Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

December 11, 2009

Intelligent Mail Services Update

REMINDER: FAST® Outage (December 13): FAST maintenance is scheduled for Sunday, December 13 during the window of 02:00 AM to 08:00 AM (CST). During this outage, FAST on-line scheduling will be unavailable. FAST WebServices messages sent during this timeframe will be queued and processed after maintenance is completed. Mailers have been notified that appointments required during the outage window should be scheduled by December 13, 2009 at 1:00 AM CST. Direct any questions or concerns to:

Over 1 Billion Full-Service Mailpieces Processed: The mailing community's use of the Intelligent Mail® barcode has reached a milestone. Last week the Postal Service® processed its one billionth mailpiece with Full-Service Intelligent Mail barcodes.

RIBBS™ New Features: Two tools have recently been added to enhance the RIBBS Website. Check them out on RIBBS.

  • Email Subscription will provide you with automatic email notifications when pages posted on RIBBS are updated. This will allow you to have the most current information with an update reminder sent to you. Subscribe to one or more page notifications and stay up-to-date.

  • Search allows you to locate words or phrases within the RIBBS website.

Assistance: Contact the PostalOne!® Help Desk at or call 800-522-9085 if you have any questions or problems accessing the Business Customer Gateway, your accounts, or submitting electronic documentation. The PostalOne! Help Desk is accessible from Canada at no charge.