|Tue Jan 9 2018 15:55:36|
Is USPS Automated Package Verification on Track?
By: Ina Steiner
In August, the US Postal Service rolled out a new program called Automated Package Verification (APV) in which it verifies shippers have paid the correct amount for postage purchased online for packages.
It applies to all of the online postage providers including the USPS's own Click-N-Ship as well as PC Postage label providers EasyPost, eBay, Endicia, PayPal, Pitney Bowes, and Stamps.com.
As we reported in July, there are some benefits as explained by Stamps.com's Eric Nash, who said buyers would no longer receive packages with "postage due" notices for underpaid packages, and packages would not get returned to the seller if the USPS detects underpaid postage.
And remember, it works both ways - if you overpay, you should be getting credits to your account.
We heard from a seller who was impacted and thought it was time to check in with readers to see what you've been experiencing. Check out today's Newsflash article
, and let us know if you've encountered the program.