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 18, 2012
    Announcement of SingleSource ACS™ coming January 2013.
  2. December 14, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  3. November 30, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  4. November 28, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our final rule adopting new marking standards for parcels containing hazardous materials.
  5. November 23, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  6. November 16, 2012
    Announcement of extension of deadline for Intelligent Mail Package Barcode use to January 28, 2013
  7. November 9, 2012
    Notice of updated address file for drop ship mailers.
  8. November 9, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  9. November 9, 2012
    Summary of November DMM Revisions.
  10. November 7, 2012
    Notice of update mail service information following Hurricane Sandy.
  11. November 2, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our final rule to retire FASTforward™ technology.
  12. November 2, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  13. October 31, 2012
    Notice of contingency plans for acceptance of mailings for mailers affected by Hurricane Sandy.
  14. October 26, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our final rule for the January 2013 Domestic Competitive Products Pricing and Mailing Standards changes.
  15. October 26, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  16. October 23, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our January 2013 Price Change Federal Register notices.
  17. October 20, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  18. October 19, 2012
    Announcement that registration for the 2012 Holiday Mobile Shopping Promotion in now open.
  19. October 18, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our proposed rule to encourage Full-Service Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb®) adoption by making it a requirement for automation rates, beginning in January 2014.
  20. October 17, 2012
    Notice that the newly developed 2013 Mailing Services Promotions Calendar is available on the RIBBS® website.
  21. October 12, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  22. October 5, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  23. October 5, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our proposed rule to adopt new mandatory marking standards for parcels containing mailable hazardous materials.
  24. October 4, 2012
    Summary of October DMM Revisions.
  25. October 3, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  26. October 2, 2012
    Announcement that the revised Guide to Move Update is now posted on RIBBS®.
  27. September 28, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  28. September 17, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  29. September 14, 2012
    Announcement of revised standards for folder self-mailers.
  30. September 7, 2012
    Announcement that the Postal Service™ now recognizes electronic fulfillment subscriptions.
  31. September 7, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  32. September 4, 2012
    Summary of September DMM Revisions.
  33. August 24, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  34. August 23, 2012
    Announcement of optional modified identification statement for periodicals mailers.
  35. August 8, 2012
    Announcement that the PRC approved the USPS™ 2012 Holiday Mobile Shopping Promotion.
  36. August 6, 2012
    Summary of August DMM Revisions.
  37. August 3, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  38. July 27, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  39. July 20, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  40. July 20, 2012
    Announcement that modern service standard maps are available on Ribbs.
  41. July 13, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  42. July 5, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  43. July 5, 2012
    Announcement that the May/June MailPro is available online.
  44. June 29, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  45. June 22, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  46. June 22, 2012
    Announcement that Mobile Commerce and Personalization Promotion is starting July 1.
  47. June 15, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  48. June 8, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  49. June 7, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published a revision to POSTNET™ Barcode Discontinuation final rule.
  50. June 5, 2012
    Announcement of modified network plan and revised service standards.
  51. June 1, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  52. May 21, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our two final rules prohibiting the international mailing of lithium batteries.
  53. May 18, 2012
    Announcement of new Postage Statements for June 2012 are available online.
  54. May 18, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  55. May 15, 2012
    Announcement that the March/April MailPro is available online.
  56. May 11, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our final rule to allow limited reporting of electronic copies of Periodicals to satisfy the circulation standards.
  57. May 9, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our final rule to discontinue use of POSTNET barcodes.
  58. May 8, 2012
    Summary of May DMM Revisions.
  59. May 3, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  60. April 30, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our final rule that allows customer to use picture permit imprint indicia.
  61. April 26, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  62. April 20, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to encourage Full-Service Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb®) adoption by making it a requirement for automation rates, beginning in January 2014.
  63. April 20, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  64. April 19, 2012
    Announcement that a list of Competitive Post Office Box service locations that allow an optional street address format is available on the RIBBS website.
  65. April 13, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  66. April 5, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  67. April 4, 2012
    Summary of April DMM Revisions.
  68. April 3, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our final rule that implements the second phase of USPS Package Intercept.
  69. March 30, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  70. March 23, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  71. March 20, 2012
    Notice that mobile barcode promotion is still pending approval by the PRC.
  72. March 19, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our final rule on the mobile barcode promotion.
  73. March 15, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  74. March 9, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  75. March 7, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  76. March 7, 2012
    Summary of March DMM Revisions.
  77. March 7, 2012
    Announcement that final rule on the POSTNET barcode discontinuation will not include the clear zone requirement.
  78. March 5, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  79. March 2, 2012
    Announcement that the Federal Register published our proposed rule to discontinue use of POSTNET barcodes.
  80. February 27, 2012
    Notice of Customer Support Ruling (CSR) updates on Postal Explorer.
  81. February 24, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  82. February 23, 2012
    Announcement that the results of the Area Mail Processing (AMP) study are available online.
  83. February 17, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  84. February 10, 2012
    Announcement that the January/February MailPro is available online.
  85. February 10, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  86. February 3, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  87. January 26, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  88. January 23, 2012
    Summary of January DMM Revisions
  89. January 22, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  90. January 19, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  91. January 18, 2012
    Announcement of new price changes effective January 22, 2012.
  92. January 13, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  93. January 11, 2012
    Announcement of new Postage Statements effective January 22, 2012
  94. January 8, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.
  95. January 4, 2012
    Notice of the IMb Services Weekly Update.

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