Jan 22 Rates and Plant-Verified Drop Shipment

12/19/2016

Industry Alert

 

The USPS has released an Industry Alert with an update on verification and acceptance process for plant-verified drop shipments (PVDS).

In conjunction with the upcoming price change occurring on January 22, 2017, plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) mailings will be verified and accepted as follows:

Current Prices — PVDS mailings verified and paid for on or before January 21, 2017, using the current prices, will be accepted at destination entry postal facilities through Monday, February 8, 2017, when presented using eInduction® or eVS® processes or with appropriate verification and payment documentation (PS Form 8125 or PS Form 8017).

New Prices — PVDS mailings may be verified and paid for beginning January 8, 2017, using the new prices, provided the shipments are not deposited at destination entry postal facilities until January 22, 2017 or later, when presented using eInduction or eVS processes or with appropriate verification and payment documentation (PS Form 8125 or PS Form 8017).

  • For mailings with electronic documentation, mailers must enter a Mail Arrival Date that is on or after January 22, 2017.
  • For mailings with hard copy postage statements, USPS® acceptance employees must enter a Mail Arrival Date that is on or after January 22, 2017.