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.

 

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.

Package Intercept®

Commercial USPS Package Intercept is available through Business Customer Gateway.

Package Platform Concept (PPC)

USPS is developing a new payment and verification platform for outbound packages and current Electronic Verification System (eVS®) customers, called Package Platform. This new platform will provide upgrades to reporting, pricing and visibility as packages move through the mail stream.

 

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. 

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.

 

 

Releases

January 2023 Releases

Release information for January 2023 deployment.

January, 2023

For the January 2023 Release Overview click here

December 2022 Releases

Release information for December 2022 deployment.

December, 2022

For the January 2023 Release Overview click here

September 2022 Releases

Release information for September 2022 deployment.

September 18, 2022

For the September 2022 Release Notes click here

July 2022 Releases (July 2022 Price Change)

Release information for July 2022 deployment.

July 07, 2022

For the July 07, 2022 (July 2022 Price Change) Competitive Products "Package Platform" Release Overview click here

For the July 10, 2022 (July 2022 Price Change) Competitive Products "PostalOne!" Release Overview click here

 

 

June 2022 Releases (July 2022 Price Change)

Release information for June 2022 deployment.

June 26, 2022

For the June 26, 2022 (July 2022 Price Change) Competitive Products Release Overview click here

For the June 26, 2022 (July 2022 Price Change) Market Dominant Products Release Overview click here

For the June 26, 2022 (July 2022 Price Change) System Releases - Release Note click here

May 2022 Releases

Release information for May 2022 deployment.

May 01, 2022

For the May 01, 2022 PostalOne! System Release Notes (1.0), please click here.

April 2022 Price Change Releases and Price Files

April 2022 Releases

April Price Change Release - FAQs click here

April Price Change Release - Release Overview click here

April Price Change Release - Release Notes (March 20, 2022 Deployment) click here

April Price Change Release - Release Notes click here

For Known Issue list click here

March 2022 Releases

March 20, 2022

For the March 20, 2022 System Release Notes, please click here.

February 2022 Releases

February 13, 2022

For the February 13, 2022 System Release Overview, please click here.

January 2022 Releases and Price Files

 

January, 2022

For the January 2022 System Release Overview, please click here.

For the January 9, 2022 System Release Notes, please click here.

For the January 20, 2022 Package Platform System Release Notes, please click here.

For the January 23 2022 SASP and BIDS System Release Notes, please click here

For the January 30, 2022 EPS System Release Notes, please click here 

For the Known Issues List, please click here.

December 2021 Releases and Price Files

December, 2021

For the December 12, 2021 (In Preparation for Rollback of Time-Limited PC-2021) System Release Notes, please click here.

For the December 26, 2021 (January 2022 Price Change) System Release Notes, please click here.

There is a new required Mail.dat client with this release. Users should download Mail.dat client 54.0.0.0_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 December 2021 (January 2022 Price Change) System Release Changes, please click here

For the Known Issues List, please click here.

October 2021 Releases

October 03, 2021

For the October 03, 2021 System Release Notes, please click here.

October 07, 2021

For the October 07, 2021 Package Platform System Release Notes, please click here.

October 17, 2021

For the October 07, 2021 EPS System Release Notes, please click here.

For the Known Issues List, please click here.

September 2021 Releases

September 2, 2021

For the September 2, 2021 System Release Notes, please click here.

September 19, 2021

For the September 19, 2021 System Release Notes, please click here.

September 28, 2021

For the September 28, 2021 System Release Notes, 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 7.0), 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).

 

August 17, 2021

For the August 17, 2021 System Release Notes, please click here.

August 26, 2021

For the August 26, 2021 Package Platform System Release Notes, please click here.

August 29, 2021

For the August 29, 2021 System Release Notes, 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.