Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

November 30, 2009

November 29, 2009 DMM Update

Postal Explorer ( is your source for up-to-date mailing standards. The Domestic Mail Manual is fully searchable on Postal Explorer and features fly-out menus, cross-reference links, and an extensive subject index. Yesterday we updated our mailing standards to capture the following changes:

Contact Information for Business Mail Entry Offices
We revised Exhibit 608.8.4.1 to provide updated contact information for business mail entry offices that were subject to district realignment during the summer of 2009.

Commercial Express Mail and Priority Mail Standards and Mail Markings
We revised 101.4.1, 102.3.1, 113.1.1, 113.4.0, 114, 115.1.0, 115.2.0, 123.2.1, 125.2.0, 401.2.0, 414.2.0, 415.2.0, 415.3.0, 423.1.0, 423.3.0, 503.1.0, and 705.16.0 to add and clarify standards and mail markings for consistency with the standards that apply to all commercial Express Mail and Priority Mail mailpieces.

Click-N-Ship Insurance Indemnity Coverage Increase - Feasibility Test
We revised 503.4.0 and added 709.4.0 to permit the purchase of Click-N-Ship online insurance coverage up to $5,000.00 during a six-month feasibility test period.

Reassignment of ZIP Codes 856 and 857 from Denver BMC (NDC) to Phoenix ASF
We revised 246.3.1, 346.3.1, 366.4.1, 446.3.1, 453.3.1.3, 466.4.4, and 705.6.2.3 due to changes in mail processing operations as reflected in revisions to labeling lists on October 5, 2009.

Mail Receptacles and Private Express Statutes Updates
We revised 604.8.3.1 and 608.5.1 to update the information as a result of changes to Title 18 USC 1725 and Private Express Statutes (PES) reporting responsibilities.

Expanded Options for Attachments to Letters and Flats
We revised 201.3.0, 243.2.0, 301.1.0, 301.3.0, and 343.2.0 to allow certain attachments to a broader variety of Standard Mail letters and flats.

Confirmation Services Clarifications
We revised 503.9.0 and 503.10.0 to clarify that the electronic price for Delivery Confirmation service and Signature Confirmation service is available when customers privately print electronic Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation labels.

Firm Mailing Sheets for Certificates of Mailing
We revised 503.5.2.3 to comply with revised requirements for the completion of firm mailing sheets for mailers sending multiple items for which they request a certificate of mailing via, PS Form 3877, Firm Mailing Book for Accountable Mail.

Labeling List Changes
We revised Labeling List(s) L001, L002, L005, L007, L201, L601, L606, and L801 to reflect changes in mail processing operations.

Our next scheduled DMM update is January 4.