Manifest Analysis Certification Batch (MAC Batch™)

MAC Batch™ evaluates USPS® manifest/presort mailing products manufactured by software developers to determine whether the mailing software accurately calculates postage for non-identical piece mailings.

Who is MAC Batch™ for?

MAC Batch™ is for mailers who need to determine whether the manifest/presort mailing software accurately calculates postage for non-identical piece mailings and is available only to software companies that develop manifest/presort products for resale or internal use.

First Class Mail

First Class Mail

Software Developer

Software Developer

Description

What is MAC Batch™?

MAC Batch™ is a certification process designed in cooperation with the mailing industry to evaluate USPS manifest/presort mailing products manufactured by software developers. MAC Batch™ determines whether the manifest/presort mailing software accurately calculates postage for non-identical piece mailings submitted under the permit imprint payment method in accordance with standards published in the DMM® reference manual and Publication 401: Guide to the Manifest Mailing System.

MAC Batch™ evaluates software to assure that it properly presorts First-Class Mail® and produces a correct manifest and postage statement. Customers utilizing certified software are eligible for discounted postage pricing on their bulk mailings.

Although MAC Batch™ evaluates and certifies USPS manifest/presort mailing products, the program does not guarantee acceptance of customer mail prepared using MAC Batch™ certified software.

Featured Resources

Applications/ Forms
12/29/2016
Manifest Analysis Certification Batch (MAC Batch™) Order Form

To avoid delays in processing your request, complete this form in its entirety and either fax the form to 650-357-6796 or email the form to mac.batch.ncsc@usps.gov.

Tech Guides
01/01/2015
Fact Sheets
Manifest Analysis Certification Batch (MAC Batch™) Mailpiece specification

This document provides information on MAC Batch Mailer ID/Mailpiece characteristic codes.

Fact Sheets
Manifest Analysis Certification Batch (MAC Batch™) Parameter Box

This document is a Batch Parameter Box for Manifest Analysis Certification (MAC™).

Contact Lists
04/22/2019
Manifest Analysis Certification Batch (MAC Batch™) Certified Products List

An updated list for MAC Batch™ certified software products.

Related Products

Manifest Analysis Certification (MAC™) & MAC Gold™

MAC™ evaluates USPS® manifest mailing products manufactured by vendors to determine software accuracy in listing and calculating postage for identical and/or nonidentical-weight permit imprint mailpieces.

Contact

For more information about the MAC Batch™ program, contact Administrative Support at 800-238-3150 or email mac.batch.ncsc@usps.gov.