CAPS Mailers Given Extension To Migrate To EPS

The USPS Enterprise Payment System (EPS) replaces the existing Centralized Processing System (CAPS) for eligible postal products and services. Mailers were originally told they must switch to EPS by April 1, 2019 with no exceptions.

But for customers unable to migrate to EPS by April 1, an extension to July 1, 2019 will be allowed if the mailer files a Migration Exception Request (click to see).

The extension comes with this caveat: Customers who have been granted an extension but do not complete their CAPS to EPS migration for eligible products by July 1 will be required to open a Local Trust account which will need to be funded by depositing a check at the BMEU where the permit islocated. This option will be EPS eligible customers’only option for paying for EPS eligible products after the July 1, 2019 migration deadline … (click to read more)

USPS to Retire CAPS April 1, 2019

Effective April 1, 2019, eligible CAPS accounts must be migrated to EPS — except for mailers who file an extension.

The Postal Service has launched a new payment processing platform called Enterprise Payment System (EPS). EPS supports multiple payment options including mobile check deposit, offers more reporting features, and allows customers to manage multiple USPS business functions under one account.

Eligible Products and Services include First-Class Mail, Letters, Cards, and Flats, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service, USPS Marketing Mail, Letters, Flats, and Parcels, Parcel Select, Media Mail, Library Mail, Bound Printed Matter, Periodicals, International Products, Business Reply Mail (BRM), Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM), Merchandise Return Service (MRS), Scan Based Payment (SBP), PO Box, Caller & Reserve Services (EPOBOL), and Address Quality Products (AEC, AECII and ACS), submitted via hard copy, eDoc (Mail.dat/Mail.XML), Postal Wizard or the Intelligent Mailsmall business (IMsb) Tool.

Products that will continue to use CAPS and are not supported by EPS include Electronic Verification System (eVS), Parcel Return Service (PRS), PC Postage, Official Mail Accounting System (OMAS), Premium Forwarding Service Commercial (PFSC), Share Mail, Intelligent Mail barcode Accounting (IMbA), iCAPS, and Remaining Address Quality products.