Information regarding the mail.dat electronic reports for PostalOne! add-on module for AccuZIP6.

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Post by Eric » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:36 am

Here is a link to the Guide to eInduction:
https://ribbs.usps.gov/intelligentmail_ ... uction.pdf

1.1 eInduction Program Description
Leveraging the foundation of Full‐Service Intelligent Mail, the Postal Service worked actively with the industry to design, develop and deploy programs to streamline the acceptance and entry of mail. The electronic Induction(eInduction) process streamlines the preparation and induction of drop shipments and expedited plant load mailings.eInduction leverages existing electronic documentation (eDoc), Intelligent Mail container barcode (IMcb ‐ a barcode with greater data capacity), and handheld scanner technologies to verify payment and preparation of commercial mail containers.
eInduction Benefits
Participating mailers enjoy 3 key benefits:
1. A streamlined mail induction process: Increased use of data through eInduction speeds mail induction of containers. It enables quicker appointment processing in the Facility Access Shipment Tracking (FAST) online system and it eliminates the need for clerks to manually reconcile containers against paper documentation (PS Forms 8125 and 8017).
2. A more accurate mail preparation process: Electronic processes simplify mail preparation, improve accuracy, and reduce delays and errors, greatly increasing the likelihood of seamless induction into the mailstream and on‐time delivery.
3. A data‐driven process enabling transparency and future improvements: Improved reporting, coupled with scanning technologies deployed throughout the Postal Service network, enable an unprecedented level of visibility into the mailstream. Mailers have the tools to actively manage their accounts and understand what is happening to their mail at a container level.

eInduction check box:
We added this box for customers that wished to go through eInduction. When this box is checked, it updates the Mail.dat (CSM) byte 685 with Y (This shall serve as a flag as to whether an e8125/e8017 needs to be generated for eInduction. Default value shall be Blank). Also, when checked, we print “EINDUCTION” on the Placards.
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