Shipping Services

Whatever your business mail needs, USPS® has a service to meet it. Our cost-effective services help you keep up with your commercial shipping needs, so you can better focus on growing your business.

 

Updates

Shipping Solutions

Whether you're a large or small business, shipping solutions at USPS are crafted to help you grow. By working with USPS®, you get world-class service and the largest delivery network in the country.

For Priority Mail Express Sunday Delivery ZIP Codes, please follow this link.

To visit the USPS.com Shipping Supply page, please follow this link.

USPS Returns

USPS has developed a new verification and payment method for Merchandise Returns Services (MRS) USPS and Scan Based Payment (SBP) customers, called USPS Returns. The current MRS process pose challenges such as reliance on sampling, lack of package-level pricing details, lack of visibility when a returned package travels through the mail stream, and packages held at postage due units before being returned to traditional verification customers. While SBP has limited capabilities for single-piece attribute-based pricing.

 

 

Bulk Parcel Return Service

Bulk parcel return service (BPRS) allows mailers of large quantities of Standard Mail machinable parcels that are either undeliverable-as-addressed or opened and remailed by addressees to be returned to designated postal facilities.

Bulk Proof of Delivery Program

The bulk proof of delivery program gives mailers the ability to receive signature proof of delivery records for applicable mailpieces without requesting them individually. This enhancement allows mailers to retain records longer than the Postal Service retention period and provides mailers a more efficient way to handle signature records.

Electronic Verification System (eVS®)

The Electronic Verification System (eVS®) enables parcel mailers to submit documentation and pay postage by transmitting electronic manifest files to the eVS database.

Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb)

IMpb provides piece-level data to enable the Postal Service to increase efficiency, add value to its package product line, and enhance its package tracking capabilities.

Product Tracking and Reporting (PTR)

Product Tracking and Reporting (PTR) is the database that stores tracking scan data for all barcoded packages and extra services products.

Shipper Paid Services

Shipper Paid Services is an ACS fulfillment option that allows parcel mailers to receive an electronic address correction and pay forwarding or return postage via their ACS account rather than charging the customer. 

Releases

October 2021 Releases

October, 2021

For the October 2021 - Release Overview, please click here.

For the Known Issues List, please click here.

August 2021 Price Change and Release Information

The United States Postal Service filed notice on May 28, 2021 with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes proposed to take effect on August 29, 2021.

August 15, 2021

For the August 15, 2021 System Release Notes (Change 2.0), please click here.

There is a new required Mail.dat client with this release. Users should download Mail.dat client 53.0.0.0_PROD from the Business Customer Gateway (BCG) using the following path: Mailing Services --> Electronic Data Exchange [Go to Service] --> Mail.dat download (Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit or Solaris).

For the Known Issues List, please click here.

July 2021 Releases

Release information for July 2021 deployment.

July 1, 2021

For Package Platform Release Notes (Change 3.0), please click here.

For the Known Issues List, please click here.

June 2021 Releases

Release information for June 2021 deployment.

June 27, 2021

For the June 27, 2021 System Release Notes (Change 4.0), please click here.

 

 

For the Known Issues List, please click here.

May 2021 Releases

Release information for May 2021 deployment.

May 5, 2021

For the May 5, 2021 Package Platform System Release Notes (1.0), please click here.

May 20, 2021

For the May 20, 2021 Package Platform System Release Notes (1.0), please click here.

May 23, 2021

For the May 23, 2021 PostalOne! System Release Notes (1.0), please click here.

For the Known Issues List, please click here.

 

April 2021 Releases

Release information for April 2021 deployment.

April 26, 2021

For the April 26, 2021 PostalOne! System Release Notes (1.0), please click here.

April 25, 2021

REMINDER: PostalOne! Release 52.1.0.0 includes a NEW REQUIRED Mail.dat client.  Users should download Mail.dat client 52.1.0.0_PROD, from the Business Customer Gateway (BCG) using the following path: Mailing Services è Electronic Data Exchange [Go to Service] è Mail.dat download (Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit or Solaris).

For the April 25, 2021 PostalOne! System, BIDS, EPS, and FAST Release Notes (Change 5.0), please click here.

April 15, 2021

For the April 15, 2021 Package Platform release notes (Change 1.0) please click here.

For the Known Issues List, please click here.

March 2021 Releases

Release information for March 2021 deployment.

March 25, 2021

For the March 25, 2021 BIDS Release Notes (Change 1.0), please click here.

January 2021 Releases (Includes Price Change Information)

Release information for January 2021 deployment.

For release overview information, please click here.

January 31, 2021

For the January 31, 2021 PostalOne! System Release notes, please click here.

January 26, 2021

For the January 26, 2021 PostalOne! System Release notes, please click here.

January 24, 2021

 

For the January 24, 2021 PostalOne! System, CAPS, EPS, and SASP Pre-Release Notes (Change 3.0), please click here.

 

January 10, 2021

 

There is a new required Mail.dat client with this release. Users should download Mail.dat client 52.0.0.0_PROD from the Business Customer Gateway (BCG) using the following path: Mailing Services --> Electronic Data Exchange [Go to Service] --> Mail.dat download (Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit or Solaris).

 

For the January 10, 2021 PostalOne! System, EPS, Package Platform, Program Registration, and SASP Release Notes (Change 7.0), please click here.

 

For the Known Issues List, please click here.

October 2020 Releases

Release information for October 2020 deployment.

October 4, 2020

There is a new required Mail.dat client with this release to correct a defect introduced in PostalOne! System Release 51.2.0.0 on August 23, 2020 that is currently preventing the PostalOne! System from successfully sending compressed Mail.dat ZIP (.zip) files to Informed Visibility (IV). Users should download Mail.dat client 51.3.0.0_PROD from the Business Customer Gateway (BCG) using the following path: Mailing Services è Electronic Data Exchange [Go to Service] è Mail.dat download (Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit or Solaris).

Note: There are no validation updates associated with this change.

October 1, 2020

For the Known Issues List, please click here.

June 2020 Releases

Release information for June 2020 deployment.

June 28, 2020

June 14, 2020

*NOTE: Mail.dat Client Support - There is a new required Mail.dat client with this release. Users should download Mail.dat client 51.0.0.0_PROD from the Business Customer Gateway (BCG) using the following path: Mailing Services è Electronic Data Exchange [Go to Service] è Mail.dat download (Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit or Solaris).

For the Known Issues List, please click here.

March 2020 Releases

Release information for March 2020 deployment.

March 27, 2020

March 26, 2020

March 22, 2020

NOTE:  PostalOne! System Release 50.1.1.0 will result in a new OPTIONAL Mail.dat client. After the March 22, 2020 release, users can download Mail.dat client 50.1.1.0_PROD from the Business Customer Gateway (BCG) using the following path: Mailing Services è Electronic Data Exchange [Go to Service] è Mail.dat download (Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit or Solaris).

The new optional Mail.dat client provides an update to the logic that generates the Mail.dat submission-level Enhanced XML (EXML) receipt file. The update applies to EXML receipts for Mail.dat submissions using a master-child configuration, and Periodicals submissions involving master statements.  The existing Mail.dat client 50.1.0.0_PROD, which was implemented as a required download in PostalOne! System Release 50.1.0.0 on March 15, 2020, will continue to be functional. 

March 15, 2020:

NOTE: Mail.dat Client Support -There is a new required Mail.dat client with this release. Users should download Mail.dat client 50.1.0.0_PROD from the Business Customer Gateway (BCG) using the following path: Mailing Services è Electronic Data Exchange [Go to Service] è Mail.dat download (Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit or Solaris).

March 12, 2020:

For the Known Issues List, please click here.