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 29, 2011
    Notice of procedures for requesting refunds for overpayment of postage for Special Postage Payment Systems (SPPS).
  2. December 22, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  3. December 21, 2011
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our final rules for the domestic and international Mailing Services and Shipping Services price change.
  4. December 16, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  5. December 14, 2011
    Notice of how the January 2012 price change impacts Plant-Verified Drop Shipments.
  6. December 6, 2011
    Notice that the Postal Service filed a request with the PRC for advisory opinion on proposed changes to mail service standards for First-Class Mail and Periodicals.
  7. December 2, 2011
    Announcement that the Federal Register published two of our final rules — Folded Self-Mailers and Unenveloped Pieces; and Express Mail Domestic Postage Refund Policy and Waiver of Signature.
  8. November 10, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  9. November 9, 2011
    Announcement of how the Mail Transportation Equipment (MTE) shortage is being mitigated.
  10. November 8, 2011
    Summary of the November DMM revisions.
  11. November 4, 2011
    Notice of procedures when required Mail Transportation Equipment (MTE) is not available.
  12. November 3, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  13. October 28, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  14. October 24, 2011
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our proposed rule for the domestic and international Mailing Services price change. We encourage comments on or before November 23, 2011.
  15. October 21, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  16. October 14, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  17. October 11, 2011
    Notice that the Federal Register published our proposed rule to modify the time for filing claims for domestic Express Mail refunds and change the waiver of signature standard.
  18. October 11, 2011
    Reminder that the comment period on our proposal to revise service standards for First-Class Mail, Periodicals, and Standard Mail closes October 21.
  19. October 7, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  20. October 3, 2011
    Summary of the October DMM revisions.
  21. September 30, 2011
    Announcement of the 2011 holiday shipping dates for APOs/FPOs/DPOs
  22. September 30, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  23. September 27, 2011
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our final rule, Intelligent Mail Package Barcode (IMpb) Implementation for Commercial Parcels.
  24. September 23, 2011
    Announcement that MTAC Work Group 145, requests assistance from mailers to complete a survey on their use of 24-digit Intelligent Mail tray and sack labels.
  25. September 22, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  26. September 15, 2011
    USPS announcement of Network Optimization Proposal and Service Standards changes.
  27. September 8, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  28. September 7, 2011
    Notice that the Federal Register published our final rule on PO Boxes for merged Post Office locations. The final rule is also available on Postal Explorer.
  29. September 6, 2011
    Summary of the September DMM revisions.
  30. September 2, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  31. August 29, 2011
    Announcement made at the MTAC meeting that the Federal Register revised proposed rule, Changes to Move Update Standards, will be withdrawn.
  32. August 26, 2011
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our IMM final rule, Outbound International Mailings of Lithium Batteries.
  33. August 25, 2011
    Notice that the URL for mailers who wish to participate in the Reply Rides Free Incentive Program has been changed.
  34. August 24, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  35. August 19, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  36. August 18, 2011
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our final rule introducing new product, First-Class Package Service.
  37. August 15, 2011
    Announcement that the folded self-mailers proposed rule is available on Postal Explorer. Customers are encouraged to comment on or before September 14, 2011.
  38. August 1, 2011
    Announcement that we filed with the PRC requesting a weight increase on the Reply Rides Free program from 'up to 1.2 ounces' to 'no more than 2 ounces' beginning on September 1, 2011.
  39. August 1, 2011
    Summary of the August DMM revisions.
  40. July 29, 2011
    Notice that Periodicals mailers can schedule their mixed Periodicals FAST appointments any time a facility is open and staffed.
  41. July 19, 2011
    Notice that comments for the proposed rule Federal Register on Move Update standards should be submitted by August 11, 2011.
  42. July 18, 2011
    Announcement that an advance copy of Labeling List L006 is available on the RIBBs website.
  43. July 15, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  44. July 11, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  45. July 8, 2011
    Announcement that the Federal Register final rule, Shortpaid and Unpaid IBI Postage and Shortpaid Express Mail Postage, is available on the Postal Explorer website.
  46. July 7, 2011
    Announcement that the USPS is improving the Mail Service Update process. These improvements will help mailers know about service disruptions due to weather, diversion of drop shipments, and other timely notifications.
  47. July 5, 2011
    Announcement that the Federal Register final rule, Combined Mailings of Standard Mail and Periodicals Flats, is available on the Postal Explorer website.
  48. July 5, 2011
    Summary of the July DMM revisions.
  49. July 4, 2011
    Notice of changes to national standardized Critical Entry Times (CETs) for destination entry Periodicals mail.
  50. June 30, 2011
    Notice on the proper procedures for accurately completing PS Form 8125, Plant-Verified Drop Shipment (PVDS) Verification and Clearance.
  51. June 27, 2011
    Announcement that USPS will resume mail acceptance to Canada beginning June 28, 2011.
  52. June 24, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  53. June 23, 2011
    Notice of clarification on the new mobile barcode promotion on when postage statements are needed for comingled, co-mailed and combined mail.
  54. June 23, 2011
    Update on the availability and use of the April and June 2011 postage statements and that the June statements are required for the new mobile barcode promotion and roundtrip optical disc pricing.
  55. June 17, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  56. June 17, 2011
    Announcement of the new mobile barcode promotion available for certain First-Class Mail and Standard Mail. The promotion runs from July 1, 2011 through August 31, 2011.
  57. June 17, 2011
    Notice that the Postal Service will stop accepting all mail destined to Canada, except GXG, beginning at 11:59 p.m. CDT Saturday, June 18, 2011.
  58. June 16, 2011
    Announcement that Canada Post will suspend service nationwide effective immediately. USPS will continue to accept and process mail destined to Canada and hold it within the Postal Service network while working closely with Canada Post once the situation is resolved.
  59. June 10, 2011
    Notice of a modification to a previously-announced CASS Cycle N requirement by incorporating suite numbers in business addresses.
  60. June 10, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  61. June 6, 2011
    Summary of the June DMM revisions.
  62. May 31, 2011
    Announcement that the new June postage statements are available on Postal Explorer.
  63. May 27, 2011
    Notice that the new Adult Signature Service Federal Register final rule was published and is available for review on Postal Explorer.
  64. May 19, 2011
    Announcement that the PRC has completed its review of the Mobile Barcode Promotion.
  65. May 13, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  66. April 29, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  67. April 28, 2011
    Notice of Customer Support Ruling (CSR) updates on Postal Explorer. One new revised CSR, Requester Records — Periodicals Publications; and one new CSR, Identification of Nonprofit Standard Mail Matter.
  68. April 25, 2011
    Summary of the April DMM revisions.
  69. April 22, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  70. April 18, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update - webinar information.
  71. April 17, 2011
    Announcement that the RIBBS website will remain offline until April 21.
  72. April 15, 2011
    Announcement of two new final rule Federal Register notices on Postal Explorer: Forwarding and Return Service for Parcel Select Mailpieces, and Market Dominant NSA for First-Class Mail and Standard Mail.
  73. April 14, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  74. April 13, 2011
    Announcement that the March/April MailPro is available online.
  75. April 12, 2011
    Notice that comments for proposed rule Federal Register, New Origin Entry Separation and Containerization Standards, are due tomorrow.
  76. April 8, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  77. April 8, 2011
    Announcement that the RIBBS website is offline.
  78. April 7, 2011
    Announcement that new Labeling Lists L603 and L604 are now available for preview on RIBBS.
  79. April 4, 2011
    Announcement that the postage statement 3602-R typographical error has been corrected and is available online.
  80. March 30, 2011
    Notice that the new postage statements associated with the April 17, 2011 price change are available online.
  81. March 25, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  82. March 24, 2011
    Update notice of the study on Folded Self-Mailers.
  83. March 23, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  84. March 23, 2011
    Announcement that the Postal Service network outage affecting the Business Customer Gateway has been resolved.
  85. March 23, 2011
    Announcement of the deadline extension for Saturation and High Density Standard Mail Incentive Program applications.
  86. March 22, 2011
    Notice of how the April 2011 price change impacts Plant-Verified Drop Shipments.
  87. March 18, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  88. March 18, 2011
    Announcement of new products and services that have been filed or reviewed by the PRC: Parcel Select Regional Ground; Parcel Select Forwarding and Return Service; and Priority Mail Forever Prepaid Flat Rate packaging.
  89. March 15, 2011
    Announcement that a new FAST facilities contact list is now available on the RIBBS website.
  90. March 14, 2011
    Notice that mailers may use optional strapping material when preparing bundles.
  91. March 10, 2011
    Notice that the Mailer ID System will be unavailable during scheduled maintenance.
  92. March 4, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  93. March 4, 2011
    Notice of an advance copy Federal Register proposed rule, New Origin Entry Separation & Containerization Standards, posted on the Postal Explorer website.
  94. March 3, 2011
    New MailPro Available
  95. March 2, 2011
    Notice that all mail service has been temporarily suspended to the country of Libya.
  96. March 2, 2011
    Announcement of three new Federal Registers available on the Postal Explorer website: Combined Mailings of Standard Mail and Periodicals Flats; New Customs Declarations Label Requirements; and, Shortpaid and Unpaid IBI Postage and Shortpaid Express Mail.
  97. February 25, 2011
    Announcement of two filings with the Postal Regulatory Commission: First-Class Mail parcels, and Adult Signature Required service.
  98. February 25, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  99. February 24, 2011
    Notice that all mail service has been restored to the country of Egypt.
  100. February 18, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  101. February 18, 2011
    Announcement of the unique benefits of the Business Price Calculator.
  102. February 17, 2011
    Notice that the Postal Regulatory Commission determined that the Mailing Services price change complies with statutory requirements.
  103. February 11, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  104. February 7, 2011
    Notice that all mail service has been temporarily suspended to the country of Egypt.
  105. February 7, 2011
    Summary of the February DMM revisions.
  106. February 4, 2011
    Notice that GXG mail items currently in the U.S. mailstream destined for Egypt will be returned to sender and those pieces already enroute are being held at international airports.
  107. February 4, 2011
    Notice that GXG mail service has been temporarily suspended to the country of Egypt.
  108. January 28, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  109. January 28, 2011
    Announcement that the Federal Register published the final rule to revise domestic pricing and eligibility standards associated with the April 17, 2011, Mailing Services price change.
  110. January 13, 2011
    Announcement that the Postal Service notified the PRC of a Mailing Services price change effective April 17, 2011.
  111. January 13, 2011
    Announcement that automation discounts for mail with POSTNET barcodes will continue to be offered beyond May 2011.
  112. January 10, 2011
    Summary of the January DMM revisions.
  113. January 7, 2011
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.

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