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Move Update Penalty Postponed – Performing a Move Update process is now required by the USPS® for all Standard Mail® and First-ClassTM mail, and the Move Update process must be performed no later than 95 days prior to a mailing to be eligible for automation postal discounts.

The Postal ServiceTM established a transition period until May 11, 2009 for mailers to comply and have also modified their Postage Statement to indicate which Move Update method was used. After the transition period, mailers not compliant with the Move Update requirements would have been fined $0.07 per piece for the entire mailing.  The Postal ServiceTM announced that it is postponing implementation of the $0.07 per piece penalty for Standard Mail® until January 4th 2010.  This does not relieve mailers of their obligation to comply with the Move Update requirements for Standard Mail® if they intend to claim automation discounts.


Did you know you can already perform move-updating with Postalsoft DeskTop Mailer and Business Edition? Postalsoft DeskTop Mailer and Business Edition offers NCOALink (National Change of Address) through Extended Services (click Tools > Services > Extended Services). Business Edition also offers the Mover ID NCOALink end user and limited service provider options. See your Postalsoft User’s Guide or click Help > Postalsoft Help Topics for more information.


If using ACE or Printform, Mover ID is available as an add-on if you have not all ready purchased it.  If you are using Presort, your lists must be move-updated before you input them into Presort.


For further information on Extended Services or Mover ID Add-on please contact your sales representative.

If you are a Professional Edition (ACE, Presort) user in the:

Eastern Time Zone – Contact Jack Cronin at 724-218-1952

Central, Mountain or Pacific Time Zones – Contact Rick Rux at 608-793-7339


If you are a DeskTop Mailer or Business Edition user – Contact Kayla Jacobs at 608-793-7279

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