Archive for November 9th, 2012

U.S. Postal Service to Begin Global Shipping of Packages with Lithium Batteries

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WASHINGTON — Effective Nov.15, Post Offices will begin accepting packages containing lithium batteries installed in electronic devices bound for many international destinations, and Army (APO), Fleet (FPO) and Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) locations.

“The Postal Service is pleased to be back in the business of shipping gifts containing lithium batteries internationally and to our service members overseas,” said Giselle Valera, vice president, Global Business. “Postal employees are gearing up for a busy holiday season, and we’re ready to help customers send care packages to loved ones around the world.”

via Just in Time for the Holidays, U.S. Postal Service to Begin Global Shipping of Packages with Lithium Batteries.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 9th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

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Drop Ship Address Update

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From the DMM Advisory:

Attention Drop Ship Mailers:

Please note that the address file posted October 15, 2012, has been updated to reflect a change for Lafayette PDC (Dropsite Key EX12682) whose address has recently changed to:

3450 SOUTH ST

LAFAYETTE IN

47905-9997

To update your system, please download the revised address file dated 11/3/2012.  The address file is located within the Dropship Product Download on the Resources section of FAST. Please note that the Mail Direction File (MDF) has not changed as a result of this update.

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 9th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

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What’s YOUR Inteligent Mail barcode Strategy?

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Don’t have an IMb strategy?  Time is running out.  In January 2013, IMb is required in order to get the lowest postage rates.

From the DMM Advisory today:

Reminder:  January 28, 2013 is almost here…are you ready? Have you converted from POSTNET® to the Intelligent Mail® barcode (IMb™)? To be eligible for automation discounts you must use the IMb. Contact those who can help speed up the conversion:  your software vendor, your mail service provider or your local USPS® manager, Business Mail Entry. We are here to help.

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If you haven’t already switched to the IMb and gotten away from the POSTNET barcode, why?  Comment this blog or contact me directly.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 9th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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USPS Fall Holiday Mobile Shopping Outreach

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Fall Holiday Mobile Shopping Outreach material that we presented by the USPS today, pdf format.

Fall Holiday Mobile Shopping Outreach 20121109

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 9th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

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Purple Heart Medal Forever Stamp Honors Veterans’ Sacrifices

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Purple Heart Medal Forever Stamp Honors Veterans’ Sacrifices – postalnews blog.

Very nice stamp, go take a look.

Veterans Day is this Sunday, don’t forget the USPS is closed on Monday.

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 9th, 2012 at 11:38 am

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USPS Announces Moratorium on DUO and POStPlan Implementation

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 9th, 2012 at 12:11 am

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