Archive for July 28th, 2010

Senator Says Panel will block USPS Proposal to drop Saturday Mail delivery

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 28th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

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Understanding Full Service roles for the USPS® FAST® Appointment management system

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Understanding Full Service roles for the USPS FAST Appointment management system

Excellent, comprehensive article on this subject by Shariq Mirza, an expert with a great deal of experience in the Full Service Intelligent Mail Arena.  This article illustrates the complexities, choices, and requirements that must be met just to fulfill a small part of Full Service Intelligent Mail regulations.

The complexities are made even greater as the world of drop ship appointments and FAST is ever-changing.  Mail owners must partner with their mail service provider to map out a plan well in advance of implementation.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 28th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

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FAST Pop-Up Messages

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When you log into the USPS Business Customer Gateway and access FAST, there is a helpful message board pop-up that comes up with timely information.   Users need to be aware of this, so that they allow for pop ups on this site, or they will miss out.  It is also a good idea to log in regularly, so you can see any info as it comes up.

Current information posted:

Subject: Springfield MA L&DC 010PM is Moving
Message: The Springfield MA L&DC 010PM will be moving to the Springfield MA NDC at 1800 Page Blvd, Springfield MA 01152-9311 on August 14, 2010. The Springfield L&DC building located at 100 Brookdale Dr Springfield MA 01104-3278 will close as of August 13, 2010. All mail for the Springfield L&DC should be brought to the Springfield NDC at 1800 Page Blvd.

Subject: Planned Power Outage 8/23/10
Message: This notice is to advise all mailers intending to deposit mail at the Los Angeles Network Distribution Center of a planned Power Outage on August 23, 2010. As a contingency, mailers that may need to schedule appointments may do so on Saturday August 21st, Sunday August 22nd and Tuesday August 24th as normally available. We at the Los Angeles Network Distribution Center, appreciate your continued support.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 28th, 2010 at 11:37 am

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Report questions financial success of 2009 Postal Service ‘Summer Sale’

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 28th, 2010 at 8:57 am

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