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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:

300 Days to Full-Service

Posted by Kim Mauch on Monday, April 1, 2013 - 16:29
300 Days to Full-Service

It may be April Fool’s, but this is no joke. USPS plans to require Full-Service mailing preparation for automation rates in only 300 days. It seems like a long way away, but with the fall mailing season between now and then, mailers need to get started now. Moving to Full-Service is more involved than the (relatively easy) switch to the basic IMb, so getting informed is key!

Breaking News – No More IDEAlliance Fees*

Posted by Kim Mauch on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 17:57
Breaking News – No More IDEAlliance Fees*

One of the costs for moving to Full-Service was the fee for Mail.dat users. A User License Code (ULC), usually provided by IDEAlliance, is required to use Mail.dat. Last year, these codes were priced at $195.

Only 30 days!

Posted by Kim Mauch on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 16:36
Only 30 days!

Are you still printing the POSTNET barcode on your automation mailings? If so, you only have 30 days to make the switch to the Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) or you’ll lose your automation discounts. Making the switch is pretty easy, especially if you work with a vendor that has supported Intelligent Mail for years. In most cases, all you need to do is sign up for a Mailer ID, enter it in your software and print.