Upcoming USPS changes and AMan Pro
As you are probably aware, the USPS will be changing their rates and
services on May 14th, 2007. This will impact shipping classes available
in DAZzle and hence AMan Pro. From May 14th, all DAZzle users will be required to run
V7 of DAZzle. This may be downloaded from the Endicia web site at
http://www.endicia.com/endicia-usa/software/releasenotes.cfm . For a good
discussion of the rate changes, you should visit
http://www.endicia.com/endicia-usa/hot/RateCase.cfm . To access the
official documentation on the changes at the USPS web site, please visit
How this affects AMan Pro users
The current version
of AMan Pro with no changes (i.e. using the old shipping classes - e.g. using
Global Priority Mail instead of International Priority) appears to work and
convert to the correct shipping options when the date is May14th or later. This
conversion is performed by DAZzle. Your current version of AMan Pro will work on
May 14th and implement the new price changes. However, you will have to use the
old service names and will not be able to use some of the new services (like not
having to sign customs forms).
A new version of AMan Pro is available
which will automatically switch to the new shipping
classes and services on May 14th. This switch is only available in the latest
version which may
be downloaded from
directly downloaded from here . It is STRONGLY
recommended that this new version of AMan Pro be installed as soon as possible
and it may be installed prior to May 14th.
While earlier versions of AMan Pro may work satisfactorily after May 14th, no
DAZzle support for earlier versions of AMan Pro or DAZzle will be available after
this date and you will be required to upgrade if you encounter any issues. Any
version less than 3.3.26 is considered to be an earlier version and must be
upgraded. Your currently installed version may be found by clicking on Help Menu->About AMan. You may also check for the latest updates using Help Menu->Check for AMan Updates.
Installation of the new version of AMan Pro will not affect your settings or
data except as where noted here. Once the latest version is started, AMan Pro
will convert all your orders and postal defaults from the old shipping services
to the equivalent new services. For instance, First Class will be changed to
First Class - Parcel, Global Priority will change to International Priority and
Global Priority Flat Rate will change to International Priority Flat Rate
Please note: In the new version of AMan (after May 14th) Flat Rate
Envelope and Flat Rate Box shipping option in AMan will be available via the
pull down list rather than the FR and FRBox checkboxes. The FR and FRBox
checkboxes will no longer be available and are not needed.
The latest version may be installed now and will
continue to use the old shipping classes until restarted on or after May 14th.
Once AMan has gone through this migration you should verify that the changed
defaults are suitable for your business. These may be checked by clicking on
Configure->Postage Settings in AMan Pro. Also, any orders waiting to have
postage printed should be checked to ensure that the shipping class has been
changed to the appropriate new shipping class.
- Upgrade to version 7 of DAZzle if you have not already done so by visiting
- Upgrade to the latest version of AMan Pro by downloading and installing
- Perform both upgrades on or before May14th.
- When performing either upgrade, make sure that both DAZzle and AMan/Outlook
are not running.
- Before processing postage through AMan Pro on May 14th, restart AMan to
pick up the new shipping classes.
- The current code you are running should work on May 14th as long as you
are using DAZzle V7. However, it is strongly recommend that you upgrade to the
If you have any questions about the above changes, please do not hesitate to
contact us using the Contact Support page.