On May 8, 2020 the final notice for Seamless Changes for Detached Mail Unit (DMU) and Full-Service Mailings was published.
Seamless Acceptance leverages electronic documentation (eDoc) and the Intelligent Mail® barcodes (IMbs) on all containers, handling units, and mailpieces required under full-service. Mailpiece scans collected from mail processing equipment (MPE) and samples from hand-held scanning devices are reconciled to the mailer eDoc to confirm proper mail preparation for discounts claimed and confirm correct postage payment. This capability avoids the need for verification of mail at acceptance.
The Postal ServiceTM is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) to require Detached Mail Unit (DMU) mailers and mailers that enter full-service mailings at a Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) to participate in Seamless Parallel by June 1, 2020.
In addition, the Postal Service provides advance notice of its intent to:
- Require all mailers with an authorized Detached Mail Unit to enroll in the Seamless Acceptance Program by May 1, 2021
- Verify all BMEU entered full-service mailings using only automated sampling and verification processes beginning July 1, 2021.
Mailers are not necessarily held to a July 1, 2021, deadline. However, that is the date that the Postal Service will begin verifying all Full-Services mailings entered at BMEU using automated verification processes.
Click the following link to view the entire Seamless Acceptance FRN Final Rule.
Make sure you stay in compliance with Seamless Acceptance. Contact the postal experts at GrayHair Software to ensure your business is ready for any upcoming changes by visiting www.grayhairsoftware.com.