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

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

Data Files
FAST® Layout File

The Drop Ship Product consists of the Drop Ship Address, Drop Ship Package Services, and Drop Ship Supplemental Site.

Fact Sheets
Service Hubs and Facilities Fact Sheet

This document provides general information on the purpose and requirements for service hubs.

User Guides
Appointment Shell Job Aid

The Appointment Shell job aid contains instructions to help the user understand the impact of creating and cancelling appointment shells.

User Guides
Resolution and Internet Browser Settings

The Resolution and Internet Browser settings document will help the user adjust their screen resolution and browser settings.

User Guides
Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST®) Appointment Container Association Quick Reference Guide

The FAST Appointment Container Association Quick Reference Guide contains instructions to help the user understand the appointment container association process, Full-Service appointment scheduling options and best communication approach for their business process.

User Guides
Managing Origin Entry Appointments Guide

The Managing Drop Ship Appointments guide contains instructions to help the user manage their Origin Entry appointments in FAST.

User Guides
Managing Drop Ship Appointments Guide

The Managing Drop Ship Appointments guide contains instructions to help the user manage their drop ship appointments in FAST. This guide provides users with step-by-step directions for managing one-time and recurring drop ship appointments.

User Guides
Facility Profile Information

The Facility Profile in FAST provides users the capability to view Facility related information.

User Guides
Creating Origin Entry Appointments Guide

The Origin Entry Appointments guide contains instructions to help the user create Origin Entry appointments in FAST. This guide provides users with step-by-step directions for creating one-time and recurring Origin Entry appointments.

User Guides
Creating Drop Ship Appointments Guide

The Creating Drop Ship Appointment guide contains instructions to help the user create drop ship appointments in FAST. This guide provides users with step-by-step directions for creating one-time and recurring drop ship appointments.

User Guides
Preferred Publication Job Aid

The Preferred Publication Group is an area which allows users to select and save their regularly used publications.

User Guides
Mail Direction Search Report

The Mail Direction Search Report is used to search for default drop entry points and redirections.

User Guides
Joint Scheduling Job Aid

Joint Appointment Scheduling is a capability in FAST® to allow multiple owners to own their specific pieces of the appointment scheduling process.

User Guides
Retrieving 99M Barcode Data from Mail.XML Job Aid

This job aid contains overview information for users on how to query their 99M barcode data through Mail.

User Guides
Web Services Overview

The Web Services Overview document contains introductions to the features and benefits associated with Web Services.

User Guides
Formatting and Printing Reports Job Aid

The Formatting and Printing Reports job aid contains instructions to help the user properly format and print the FAST reports.

Release Notes
10/21/2018
PostalOne! R47.4.1.0 & FAST R39.2.0.0 Pre-Release Notes Change 2.0 (Posted 10-11-2018)

On Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3 AM CT to 9 AM CT, the United States Postal Service will deploy the following system release

Contact Lists
01/23/2017
FAST®: Facility Contact List

Get the latest contact information for USPS FAST® facility members!

Contact Lists
01/23/2017
FAST®: Facility Contact List

Get the latest contact information for USPS FAST® facility members!

Release Notes
11/03/2016
Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST®) Mail.XML 16.0 Technical Specification

This document provides information about Appointment Scheduling (FAST) Version 1 Release 43.

Presentations
09/15/2016
Driver Version of Drop Ship Work Flow

This document provides information on the Driver Version of Drop Ship Work Flow.

Presentations
09/15/2016
Driver Version of Drop Ship Work Flow (Transportation Company in English)

This document provides information on the Driver Version of Drop Ship Work Flow Transportation Company (in English).

Presentations
09/15/2016
Driver Version of Drop Ship Work Flow (Transportation Company in Spanish)

This document provides information on the Driver Version of Drop Ship Work Flow Transportation Company (in Spanish).

Presentations
09/15/2016
FAST® Appointment Editing Enhancement

At the initiative of the Mailing Industry, FAST User Group 3 developed and implemented an enhancement to the FAST Appointment process and capabili es.

Presentations
09/15/2016
FAST® System Enhancement: Locale Key

The Facility Access & Shipment Tracking (FAST®) system enables mailers to lookup up facili es through the Facility Pro le page.

Announcements
06/29/2016
Announcements
06/29/2016
Announcements
06/29/2016
Presentations
03/11/2016
Mail Prep and Entry Steering Committee Presentation (March 2016)

Topics include the Carrier Rating System and an update on FAST changes.

Presentations
03/01/2016
Surface Visibility: Site Map Locations

This presentation provides the new Surface Visibility site deployment timeline by area and group.

Technical Specifications
11/13/2015
Mail.xml Technical Specifications: FAST 16.0, Version 1 Release 32 (January 2017)

This document contains information pertaining to Mail.

Announcements
11/13/2015
Release Notes
11/13/2015
Mail.XML 12.0A Technical Specification FAST®

This document contains information pertaining to Mail.

Release Notes
11/13/2015
Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST®) Mail.XML 12.0B

This document provides information about Appointment Scheduling (FAST) Version 1 Release 43.

Technical Specifications
11/13/2015
Mail.xml Technical Specifications: FAST 14.0A, Version 1 Release 32 (January 2017)

This document contains information pertaining to Mail.

Contact Lists
11/06/2015
FAST® Escalation Procedures

Important contact information for FAST®, including the Help Desk and who to contact in the event of local facility Drop Shipment issues. 

Contact Lists
11/06/2015
FAST® Escalation Procedures

Important contact information for FAST®, including the Help Desk and who to contact in the event of local facility Drop Shipment issues. 

Presentations
08/20/2015
Business Mail Acceptance Update: Randy Workman

Randy Workman's presentation on Business Mail Acceptance was held at the Great Lakes Area - August 20, 2015 Meeting.

Fact Sheets
08/24/2014
FAST® Known Issues v28 Implementation

This document outlines released issues for the Facility Access and Shipment Tracking® system.

Data Files
01/01/2014
FAST® Origin Entry Facilities

This origin entry spreadsheet lists all origin entry facilities as of January 2014.

Data Files
01/01/2014
FAST® Origin Entry Facilities

This origin entry spreadsheet lists all origin entry facilities as of January 2014.

Tech Guides
10/09/2012
Electronic Mailing Information and Reports Guide

The purpose of the Electronic Mailing Information and Reports Guide is to provide information on how to access and use electronic mailing reports and to keep the user apprised of the continuous improvements to the reports as the Intelligent Mail Program matures. 

Release Notes
03/06/2012
FAST® Release Notes v20.0 Implementation

The FAST 20.0.0 Release will be deployed April 2012. Any changes to the Pre-Release Notes are noted in this document and also in Appendix A (when applicable).

Release Notes
01/22/2012
FAST® Release Notes v19.1 Implementation

The FAST 19.1 Release will be deployed on January 22, 2012. Any changes to the Release Notes are outlined in this document and also in Appendix A (when applicable).

Release Notes
01/08/2012
FAST® Release Notes v19.0 Implementation

The FAST 19.0 Release will be deployed on January 8, 2012. Any changes to the Release Notes are outlined in this document and also in Appendix A (when applicable).

Release Notes
11/06/2011
FAST® Release Notes v18.0 Implementation

The FAST 18.0.0 Release will be deployed on November 6, 2011. Any changes to the Release Notes are noted in this document and also in Appendix A (when applicable).

Tech Guides
11/06/2011
Customer / Supplier Agreement Simplification Job Aid

The purpose of this document is to define the simplification changes to Customer / Supplier Agreements (CSAs) effective November 6, 2011.

User Guides
11/01/2011
FAST®: Customer User Guide (Origin Entry)

This guide describes how to use the FAST Origin Entry functions.

User Guides
11/01/2011
FAST® Customer User Guide (Drop Ship)

This guide describes how to use the FAST functions.

User Guides
11/01/2011
FAST® Customer User Guide (Drop Ship)

This guide describes how to use the FAST functions.

User Guides
11/01/2011
FAST®: Customer User Guide (Origin Entry)

This guide describes how to use the FAST Origin Entry functions.

Quick Service Guides
11/01/2011
Customer-Supplier Agreement (CSA) Simplification Job Aid

The purpose of this document is to define the simplification changes to Customer/ Supplier Agreements (CSAs) effective November 6, 2011. As part of the ongoing simplification effort, CSAs have been modified to only contain the information necessary for First-Class separations.

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

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

Release Notes
06/26/2011
FAST® Release Notes v17.0 Implementation

The FAST 17.0.0 Release was deployed on June 26, 2011. Any changes to the Release Notes are noted in this document and also in Appendix A (when applicable).

User Guides
06/26/2011
Customer/Supplier Agreements: eDoc Association Job Aid

The Customer Supplier/Agreements-eDoc Association Job Aid contains useful information around correctly mapping CSA information from FAST to eDocs.

Release Notes
05/01/2011
FAST® Release Notes v16.0.1 Implementation

The FAST 16.0.1 Release was deployed on May 1, 2011. Any changes to the Release Notes are noted in this document and also in Appendix A (when applicable).

Release Notes
04/17/2011
FAST® Release Notes v16.0 Implementation

The FAST 16.0.0 Release was deployed on April 17, 2011. Any changes to the Release Notes are noted in this document and also in Appendix A (when applicable).

Presentations
04/01/2011
FAST® Overview

This presentation gives a detailed overview of the Facility Access and Shipment Tracking system including all of its components.

Presentations
04/01/2011
FAST® Overview

This presentation gives a detailed overview of the Facility Access and Shipment Tracking system including all of its components.

Release Notes
01/23/2011
FAST® Release Notes v15.3 Implementation

The FAST 15.3.0 Release was deployed on January 23, 2011. Any changes to the Release Notes are noted in this document and also in Appendix A (when applicable).

Release Notes
01/03/2011
FAST® Release Notes v15.2 Implementation

The FAST 15.2.0 Release was deployed on January 2, 2011. Any changes to the Release Notes are noted in this document and also in Appendix A (when applicable).

Release Notes
12/15/2010
FAST® Release Notes v15.1 Implementation

The FAST 15.1.0 Release was deployed on December 5, 2010. Any changes to the Release Notes are noted in the document and also in Appendix A (when applicable).

Release Notes
11/07/2010
FAST® Release Notes v15.0 Implementation

The FAST 15.0.0 Release was deployed on November 7, 2010. Any changes to the Release Notes are noted in the document and also in Appendix A (when applicable).

Release Notes
09/01/2010
FAST® Release Notes v14.3 Implementation

This document identifies the contents of the FAST Patch Post Release 14.3.0 deployed Sunday August 15, 2010.

Fact Sheets
06/01/2010
Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) Checklist and Troubleshooting

This document will help prepare customers to use electronic documentation to submit qualification reports and postage statements (commonly called eDoc) and for customers who are required to test in the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM). 

Release Notes
04/26/2010
FAST® Release Notes v14.2 Implementation

This document identifies the contents of the Release 14.2.0 deployed Sunday May 23, 2010 to address known issues.