Business Mailers who are interested in participating in Intelligent Mail Full Service by November 2009 when the initial published rate discounts start, should have started PostalOne! CAT (Customer Acceptance Testing) no later than March 31, 2009. The Postal Service will begin to shift resources from currently helping companies with their PostalOne! CAT and Parallel testing applications to Intelligent Mail Full Service readiness and certification. They will start putting fewer resources into companies that want to get into PostalOne!® and more resources on those companies using PostalOne! to complete Intelligent Mail Full Service testing. The Postal Service will start shifting their limited resources into certifying companies that have already started with eDocs to be Intelligent Mail Full Service certified. The USPS is planning to help the early adopters of Intelligent Mail eDoc acceptance (those companies that are already eDocumentation certified) to complete Full Service readiness by November 2009. In short, if you have not started with eDocumentation using Mail.dat upload (not just the Postage Statement Wizard) with the USPS by March 31, 2009, your company may not be considered one of the "Early Adopters". As a result, your organization may be at risk of meeting delays for Intelligent Mail Full Service approval and acceptance by November 29, 2009, when the discounts begin.
From the USPS NPF Intelligent Mail IM University in Addison, IL 02/24/09.
Mr. Tom Day, SVP of Intelligent Mail & Address Quality, Ms. Pritha Mehra, VP of Business Mail Entry and Payment Technologies, Mr. Bob Galaher, Manager Business Mail Acceptance USPS Headquarters announced at the above conference, that the USPS resources available to process Intelligent Mail CAT and Parallel testing applications will shift to helping companies that have already started with eDocumentation to finish being USPS Intelligent Mail Full Service certified. The USPS is making system changes on May 18, 2009 and the resources will be stretched to their fullest. Therefore, they are suspending Intelligent Mail CAT and Parallel testing applications as of March 31, 2009 until resources once again become available.
What does this mean to U.S. Postal mailers?
It means if the mailers have not started their application for CAT and parallel testing by March 31, 2009 they may NOT be able to participate in the USPS Intelligent Mail Full Service solution in November 2009.
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