Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

July 25, 2013

Package Simplification and Priority Mail® Insurance Enhancement

Effective Sunday, July 28, the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) includes changes to rename Express Mail® as Priority Mail Express™ (PME). No changes are being made to its existing service features. Additionally:

  • Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) is now USPS® Corporate Account (USPSCA).
  • USPS-provided expedited packaging is redesigned; however, all existing packaging supplies may be used until depleted.
  • Additionally, insurance coverage is included at no additional charge for barcoded domestic Priority Mail (PM) pieces (except for Merchandise Return Service, Priority Mail Open and Distribute or Premium Forwarding Service pieces) as follows:
    • $100.00 for PM pieces bearing an Intelligent Mail™ package barcode (IMpb) and for which the mailer pays Commercial Plus® prices.
    • $50.00 for PM pieces bearing an IMpb or USPS retail tracking barcode.

Note: See DMM 503 and 609 for additional information on insurance coverage and claims.

Mailers should update their indicia to Priority Mail Express before January 26, 2014.

Available delivery day-specific designations for PME will be included on retail receipts and on customer shipping labels. And 1-Day, 2-Day, 3-Day, International, Military and DPO will be considered “add-ons” to the PM mail-class name. For example:


Now with Day-Specific and Other "Add-ons"

Express Mail

Priority Mail Express 1-Day

Priority Mail Express 2-Day

Priority Mail

Priority Mail 1-Day

Priority Mail 2-Day

Priority Mail 3-Day

Priority Mail Military

Priority Mail DPO