Savvy mailers satisfy the Move Update requirement by using NCOALink®, a pre-mailing process to find businesses, individuals, and families that have reported their move to USPS®. By updating the address electronically before the mail is sent, mailers can qualify for Full Service prices and save themselves and USPS millions of dollars in production, opportunity, and mail forwarding costs.
Informed Visibility® and the expanded capabilities of this new system is one of the more eagerly anticipated programs by the mailing industry. Near real-time data feeds, being able to receive data more frequently, container scan events, and logical scan events are all new capabilities that the mailing industry is looking forward to playing with. Not only does it improve on the capabilities of being able to track the mail, it also creates new opportunities to tie the physical mail piece with the digital world and further enhance the value of mail. O
Many in the mailing industry are familiar with MERLIN® (Mail Evaluation Readability Lookup INstrument). It’s the machine used by acceptance clerks to test and verify mailings. Those that have been in the mailing industry for 10 years or more probably remember when MERLIN was first being rolled out and the amount of industry concern that it generated around measuring mail quality at the point of mail acceptance. Two events have recently occurred that are sending a pretty clear signal that MERLIN will soon be relegated to the list of relics that incl
In a previous post, I talked about advanced presorting as just one area of opportunity enabled by increased capacity. What are some of the other opportunities or services? Today I’ll talk about post presorting, and more specifically entry planning, as a growth driver.
Mailers can benefit from additional discounts by dropping mail close to its final destination at Sectional Center Facilities (SCFs), National Distribution Centers (NDCs) and Destination Delivery Units (DDUs). For years, mailers would need to submit printed documentation at both mail entry and again at the destination facility. The Form 8125 was validated by the verification site, round stamped, and then forwarded on to the destination site.