New ACS Billing Minimums

without comments

USPS effort to make an already convoluted and broken process worse vs better, over $25.  Erroneous billing, shut off notices, and other issues plague this system, making it difficult to encourage mailers to participate.  No wonder there is such a continuous, immense Undeliverable As Addressed problem, as the focus is on items like this – making programs to reduce UAA mail more difficult to manage and utilize vs easier to access and use.

Address Correction Service Invoices

Primary Audience: ACS Customers

What: New Minimum Billing Charges will change from $50.00 to $25.00

The following ACS Technical Guides are being modified as follows:

OneCode ACS and Traditional ACS Technical Guides:

Existing ACS accounts are often invoiced through the San Mateo Accounting Service Center. Each
ACS participant will receive an invoice and statement monthly only if the balance is more than
$25.00. ACS customers whose balance remains less than $25.00 will be sent an annual invoice on
September 24 of each year.

SingleSource ACS Technical Guide:
SingleSource ACS customers have the option of paying for SingleSource ACS account balance
less than $25.00 or wait until the balance reaches $25.00. Account balances less than $25.00 will
not reflect a finance charge until the delinquent balance is equal to or greater than $25.00.

When: Effective with the October 24, 2015 invoice

Impact: Accounts Payable Processes for submitting payment for ACS Billing will need to be reviewed.
> ACS accounts that are invoiced through the San Mateo Accounting Service Center, will now receive an
invoice and statement monthly only if the balance is more than $25.00. Customers whose balance
remains less than $25.00 will be sent an annual invoice on September 24 of each year. Payment must
be submitted with a copy of the invoice within 30 days of the invoice date. Unpaid balances more than
30 days old will be charged an annual interest rate of 10 percent. Delinquent accounts may cause the
interruption of ACS fulfillment, and may result in manual address correction notices or returned mail.

>SingleSource ACS customers, and those who have selected the NCSC Billing option, who have a PDF
and a CSV file of their ACS Invoice posted to their EPF account each month, will now have the option
of paying for SingleSource ACS when the account balance is less than $25.00, or may wait until the
balance reaches $25.00. Account balances less than $25.00 will not reflect a finance charge, until the
delinquent balance is equal to or greater than $25.00.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

July 23rd, 2015 at 9:22 am

Posted in USPS

Leave a Reply