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

01/17/2023
Parcel Return Service (PRS) Guide

Parcel Return Service is only available through a Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) (709.1.0). Please consult this guide or contact a USPS Sales Representative for additional details.

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)

The Intelligent Mail Package Barcode (IMpb) provides the best commercial prices with the largest discount available, piece-level tracking information at no additional charge for most products, and access to new products, services, and enhanced features. The addition of two (2) supplemental IMmb’s to the existing IMpb on a USPS shipping label results in enhanced package visibility with less mail rework.

Package Intercept®

Commercial USPS Package Intercept is available through Business Customer Gateway.

USPS Ship

This new platform provides upgrades to reporting, pricing and visibility as packages move through the mail stream.

For Guide to USPS Ship for eVS Shippers - Version 3 Click here

For  Guide to USPS Ship for New Shippers- Version 3 Click here

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

July 2024 Releases

Release information for July 2024 deployment.

July, 2024

July 2024 Release

January 2024 Releases

Release information for January 2024 deployment.

January, 2024

January 2024 Price Change Release

  • For the January 2024 Price Change Release Overview click here
  • Mail Dat Client update is mandatory for this Release
  • For details on Marketing Mail/First Class Mail incentives  click here 
  • For the January 2024 Price Change Release FAQs click here
  • For the January 2024 Price Change Release Notes click here
  • For the January 21, 2024 Price Change Release Notes click here

January 18, 2024 USPS Ship Release 11.0.1.0

  • For the January 18, 2024 USPS Ship Release Notes click here

 

October 2023 Releases

Release information for October 2023 deployment.

October 1, 2023

USPS Ground Advantage Release

  • For the USPS Ground Advantgae Release - Release Notes click here

September 2023 Releases

Release information for September 2023 deployment.

September, 2023

FAST Release 60.0.0.0

  • For the FAST R60.0.0.0 Release Notes click here

July 2023 Releases

Release information for July 2023 deployment.

July, 2023

July 2023 Price Change Release

  • For the July 2023 Price Change Release Overview click here
  • For the July 2023 Price Change Release FAQs click here
  • Mail Dat Client update is mandatory for this Release.
  • For the July 2023 Price Change Release Notes click here
    • Deployment Date : June 25, 2023
    • Price Change Effective Date : July 09, 2023
      • PostalOne! System Release 58.0.0.0 
      • Program Registration Release 25.0.0.0 
      • Release 30.3.0.0 USPS Ship Release 9.0.0.0 (Scheduled Deployment June 21, 2023) 

July 9. 2023 Release Notes

  • For the July 2023 Price Change Release Notes click here

June 2023 Releases

Release information for June 2023 deployment.

June 06, 2023

For the June 06, 2023 USPS Ship Release Notes click here.

For the June 11, 2023 FAST Release Notes click here.

April 2023 Releases

Release information for April 2023 deployment.

April, 2023

April 26, 2023 Release

  • For the April 26, 2023 USPS Ship R8.0.1.0 Release Notes click here

April 30, 2023 Release

  • For the April 30, 2023 PostalOne! R57.1.2.0 Release Notes click here

 

March 2023 Releases

Release information for March 2023 deployment.

March, 2023

March 12, 2023 Release

  • For the March 12, 2023 Release Notes click here
  • Mail Dat Client update is mandatory for this Release.

March 15, 2023 Release

  • For the March 15, 2023  USPS Ship R7.0.2.2 Release Notes click here

March 26, 2023 Release

  • For the March 26, 2023  PostalOne! Release 57.1.1.0 Release Notes click here

March 29, 2023 Release

  • For the March 29, 2023 USPS Ship R8.0.0.0 Release Notes click here

 

February 2023 Releases

Release information for February 2023 deployment.

February, 2023

For the February 8, 2023 Package Platform 7.0.1.0 Release Notes click here

January 2023 Releases

Release information for January 2023 deployment.

January, 2023

For the January 2023 Price Change Release Overview click here

For the January 2023 Price Change Release FAQs click here

For the January 2023 Price Change Release Notes click here

For the January 22, 2023 Release Notes click here

For the January 29, 2023 Release Notes click here