USPS Offers New Alternate Marked Copy Process for Periodicals
Beginning November 7, 2016, publishers have the option to submit marked copies for periodical mailings at the time of the Statement of Ownership review; eliminating the requirement to provide marked copies with every mailing.
With the introduction of the Alternate Marked Copy process the Postal Service will randomly select periodical marked copies for review as part of the annual Statement of Ownership review. Participation in this alternate process eliminates the requirement for publishers to submit a marked copy with each mailing, greatly reducing the publisher’s administrative hours associated with mail preparation. The new process does not eliminate the Postal Service’s requirement for publishers to mark and retain a marked copy for each periodical publication.
Publishers interested in participating in the Alternate Marked Copy process can enroll by completing the Publishers Alternate Marked Copy Request form available on RIBBS.com and submitting the completed form via email to the PostalOne! Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org