Keep Your Ship Steady With Anchor Software

Anchor has been steady for 20 years, help us celebrate our 20th anniversary

The Importance of Data Cleansing

Make sure your data is clean and accurate before it starts causing problems in your bottom line

Customer Master Data--Success Factor for Compelling Customer Journeys

Video of our webinar on how Customer Master Data can be used to create compelling customer customer journeys.

AnchorConnect Webinar

Video of our webinar introducing our new platform, AnchorConnect.

Informed Delivery Campaigns Webinar

Video of our recent webinar and information on the Informed Delivery Campaigns and how they can fit into your multi-channel marketing campaigns.

March DMM Advisory

March 1, 2019

Classification — keeping you informed about classification and mailing standards of the United States Postal Service



USPS to Retire the Centralized Accounting Processing System (CAPS) – Effective April 1, 2019



Effective April 1, 2019, eligible CAPS accounts must be migrated to EPS.


The Postal Service has launched a new payment processing platform called Enterprise Payment System (EPS). EPS supports multiple payment options including mobile check deposit, offers more reporting features, and allows customers to manage multiple USPS business functions under one account.


Eligible Products and Services include First-Class Mail®, Letters, Cards, and Flats, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service, USPS Marketing Mail™, Letters, Flats, and Parcels, Parcel Select®, Media Mail®, Library Mail, Bound Printed Matter, Periodicals, International Products, Business Reply Mail (BRM), Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM®), Merchandise Return Service (MRS), Scan Based Payment (SBP), PO Box, Caller & Reserve Services (EPOBOL), and Address Quality Products (AEC, AECII and ACS™), submitted via hard copy, eDoc (Mail.dat/Mail.XML), Postal Wizard or the Intelligent Mail® small business (IMsb) Tool.


Products not currently supported include Electronic Verification System (eVS®), Parcel Return Service (PRS), PC Postage®, Official Mail Accounting System (OMAS), Premium Forwarding Service Commercial (PFSC™), Share Mail®, Intelligent Mail barcode Accounting (IMbA), iCAPS, and Remaining Address Quality products. Customers utilizing these products and services will continue to be supported through CAPS.


Please Note:

  • Customers who have a combination of eligible and non-eligible products and services will not be required to migrate until a future date.
  • No new permits for EPS eligible products or services should be opened on CAPS after April 1st, 2019.
  • The updated EPS User Guide can be found on PostalPro:


Mail Entry and Business Mailer Support is hosting a series of informational sessions on EPS and the migration process:


For more information:


To sign-up today contact:


The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) and DMM Advisories are available on Postal Explorer® (

2019 Price Change Webinar Videos and Information

Video of our recent webinar and information on the 2019 price changes.

First-Class Mail and EDDM - Retail

The following is a listing of the proposed USPS First-Class Mail-Commercial-Flats rates if approved these rates will take effect on January 27, 2019.


First-Class Mail Letters

Weight Not Over (ounces)  
1 0.55
2 0.70
3 0.85
3.5 1.00


First-Class Mail Letters Metered

Weight Not Over (ounces)  
1 0.50
2 0.65
3 0.80
3.5 0.95




First-Class Mail Flats

Weight Not Over (ounces)  
1 1.00
2 1.15
3 1.30
- -
4 1.45
5 1.60
6 1.75
7 1.90
8 2.05
9 2.20
10 2.35
11 2.50
12 2.65
13 2.80


Single-Piece Additional Ounce Rate (Letters/Flats)   0.15
Nonmachinable Surcharge (Letters Only)    0.15
EDDM - Retail (USPS Marketing Mail Saturation Flats accepted at Retail) 0.187


First-Class Mail - Commercial Proposal

The following is a listing of the proposed USPS First-Class Mail-Commercial-Flats rates if approved these rates will take effect on January 27, 2019.

Letters and Postcards

  Automation Machinable Nonmachinable
Weight Not Over (ounces) 5-Digit AADC Mixed AADC Presorted Presorted
1 0.383 0.412 0.428 0.459 0.609
2 0.383 0.412 0.428 0.459 0.609
3 0.383 0.412 0.428 0.459 0.609
3.5 0.383 0.412 0.428 0.459 0.609
Postcard 0.257 0.268 0.274 0.280 -
  Nonmachinable Surcharge   0.150  


Residual Single-Piece Letters

Weight Not Over (ounces)  
1 0.560
2 0.560
3 0.560
3.5 0.560


Share Mail Letters and Postcards (formerly Alternate Postage)

Weight Not Over (ounces) Share Mail Letters Share Mail Postcards
1 0.59 0.44