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Service Type IDs

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USPS posted a GREAT new resource for Intelligent Mail Service Type ID reference here:

https://ribbs.usps.gov/stids/documents/tech_guides/STIDQuickServiceGuide.pdf

This info below, in addition to a terrific ACS handling explanation chart, is crucial for all mailers to be aware of…Know Your STIDs!!

Selecting a STID:
There are four basic considerations to help identify the correct STID for a mailing. As you navigate through the STID Table located on RIBBS, keep in mind:
1. The Class of Mail (First-Class Mail®, Standard Mail®, Bound Printed Matter, etc.)
2. Is the mail prepared with an IMb and, if so, is it mailed as Basic or Full Service (with or without IMb Tracing)
3. The type of Address Correction you will use, if any (Full-Service ACS, OneCode ACS, Traditional ACS, or Manual notices)
4. How you expect the undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA) mail to be handled (discarded, forwarded, returned)

To the USPS group that puts out the STID information, and ACS information and guides — good job on this one!!!

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 19th, 2014 at 8:40 am

Posted in USPS