Mailers currently using the Submit-a-Form function in the PostalOne! system to electronically submit postage statements to their local mail acceptance unit will see only minor changes to the information on the domestic postage statements that are completed online. For international mailers, it is important that special attention be paid to the selection of the physical characteristics (processing category, mailpiece shape, and weight) as these will determine the new shape-based prices that will apply to the mailing. In addition, the users of the system need to pay special attention to the following information regarding the date of mailing.
- If the mailing date entered on the postage statement online is prior to May 12, and the statement is submitted prior to May 12, the postage statement will be processed using the current prices.
- If the mailing date entered on the postage statement online is May 12 or later, but the form is submitted before May 12, the postage statement will be processed with current prices that will not be valid when the mailing is presented after the implementation of the price change. Mailers will be asked to cancel the submission and resubmit a valid form.
If a mailing is prepared and presented prior to May 12, and the mailers wish to pay the new prices, postage statements cannot be submitted online. Mailers will need to wait until after May 12 to submit the form. Mailers needing to submit a mailing before May 12 at the new prices can only do so using a hardcopy version of the appropriate new postage statement. New statements are available at www.usps.com/ratecase.