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Postal Explorer (pe.usps.com) always provides the most up-to-date version of the DMM. It’s fully searchable and easy to navigate using the fly-out menus, cross-reference links, and subject index. Today we updated our mailing standards to capture the following changes:
Intelligent Mail Barcodes
Label Carriers Used With Periodicals Mail
Decisions on First-Class Mail and Standard Mail Appeals
Our next DMM update will capture the pricing and mailing standards changes from the rate case. We will post this version of the DMM in advance of the pricing change to help you get ready, and we will let you know as soon as it is available.
Cycle L CASS Certified™ Software Changes
A new guide, A Mailer's Guide to CASS Certification Requirements –, frequently asked questions, and other helpful information is available on http://ribbs.usps.gov/.
What’s New in FAST?
By late spring, USPS facilities will receive advance notification of Periodicals drop shipments through the Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST) system.
By including Periodicals in FAST, business mailers — including mail owners, preparers, and schedulers — will have enhanced visibility of their scheduled Periodicals drop shipments at each facility. Mailers can track their drop shipments, receive advance notification of redirections, submit and manage recurring appointment requests online, and have joint scheduling capabilities. We will continue to accept Periodicals mail any time a facility is open and staffed. Periodicals are not restricted to the drop shipment hours defined for Standard Mail and Package Services mail.
USPS facilities will be able to use the additional information they receive for Periodicals appointments to better forecast the quantity of trips and the volume expected at their location on a given day. This added visibility will allow facilities to staff efficiently and reduce unload wait times for those delivering and transporting Periodicals.
Get ready to go with FAST for Periodicals! For more information see the March 15, Postal Bulletin.