If the USPS decides to terminate negotiations with the applicant before entering into an agreement on the conclusion of an NSA in point 1.1, the manager of Pricing Strategy notifies the candidate in writing and indicates the reasons for the decision. Within 15 days of receiving the written declaration, the candidate may request a new review of the officer`s decision. The applicant`s request for reconsideration must contain additional information and reasons why negotiations on an ASN should resume. The applicant submits the request for reconsideration to the Vice-President of Priority and Classification through the Manager of Pricing Strategy (see 608.8.0 for the address). An NSA is a contractual agreement between the postal service and an email, under which the mailer receives tailor-made prices in exchange for the volume and preparation requirements of the mail. The goal of using ASNs is to retain price-sensitive customers and encourage additional email volumes and revenue. While only a small fraction of the postal service`s commercial parcel customers have ASN, 40% of the domestic parcel volume of 5.5 billion postal services are sent under these agreements. The reseller program, which was part of a program officially called the “Negotiated Service Agreement,” had expanded so much that resellers were selling stamps and labels to suppliers who did not meet the USPS` volume requirements to qualify for a price cut, according to a report by Capitol Forum, an investigative authority in 2017. A separate report from the USPS Inspector General`s Office this year estimated the annual loss to USPS at more than $1 billion due to alleged program abuses.
Potential participants should be IMb-Full service customers with large but declining first-class mail volumes and significant additional volumes of USPS Marketing Mail. Candidates must also meet the standards set out in points 1.1 to 1.3 to qualify. The basic agreement consists of five elements: the first class Mail and USPS Marketing Mail NSA is based on the total combined revenue of First-Class Mail Automation Letters, USPS Marketing Mail Automation Letters and USPS Marketing Mail Carrier Route Letters and incentivizes the growth of first-class Mail. A baseline is determined from the revenue generated by first-class email automation letters, USPS Marketing email automation letters, and USPS email carrier compatible letters, which are sent for a period of 12 months as a full smart messaging price (705.23.0) and are eligible. It contains a postage threshold that is adapted from the baseline to qualify for a discount. If the adjusted revenue threshold is reached, a discount will be generated on a percentage of the difference in a postage increase resulting from a subsequent cumulative price increase for first class mail and USPS Marketing Mail compared to the prices in effect at the time of the agreement. . . .