Are You Eligible for a USPS Tech Credit?

The USPS has a new program in which mailers can receive a one-time postage credit if they have met specified mail volumes during the period from October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.

Program Overview
In order to encourage mailers to convert to Full-Service mailing standards, the Postal Service is proposing to offer a Full-Service Technology Credit, commonly known as a Tech Credit. If approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission, Tech Credits may be redeemed as a postage credit during a 12-month period when a qualified business location submits a postage statement that contains 90%-or-more Full-Service pieces.

Qualification Process
Historical mail volume from October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012 has been evaluated for every business location, as defined by its USPS Customer Registration Identification Number (CRID). Regardless of each mailer’s current Full-Service status, qualifying mail volume for all Permit Holders and Mailing Agents (as defined on a postage statement) has been totaled across each business location’s permit profile.

Each business location that exceeded 125,000 pieces of qualifying mail volume during the evaluation period will be eligible to redeem one (1) Tech Credit amount.

Note: No mailer needs to opt-in or register for the Tech Credit program. USPS will consider all permits and all CRIDs.

How Do I Know if I’m Qualified?
Notification letters were mailed during March 2013 to qualifying business locations at the addresses the Postal Service has on-file.  You can view a copy of the letter here:

For specific information regarding your business location’s eligibility status, please use one of the following options:

  • Click the link below to initiate an online inquiry.
  • Call the PostalOne! Help Desk at 1-800-522-9085 and select the “Tech Credit” prompt.
  • Email the PostalOne! Help Desk at


The Tech Credit redemption period is currently proposed to run from June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014. During this period, a qualified business location may redeem its Tech Credit amount as a postage credit on a postage statement that meets the following criteria:

  • The Permit Holder permit, or paying permit, is linked to a qualified business location.
  • The postage statement contains 90%-or-more Full-Service pieces.
  • The postage statement submission type is Mail.dat or Mail.XML.

Any unused Tech Credit amounts will expire on June 1, 2014.

For more information please view:

To find out if you qualify, here is an online form you can submit:

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One Comment

  1. gofranklingo
    July 12, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Editor’s Note July 12, 2013 – The USPS has cancelled this program citing its expense.