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New System Requires Postmasters and Station and Branch Managers to Save Current Business Connect Information

Business Connect. They have needs, you have solutions, make the connection.

On October 1, 2006, we will implement a new system for the Business Connect™ Data Center.

How will this impact you?

The new system will not include existing customer information and Business Connect activities. After September 29, 2006, information not retained as described below will no longer be available.

What should you do?

By 11:59 P.M. CDT September 29, 2006, postmasters and station and branch managers must print and retain customer information and the list of past Business Connect activities for their records. Directions on printing this information from the Business Connect Data Center are noted in this article.

Remember, after September 29, 2006, all current customer data and Business Connect activities will no longer be available, so now is the time to retain this information for your records. If you have any questions, please e-mail

To print customer information:

1. Log into the Business Connect Data Center; under "Activities" (on the left side of the page), click on View/Edit My Activities.

2. Click on the magnifying glass next to an activity you wish to view - this will take you to the "Update Customer Information or Enter Revenue" screen.

3. Click on the magnifying glass in the middle of the screen to bring up the "Company Information" page.

4. Right-click the mouse, and then click on Print.

5. Go back to the "Update Customer Information or Enter Revenue" screen; click on the blue circle in the middle of the screen to go to the "Add/Edit/View Revenue" page.

6. Right-click the mouse, and then click on Print.

7. Keep these printouts for your records.

To print a list of your Business Connect activities:

1. After printing the customer information as described above, stay in the Business Connect Data Center; under "Activities" (on the left side of the page), click on View/Edit My Activities.

2. Click on the Print Activities button below the list of activities; scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on Print.

3. Keep this printout for your records.

— Customer Development,
Product Development, 9-14-06


Stamps by Mail — Brochure Ordering Information

The next deadline date for ordering Stamps at Your Door™ (Stamps by Mail, Stamps Delivered to Your Door) brochures is October 2, 2006. This print run will be for the holiday brochure design.

To order brochures, submit PS Form 3227-O, Stamps At Your Door Supply Order (August 2005), to Cyril-Scott Company:

PO BOX 627
LANCASTER OH 43130-0627

Telephone: 800-466-0455
Fax: 740-689-0210

You can find this form at; click on Forms, then select the form by number. A copy of this form appears on page 18 in this Postal Bulletin.

The cost per unit of 500 is $11.00. This cost includes overprinting the address of the fulfillment office placing the order. You may pay for orders with local IMPAC credit cards, checks, or money orders. However, Cyril-Scott Company cannot process the order until it receives payment. Local eBuy procedures may also apply (refer to local procurement procedures).

Postal Service™ Headquarters has funded a national procurement for this print run for 4 million brochures for the Stamps By Mail centralized computer processing sites. The distribution amount for each site is available by referencing column J (4MM) of the centralized site address spreadsheet. These quantities are based on revenue generated by site. No local order placement is required to receive brochures from this distribution. However, centralized sites may order additional quantities from the Cyril-Scott Company from local funds by following the ordering instructions contained within this article. If you order additional quantities from local funds, please inform Cyril Scott when ordering that the order is a centralized site supplemental order.

All other local Post Offices™ should follow the ordering instructions contained within this article and utilize local funds.

Cyril-Scott Company will deliver orders within 35 calendar days after printing. Printing begins 1 week after the deadline date, and actual receipt of the order will depend on the ultimate destination and the corresponding delivery service standard. You should save copies of all orders placed at your local Post Office until the order has been received. Please ensure procedures are in effect locally for proper verification of receipt.

We will publish the print run schedule for Fiscal Year 2007 in a subsequent Postal Bulletin.

— Retail Marketing,
Customer Service, 9-14-06

PS Form 3227-O, August 2005 - Stamps At Your Door Supply Order.

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