Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

January 11, 2012

New Postage Statements Effective January 22, 2012

New postage statements associated with the January 2012 price change are available on Postal Explorer®. The Postage Statement link is in the left column under *NEW* Jan. 22, 2012 Price Change Info.

As of January 2012, all postage statements dated prior to April 2011 or June 2011, as applicable, are obsolete.

Manifest mailers may use postage statements dated April 2011 and June 2011 if they reflect the January 22, 2012 prices.

Only the January 2012 postage statements can be used if new offerings are in use. This includes mailings with Express Mail International® Flat Rate Boxes (Postage Statement—International Mail, PS 3700), Priority Mail® Regional Rate Box C, new Priority Mail Open and Distribute (PMOD) boxes, First-Class Package Service™, Parcel Select® Lightweight, Periodicals prepared in Mixed Sacks/Pallets at ONDC or Outside County on Mixed Pallet, international mail containing pieces to Canada and/or Mexico, or Permit Imprint-Transmits Customs Data.

If vendors, software providers, or mailers encounter difficulty submitting January 2012 postage statements, please contact your local acceptance office or Manager of Business Mail Entry to determine the best solution. Mailers using the Electronic Verification System (eVS®) for manifesting who need assistance should contact their Strategic Account or Business Alliance Manager.