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January 19

January 19, 2006


January 19 DMM Update


We update the DMM on Postal Explorer ( concurrent with the first Postal Bulletin of every month, so Postal Explorer is always your current source for mailing information. This month we posted a second DMM update to capture the following changes:


Low-Cost Items

We adjusted the maximum value of a low-cost item mailable at Nonprofit Standard Mail rates from $8.30 to $8.60 in section 703.1.6.11.

Labeling Lists

We revised labeling lists L001, L007, L201, L601, L603, L604, and L606 to reflect changes in mail processing operations.

Check the Summary of Changes for a complete listing of updates. You will find revisions listed by effective date and also by chapter, with clickable links to revised sections. The DMM contains all of the new prices effective earlier this month.  


Our next scheduled update is February 2, 2006.


Save Time by Using the Latest Drop Shipment Forms


In today's Postal Bulletin, we announced revisions to Form 8125C, Plant-Verified Drop Shipment (PVDS) Consolidated Verification and Clearance. We encourage drop ship mailers to use the latest versions of Forms 8125C and 8125. Both forms have been updated to include a block for mailers to provide their new FAST scheduler ID and are available online at


Pricing and Classification Service Center Rules! 


The USPS Pricing and Classification Service Center (PCSC) offers customers one source for all mail classification decisions and provides rulings under the National Customer Rulings program. It is receiving accolades for its quick and efficient response to customer issues.


Jen Wolfe of Newspaper Support Services recently expressed her appreciation: “I am so impressed with the turnaround on getting back to us on our renewal notices,” she wrote. “Kudos to you and your colleagues!”


Mailfast’s Barbara King was elated with the PCSC’s assistance on a nonprofit application. “It’s the most pleasant experience I have had with the Postal Service!”


“We have transformed from a system of four regional service centers to a single, national center for excellence in New York City,” said PCSC Manager Edmund Wronski. “These changes allow more consistent application of standards, improve customer relations, and streamline operations.”