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January 30, 2014
January DMM Update
is your source for up-to-date mailing standards. The
Domestic Mail Manual
New Standards to Enhance Package Visibility
We revised various sections of the DMM to require the use of Intelligent Mail® package barcodes (IMpb) on all commercial parcels, and to require the transmission of supporting electronic documentation including piece-level address or ZIP+4® Code information. We published this information in the December 26, 2013, Postal Bulletin.
Domestic Competitive Products Pricing and Mailing Standards Changes
We revised various sections of the DMM to reflect changes to prices and mailing standards for Competitive Products. We published this information in the December 12, 2013, Postal Bulletin.
Products Mailable at Nonprofit Standard Mail Prices
New Extra Service Labels for Items Bearing an IMpb and New Process for Registered Mail Inquiries
We revised 503.1.0 and 503.2.0 to update the process for customers making inquiries for uninsured (with no declared value) Registered Mail™ items and to introduce two new non-barcoded labels for Registered Mail™ and Certified Mail® items that already bear an Intelligent Mail® package barcode (IMpb). We published this information in the December 26, 2013, Postal Bulletin.
New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products
We revised the DMM
to implement the changes coincident with the price
adjustments. We published this information in the December
26, 2013, Postal Bulletin.
Revised Standards for Shipments of Cremated Remains
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