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New USPS Mailing Standards Now In Effect

New USPS Mailing Standards took effect January 22, 2017. (click for new mailing standards)

Here is a breakdown of changes from the Postal Bulletin (scroll down on the first page) … (click to read more)

Here is a summary of the changes now in effect:

FSS Changes Overview

The new regulation removes all FSS-specific pricing structures from Periodicals, Standard Mail and Bound Printed Matter but leaves mail preparation requirements intact with a few updated requirements … (click to read more)

First Class Mail Overview

The USPS has made these changes: 1) combine First Class letters and cards AADC and 3-Digit into One Combined Sortation Level and increase the weight standard from 3.3 to 3.5 ounces … (click to read more)

Periodical Changes

The Postal Service eliminated FSS-specific price structures for Periodicals Outside-County. FSS preparation will still be required … (click to read more)

Standard Mail Changes

The Postal Service has renamed Standard Mail to “USPS Marketing Mail” but mailers will be permitted to continue using “Standard Mail” in the indicia. This name change will better communicate to our customers the message that Standard Mail fits … (click to read more)

Bound Printed Matter Changes

The Postal Service eliminated FSS-specific price structures for Bound Printed Matter Flats. FSS preparation will still be required … (click to read more)

Standard Mail Sort Changes

The Postal Service has combined AADC and 3 Digit Automation Sorts for letters into one sort level … (click to read more)

Reduce Simple Sample Tiers

There are currently six volume tiers for Standard Mail Commercial and Nonprofit Simple Samples … (click to read more)

Eliminate Standard Mail Flat Sequencing System (FSS) Pricing

The Postal Service has eliminated FSS-specific price structures within Standard Mail and Standard Mail Nonprofit … (click to read more)

Increase Standard Mail Weight Break

The Postal Service increased the Standard Mail and Standard Mail Nonprofit Flats, Nonautomation Letters, and Nonmachinable Letters Piece Price Weight Break Structure from 3.3 ounces to 4.0 ounces … (click to read more)

Other Changes Ahead

The USPS is also proposing: : Collect on Delivery (COD) Redesign; Eliminate BRM Parcels Permit & Account Maintenance Fee; Eliminate QBRM Permit Fees; Implement a Simplified Approach for Shipping Services; Adjust Standard Mail Forwarding Fee to 2 Decimal Places; Money Order Redemption Period; Enterprise PO Boxes Online (ePOBOL) Payment Process Change; Federal Agencies Ordering Stamps From the Stamp Fulfillment Center … (click to read more)