system processes 99.49% Full-Service mailings in less than two hours:
With nearly 5,000 Full-Service electronic files submitted between November
15 and November 20, 90% were processed by
in less than 10 minutes, and 99.49% were processed in less than two hours.
The remaining 0.51% that took longer than 2 hours to process was large
volume mailings that are complex in nature and submitted by a limited number
of mailers. The Postal Service™ continues to work with this group of mailers
to improve performance issues.
Hand-Held Scanning Devices used in Full-Service
The use of hand-held scanning devices (FS-IMD) has been introduced to assist
in Full-Service verifications. Based on feedback from the industry via the
Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), the Postal Service has
simplified verifications to limit disqualifications of Full-Service mailings
- No electronic documentation
- No Intelligent Mail® barcode on containers OR- Intelligent Mail container
placards are placed inside (under) shrink wrap
- No Intelligent Mail barcode on handling units
- No Intelligent Mail barcode on mailpieces
Other error types will be documented and supplied to the mailer to help
improve mailing quality and assessments for these will be deferred until
March 2010. A description of the verification and acceptance procedures can
be found in
Changes to Acceptance Processes in Support of Full-Service Mailing
on RIBBS™ under
Intelligent Mail Latest News .
Millions of Mailpieces
Processed with Intelligent Mail Full-Service: The
Postal Service has processed over 900 million mailpieces with Intelligent
Mail Full-Service. Since implementation in May 2009, Intelligent Mail
Full-Service customers have submitted 10,000 electronic postage statements.