Mailing and Shipping Services

Reminder: Every Door Direct Mail Shipment Options

As a reminder, Every Door Direct Mail™ (EDDM) mailers and mail service providers (MSPs) can ship EDDM mail­pieces to destinating offices or facilities without having to travel to those locations to drop off mailings in person. Pro­cedures differ for EDDM and EDDM Retail. Only EDDM customers entering mail through the Business Mail Entry Units (BMEUs) may use Priority Mail Open and Distribute (PMOD) service.

n EDDM customers (BMEU entry) may ship their mail­ings to destinating facilities using PMOD. The Priority Mail Open and Distribute Operational Guide is avail­able from the Customer Services Operations and Retail website at, or see for more information.

n EDDM Retail customers can ship their Standard Mail® flats to destinating Post Office™ facilities using regular Priority Mail® service with delivery instructions, docu­mentation, and payment enclosed. The SOP ( and a sample postmaster letter (
domesticservicetalks/customerserviceoperations/doc/Postmaster_LetterEDDMR_5-19-11.doc) with instructions for destinating offices have been posted to the Retail website. Customers can find more informa­tion on the EDDM Retail website at