Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

September 16, 2014

Simplifying Threshold Volume Requirements for USPS Return


On September 11, 2014, we published a Federal Register interim rule to revise standards to change the total annual volume thresholds required for USPS™ Return Services products to qualify for Commercial Plus® pricing. A minimum volume of 50,000 will be established for these products across the board to simplify the product and make it easier for customers to do business with the Postal Service™. The interim rule is effective September 15, 2014.

We encourage mailers to comment on or before November 10, 2014. See the entire notice on the Federal Register site at or later this week on the Postal Explorer® website at