2009 at 8:40 pm

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USPS To Reduce Fleet by 10,000 Vehicles

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 21st, 2009 at 7:37 pm

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