Currently, large mailers are required to have separate permits – and pay individual permit fees – for every location at which they put items in the mail.
If they want to enter mail in Birmingham they need a permit. If they have a printer in Buffalo, either they have to ship the mailpieces to Birmingham to enter there or buy a permit in Buffalo.
At the National Postal Forum, PMG Donahoe suggested a nationwide customer account system to make it easier for businesses to use the Postal Service.
“We would like to get a system where you don’t need any permits, and you can bring in your mail easily wherever you are,” he said.
Speaking to Post&Parcel, he said it could be done through a national billing system using customer IDs. His timeline is less than one year.
What do you think? A good idea?