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.
Tech Guides 12/13/2016
Technical guide for users of Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) Address Change Services (ACS). Includes a solution overview, features, participation requirements, and service endorsement options.
Tech Guides 01/25/2019
This document is a guide that provides technical information about Traditional ACS™ with shipper paid services.
Applications/ Forms 11/01/2015
This form is used to create a Web-based account with the National Customer Support Center (NCSC) which will be utilized to retrieve/download files from the Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) website.
User Guides 07/02/2013
A complete overview of Address Change Services: eligibility, benefits, implementation, and technical specifications.
Traditional ACS is one of the four ways to participate in ACS, where mailers notifications of undeliverable mail (UAA) and change-of-address (COA) electronically. The Intelligent Mail® barcode is not required to receive Traditional ACS.