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

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

Fact Sheets
Service Hubs and Facilities Fact Sheet

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

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
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
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.

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
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
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
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
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
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.

User Guides
Web Services Overview

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

Data Files
04/15/2022
Mail Move File

Mail Move File as of 04-15-2022 

FAQs
01/03/2022
Facility Access & Shipment Tracking (FAST) - Frequently Asked Questions

This one page document answers some common FAST FAQ and provides important FAST-related links and contact information.

FAQs
01/03/2022
Facility Access & Shipment Tracking (FAST) - Frequently Asked Questions

This one page document answers some common FAST FAQ and provides important FAST-related links and contact information.

Technical Specifications
12/01/2021
Labeling List Changes (December 2021)

Effective January 1, 2022, we are revising Labeling List(s) L009, L011, L012, L014, L015, L051, L201, L601, and L605 to reflect changes in mail processing operations. Mailers are expected to label according to these revised lists for mailings that are inducted on or after the January 1, 2022, effective date, but no later than February 28, 2022, expiration date. The changes will be published in the Postal Bulletin, Issue #22587.  

Tech Guides
03/11/2021
FAST Mail.XML 16.0 Technical Specification

Postal Service Technical Specifications for FAST.

Technical Specifications
03/11/2021
FAST Mail.XML 14.0A Technical Specification

Postal Service Technical Specifications for FAST.

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!

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

The Facility Access & Shipment Tracking (FAST®) system enables mailers to lookup up facilities through the Facility Profile page.

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
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

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

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

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

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.

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

This document contains information pertaining to Mail.

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.

Data Files
09/02/2014
FAST® Layout File

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

This guide describes how to use the FAST functions.

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

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

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.

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).