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December 20

December 20, 2013

 

IMb™ Services Update

 

PostalOne!® Release 37.0. Deployment — scheduled for January 12, 2014, will require an extended maintenance window to complete all software updates. There will be a PostalOne! ® outage from 12 midnight through 9 a.m. CST, Sunday, January 12, 2014. A mandatory Mail.dat® client download will be available immediately following the software update. Release notes for PostalOne! Release 37.0 are posted on RIBBS®.

 

PostalOne! Release 37.0 Deployment to Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) — will occur on Monday, January 13, 2014, and PostalOne! TEM will be unavailable from 5:30 a.m. through 3 p.m. CST.

 

January 2014 Price Change and PostalOne! Release 37.0 Webinars will cover price changes and changes to the PostalOne! system that will be implemented on January 26, 2014. Other topics will include the new requirements for IMpb, the new Metered Mail rate, FSS mail preparation and more. Log on information is below. These meetings do not require a password.

 

Presentation and recording links will be posted at a later date.

 

Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Time: 11 a.m., EST

Meeting Number: 742 075 213

Browse to or copy and paste the following link to a browser:

https://uspsmeetings.webex.com/uspsmeetings/j.php?ED=229978117&UID=0&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

 

Date: Friday, January 10, 2014
Time: 2 p.m., EST

Meeting Number: 747 936 668
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https://uspsmeetings.webex.com/uspsmeetings/j.php?ED=229979532&UID=0&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

 

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time
Meeting Number: 748 719 353
Browse to or copy and paste the following link to a browser:

https://uspsmeetings.webex.com/uspsmeetings/j.php?ED=229980462&UID=0&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

January 26, 2014, Mailing Services and Shipping Services Price Change Update — Plant-Verified Drop Shipments – As a reminder, Mailing Services and Shipping Services prices will change on January 26, 2014. Relative to that change, 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.