Official “Word” on Postage Statement Updates

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From the DMM Advisory late today:

New Postage Statements Effective January 2, 2011

As the January 2, 2011 is approaching, USPS® systems are in a ready mode and we are ready to work with you to accept mail using the new postage statements. We appreciate the efforts of the software vendor community to ensure their clients also are ready for implementation.

We are especially excited about the new products we are launching, along with various other expansions/enhancements of existing product lines.

Just in case some of you encounter difficulty getting your customized software ready, please contact your local acceptance office or Manager of Business Mail Entry to determine the best solution. Mailers using the Electronic Verification System (eVS) for manifesting who are having difficulty should contact their Strategic Account or Business Alliance Manager for assistance.

We’ll use DMM Advisory to keep you updated about any developments related to the new postage statements.

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This notice is short on details, and long on happy faces and sunny skies.  🙂

As far as the USPS being “in ready mode”, the DMM Advisory yesterday detailed that the updates to the USPS systems are scheduled for this coming Sunday.  The USPS is ready to update, and we know how that goes sometimes.  And as far as going to the BMEU Manager or Acceptance Office “to determine the best solution”, industry message boards already have stories of BMEU responses such as “Show me an official communication from the USPS or I’ve been advised to reject the mail”, and other mailers having mail rejected this week for updating to the new statements too soon.

So unnecessary.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 30th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Posted in USPS

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