If you use direct mail, and currently enjoy automation discounts, you may need to take some steps by January 2014.
Mailers will need to register to claim discounted automation postal rates, according to upcoming United States Postal Service (USPS) regulation changes, scheduled to take place on January 26, 2014.
Postmaster General Patrick R. Donohoe’s April letter to the mailing industry contained these statements about the Intelligent Mail® barcode (IMb) and full-service requirements:
“Our intent is to create 100 percent visibility in the mailstream… I want to assure everyone that our full-service requirements will go into effect in January 2014. The benefits of full-service to the mailing industry compel us to meet this time line.”
As of today, plans for the Full-Service Intelligent Mail program provide mailers with the lowest automation discount prices, elimination of permit fees, and address correction for full-service mailpieces. But additional changes or requirements may be coming between now and January 2014.
Curtis 1000 is a full-service Mail Service Provider (MSP) who can walk you through all of the new regulations as they become approved. Our mail experts will coordinate with you on all requirements for all of your mailing needs, including the IMb and full-service option.
Please contact your local Curtis 1000 sales consultant, or call 1-877-287-8715 for a representative who can help you.
Intelligent Mail® is a registered trademark of the United States Postal Service.