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. 

Who are Shipper Paid Services for?




Package and Shipping Services parcels and Bound Printed Mail flats that must be forwarded will arrive as “Postage Due” at the new address. If the addressee refuses the piece to avoid paying the forwarding postage, the parcel is returned to the mailer, and both the forwarding and return postage is charged. Shipper Paid Service provides an option for the shipper to pay the forwarding postage via the ACS account, minimizing the chance that the parcel will be refused.

Featured Resources

Tech Guides
Traditional ACS™ with Shipper Paid Services Technical Guide

This document is a guide that provides technical information about Traditional ACS™ with shipper paid services.

Applications/ Forms
Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) Web Access Request Form

This form is used to create a Web-based account with the Addressing and Geospatial Technology (AGT) office which will be utilized to retrieve/download files from the Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) website.

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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.

Traditional ACS™

Traditional ACS is one of the four ways to participate in ACS, where mailers receive notifications of undeliverable mail (UAA) and change-of-address (COA) electronically. The Intelligent Mail® barcode is not required to receive Traditional ACS.

Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) ACS™

IMpb ACS allows parcel mailers who print the Intelligent Mail package barcode to receive an electronic address correction using that barcode.