USPS Homepage Skip Navigation USPS Home | Postal Explorer Home
  Go to HTML Version >
  Postage Prices:
  Conversion Calculator
  Country Max Limits and
  Price Groups
  Customs Forms Indicator
  Service Standards
  Zone Charts
  April 2015 Price Change Information
  Shipping Services Prices
- Excel - Proposed
  Shipping Services Prices
- csv - Proposed
  Mailing Services Prices
- Excel - Proposed
  Updated 02/06/15
  Mailing Services Prices
- csv - Proposed
  Updated 02/06/15
  Draft April 2015
Postage Statements
Updated 02/27/15
  Proposed April 2015
Postage Stmnt Updates
Updated 02/27/15
  Full Country Listing
- Proposed
  DMM Streamline
  DMM Cross Reference
  Address Quality
  Business Customer
  Business Mail 101
  Federal Register Notices
  Locate a Post Office
  Mailpiece Design
  Postage Statements
  Postal Bulletins
  Postal Links
  Standard Mail Eligibility
  Decision Tree & CSRs
  ZIP Code Lookup
  About Postal Explorer
  Contact Us
  Download Acrobat Reader



January 17

January 17, 2014


IMb™ Services Update

January 26, 2014 Mailing Services and Shipping Services Price Change Update — Plant-Verified Drop Shipment — Mailing Services and Shipping Services prices are changing on January 26, 2014, so plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) mailings will be verified and accepted as follows:

Current Prices — PVDS mailings verified and paid for before January 26, 2014, using the current prices, will be accepted at destination entry postal facilities through February 9, 2014, when presented with appropriate verification and payment documentation.


New Prices — PVDS mailings may be verified and paid for beginning January 13, 2014, using the new prices, provided the shipments are not deposited at destination entry postal facilities until January 26, 2014, or later, when presented with appropriate verification and payment documentation.

  • For mailings with electronic documentation, mailers must enter a Mail Arrival Date that is on or after January 26, 2014.
  • For mailings with hard copy postage statements, USPS acceptance employees must enter a Mail Arrival Date that is on or after January 26, 2014.


Full-Service Onboarding The Postal Service encourages mailers to migrate to the use of Full-Service Intelligent Mail® when mailing First-Class Mail® postcards, letters, and flats, Standard Mail® letters and flats, Periodicals letters and flats and Bound Printed Matter flats.


Full-Service Related Webinars — We are hosting a series of webinars to assist mailers in the migration and we suggest mailers attend at least one of each session in the series to get the most out of using Full-Service Intelligent Mail. Log on links will be provided for these webinars when available.

Topic: Intelligent Mail Package Barcodes

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Time: 3 p.m. EST
Meeting Number: 749 766 341

Call-in Number: 1-678-317-2063
Browse to or copy and paste the following link to a browser:

            Full-Service Feedback Friday, January 31, 2014, 1:30 pm EST