COUNTDOWN: Full Service Postage Assessments November 11

Business mailers will face Full Service Assessments beginning November 11, 2016. That means mailers will face monetary penalties when they exceed their monthly threshold for the Full-Service metrics, according to the USPS.

To get an idea what this will mean, the USPS began sending tests of automated notifications in September. The USPS began the next set of test notifications were October 11, 2016.

Every Full-Service mailer must have an employee registered in the Business Customer Gateway with access to the Verification Assessment Evaluator (VAE) Service. Click here for details

For complete information about Postage Assessments, see Section 6 of Streamlined Mail Acceptance For Letters and Flats. (Click here)

A new IMB publication geared to small businesses also contains great information on Full Service opportunities and requirements. (Click here)

USPS Outreach:

To ensure mailers are prepared for the October 2016 assessment date, the Postal Service will continue outreach to every mailer and support the Mailer Scorecard Hotline calls. We encourage mailers to access the Full-Service Mail Quality Metrics and reach out to local USPS BMEU staff for assistance. Any irregularities or questions with the Mailer Scorecard should be reported through the webinar hotline calls, PostalOne! Helpdesk at 800-522-9085 or via email at Include the phrase “Mailer Scorecard” in the subject line of the email.

Below is dial-in information for the Mailer Scorecard Hotline Webinar that will be held every Wednesday and Friday at 2PM (EDT) through October 2016.
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