This method of mailing official business items
costs less than postage meters, and eliminates the need
for postage stamps with related detailed record
keeping and monthly audit requirements.
Commands who desire to use computer-generated
postage must obtain a meter license from the USPS.
The meter license is requested at the same time the user
purchases the software and other products required to
use computer-generated postage.
When an account is established and all software
and other necessary products installed, the command
desiring to use computer-generated postage must
purchase postage from the USPS through the vendor
via the Internet. At the time this manual was written
the maximum amount of postage authorized to be
purchased was $2,500. There is a surcharge to
download postage. Payment for postage is made by the
commands impact Visa card.
After postage is available, items can be mailed by
printing postage directly on envelopes, labels, or
documents. Articles can be mailed First-Class,
Priority, Express Mail, or Standard Mail (B).
DAILY STAMP USAGE WORKSHEET
Quantity (Tick) Block
Total Amount Used
No. 10 Envelope .40
Note: Maintain this worksheet on file until AFTER the next monthly audit is completed.
Figure 13-6.An example of a Daily Stamp Usage Worksheet.