Upgrades to Every Door Direct Mail Simplified Mailing Process Tool

Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) relies on an online, inter­active resource known as the Simplified Mailing Process (SMP) tool (https://smp.usps.gov/). The tool helps busi­nesses determine which type of mailing they qualify for (EDDM or EDDM Retail) and which localities to market to, then walks them through the process of selecting carrier routes and producing documentation. Use of the tool is optional for mailers.

The SMP tool requires frequent updating to stay current. Its first revision, being issued this month, features the following:

n A mapping upgrade (effective August 19) so mailers can locate new streets missing from the earlier ver­sion of the tool.

n Easier navigation.

n Modifications so the SMP tool will now identify car­rier routes with fewer than 200 delivery points.

Mapping upgrades will occur twice a year.

For more information about EDDM and EDDM Retail, go to www.uspseverydoor.com/.