August 2, 2010
August DMM Update
Explorer® (pe.usps.com) is your source for up-to-date mailing standards. The
Domestic Mail Manual
is fully searchable on Postal Explorer and features fly-out menus,
cross-reference links, and an extensive subject index. Today we updated our
mailing standards to capture the following changes:
Preparation Options for Saturation Flats with Detached Address Labels
602.4.0 to provide new
containerization and palletization options for the preparation of saturation
flats with detached address labels (DALs).
301.1.0 by adding a definition of the
Address Labels for Merchandise Samples
602.4.0 to provide customers the
option to use detached address labels (DALs) when current general
distribution density standards for Standard Mail merchandise samples cannot
709.4.0 to clarify that customers may
only purchase domestic insurance once per applicable mailpiece when postage
is paid at a retail Post Office, online, or at an Automated Postal Center
Options for Attachments to Letters and Flats
301.1.0 to remove a restriction that
requires relocatable labels to be affixed on the outside of a reply piece,
and to allow up to two release cards to the outside of letters and flats of
specific size ranges, subject to placement restrictions.
Next Day Delivery Postage Refund Amendment
604.9.0 to state the conditions for
Express Mail Next Day Delivery postage refunds when shipments are mailed
each year during the time period of December 22 through December 25.
We revised labeling lists
L606 to reflect changes in mail
scheduled DMM update is September 7.