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.


  1. December 30, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  2. December 30, 2010
    Notice of the availability of the January 2 postage statements.
  3. December 28, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  4. December 28, 2010
    Notice that the Shipping Services prices and products effective January 2, 2011 can now be found in the revised Notice 123 - Price List on Postal Explorer.
  5. December 22, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  6. December 17, 2010
    Letter to MTAC from MTAC Co-Chair, Steve Kearney.
  7. December 16, 2010
    Reminder that the optional preparation of flat-sized mailpieces in Flats Sequencing System (FSS) zones begins January 2nd.
  8. December 15, 2010
    Notice of deadline extension to apply for new incentive programs.
  9. December 10, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  10. December 8, 2010
    Summary of the December DMM revisions.
  11. December 3, 2010
    Notice that the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued an order which found that the Shipping Services price change we announced last month complies with statutory requirements.
  12. December 3, 2010
    Notice that the Postal Service will immediately begin accepting Priority Mail commercial plus cubic mailings using the modified measurement approach without customers having to request an exception for early adoption.
  13. December 1, 2010
    Notice that three new Federal Register notices have been published and are posted on Postal Explorer.
  14. November 24, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  15. November 16, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  16. November 10, 2010
    Notice of upcoming DMM change — perforated pockets on letter-size Standard Mail or Periodicals pieces when postage is paid at automation letter prices.
  17. November 9, 2010
    Notice that two advance copy Federal Register notices are posted on Postal Explorer. One final rule outlines the new incentive programs for 2011, and the other final rule are 2011 changes to domestic mailing services.
  18. November 5, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  19. November 5, 2010
    A message to customers from Steve Kearney, Senior Vice President, Customer Relations.
  20. November 4, 2010
    Notice that advance copies of two Federal Register final rules were posted on Postal Explorer. Domestic Shipping Services Pricing and Mailing Standards Changes, and International Product and Price Changes for January 2, 2011 implementation.
  21. November 3, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  22. November 3, 2010
    Summary of the November DMM revisions.
  23. November 2, 2010
    Announcement that the Postal Service submitted two filings to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today, one for the price changes for competitive products, and another for mailing standards changes that include new incentive programs.
  24. October 29, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  25. October 29, 2010
    Announcement that the September/October MailPro is available online.
  26. October 26, 2010
    Announcement that U.S. Postmaster General and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service, John E. Potter, will retire on December 3rd after 32 years of service.
  27. October 22, 2010
    Announcement of the Postal Service decision to appeal the ruling of the PRC denying the exigent price request.
  28. October 20, 2010
    Notice of possible shortage of mail transportation equipment (MTE) for the upcoming holiday season. Mailers are encouraged to return any trays, tubs or pallets to the Postal Service when not in use for Postal mailings.
  29. October 15, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  30. October 4, 2010
    Summary of the October DMM revisions.
  31. October 1, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  32. September 30, 2010
    Statement by the Postmaster General in response to the Postal Regulatory Commission decision on the exigent price filing.
  33. September 29, 2010
    Reminder notice that the Periodicals content standards regarding permissible mailpiece components were updated in the September DMM.
  34. September 28, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  35. September 27, 2010
    Notice of the 2010 holiday shipping dates for APO/FPO and DPO destination addresses.
  36. September 21, 2010
    Notice that the Federal Register published our proposed rule, Address Correction Notices for Letters and Flats Qualifying for Full-Service Intelligent Mail and Changes to Move Update Standards and it's availability on Postal Explorer.
  37. September 7, 2010
    Summary of the September DMM revisions.
  38. September 2, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  39. August 31, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  40. August 27, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  41. August 24, 2010
    Notice that an advance copy of the Federal Register final rule, Mailing Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco to APO/FPO/DPO Destination Addresses, was posted on Postal Explorer
  42. August 23, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  43. August 16, 2010
    Announcement that the Postal Service filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to transfer commercial Standard Mail Fulfillment Parcels from the market-dominant product list to the competitive product list.
  44. August 13, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  45. August 11, 2010
    Notice that an advance copy of the Federal Register final rule, Optional Mail Preparation Standards for Flat-Sized Mailpieces in FSS Zones, was posted on Postal Explorer.
  46. August 5, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  47. August 3, 2010
    Announcement that the July/August MailPro is available online.
  48. August 2, 2010
    Summary of the August DMM revisions.
  49. July 30, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  50. July 21, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  51. July 20, 2010
    Announcement of four Federal Register notices posted on Postal Explorer.
  52. July 6, 2010
    Summary of the July DMM revisions.
  53. July 6, 2010
    Announcement of the Postal Services' plan to file with the Postal Regulatory Commission a price change proposal for market dominant products.
  54. June 29, 2010
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  55. June 18, 2010
    Notice that the Mail.XML data distribution has been reactivated.
  56. June 11, 2010
    Notice of the Federal Register proposed rule, Submission of Electronic Documentation with Comailed and Copalletized Mailings, is available on Postal Explorer. We encourage comments on or before July 7, 2010.
  57. June 11, 2010
    Notice of the escalation process for mailers when questions cannot be resolved at acceptance.
  58. June 7, 2010
    Summary of the June DMM revisions.
  59. June 4, 2010
    Advance announcement of the intent to file a Federal Register proposed rule to require Intelligent Mail barcodes on reply mail pieces.
  60. June 4, 2010
    Notice of four published Federal Register notices and upcoming DMM revisions.
  61. June 2, 2010
    Announcement that the May/June MailPro is available online.
  62. June 1, 2010
    Reminder of the tools and reference materials available on the Postal Explorer website.
  63. May 27, 2010
    Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.
  64. May 26, 2010
    Announcement that the Drop Shipment (PVDS) – Nonpostal Documentation, Federal Register final rule was posted on Postal Explorer.
  65. May 21, 2010
    Reminder notice of FAST webinar: Learn About Simplified Process for Scheduling Appointments.
  66. May 7, 2010
    Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.
  67. May 6, 2010
    Notice of two new Federal Register proposed rules posted on the Postal Explorer website: Prevent All Tobacco Cigarettes Trafficking (PACT) Act, and the Express Mail Next Day Delivery Postage Refund Amendment.
  68. May 3, 2010
    Summary of the May DMM revisions.
  69. April 21, 2010
    Notice that the Federal Register published the 2010 Standard Mail Incentive Program final rule.
  70. April 9, 2010
    Notice of the correct completion of PS Form 8125, Plant Verified Drop Shipment (PVDS) Verification and Clearance.
  71. April 5, 2010
    Summary of the April DMM revisions.
  72. April 2, 2010
    Announcement that the March/April MailPro is available online.
  73. April 2, 2010
    Announcement on the availability of the new PostalOne! Mail.dat Client.
  74. April 1, 2010
    Notice of the Postal Service filing with the PRC to request an advisory opinion on five-day delivery.
  75. March 26, 2010
    Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.
  76. March 24, 2010
    Announcement that the new optional booklet designs will be published in the March 25th Postal Bulletin.
  77. March 22, 2010
    Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.
  78. March 18, 2010
    Announcement that the March 2010 postage statements are available online.
  79. March 16, 2010
    Announcement of a PostalOne! release and patch update.
  80. March 15, 2010
    Summary of March DMM revisions.
  81. March 12, 2010
    Announcement that a notice was filed with the PRC to change the designation of 32,000 Post Office boxes from a monopoly to competitive designation.
  82. March 11, 2010
    Announcement of a PostalOne! release and mail quality reports webinar.
  83. March 9, 2010
    Announcement of a webinar on streamlining hard copy postage statements.
  84. March 8, 2010
    Announcement of a bulk mail and drop-shipment PVDS webinar.
  85. March 5, 2010
    Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.
  86. March 2, 2010
    Notice of the "Action Plan Unveiled to Help Ensure a Viable Postal Service Future."
  87. March 1, 2010
    Announcement of a bulk mail and drop-shipment PVDS webinar.
  88. February 22, 2010
    Announcement that the January/February MailPro is now available online.
  89. February 19, 2010
    Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.
  90. February 17, 2010
    Announcement of an advance copy of our Federal Register,Eligibility for Commercial Flats Failing Deflection, was posted on the Postal Explorer website.
  91. February 17, 2010
    Announcement of a PVDS webinar.
  92. February 16, 2010
    Summary of February DMM revisions.
  93. February 10, 2010
    Notice that the PostalOne! system has been restored.
  94. February 9, 2010
    Announcement of an advance copy of our Federal Register, Nomenclature Change Relating to the Network Distribution Center Transition, was posted on the Postal Explorer website.
  95. February 9, 2010
    Update on the PostalOne! system outage.
  96. February 8, 2010
    Notice of a PostalOne! system outage.
  97. February 5, 2010
    Announcement that the proposed ruled, Express Mail Open and Distribute and Priority Mail Open and Distribute Changes and Updates, was published by the Federal Register and is available on Postal Explorer.
  98. January 29, 2010
    Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.
  99. January 27, 2010
    Update notice on the three-year study of Folded Self-Mailers.
  100. January 27, 2010
    Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.
  101. January 26, 2010
    Announcement that the proposed ruled, Streamlining Hard-Copy Postage Statements, was published by the Federal Register and is available on Postal Explorer.
  102. January 19, 2010
    Notice of the Intelligent Mail Services weekly update.
  103. January 12, 2010
    Notice of two Federal Registers updates posted on the Postal Explorer website.
  104. January 5, 2010
    Summary of January DMM revisions.

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