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Drop Shipment Management System (DSMS)

The Drop Shipment Management System (DSMS) program allows authorized users to streamline the Plant-Verified Drop Shipment (PVDS) process through consolidating PVDS documentation from multiple jobs and mailing locations in electronic files. 

 

 

Who is DSMS for?

DSMS shipments are limited to mailings that are verified during the production process at the mailer’s plant by acceptance employees at a Detached Mail Unit (DMU).​

Parcels
Periodicals
Standard Mail

Facilities

Description

The Drop Shipment Management System (DSMS) program enables authorized users to consolidate loads of palletized plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) mail from multiple jobs and mailing locations. Forms 8125-CD’s are created using electronic data and describe the consolidated mailings in the PVDS shipment.

The forms do not bear an acceptance employee signature or origin post office round stamp date. 

DSMS Types:

  1. A mailer with a single production facility.
  2. A mailer with multiple production plants, acting as its own consolidator.
  3. A consolidator receiving mail from multiple mailers/customers. Under this authorization a consolidator may be a mailer authorized under a or who also accepts shipments from other authorized DSMS mailers/customers.
  4. A firm that does not produce its own mail but consolidates mailings received from multiple mailers/customers*.

*Note: A consolidator may have multiple consolidation locations.

For the full overview of requirements, please reference the Drop Ship Management System Program Guide.

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Contact

To submit an application:

Mailers: submit to the Manager of BMS (Business Mailer Support).

If you intend to prepare mailings under DSMS at a number of locations, a separate application must be prepared for each mailing location.

Consolidators: submit your completed application to the Manager, BMS.

If a consolidator intends to use more than one consolidation facility, each location must be separately approved; however, all locations may apply simultaneously with one application.

For questions about FAST (Facility Access and Shipment Tracking), contact the USPS Help Desk via email fast@usps.com
or telephone 1-877-569-6614 or visit the FAST website.

 

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