Effective: January 22, 2023
The Postal Service is announcing that there will be 30-day Grace Period following the implementation of the new Sack Elimination rules for Periodical and USPS Marketing Mail flats on January 22, 2023. This grace period is to allow the mailers time to modify their operations, adjust their mailing plans, and any other procedures to accommodate this change. It will also allow for receipt of mail already in transit for drop ship at the time of the implementation.
During the grace period, the Postal Service will continue to accept and process this flat volume in sacks, bundles, or flat trays without penalty or assessment. The grace period will expire February 21, 2023. At that time, mailers will be required to be in compliance with the new rules. Mailers are able and encouraged to adopt the new rules as soon as they ready.
If you have any questions, please contact your local Business Mail Acceptance personnel.