The parcel mailers listed in the table at the end of this article are currently the only ones authorized to manifest parcel mail using the Electronic Verification System (eVS) to pay for parcel mailings that are prepared under Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) 705.2.9 and that meet the technical specifications in Publication 205, Electronic Verification System Business and Technical Guide.
The following is a new customer using eVS for postage payment:
- Newgistics, Inc., has acquired Cornerstone Shipping Solutions, Inc., and will initially keep the Cornerstone permit imprint account in Milan, IL. It will begin entering parcels with the Newgistics permit imprint starting February 1, 2008, at any of the bulk mail centers/auxiliary service facilities, sectional center facilities, and destination delivery units.
The following customers are testing eVS and not using eVS for postage payment:
eVS mailers are not required to use PS Form 8125, Plant-Verified Drop Shipment (PVDS) Verification and Clearance, with these exceptions:
- Newgistics (formerly Cornerstone Shipping Solutions, Inc.) uses PS Form 8125 as an option to obtain a “start-the-clock” scan.
- DHL Express is required to use PS Form 8125 to document parcels presented at destination entry facilities. DHL Express prepares and pays for some destination entry parcels under eVS (such parcels are endorsed with “eVS” in the permit imprint indicia) and prepares and pays for other destination entry parcels under traditional plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) manifesting procedures.
- FedEx SmartPost and International Distribution Services (IDS), which are testing eVS, are required to prepare and present PS Form 8125, along with all other paperwork required for PVDS manifesting procedures.
Mailers interested in eVS can obtain information about the program from the following sources:
- Publication 205, Electronic Verification System Business and Technical Guide. This publication contains business and technical information about eVS, including current coding and file formats. The publication is available online at http://www.usps.com/cpim/ftp/pubs/pub205.pdf.
- PostalOne!® Help Desk. The Help Desk can provide general business and technical information about the program, provide required forms, and assist mailers in completing the eVS application. Mailers can contact the Help Desk either by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 800-522-9085.
Note: International Bridge, Inc., is also doing business as ParcelPool.com.