USPS Announces Implementation of Changes to Critical Entry Times

The Postal Service announced that changes to Critical Entry Times (CET) for certain categories of Periodicals mail will go into effect on January 29. A uniform CET of 8:00 am will be applicable to all Periodicals Mail not palletized as direct 5-Digit Carrier Route pallets. Mailers are requested to complete any needed adjustments to their schedules for tendering the mail. To make FAST appointments, mailers should log in to their Business Customer Gateway (BCG) Account > Mailing Services menu, scroll down to “Schedule a Mailing Appointment (FAST)” and click on “Go to Service.” Available hourly slots will be displayed, within the appropriate FAST screen, for making daily appointments.


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