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Access information to assist you in using the PostalOne!® system.

PostalOne! Getting Started Guide
The PostalOne! Getting Started Guide includes an overview of the program and a review of the application process. It also provides the initial steps to log on successfully and perform other basic system functions.

Download the Getting Started Guide
PostalOne! Getting Started Guide (PDF)
PostalOne! Getting Started Guide (RTF)

Postal Service Mail.XML™ Technical Specification
The Postal Service Mail.XML™ Technical Specification explains the FAST appointment scheduling, Full Service Data Distribution back to customers, eDoc for Full service and eInduction status management through Mail.XML specification.
FAST - The FAST system utilizes the PostalOne! system as the main communication platform with USPS external customers for Mail.XML communication. Customers using the suite of electronic services provided by the PostalOne! system (i.e. eDocumentation) will be able to leverage their existing information within the PostalOne! system to facilitate their appointment scheduling process for the Full-service.
Data Distribution – As part of the Full service program, the PostalOne! system will make the Full Service ACS COA®, Full Service Nixie ACS Nixie, Start-the-Clock, Container Induction scans and Full-service quality verification reporting back to the customers. This Postal Service Mail.XML Specification, available below, covers the technical implementation of data distribution.
eDocs – In May 2009, the PostalOne! system is implementing some basic eDoc messages. In a later release, PostalOne! plans to implement the remaining eDoc messages for a mailing group, postage statements, qualification and other reports, co-palletization, and piece detail and piece range support.
Please check back for updated versions of The Specification to learn about sending Final eDoc data to the PostalOne! system for a later release.

Download the Postal Service Mail.XML Technical Specification
Postal Service Mail.XML Technical Specification (PDF)
Postal Service Mail.XML Technical Specification (RTF)

PostalOne! System File Validator for Mail.dat® Submissions
Use of the PostalOne! File Validator tool greatly increases the likelihood of successful submission of your Mail.dat jobs. It checks the contents and structure of your files, verifies that all required fields are populated, and that all files contain the correct character format.
Learn more about File Validator.

Postal Service Mail.dat® Technical Specification
The Technical Specification explains the technical infrastructure preparations and changes that are required to consistently and reliably send mailing data to the PostalOne! system.

Download the current Technical Specification
Postal Service Mail.dat® Technical Specification (PDF)
Postal Service Mail.dat® Technical Specification (RTF)

Postage Statement Wizard®
The Postage Statement Wizard Forms are being replaced with an online submit option through the PostalOne! system. The forms option will no longer be supported after the rate case implementation.
Learn more about Postage Statement Wizard®

PostalOne! System Release Notes
Release Notes provide information on system changes with an upcoming release.
Learn more about PostalOne! System Release Notes

  Related Services & Links
Automated Drop Shipment Scheduling Services
PostalOne! Automated Drop Shipment Scheduling Services are automated, near-real-time scheduling services that eliminate the need for manual drop shipment appointment requests, and allow customers to manage and report on appointment data using the FAST website.
International Digital Enterprise Alliance develops and maintains the industry standard file format of Mail.dat used to exchange information between customers and the Postal Service.
Business Mail 101
Business Mail 101 helps beginning or infrequent mailers better understand how to harness the power of mail to grow their business or organization. Learn what class of mail is right for you, what bulk rates are available for those classes, and why bulk mail could be the right choice for your business or organization.
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