Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

May 22, 2009

Intelligent Mail® Services Weekly Update

PostalOne!® and Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) – We successfully deployed PostalOne! Release 20 on May 11 to reflect the price change, and TEM on May 18 to enable mailers to test electronic documentation and the Intelligent Mail® Full-Service option. TEM is available under “Electronic Data Exchange” through the Business Customer Gateway. New Mailers can test Mail.dat® 8-2 and 9-1 files using TEM. All Mailers testing Full-Service option capabilities using Mail.dat should submit Mail.dat version 9-1 in the TEM.

We posted a checklist on RIBBS™ to help mailers prepare electronic documentation and migrate to the Intelligent Mail Full-Service option. The checklist provides step-by-step tasks and accompanying worksheets for data set-up requests. Steps include using the various Guides to construct Intelligent Mail barcodes and electronic documentation, making plans for feedback, establishing access to the Business Customer Gateway, designing and validating barcodes, and testing electronic documentation.

We will conduct Webinars on the Test Environment for Mailers on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28. All sessions are from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., EDT. Details are posted on RIBBS, under “Intelligent Mail,” then “Latest News.”

Software Updates for Full-Service Option – We will deploy a software upgrade for Full-Service on June 7, in PostalOne! Release 20.0.1. We explained the functions supported in this upgrade on RIBBS, under “Intelligent Mail Services,” then “Guides.”

PostalOne! release update – The release notes for the May 11 PostalOne! release 20.0.0 have been updated and are available on RIBSS.

Assistance – Please call the PostalOne! Help Desk at 1-800-522-9085 if you have any questions or problems accessing the Business Customer Gateway, your accounts, or submitting electronic documentation.