Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual > 6 Special Programs > 620 Global Direct Entry Wholesaler Program > 622 Qualifying as a GDE Wholesaler
A GDE wholesaler must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Pay postage either through a permit imprint using USPS-provided Global Shipping Software (GSS) subject to the conditions stated in IMM 152.6 and DMM 604.5, or through a USPS-approved PC Postage Provider under DMM 604.4.
- Be capable on an annualized basis of paying to the Postal Service a minimum of $100,000 in postage for any combination of Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Mail, First-Class Package Service, Parcel Select Destination Entry, Parcel Select Ground, or Parcel Select Lightweight items after all discounts have been applied, exclusive of any extra services fees (e.g., insurance), for items imported into the United States and tendered to the Postal Service under the GDE Wholesaler Program.
- Every 6 months, provide the Postal Service with sales projections and plans for the next 36 months related to the GDE Wholesaler Program, separated into 12-month increments.
- Provide the Postal Service with the address(es) of its offices in the United States, or the address(es) in the United States of its agent who will be tendering items under the GDE Wholesaler Program to the Postal Service.
- Provide the Postal Service with the details and capabilities of the customs broker who will be involved in the importation of items to be tendered under the GDE Wholesaler Program.
- Provide the Postal Service with its information technology capabilities.
- Agree to comply with all laws in the countries and territories in which it operates.
- Ensure that all items tendered to the Postal Service under the GDE Wholesaler Program are prepared in accordance with all applicable requirements, including those set forth in the DMM.
- Agree to first recommend Postal Service products and services to its customers who request the services of the wholesaler concerning any type of inbound commercial parcel shipment.
- Upon the request of a customer, provide to that customer detailed reports concerning the items that the GDE wholesaler has tendered under the GDE Wholesaler Program to the Postal Service on behalf of the customer, with details of volume and revenue information, as well as any applicable tracking information.
- Provide a return address in the United States for items that it tenders to the Postal Service, and provide a detailed explanation of its return procedures.
- If it would like to use the Postal Service brand, enter into a trademark license agreement with the Postal Service. Such a trademark license agreement shall be specific to the location(s) where the GDE wholesaler will market USPS-branded products or services, and must comply with the laws and regulatory requirements of such country or countries, which may include but not be limited to registration and recording requirements. Both parties must execute the trademark license agreement before the GDE wholesaler may begin use of the Postal Service brand. Subsequent to execution of the trademark license agreement, the GDE wholesaler must provide the Postal Service with advance review of all proposed uses of the Postal Service brand.
Any company desiring to be a GDE wholesaler must submit a letter of request to the following address:
International Integration Program Manager
US POSTAL SERVICE
2100 N 13th ST
reading pa 19612-9992
The letter must affirmatively certify the following:
- The company meets the eligibility criteria listed in 622.1.
- The company is not disqualified from being a GDE wholesaler for any of the reasons listed in 623.1.
Approval of a GDE wholesaler is subject to the discretion of the Postal Service. If the Postal Service rejects a company’s request to participate in the GDE Wholesaler Program, the Postal Service’s International Integration Program manager will notify that company by e-mail that the request is not approved. A wholesaler who receives such notification may, within 7 days of receiving such notification, submit an appeal by e-mail to the Postal Service’s director of International Sales at email@example.com. The decision of the Postal Service’s director of International Sales concerning the appeal is administratively final.
Each GDE wholesaler will be qualified for a period of 2 years. At the end of that 2-year period, the GDE wholesaler must submit another letter of request to the Postal Service’s International Integration Program manager in accordance with 622.2.