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USPS schedules software updates in support of July-Price Change-2024

June 26, 2024

On Sunday, June 30, 2024, from 3:00 AM CT – 10:00 AM CT, the United States Postal Service has scheduled software updates supporting the July-Price Change-2024 (effective July 14, 2024). 

The following Commercial Systems are impacted:

Commercial Software Updates for July 14 postal rate changes have been announced

During the cited timeframe, there will be a brief impact to USPS Returns and Outbound service data feeds via Informed Visibility-Mail Tracking and Reporting (IV-MTR).

Based on assessments of forecasted volume, it is anticipated that impacted data will be current no later than end of day on the same day [Sunday, June 30, 2024]. However, following standard protocol - data processing will be monitored; and updated status assessments provided.

During the outage Business Mail Entry Units (BMEs) and the FAST Help Desk have been advised to accept mailings under the PostalOne! System Contingency Plan.

Reference the PostalOne! System Contingency Plan located @ PostalOne!® Contingency Plan | PostalPro (usps.com)

REMINDERPostalOne! System Release 60.0.0.0 includes a new REQUIRED Mail.dat client.  After implementation activities conclude, users should download Mail.dat client 60.0.0.0_PROD from the Business Customer Gateway (BCG) using the following path: Mailing Services è Electronic Data Exchange [Go to Service] è Mail.dat download (Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit or Solaris).

Please reference the July 2024 Pre-Release Notes document posted to PostalPro @ July 2024 Price Change Release Notes | PostalPro (usps.com).

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