USPS Published January 2018 Pre-Release Notes

09/28/2017

The USPS has published pre-release notes for the January price implementation. They available on PostalPro.

The document covers the changes for preparation, but as always, does not include the prices.

Redline postage statements are expected to be available shortly and it is anticipated that the USPS will file the rates with the Postal Regulatory Commission in the next few weeks.

Key Items:

  • ADD BOUND PRINTED MATTER FLATS UP TO 24 OUNCES TO CO-MAIL DSCF OR DDU ONLY
  • ORDER OF PALLET PREPARATION FOR CARRIER ROUTE (CR) PALLETS IN NON-FSS ZONES
  • ADD NSA SUPPORT FOR PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL (PMI) ECOMPRO REGIONAL RATE BOXES
  • REMOVE PRECANCELED STAMPS FOR PARCEL SELECT LIGHTWEIGHT
  • UPDATES AND CORRECTIONS TO POSTAGE STATEMENTS
  • SIMPLIFY THE POSTAGE STATEMENT FOR FIRST-CLASS MAIL (FCM) RESIDUAL LETTERS
  • EXPAND DOMESTIC RATE ZONE 9 FOR FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES OF MICRONESIA (FAS) – PENDING APPROVAL
  • LIMIT THE CONTENT FOR FIRST-CLASS MAIL INTERNATIONAL (FCMI) TO DOCUMENTS
  • UPDATE ZONE CHART TO REFLECT PRIORITY MAIL APO/DPO/FPO PROCESSED IN CHICAGO
  • CUSTOMS FORM PRINTING AT RSS FOR MILITARY, DPO, POSSESSIONS, TERRITORIES AND FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES
  • SEPARATE STRUCTURE OF FLATS VS TRAYS/TUBS FOR PERIODICAL STATEMENT