Featured Updates

Announcements
08/01/2022
***NEW***Service Standard changes for Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground (Effective 8/1/22)

As of August 1, 2022 the service standards for Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground have changed.  Service Standards for Retail Ground or Parcel Select Ground packages originating and destinating within the contiguous United States (CONUS) will reflect First Class Package Service (FCPS) service standards of 2-5 days.  Retail Ground or Parcel Select packages originating or destinating to offshore locations outside of the contiguous United States (OCONUS) will continue to receive Package Services service standards between 2-16 days.  The following 3-digit origin and destination ZIP Codes are considered offshore (OCONUS):  006-009, 967-969, 995-999.  Packages containing hazardous materials or live animals and entered as Retail Ground or Parcel Select Ground will continue to receive Package Services service standard from all origins and destinations.  Updated service standards files for FCPS and Package Services are available on PostalPro.

Release Notes
07/18/2022
Announcements
06/03/2022
New Mailing Standards for the Separation of Hazardous Materials

The Postal Service has issued an interim final rule that will become effective upon publication in the Federal Register on June 6, 2022, with new requirements for the separation of hazardous materials (HAZMAT).

User Guides
04/07/2022
Balance Check in the Customer Validation Tool Instructions

When given explicit permission by permit holders to do so, MSPs have the ability to perform balance checks for EPS and Local Trust accounts at the permit level.

User Guides
04/07/2022
Balance Check in the Customer Validation Tool Instructions

When given explicit permission by permit holders to do so, MSPs have the ability to perform balance checks for EPS and Local Trust accounts at the permit level.

Program Requirements
03/04/2022
Informational Video for Shippers

This video provides helpful information for shippers and includes important USPS parcel shipping requirements.

Fact Sheets
11/04/2020
Intelligent Mail® for Small Business (IMsb) Fact Sheet

This fact sheet contains an overview of the IMsb tool, benefits, and how it works.

Publications
01/31/2022
Publication for Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats (Pub 685)

Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats (Pub 685) contains the policies and processes for the verification of eligible business mailings using tools provided by Intelligent Mail® Full-Service, eInduction, and Seamless Acceptance.

Announcements
07/14/2022
Updates
12/10/2021
Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)

USPS® Geospatial Information Systems [GIS]

Fact Sheets
11/18/2021
CRID Management

Customer Registration ID (CRID) Overview.

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Latest Updates

Publications
08/09/2022
Appendix A: Ancillary Service Type Identifier (STID) Details

Appendix A provides a detailed description of the various address correction options available within basic / Nonautomation and full-service mailings and the STIDs that provide the different undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA) treatments.

Data Files
08/08/2022
Cumulative Listing of ZIP Codes Covered by the LACS Database

This document provides a cumulative listing of ZIP Codes covered by the LACS database for LACSLink®.

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PostalOne! Contingency Plan

Learn what to do in the event a system outage prevents you from submitting your mailing information electronically.

USPS Service Alerts

Receive near real-time notifications about postal facility service disruptions due to weather-related outages and other natural disasters or events.

Stay Informed About Postal Policy

Updated daily, the Federal Register Notices offer detailed information regarding official USPS policy and regulatory changes.

Intelligent Mail: Featured Resources

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Publication for Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats (Pub 685)

Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats (Pub 685) contains the policies and processes for the verification of eligible business mailings using tools provided by Intelligent Mail® Full-Service, eInduction, and Seamless Acceptance.

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