Varsity Logistics™ Achieves Certification for USPS™ Manifest Analysis

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Varsity Logistics Inc., the leader in integrated shipping solutions for the IBM iSeries, today announced the successful completion of the United States Postal Service Manifest Analysis and Certification, also known as MAC™, for 2006.

Varsity Logistics, Inc., the leader in integrated shipping solutions for the IBM iSeries, today announced the successful completion of the United States Postal Service Manifest Analysis and Certification, also known as MAC™, for 2006.

Ongoing carrier compliance is a top priority for Varsity. The company works directly with customers and all major parcel carriers to ensure the most timely rate updates and critical compliance changes to labels, manifests, service types, and value-added services.

With this in mind, Varsity elected to undertake this important voluntary certification for the company’s USPS Carrier Compliance Kit (CCK). Varsity’s USPS CCK is designed with features and functionality that include delivery confirmation, registered mail, restricted delivery, return receipt, signature confirmation, special handling, and signature waiver.

The completion of MAC for the USPS CCK offers current and future Varsity customers shipping benefits in compliance and accuracy. MAC testing analyzes and guarantees the following:

  •     Label certification—complete compliance is assured for all labels printed by Varsity and shipped through USPS
  •     Accurate manifesting— guarantees data integrity, accurate reports, and correctly mapped fields
  •     Correct documentation—assures the correct generation of facsimile mailing statements and other documentation to USPS standards
  •     Exact rules and rating—confirms validation for correct and incorrect shipping rules and rates
  •     And more

“The Varsity MAC USPS CCK enables customers streamlined and consistent shipping through USPS,” said Julian Thomas, Director of Product Management at Varsity Logistics. “Our clients using USPS rely on Varsity not only for complete compliance with USPS but for the highest caliber shipping solution. Varsity’s continuing commitment to carrier certification and compliance ensures that both of these expectations are not only met, but exceeded.”

In addition to USPS, Varsity supports all major parcel carriers including UPS, FedEx, DHL, and Purolator (Canada).

About Manifest Analysis Certification (MAC)

MAC is a certification program developed by the United State Postal Service® (USPS®), in cooperation with the mailing industry, to evaluate manifesting software. The certification process provides a common platform that measures the quality of manifest products and determines accuracy in accordance with requirements of the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) , and Publication 401, Guide to Manifest Mailing. Only software products that successfully complete the MAC testing process are granted MAC. For more information visit http://www.usps.com/ncsc/addressservices/certprograms/mac.htm.

About Varsity Logistics

Founded in 1989, Varsity Logistics, Inc. is the leading provider of IBM iSeries and AS/400 shipping systems. Varsity's software supports the full spectrum of parcel, truckload, and LTL shipments including rate shopping, manifesting, parcel packing, international shipments, and invoice auditing. Deployed in more than 1,100 distribution sites, Varsity helps North American organizations of all sizes improve shipping efficiencies, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce shipping expense. Varsity is based in San Francisco, California. http://www.varsitylogistics.com.

Varsity Logistics, ShipSoft, and ShipView are trademarks or registered trademarks of Varsity Logistics, Inc. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

© 2005 Varsity Logistics, Inc. All rights reserved

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