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Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory
Message board to keep postal customers informed of changes to mailing standards, services, and prices.

Welcome to the new DMM Advisory.

The Advisory keeps you informed about mailing issues that are important to your business. You will find updates to our mailing standards and prices, information about our Web tools, and helpful reminders about mailing issues. To subscribe to the DMM Advisory or to send comments and suggestions, email us at dmmadvisory@usps.com.


December 31, 2009 Notice of information on the January 4, 2010 price change postage statements.

December 31, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

December 29, 2009 Notice that the revised final rule Federal Register for Move Update is effective January 4, 2010.

December 28, 2009 Notice that the Postal Service issued a revised final rule for Move Update and was published by the Federal Register.

December 23, 2009 Announcement that the November/December MailPro is now available online.

December 18, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

December 15, 2009 Notice of an extension to the comment period of our Unpaid and Shortpaid IBI Postage Meter and PC Postage Products Federal Register proposed rule.

December 15, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

December 14, 2009 Notice that the Federal Register published our proposed rule on revised price eligibility standards for commercial flats failing to meet the upcoming new deflection standards.

December 11, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

December 11, 2009 Reminder that the Move Update assessment charge of $0.07 per piece is effective January 4, 2010.

December 10, 2009 Notice that an advance copy of the final rule Federal Register notice to align our standards with the Animal Welfare Act is available on Postal Explorer.

December 4, 2009 Notice that the PRC confirmed our Shipping Services prices for January 4, 2010 are consistent with the Postal Act of 2006.

December 3, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

December 2, 2009 Notice about new streamlined acceptance procedures for hard copy postage statements beginning March, 2010.

December 2, 2009 Notice that an advance copy of our Federal Register proposed rule with revised price eligibility standards for commercial flats failing to meet the upcoming new deflection standards, has been posted on Postal Explorer.

November 30, 2009 Summary of November 29, 2009 DMM revisions.

November 24, 2009 Notice that the Unpaid and Shortpaid IBI Postage Meter and PC Postage Products proposed rule has been published by the Federal Register. We encourage review and comments by December 18, 2009.

November 20, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Service update for Mail.dat users.

November 20, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

November 18, 2009 Announcement that on November 29th, DMM standards will be expanded to include thin attachments to certain Standard Mail letters and flats, under specified requirements.

November 17, 2009 Announcement that by using electronic postage statements, mailers help save time and money during the acceptance process.

November 13, 2009 Notice that an advance copy of Unpaid and Shortpaid IBI Postage Meter and PC Postage Products Federal Register proposed rule is available on Postal Explorer.

November 12, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

November 10, 2009 Announcement that the January 2010 Shipping Services final rule was published in the Federal Register.

November 6, 2009 Notice of a special Intelligent Mail Services update.

November 6, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

November 4, 2009 Announcement that the January 2010 Shipping Services price change has attractive incentives for mailers.

November 4, 2009 Announcement of new 2010 Shipping Services price change effective January 4, 2010.

November 3, 2009 Announcement of a webinar on submitting postage statements between November 15 and November 29.

November 2, 2009 Summary of November DMM revisions.

October 30, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

October 28, 2009 Announcement that the September/October MailPro is now available online.

October 23, 2009 Notice of PostalOne! outage.

October 22, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

October 20, 2009 Reminder that double postcards are not permitted to contain personal information or be sealed against inspection.

October 16, 2009 Notice of filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission the new method Business Mail Entry Units will use to determine whether or not to assess the $0.07 Move Update charge to First-Class Mail and Standard Mail pieces evaluated during acceptance.

October 15, 2009 A letter from the Postmaster General announcing no price increase for market dominant products in calendar year 2010.

October 9, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

October 7, 2009 Announcement of new CSR PS-334, Computer Readable - Media Eligible for Media Mail Prices.

October 7, 2009 Announcement of the new wallet-style booklet design in the October DMM.

October 5, 2009 Summary of October DMM revisions.

September 30, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

September 23, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

September 18, 2009 Notice that the Postal Regulatory Commission has completed its review of the First-Class Mail Incentive Program.

September 17, 2009 Announcement of four new strategies added to the Intelligent Mail Vision.

September 14, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

September 8, 2009 Summary of September DMM revisions.

September 4, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

August 28, 2009 Notice of an advance copy of the First-Class Mail Incentive Program Federal Register is available on Postal Explorer.

August 28, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

August 24, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

August 20, 2009 Announcement that the July/August MailPro is now available online.

August 18, 2009 Notice that the new deflection standards for flat-size mailpieces have been postponed until January 2010.

August 18, 2009 Reminder notice of the Move Update standards and requirements.

August 18, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

August 3, 2009 Summary of August DMM revisions.

August 3, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

July 30, 2009 Announcement of an extension of the requirement date for CASS/MASS Cycle M Certification from July 31, 2009 to September 30, 2009.

July 27, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

July 23, 2009 Notice that test samples are needed for folded self-mailers.

July 20, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

July 16, 2009 Announcement of the expansion of the eligibility requirements for our Saturation Mail Volume Incentive Program.

July 13, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

July 8, 2009 Summary of July DMM revisions.

July 2, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

July 2, 2009 Notice of the PRCs completed review of the lower prices for high density Standard Mail flats effective July 19, 2009.

July 1, 2009 Announcement of John Nagla's retirement -- the voice of the DMM Advisory since it began in 2004.

June 26, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

June 23, 2009 Announcement that the DMM Advisory has reached a 10,000 subscriber milestone.

June 22, 2009 Notice of a correction to the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

June 19, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

June 18, 2009 Announcement that the enrollment for the Saturation Mail Volume Incentive Program has been extended until August 1, 2009.

June 16, 2009 Reminder that the new requirements for letter-size booklets mailed at automation and machinable prices are effective September 8, 2009.

June 12, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

June 12, 2009 Announcement that the July postage statements for high density Standard Mail flats are available online.

June 11, 2009 Announcement that the May/June MailPro is now available online.

June 5, 2009 Reminder that beginning July 1, the Summer Sale is open to eligible customers who mailed at least 1 million Standard Mail letters and flats between October 1, 2007, and March 31, 2008.

June 4, 2009 Notice of Tom Day's letter-of-response to the Mailers' Technical Advisory Committee letter dated May 4, 2009.

June 4, 2009 Notice that the Postal Regulatory Commission have completed their review of the Summer Sale program.

June 2, 2009 Summary of June DMM revisions. Also included is a reminder that we are changing the construction and sealing standards for letter-size booklets on September 8.

June 1, 2009 Notice of filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission to reduce our prices for high density Standard Mail flats.

May 29, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

May 22, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

May 21, 2009 Announcement of the update and clarification of Nonprofit Standard Mail Cooperative Mailings.

May 15, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

May 15, 2009 Notice of an advance copy of the Summer Sale Federal Register is available on Postal Explorer.

May 12, 2009 Announcement of Mailing Standards new manager, Becky Dobbins.

May 11, 2009 Summary of May DMM revisions.

May 8, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

May 6, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

May 4, 2009 Notice of new choices for Confirm service available on May 11, 2009.

May 1, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

May 1, 2009 Notice of filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission for a Standard Mail letters and flats Summer Sale.

May 1, 2009 Overview of price category changes for Standard Mail irregular parcels and Not Flat-Machinable pieces weighing less than 6 ounces.

April 30, 2009 Notice that beginning May 11, 2009 First-Class Mail and Standard Mail letters must meet all the standards for automation letters, with the exception of the barcode requirement.

April 29, 2009 Reminder that the Mailing Services price change goes into effect May 11, 2009.

April 24, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

April 17, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

April 16, 2009 Notice of an extension to the barcode requirement for customers using Priority Mail commercial base pricing with permit imprint.

April 13, 2009 Notice of an updated Notice 123-Price List available on usps.com. Additionally, the March/April MailPro is now available.

April 9, 2009 Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.

April 9, 2009 Notice of an advance copy of the letter-size booklets Federal Register is available on Postal Explorer.

April 7, 2009 Announcement that the Federal Register final rule for letter-size booklets will be published later in the week.

April 6, 2009 Summary of April DMM revisions.

April 3, 2009 Updates for PostalOne! and Fast outages; New Business Customer Gateway; Postal Wizard; and Mail.XML technical specifications.

April 2, 2009 Notice that the May 2009 price change Federal Register final rule is available on Postal Explorer. Also, an announcement that the implementation of standards for letter-size booklets will be postponed until September 2009.

March 30, 2009 Announcement that we will not be implementing a mandatory tray-based preparation for First-Class Mail automation flats in the May 2009 price change.

March 27, 2009 Announcement of an amended notice filing with the PRC to postpone the Move Update noncompliance charge, and to adjust prices for Confirm service.

March 26, 2009 Announcement of the Intelligent Mail weekly update.

March 24, 2009 Notice of the availability of the May 2009 postage statements.

March 20, 2009 Notice of weekly communications and updates as we prepare for the implementation of Basic and Full-Service options for Intelligent Mail.

March 20, 2009 Reminder of Intelligent Mail webinars held for customers every other Friday.

March 16, 2009 Notice that the PRC confirmed our Mailing Services prices except for the annual mailing fees for Confirm service.

March 13, 2009 Reminder that new address placement standards for commercial flat-size mail go into effect March 29, 2009.

March 5, 2009 Summary of March DMM revisions. Also, an update to Notice 123- Price List, for the May 2009 price change.

February 26, 2009 Announcement of new Intelligent Mail webinars. Also, the Postal Service continues to collaborate with mailers on the testing of folded self-mailer designs.

February 23, 2009 Announcement that the new standards for letter-size booklets and folded self-mailers will include only recommendations for folded self-mailers, rather than requirements.

February 19, 2009 Notice for mailers on how to use the plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) during the price change. Also, an announcement that the January/February MailPro is currently available on usps.com.

February 18, 2009 Announcement that all of the domestic and international Federal Registers supporting the May price change are available on Postal Explorer.

February 13, 2009 Reminder that the new addressing standards for flat-size mail are effective March 29, 2009.

February 11, 2009 Announcement of price change tools on usps.com/prices/pricechanges.htm.

February 10, 2009 Announcement that the Governors of the Postal Service have approved new prices for mailing services. The new prices go into effect May 11, 2009.

February 6, 2009 Announcement that the Federal Register published our revised proposed rule for the May 2009 mailing services price change. We encourage customers to comment before March 6, 2009.

February 3, 2009 Announcement that, based on proposed rule comments, the Postal Service will continue to test folded self-mailer designs. The final rule will incorporate recommendations only for folded self-mailers and requirements for booklets.

January 28, 2009 Announcement of the updated advance notice Federal Register for the May 2009 Mailing Services price change posted on Postal Explorer.

January 22, 2009 Announcement of the advance notice Federal Register for the May 2009 Mailing Services price change being posted on Postal Explorer.

January 21, 2009 Notice that the Consumer Price Index was updated today.

January 18, 2009 Notice that the Shipping Services price change went into effect today. Also announced is the summary of January DMM revisions.

January 16, 2009 Announcement of the published detached address labels (DALs) final rule Federal Register.

January 8, 2009 Reminder that the Shipping Services price change is effective on January 18, 2009. Additionally, a new smaller Priority Mail flat-rate box is introduced on January 18, and is priced the same as the Priority Mail flat-rate envelope.

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