Archive for December 28th, 2010

Intelligent Mail – Full Service ACS Fulfillment Issues

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From the DMM Advisory:

As a result of Full Service ACS Fulfillment software changes made on Nov. 7, 2010, two potential issues were identified that affect Full Service jobs finalized in PostalOne!® since November 7.

The first issue impacts mailers who receive their Full Service ACS data via downloadable reports. A problem occurred in the association of Mail Owner information in which prevented Full Service ACS records from being accessible via the downloadable reports channel.

With the software update on Jan. 2, 2011, the Full Service ACS information will be recovered and made available for retrieval via the downloadable channel.

The second issue impacts Periodicals mailers. A problem occurred in a logic module that finalizes containers prior to transmission for processing. This caused the containers to appear as not having been finalized, which prevented the association of Full Service ACS records.
With the software update on Jan. 2, the Full Service ACS information will be recovered for the period Nov. 7 through Jan. 2 and provided via the normal fulfillment channel.

For other questions about this software update, please contact Michael Ohora at Michael.D.Ohora@usps.gov or (202) 268-8083

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Relying on Full Service ACS for Move Update compliance?  To save $$ on mailing to bad addresses?  Better proceed with caution.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 28th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

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USPS makes a half billion dollar profit- until Congress takes its cut

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 28th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

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Move Update Penalty Threshold Change Request Withdrawn

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From this document filed with the PRC by the USPS:

“On December 10, 2010, the Commission issued an Order approving of the market dominant classification and price changes that the Postal Service filed notice of on November 2, 2010 in this docket. Order No. 606. The Commission indicated, however, that implementing the Move Update change that was included in the
November 2 Notice would reduce the maximum allowable size of the next price increase by more than 0.6 percentage points. Id. at 3. The Postal Service therefore is withdrawing its notice of the Move Update change, and will not implement that change absent a subsequent filing with the Commission.”

What this boils down to, is that the PRC recognized the Move Update change as a revenue generator, which should and is regulated by the PRC.  The USPS chose to withdraw the request rather than count the revenue against their next CPI request.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 28th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

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Customers have until Dec 31 to sign up for Saturation Incentive and Reply Rides Free

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 28th, 2010 at 11:28 am

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