Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

January 24, 2023

Extension of PAVE Cycle S/MAC Batch Software Certification Cycles

This advisory is to inform you that there will be no PAVE Cycle S/MAC Batch Certification testing for the 2023 Price Change release. USPS has decided to extend the current PAVE process until January 21, 2024 and will not be testing or accepting files for testing during the transition into 2023.

For more details relating to the January 22, 2023 Price change, please visit Postal Explorer website at or POSTALPRO at

Previous Product certifications achieved during PAVE/MAC Batch Cycle S will be extended on the Certified Products Lists (CPL) until January 21, 2024.

ZAP Certification will also be extended to all applicable products if the vendor’s National Zone Charts Matrix subscription is kept current until January 21, 2024.

Vendors should not attempt to submit online order forms as you have in the past.

Vendors requesting extensions regarding required 2023 documentation should direct their correspondence to:

Pricing and Classification Service Center
90 Church Street, Suite 3100
New York, NY 10007-2951