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Mailers To See Significant Changes In 2017

The USPS has announced numerous proposed revisions to mailing regulations, including:

Standard Mail Name Change — The USPS wants to change what was once Third-Class Mail, and then became Standard Mail, to a new name: Marketing Mail. (Click here for more information.)

Standard Mail Letters From 3.3 to 3.5 ounces; Non-Automation Letters & Flats to 4.0 ounces — The USPS wants to increase the weight limit of Standard mail automation letters from 3.3 to 3.5 ounces and non-automation letters and flats to 4.0 ounces. (Click here for more information.)

FSS Changes Under Consideration — The USPS is considering returning FSS pricing to what it was before the last rate change. That means the DFSS entry discount could end, with discounts for DSCF available for mail entered at FSS facilities. (Click here for more information.)

QBRM Revisions — The USPS wants to end QBRM fees. (Click here for more information.)

Share Mail Revisions — New proposed Share Mail regulations. (Click here for more information.)

COD Hold For Pick-up — Proposed changes to HFPU. (Click here for more information.)

Elimination of Permit Imprint and Annual Mailing Fees — USPS is proposing eliminating fees for PME, PM, FCPS, Parcel Select, PSLW, Library Mail, Media Mail and BPM. (Click here for more information.)

FCM Standard Mail AADC 3 Digit — The USPS is considering make-up changes for First Class and Standard AADC that would eliminate 3-Digit. (Click here for more information.)

MRS and Parcel Returns — Fee changes are being proposed. (Click here for more information.)

Optional Labeling List For First Class Packages — An optional ADC mailing list L104 is available. (Click here for more information.)

Premium Forwarding Services Changes(Click here for more information.)

Form 3665 Changes(Click here for more information.)

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