Industry Resource Guide

This guide is intended to help you navigate Postal Service resources and tools.

Area Mailing Industry Focus Groups

 

The Area Mailing Industry Focus Groups serve as a vehicle of communications between customers and the Postal Service advocating issues and supporting the needs of the First Class, Periodicals and Standard Mail industries.

Announcements
07/29/2019
Areas Inspiring Mail Calendar

The Area Mailing Industry Focus Group Calendar displays upcoming events for 2019. 

Contact Lists
01/17/2018
Area Mailing Industry Focus Group Co-Chairs and Coordinators

This document lists the Area Mailing Industry Focus Group Co-Chairs and Coordinators and their contact information by area.

Barcode Certification

Barcode Certification information will assist you in obtaining USPS certification for your Confirmation Services barcodes and your electronic file submissions

Contact Lists
Quick Service Guides
06/01/2014
Parcel Labeling Guide

This document has been developed to make it easier to create and use labels on parcels shipped via the United States Postal Service® (USPS® ). While some flexibility exists in design of shipping labels, using these standards will make label certification easier and make processing your parcels more efficient.

Business Mail Acceptance: Assistance and Escalation

Contact Lists
Area Marketing Manager Directory

This document provides contact information for area marketing managers.

Business Mail Acceptance: Automated Business Reply Mail® (ABRM) Tool Resources

A web-based, self-service tool created to assist Reply Mail customers with creating domestic Courtesy Reply Mail CRM)™, Business Reply Mail (BRM)®, and Qualified Business Reply Mail (QBRM)™ artwork for card and letter-size mailpieces.

Quick Service Guides
05/07/2015
Automated Business Reply Mail® (ABRM) Brochure

This brochure provides an overview of the ABRM tool, its benefits, and a quick guide for getting started.

User Guides
03/17/2016
Automated Business Reply Mail® (ABRM) Instructional Guide

This document contains an instructional guide on how to use the ABRM tool.

Business Mailer/Major Mail Support

Contact Lists
08/12/2019
Business Mailer Support (BMS) Analyst Directory

This document provides a contact list for Business Mailer Support and Major Mailer Support.

Quick Service Guides
12/01/2011
Special Postage Payment System (SPPS) Refunds

This document describes the process for requesting refunds for postage overpayment.

Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST®)

The Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST) system allows mailers to provide advance notification of drop shipment and origin entered mailings into postal facilities. FAST provides Mail Owners, Mail Preparers, and Schedulers enhanced visibility of their scheduled mailings at each facility.

Contact Lists
Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST®) Appointments

The FAST application collects and monitors appointment data for U.S. postal facilities.

Fact Sheets
07/01/2011
Creating FAST® Appointments for Mixed Periodicals

This document provides an overview of FAST® appointments for mixed periodicals.

Federal Register Notices

The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations.

Announcements
Federal Register Notices (Entire Collection)

The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations.

Announcements
Federal Register Notices (USPS® Only)

The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, including USPS documents.

International

Announcements
International Mail Manual

The International Mail Manual sets forth the conditions and procedures for the preparation and treatment of mail sent from the United States to other countries and the treatment of mail received from other countries.

Fact Sheets
08/25/2016
International Mailers Advisory Group

The International Mailers Advisory Group mission is to address barriers to the efficient flow of information and goods across borders for companies utilizing postal services.

Periodical Critical Entry Times (CET)

FAQs
03/17/2016
Standardized Periodicals Critical Entry Times (CET) FAQs

This document provides frequently asked questions and answers about Standardized Periodicals Critical Entry Times.

Fact Sheets
02/26/2015
Periodicals Critical Entry Times (CET) Memo

This message describes changes to the standardized National Destination Critical Entry Times (CET) for periodical mailing customers.

Press Releases

Publications
Postal Regulatory Commission Press Releases

Press releases from the Postal Regulatory Commission can be found here.

Publications
USPS® Press Releases

USPS press releases can be found here.