ALERT: Clients who pay for permit mail using a Pitney Bowes Bank account have until July 1, 2019, to make the transition to the USPS Enterprise Payment System.
USPS® is changing its permit mail payment system
The USPS is implementing a new payments system that will allow electronic (online) payments for more services. Their goal is to migrate all clients to their new Enterprise Payment System (EPS), which replaces their old Centralized Accounts Processing System (CAPS).
What should I expect?
A Pitney Bowes representative will need to complete this migration for you by July 1, 2019, so you can continue using your Pitney Bowes account to pay for permit mail. Please complete an authorization form allowing Pitney Bowes to migrate your company’s permit(s) to the new platform on your behalf.
Once we receive the signed form, Pitney Bowes will work with the USPS to establish your account and send you an email confirming your EPS account has been set up and which permit(s) have been migrated.
There will be no disruption to your mailings.
What products will EPS Support?
EPS supports commercial, domestic and international products and services including First-Class Mail®, USPS Marketing Mail™, Periodicals, PO Boxes, Caller Services and Reserve Services (EPOBOL) and Address Quality Products, (ACS, AEC, AECII). Below is a list of all products/services EPS does and does not support.
|Eligible Products/Services||Ineligible Products/Services|
|-PO Box, Caller & Reserve Services (EPOBOL)||-Electronic Verification System (eVS)|
|-Address Quality Products (AEC, AECII and ACS)||-Parcel Return Service (PRS)|
|-Priority Mail||-PC Postage|
|-First-Class Mail, Letter, Cards, Flats||-Scan Based Payment (SBP)|
|-First-Class Package Service||-Merchandise Return Service (MRS)|
|-USPS Marketing Mail, Letters, Flats, Parcels||-Official Mail Accounting System (OMAS)|
|-Parcel Select||-Premium Forwarding Service Commercial (PFSC)|
|-Media Mail||-Pick Up on Demand|
|-Library Mail||-Package Intercept|
|-Bound Printed Matter||-Share Mail|
|-Periodicals||-Intelligent Mail Barcode Accounting (IMbA)|
|-Business Reply Mail (BRM)|
|-Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM)-BMEU|
What does this mean if I pay through a Pitney Bowes account?
Pitney Bowes clients who pay for their permit mail (outgoing or business reply) through a Pitney Bowes Purchase Power® credit line or Reserve Account will gain the flexibility to pay for additional USPS services like PO Boxes and Address Quality Products through the same account.
What should I do?
If you currently pay for permit mail postage through a Pitney Bowes account, you will need to complete an authorization form allowing Pitney Bowes to migrate your company’s permit(s) to the new platform on your behalf. Once we receive the signed form, Pitney Bowes will work with the USPS to establish your account. There will be no disruption in your mailings.
What does this mean for my meter?
This will not cause any changes to how Pitney Bowes clients pay for meter postage.
Can I continue to use my Pitney Bowes account to pay the USPS for permit charges?
Your permit postage and any related fees will continue to be charged directly to your Pitney Bowes account after Pitney Bowes has migrated your account. You can also continue to pay your preferred mail service providers directly from your Pitney Bowes account.
Does the USPS have more information available on EPS?
REMEMBER – all clients paying for permit mail using a Pitney Bowes account need to make the transition to an EPS account by July 1, 2019.
For additional information about EPS visit PostalPro.
UPDATED: April 15, 2019