USPS to eliminate four Extra Services forms

October 11, 2017

The Postal Service will eliminate four Extra Services forms at all Retail Systems Software (RSS) sites, including contract postal units that use RSS, beginning Oct. 15.

After two successful tests, these color-coded forms are no longer required:

  • PS Form 3804 Return Receipt for Merchandise
  • PS Form 3813 Insured Mail Receipt (domestic only, $500 and under)
  • PS Form 3813-P Insured Mail Receipt (domestic only, over $500)
  • PS Form 153 Signature Confirmation Receipt

Instead of using these forms, retail employees will print Intelligent Mail package barcode (IMpb) labels at the point of sale. Only one IMpb label is needed for each mailpiece that previously required a form.

The elimination of these forms will reduce scanning issues, unnecessary refunds, claims processing by using only one barcode on mailpieces and printing and restocking costs.


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Lori Mae Hatfield

Diana Dona Di Donato guess they are gonna have to get you guys some machines that print stuff…do they not realize there are thousands of 2 and 4 and 6 hour offices that still use pens, pencils, scales and don’t have the ability to eliminate these forms??

Rhonda Bandy Rothermich

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