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 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.

September 2019 Releases

Release information for the September 2019 deployment.

There is an optional updated Mail.dat client with this release, which supports implementation of a verification list and new warning message for ineligible Informed Delivery campaigns through the PostalOne! System (CR 13523, Section 3.2). The existing Mail.dat client will not process the warning as part of the receipt; and mailers using the existing Mail.dat client will not have visibility into the status of campaigns that fail due to ineligible Mailer IDs (MIDs). Users can continue to use Mail.dat client 49.1.0.0_PROD, or may download the optional updated client 49.1.1.0_PROD. Both are available 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 September 25, 2019 Post-Release Notes (Change 1.0)

For the September 15, 2019 Release Notes (Change 4.0) please click here.

For the September 12, 2019 Post-Release Notes please click here.

For the Known Issues List please click here.

July 2019 Releases

Release information for the July 2019 deployment.

** NOTEMail.dat Client Support - There is a new required Mail.dat client version with PostalOne! System Release 49.0.2.0.  Users should download Mail.dat client version 49.0.2.0_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 July 28, 2019 Post-Release Notes (Change 7.0) please click here.

For the Known Issues List