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USPS continues to streamline mail induction

Mail Processing Clerk Mary Goldade scans a package.
Mail Processing Clerk Mary Goldade scans a mailing at the Madison, WI, Processing and Distribution Center.

The Postal Service is continuing to improve the way it serves customers through eInduction, its electronic induction process.

More than 60 percent of mail containers now enter the mailstream through eInduction, which allows customers to bring mailings to USPS facilities for processing and delivery without hard-copy 8125 forms.

This process, introduced in 2013, also streamlines payment.

These improvements — part of the Postal Service’s innovation and sustainability efforts — allow USPS to verify postage was paid and mail arrived at the correct location through an automated process.

“We’re excited for our commercial mailers to have the eInduction option,” said Mail Entry and Payment Technology VP Pritha Mehra. “It will create less hard-copy paperwork for our customers, and it will help USPS by eliminating manual reconciliation and strengthening our revenue protection.”

The Postal Service plans to revise the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) to incorporate the eInduction requirements.

Comments on the proposed DMM change must be emailed to with a subject line of “eInduction Option” by Feb. 8.

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