September DMM Update on Postal Explorer
We update the DMM
online concurrent with the first Postal
Bulletin of every month, and occasionally we publish a second
update to capture additional changes to mailing standards.
We made the
following changes in a second update, available today on Postal Explorer (pe.usps.com).
609.1.3 to increase the maximum value of indemnity
for insurance purchased online from $200 to $500. Online insurance can be
purchased using Click-N-Ship and eBay and at our Automated Postal Centers (APCs).
New "Hold For Pickup" Endorsement
a new "Hold For Pickup" endorsement in
709.5.0. This endorsement is for mailers who send
high-value or heavy-weight merchandise, such as computers. The endorsement
indicates that the mailer's customer (the addressee) will pick up the parcel
at a designated post office and is available for authorized mailers who
enter Parcel Select DDU parcels under a manifest mailing agreement.
New Multi Carrier Routes Bundle for Standard
now have the option in
345.6.0 to consolidate small (1-inch thick or
less) carrier route bundles of Enhanced Carrier Route Standard Mail basic
rate (ECRLOT) into a (single) multi carrier routes 5-digit bundle. This
option will improve the bundle integrity for flats (otherwise prepared) in
small individual carrier route bundles.
Mailing List Correction (MLC)
replaced FASTforward MLC with
NCOALINK. NCOALINK is software-based and can be loaded
onto a user's own system, making it more efficient and user-friendly. We
made this change in
318.104.22.168. See the related article in the
Department of State Mail
703.3.0 to update the standards for mail addressed
to the Department of State for transmission abroad and for change-of-address
orders concerning Department of State mail.
Postage Meters and PC Postage Products
reorganized and updated the standards for postage meters and PC Postage
Summary of Changes
for a complete listing of DMM updates since the January printing. You will
find revisions listed by effective date and also by chapter, with clickable
links to revised sections. Our next scheduled update is October 13.