USPS Rate Decrease, PVDS Process Update

03/03/2016

An update to the original Industry alert was made on March 10, 2016

The USPS provided an industry alert that outlines how plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) mailings will be verified and accepted for the April 10, 2016 price decrease.

Industry Alert

 

March 10, 2016 Update

With the upcoming price change occurring on April 10, 2016, plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) mailings will be verified and accepted as follows:

Current Prices — PVDS mailings verified and paid for before April 10, 2016, using the current prices, will be accepted at destination entry postal facilities through April 24, 2016, 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 Postage Statement Mailing Date before April 10, 2016.
  • For mailings with hard copy postage statements, USPS acceptance employees must enter a Mail Arrival Date before April 10, 2016.

New Prices — PVDS mailings may be verified and paid for beginning March 27, 2016, using the new prices, only if the shipments are deposited at destination entry postal facilities April 10, 2016 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 Postage Statement Mailing Date on or after April 10, 2016.
  • For mailings with hard copy postage statements, USPS acceptance employees must enter a Mail Arrival Date on or after April 10, 2016.The proposed pricing files are posted on Postal Explorer® at www.pe.usps.com.

Original Alert – March 3, 2016

Pricing keeping you informed about the prices and mailing standards of the United States Postal Service

 

Plant-Verified Drop Shipment Update

With the upcoming price change occurring on April 10, 2016, plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) mailings will be verified and accepted as follows:

Current Prices — PVDS mailings verified and paid for before April 10, 2016, using the current prices, will be accepted at destination entry postal facilities through April 24, 2016, 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 March 27, 2016, using the new prices, provided the shipments are not deposited at destination entry postal facilities until April 10, 2016 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 April 10, 2016.
  • For mailings with hard copy postage statements, USPS acceptance employees must enter a Mail Arrival Date that is on or after April 10, 2016.

The proposed pricing files are posted on Postal Explorer® at pe.usps.com.

The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) and DMM Advisories are available on Postal Explorer (pe.usps.com).