Full Service compliance (with a .001 or .003 discount)

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Full Service compliance (with a .001 or .003 discount)

Post by Eric » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:14 am

"Subtract $0.001 for each letter or flat that complies with the full-service Intelligent Mail option requirements"


In AccuZIP6, in order to get the .001 discount per piece for Standard Class and the .003 discount per piece for First Class, you'll need to do the following:

:: Enter your Mailer ID and service type into the Intelligent Mail Setup window (Additions > AccuTrace > Intelligent Mail Setup) for the classes of mail you'll be presorting. Make sure you choose a service type with the word (Full) in the description.

:: Use the Mail.dat files produced by AccuZIP in your Presort Folder http://accuzip.com/products/maildat/index.htm

:: Presort your mail with the Print Barcode box checked in the Presort Setup window.

:: Print the Intelligent Mail Barcode on your container tags and Pallet Cards (if applicable)

:: Print your addresses with the Intelligent Mail Barcode

:: Print your container tags with the Intelligent Mail box checked.


Technical Details regarding full-service implementation are described in the DMM section below:

http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/705.htm? ... =2#1402993


24.0 Full-Service Automation Option
24.1 Description
Access to full-service automation option benefits requires the use of Intelligent Mail barcodes to uniquely identify each mailpiece. In addition to the standards described in 2.0, all pieces entered under the full-service option must individually meet the eligibility requirements for automation prices according to their class and shape. Full-service automation mailings require Intelligent Mail barcodes on mailpieces; Intelligent Mail tray labels on trays and sacks; and Intelligent Mail container placards on pallets or similar containers (when created). Additional requirements include the use of an approved electronic method to transmit postage statements and mailing documentation to the USPS (describing how mailpieces are linked to trays or sacks, and containers, if applicable) and scheduling dropship appointments through the Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST) system for destination network distribution center, destination area distribution center, and destination sectional center facility dropshipments.

24.1.1 Basic Option
Pieces Included in Full-Service Automation Mailings
Full-service automation option mailings may include pieces prepared under the basic automation option, but the basic automation option pieces will not be used to meet the eligibility standards for the full-service option and will not receive full-service benefits. Basic automation option pieces bear Intelligent Mail barcodes (under 708.4.0) and meet all eligibility requirements for automation prices.

24.2 General Eligibility Standards
First-Class Mail, Periodicals, and Standard Mail letters and flats and Bound Printed Matter flats meeting eligibility requirements for automation or carrier route prices, except for Standard Mail ECR saturation flats or Standard Mail ECR letters paying ECR flats prices, are eligible for the full-service automation option. All pieces entered under the full-service automation option must:

a. Bear a unique Intelligent Mail barcode.
b. Be part of a mailing using unique Intelligent Mail tray labels on all trays and sacks.
c. Be part of a mailing using unique Intelligent Mail container barcodes on all destination-entry pallets and other containers prepared under 8.0 or as part of a customer/supplier agreement. A customer/supplier agreement is authorized with a service agreement signed by the mailer, the USPS District Manager, Customer Service, and the USPS Processing and Distribution Center manager. The service agreement contains provisions regarding mailer and USPS responsibilities.
d. Be part of a mailing using an approved electronic method to transmit a postage statement and mailing documentation to the PostalOne! system.
e. Be scheduled for an appointment through the Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST) system when deposited as a DNDC, DADC, or DSCF drop-shipment.
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Full Service Intelligent Mail Requirements In Place

Post by Eric » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:14 am

AccuZIP6 5.0 has updated software that complies with the full-service Intelligent Mail Option requirements to receive the full service discounts for Letters in Flats in the classes of First-Class, Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter mail.

The requirements for receiving this discount are as follows:

Intelligent Mail Barcode printed on the mail piece.
Intelligent Mail Barcode printed on the container tag.
Intelligent Mail Barcode printed on the Pallet placard.
Electronic mailing documentation via mail.dat.

Each of the other four requirements for the full service intelligent mail discount are included free of charge in the AccuZIP6 program. There's no additional items needed to purchase to print the IM Barcode on mailpieces, tags, or placards or to generate the maildat files.

The current version of maildat is 13-1, and that version is available for download at http://www.accuzip.com/updates and will be available on the April/May 2013 AccuZIP6 DVD.
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