Automated returns – Making USPS more competitive in package market

The Postal Service has implemented USPS Returns for business mailers, the first phase of a new package platform for automating postage assessment, sampling and payment.USPS Returns uses recent mail processing equipment upgrades to streamline package weighing, measuring, scanning and payment calculations. The platform also allows customers to be charged electronically through their Enterprise Payment System…

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USPS OIG Report: Parcel Return Service – Los Angeles District

Objective Our objective was to evaluate operations and controls over the processing and distribution of Parcel Return Service (PRS) mail in the Los Angeles District. PRS, introduced in October 2003, is a workshare returns product, with the U.S. Postal Service acting as the mail entry point. It allows a customer to return merchandise using a…

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USPS: Video highlights Parcel Return Service

A new video explains that the Parcel Return Service (PRS) is an increasingly important part of the lucrative package returns market. PRS is available for return shipments that are picked up in bulk by permit holders who guarantee postage payment. These shipments may be retrieved at designated return sectional center facilities, return delivery units or…

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