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.
Who is eVS for?
Because eVS integrates with other systems and business processes for data collection and performance measurement, eVS makes it easy for customers to prepare and induct parcel mailings, streamlining their internal business processes as well as those with the Postal Service.
Mailers who use eVS receive these key features and benefits:
- A single national permit account for all mailing sites
- No permit imprint application fee (annual mailing permit fees will apply if required for a mail class; however, mailers migrating to eVS are not required to pay additional annual fees if their annual fees are current with an existing local permit at the time the eVS permit is opened; annual fees are due for the eVS permit for eligible mail classes at the time of the annual fee’s renewal)
- Bypass traditional Mail Acceptance/Verification process at Business Mail Entry Unit; enter mail directly at Origin or Destination facilities
- Flexible mail entry time with FAST appointment
- Elimination of the PS Form 8125 for Drop-Shipments
- Electronic postage statements generated from the SSF are visible in PostalOne!® along with additional account monitoring and mailing data reports
This document provides short, digestible information on Electronic Verification System (eVS).
Software certified for mailers to use eVS for parcel shipping
Mailers interested in eVS must complete this application and email the completed application to the PostalOne! Help Desk at eVS@usps.gov.
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eVS® File Layouts
Appendix A-1: Shipping Services File Version 1.6 File Layout Specification (as of 10/19/2016.)
Appendix B: Shipping Services File Version 1.7 (as of 10/19/2016).
Appendix C: Shipping Services File Version 2.0 (as of 10/19/2016).
eVS® Publications & Instructions
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Electronic Verification System (eVS®) Product Tracking System (PTS) Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) Guide
This document contains eVS® PTS TEM guidelines and instructions.
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