Postal Explorer is available on CD-ROM.
Postal Explorer’s powerful search features enable you
to explore new opportunities to make more efficient use of
Postal Explorer CD-ROM contains:
Domestic Mail Manual (DMM)
• International Mail Manual (IMM)
• Quick Service Guides
• Domestic Price Calculator
• International Price Calculator
• Postal Zone Charts
• Notice 123, Price List
• Customer Support Rulings
• Postage Statements
• Pub. 28, Postal Addressing Standards
• Pub. 417, Nonprofit Standard Mail Eligibility
• Customs Forms Indicator
The Postal Explorer CD-ROM is only $20. For additional information, call 1 (800)
Order Form: To order with a major credit card, link to Postal
Explorer Order Form, complete the form and mail or fax the form to the
address or fax number provided.
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Postal Explorer is more than
a reference guide. It's a mailer's toolbox that gives you the tools to design
a mailing program that best suits your needs. It's almost like having a full
shelf of these publications - only better. Better because by entering in a
word or phrase, you can instantly find all references to it - either in a single
publication or across all the publications.
This exciting information tool is part of the Postal Service's continuing
effort to make using the mail system easier and simpler for all customers.
developed in direct response to what you have told us, both informally and
through customer surveys, about your postal information needs. It affords
an unprecedented opportunity for mailers to draw on the same information used
by postal employees - - with ease, speed, and convenience.
Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 98
Windows 98 Second Edition; Windows ME; Windows VISTA
Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows 7
Internet Explorer 5.01 OR LATER
Disk Space Requirements: 280 MB (X86), 610 MB (X64)
Domestic Mail Manual (DMM)
The Domestic Mail Manual contains USPS standards for domestic mail
services; a description of and requirements for each mail class, extra
services, ancillary services, conditions governing their use, and the
standards for price eligibility and mail preparation.
International Mail Manual (IMM)
The International Mail Manual contains postage prices and classification and
regulations for international mail.
Quick Service Guides
Quick Service Guides provide a 2-page overview of the standards for a particular
postal price, service, or preparation method. The first side typically summarizes
prices, eligibility, and other standards. The second side typically summarizes
mail preparation standards and/or overviews of mailpiece design and other
information. For ease-of-use, the Quick Service Guides are linked to further
details in the Domestic Mail Manual.
Domestic Price Calculator
The Domestic Price Calculator lets you calculate and print postage for
domestic mail. All you do is fill in a few on-screen blanks, and Postal Explorer
does the rest.
International Price Calculator
The International Price Calculator lets you calculate and print postage for international mail. All you do is fill in a few on-screen blanks, and
Postal Explorer does the rest.
Postal Zone Charts
Postal Zone Charts display and print postal zone information specific to the first 3-digits of a ZIP Code.
Notice 123, Price List
The Price List is a booklet that contains all domestic prices and fees
in a concise and accessible manner. Additionally, the Price List contains the most widely used international services. This is a convenient reference tool when
you are not at a computer.
Customer Support Rulings
Customer Support Rulings are detailed interpretations and explanations of standards
in the Domestic Mail Manual.
Postage statements are a collection of forms used for bulk mailings. Each postage statement is specific to a particular shape and class of mail.
Publication 28, Postal Addressing Standards
Postal Addressing Standards describes standardized address formats for mail.
Developed by the Postal Service and the mailing industry, standardized addresses
enhance mail processing and delivery while reducing undeliverable-as-addressed
mail. This publication includes standard abbreviations for streets, counties,
highways, and business terms. It also includes Address Information Systems
products and services.
Publication 417, Nonprofit Standard Mail Eligibility
Nonprofit Standard Mail Eligibility discusses eligibility, authorization, and
mailing standards for the Nonprofit Standard Mail prices. It explains the categories
or organizations that are eligible for the prices, how to request authorization,
and how to determine whether a mailing meets the general standards for the
prices. The publication also contains case studies and questions and answers
about applying the content-based restrictions.
Customs Forms Indicator
The Customs Form Indicator is a tool located on the pe.usps.com website. By entering
information such as destination, weight of package, and mail service, this tool provides
you with the forms needed for the mailing you desire, based on the customs rules relevant
to your mailing. From your results, you can link directly to the necessary customs forms,
enter your information electronically, and submit, all from the comfort of your computer.