With the clock ticking down to USPS Intelligent Mail implementation dates in January 2013 and 2014, Window Book has published a free informative white paper titled, “Preparing for January 2013 & 2014 Intelligent Mail Options: Adopt or Fold.” This white paper specifically addresses the new Intelligent Mail requirements that mailers and shippers will need to adopt in 2013 and 2014 in order to retain the best postage rates (i.e., automation presort rates for letters and flats, and presorted drop ship pricing for parcels)while still having access to additional benefits and incentives offered by the USPS.
Here is a look at the Table of Contents from Window Book’s newly published white paper:
Getting Ready for IMb Requirements: January 28, 2013
IMb for Mailpieces (Letters and Flats)
Check List for Mailers
Getting Ready for IMpb Requirements: January 28, 2013
IMpb (Intelligent Mail Package Barcode)
Your Challenges for IMpb
Check List for Shippers
Postage Saving Incentives and Promotions for 2013 & 2014
Your Consequences for NOT Implementing IMb or IMpb for 2013
Getting Ready for January 2014 Intelligent Mail Full-Service
Check List for Full-Service
Full-Service Technology Credit (“Tech Credit”)
“The Postal Service has been moving the mailing industry to adopt Intelligent Mail practices for the past several years, and, unfortunately, many mailers are just now realizing that they are not going to back off of these new deadlines. What may be more alarming, though, is that some mailers are still not completely aware of how they will be affected if they do not implement Intelligent Mail technologies,” said Jeffery Peoples, Window Book’s President and CEO. “Window Book has always been on the leading edge of educating business mailers to work smarter, not harder, to achieve your corporate business goals. This paper not only addresses how you can work smarter, but the necessity of adopting Intelligent Mail in order to survive and thrive. Not getting automation discounts on top of the normal UPSP postage increase in January can be crippling, if not fatal, for mailers and mail service providers. The bottom line is that these dates with new mandates are only few weeks and months away, so you need to make an in-house strategic plan, work with your vendors, and set a goal date for each step in order to assure a smooth migration to the world of Intelligent Mail,” added Peoples.
Window Book’s new white paper, “Preparing for January 2013 & 2014 Intelligent Mail Options: Adopt or Fold”, is the 5th in a series of complimentary educational white papers they have published since 2010, and joins other efforts on Mail.dat and Mail.XML, Presort and Post-Presort software, Intelligent Mail Full-Service, and eDoc & PostalOne! Each of the previous 4 papers garnered nearly 1,500 downloads apiece, and early indications are that this new paper will amass over 2,000 downloads.
Window Book is constantly updating their software solutions to be compliant with ever-changing USPS regulations and options as well as meeting their clients’ needs. DAT-MAIL includes Intelligent Mail solutions to help mailers comply with Full-Service requirements, including Intelligent Mail barcoded sack/tray tags and pallet placards, eDoc using Mail.dat and Mail.XML, and FAST web services for drop-ship appointment setting. Postal Package Partner is manifest shipping software that presort parcel mailers can use to export Shipping Service Files (SSF), print labels before submitting the file to the USPS Product Tracking System (PTS). PPP can also collect tracking extract files, provide tracking reports and do e-mail notification.