Archive for August 2nd, 2010

Saying goodbye to paper 8125 and 8017 forms – a benefit of investing in Full Service

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VERY interesting post here from Shariq Mirza from Assurety Consulting.

“Saying goodbye to paper 8125/8017 forms” deals with one of the apparent and possible benefits of Full Service to the industry, i.e., removal of paper 8125 and 8017 forms from the verification and induction business processes. This removal of paper 8125/8017 could be accomplished for any type of mailing, i.e., Full service, basic service, auto, non-auto etc as long as basic electronic documentation requirements are followed, the pallets are bar-coded uniquely, and FAST appointments are created electronically with the content barcode data. This solution was first discussed in MTAC 93 several years ago and is getting attention and priority from mailers and the USPS in recent months. The program or concept is also known as “eInduction” or “eDropShip”.

Full post here Saying Goodbye to paper 8125/8017 fomrs

The USPS is under a great deal of pressure to ramp up Intelligent Mail adoption.  Current Full-Service “benefits” are not exactly appealing to everyone, so initiatives such as paperless 8125s, with a tremedous amount of appeal to drop ship mailers, are being implicitly tied to Full Service.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 2nd, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Posted in USPS

Mail.XML 9.0

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Mail.XML is designed to increase efficiency and lower costs by removing many manual data entry processes and enabling quick near real time communication between business partners. Mail.XML currently supports container based scheduling, pick up and drop off business processes, as well as identifying different business entities responsible for performing different services such as quality of mailing, address correction, and delivery confirmation on a mailing.
The core focus of Mail.XML is communication between industry members and from industry to the final mail processing and delivery organization that delivers the mail to the end consumer, e.g., USPS.

From IDEAlliance:
Mail.XML 9.0 Posted

The Mail.XMLTM Specification is bringing a paradigm change to the industry by increasing business function within B2B (Business to Business) communication. Mail.XML is designed to increase efficiency and lower costs by removing many manual data entry processes and enabling quick near-real-time communication between business partners. Mail.XML Version 9.0 is the most significant redefinition of the Mail.XML Specification to date. With this release, the specification has been broken into 6 distinct implementation modules. These modules include:

  • Transportation Messages
  • Mailing Messages
  • Data Distribution Messages
  • Identification Messages
  • Supply Chain Messages
  • System Messages

Mail.XML modules are designed to stand alone, enabling those interested in one or more message sets to develop and validate just those message sets without the requirement to address the entire Mail.XML specification. Each module may be validated by itself or in combination with all other message sets when the entire Mail.XML Specification is considered. MailXML 9.0 can be downloaded from At least one errata version is expected to be produced in September.

Contact: Dianne Kennedy, 630.941.8197,

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 2nd, 2010 at 11:13 am

Posted in USPS