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July 2016 DMM Update

Amy Yi  | Published on 7/12/2016

Postal Explorer® (pe.usps.com) is your source for up-to-date mailing standards. The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) is fully searchable on Postal Explorer and features fly-out menus, cross-reference links, and an extensive subject index. Today we updated our mailing standards to include the following changes:

 

Alternate Postage

We revised 604.5.5 to state that mailers no longer have to have a signed marketing agreement nor do they have to have unique Intelligent Mail® barcodes. We published this information in the June 9, 2016, Postal Bulletin.

 

Destination Network Distribution Center Price Eligibility

We revised various sections of the DMM to clarify that mail prepared under labeling list L601 for offshore ZIP Code™ destination ranges 006-009, 967- 969, and 995-999, is not eligible for Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) discount prices. We published this information in the June 9, 2016, Postal Bulletin.

 

Full-Service Automation Option -Annual Permit Fee Renewal

We revised 705.23.0 to modify the annual fee renewal date process. We published this information in the June 9, 2016, Postal Bulletin.

 

Business Reply Mail®-Mailer ID Based Intelligent Mail Barcode

We revised 505.1.5 to add a barcode option allowing Business Reply Mail® (BRM) customers sharing a BRM 9-digit ZIP Code® the ability to trace the mail separately using a Mailer ID (MID) based Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb®). We published this information in the May 26, 2016, Postal Bulletin.

 

Our next scheduled DMM update is October 3, 2016.

 

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