Archive for November 11th, 2010

USPS’s Action Delays Announcement of New Postal Rates

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 11th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

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Honoring Our Veterans

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Please take a moment today to honor our Veterans.  Thank you to all who have served, are currently serving, and those who will serve in the future.

History of Veteran’s Day

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 11th, 2010 at 8:02 am

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USPS Bulk Mail Verification Issues?

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Industry sources are reporting difficulties with USPS Performance Based Verification, specifically MERLIN profiles.  This seems to be a ripple effect from the PostalOne! Release 25 implementation this past weekend.  Some mailers are being advised by their Bulk Mail Entry personnel that the MERLIN database that governs the frequency of in-depth verifications was lost or damaged, and that MERLIN verification would need to be run on every mailing.  Other mailers report that the MERLIN requirement would be left up to the discretion of their Entry Clerks, while others were told that the Clerks would be overriding the verification requests by referencing a Help Desk incident ticket that has been filed.

What has your experience been?  Are you being asked to do MERLIN verifications outside of the norm?  Please comment this blog or contact me offline.  If I hear/see any official word from the Postal Service, I will be sure to update here.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 11th, 2010 at 12:19 am

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