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To Pallet or Not to Pallet?

Posted by Kim Mauch on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 17:53
To Pallet or Not to Pallet?
For those making the switch to Full-Service Intelligent Mail® preparation, palletization is a key question. There’s a lot of misinformation around the palletization requirements, both for Full-Service and mail preparation in general. Palletization rules are not new for Full-Service, but the pallet placard is. Not all entry locations have enforced the palletization rules. Let’s set the record straight on when pallets are — and are not — required.

New Streamlined RDI Add-On Service!

Posted by Rob Perin on Friday, July 12, 2013 - 17:54
New Streamlined RDI Add-On Service!

I have good news for all our customers who would like to identify residential addresses in their mailing lists or customer management systems.

Recent changes to the USPS® RDI™ data set license requirements have made it possible for Satori Software to offer the service to our customers directly — at a lower total cost! With our improved RDI add-on, you can process lists against the RDI data set to mark residential addresses without going through the expense and hassle of licensing and obtaining the data sets from USPS.

Implementing Full-Service: Keeping Barcodes Unique

Posted by Kim Mauch on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 16:20
Implementing Full-Service: Keeping Barcodes Unique

The first requirement for Full-Service is unique barcodes. Every mail piece, tray, sack or large container has a barcode. There are three barcode types: the Intelligent Mail® piece barcode (IMb™), the Intelligent Mail tray barcode (IMtb, also used on sacks) and the Intelligent Mail container barcode (IMcb). The IMcb is used on large containers like pallets, hampers, rolling stock and APCs. Each of these new barcodes has a field called the Serial Number. This field must be unique across all your mailings for a minimum of 45 days.

Out With the Old, In With the New

Posted by Kim Mauch on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 16:09
Out With the Old, In With the New

One of the easier steps when converting to Full-Service is switching to a new tray/sack label layout. This new layout includes all the information from the previous 10-digit tray barcode, along with mailer information and a new serial number that uniquely identifies each tray, sack and flat tub in the system.

Full-Service is Coming – Are You Ready?

Posted by Kim Mauch on Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 16:25
Full-Service is Coming – Are You Ready?

Do you send mail at automation rates today? If so, you’ll need to transition to Full-Service Intelligent Mail® to continue receiving those discounts next year. Last month, USPS® posted their final Federal Register notice, outlining all the details you’ll need to know about preparing Full-Service mail. As a regular reader of On the Envelope, you’ve heard about Full-Service before. With the latest announcements from USPS, these requirements are becoming reality. You’ll need to: