Archive for June 17th, 2011

USPS Will Stop Accepting Mail Destined to Canada by End of Day This Saturday

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From the DMM Advisory:

Canada Post informed us today that their suspension of service will last at least until some time next week as they await the Canadian government’s action on back-to-work legislation.

As a result, effective 11:59 p.m. CDT Saturday, June 18, USPS® will stop accepting all mail destined for Canada, with the exception of Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) service.

Customers can avoid service disruptions by using GXG service, which is available online at www.usps.com and at thousands of participating retail locations throughout the U.S.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation. Once Canada Post announces that they will resume operations, we will again begin accepting mail destined to Canada and mail currently being held in our network will be dispatched.

Additional information and updates regarding acceptance and movement of international mail is available at http://www.usps.com/communications/news/serviceupdates.htm.

We will use DMM Advisory to keep you updated.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 17th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Posted in USPS

Mobile Barcode Promotion Requirement to Submit Sample Mailpiece

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From the DMM Advisory:

The Mobile Barcode Promotion runs July 1 through August 31, 2011, providing business mailers an upfront three percent discount on presort and automation mailings of First-Class Mail cards, letters, and flats and Standard Mail (including nonprofit) flats and cards.

In order to participate in the promotion, mailers must submit a hardcopy, nonaddressed sample of the mailpiece, showing the placement of the mobile barcode, when mailings are presented for acceptance and verification. Mailers should also retain a copy of the mailpiece.

Other key requirements include:

  • A two-dimensional mobile barcode – readable by a mobile smartphone – must be on or in each mailpiece in a mailing.
  • The barcode must be used for marketing, promotional or educational purposes and be relevant to the contents of the mailpiece.
  • Postage must be paid with a permit imprint and electronic documentation (eDoc) must be submitted to PostalOne! Commingled, combined and co-mail mailings, including MLOCR mailings, may qualify for the promotion if separate postage statements are submitted for each client taking the discount.

See complete details on the Mobile Barcode Promotion final rule Federal Register.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 17th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Posted in USPS

USPS needs “incubation space” to address digital challenge

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USPS needs “incubation space” to address digital challenge | Post & Parcel.

Very interesting read.  Be sure to check this one out.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 17th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

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PMG Donahoe: USPS finances are like Greece

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 17th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

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Washington Post gets it wrong again

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Washington Post gets it wrong again – postalnews blog.

At least they are cosistent in being blatantly wrong.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 17th, 2011 at 8:16 am

Posted in USPS