Ancillary Service Endorsements
Ancillary Service Endorsements Provide the Postal Service with instructions on how to handle your mail if it’s UAA (undeliverable as addressed).

When trying to qualify for bulk-mail First Class and Marketing Mail discounts, it’s required that a USPS approved Move Update is performed within 95 days before the mailing date. Ancillary Service Endorsements provide the Postal Service with instructions on how to handle your mail if it’s UAA (undeliverable as addressed). Any mailer may use one of four move update compliant Ancillary Service Endorsements to request a notification of the addressee’s new address.

Mailers may use the following endorsements with First-Class Mail, USPS Marketing Mail, and Parcel Select Lightweight service to initiate this updating method:

  • Address Service Requested
  • Return Service Requested
  • Change Service Requested
  • Temp-Return Service Requested

What are the Benefits of Ancillary Service Endorsements?

As outlined by the USPS:

  • Ancillary Service Endorsements allow the sender to obtain, on request, the addressee’s new (forwarding) address (if the addressee filed a change-of-address order with the Postal Service) or the reason for nondelivery.
  • These endorsements also provide the Postal Service with instructions for the disposition of undeliverable-as-addressed mail

First-Class Mail is forwarded to the new address and returned to you (if undeliverable), free of charge. You can use an ancillary service endorsement to change how the USPS treats your First-Class Mail. Since undeliverable USPS Marketing Mail that doesn't have an endorsement is disposed of by the Postal Service, it’s important to make sure that your address list is correct and current to help you avoid any issues.

Melissa’s easy-to-use direct mail software and services provide flexible options for implementing Move Update Methods to help you ensure your mail gets delivered to the right recipients:

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