USPS PCC Insider

March 30, 2009

SPECIAL EDITION

PRICE ADJUSTMENT

STANDARD MAIL MOVE UPDATE POSTPONED, CONFIRM SERVICE PRICES ADJUSTED

We filed an amended notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission to postpone the Move Update noncompliance charge for Standard Mail and to adjust our prices for Confirm service.

We extended implementation of the Standard Mail Move Update noncompliance charge from May 11, 2009, to Jan. 4, 2010. The charge applies to Standard Mail mailings that fail to fully comply with the Move Update standards. Delaying implementation allows extra time to provide our Standard Mail customers with additional feedback from our new postage verification systems, but does not relieve mailers of their obligation to comply with the Move Update standard if they intend to claim automation or Presort prices.

The new Move Update verification procedures will not be used to assess additional postage for First-Class Mail or Standard Mail at the time of mailing until January 2010. However, as noted above, customers are still required to comply with the Move Update standards in the Domestic Mail Manual.

We also adjusted our May 11 prices for Confirm service by eliminating separate mailing agent and owner subscription prices. All Confirm subscribers will the pay the same subscription price, based on service level.

Confirm Subscription Level Fee Confirm Subscription Level Fee
Bronze Gold
Subscription (12 months) $1,000.00 Subscription (12 months) $7,500.00
Additional Scans (block of 10,000) 250.00 Additional Scans (block of 6M) 800.00
Silver Platinum
Subscription (3 months) $2,000.00 Subscription (12 months) $25,000.00
Additional Scans (block of 2M) 500.00  

We’ll update our Price List and other tools to reflect the new Confirm prices.

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