Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

Message board to keep postal customers informed of changes to mailing standards, services, and prices.

January 22, 2009

New Standards for Domestic Mailing Services

An advance copy of the Federal Register notice proposing new mailing standards to support the upcoming May 2009 Mailing Services price change is available on Postal Explorer at

The proposed standards include:

  • Several mail classification changes
  • Modifications to mailpiece characteristics
  • Changes in classification terminology

To share proposed modifications to mailing standards as far in advance as possible, additional proposed revisions scheduled for 2010 are also included.

We invite comments on our proposal. We will use the DMM Advisory to let you know when the notice appears in the Federal Register.