What Is a USPS Postal Qualified Wholesaler (PQW)?

What is a USPS Postal Qualified Wholesaler (PQW)? What should I look for in a USPS PQW? How can I locate a USPS PQW? These are just some of the questions that I hear from businesses throughout the United States daily and I will cover these aspects in this article.

A USPS Postal Qualified Wholesaler (PQW) is a distinction placed on very few business mailers in the United States. This designation provides assurance to businesses that this company (PQW) has undergone a rigorous vetting process with the United States Postal Service. It conveys a level of confidence that the operational processes of the PQW fully comply with all mail preparation and data requirements of the United States Postal Service. The PQW must undergo a rigorous screening process, meet certain volume requirements, and demonstrate the ability to prepare manifests and transmit the appropriate electronic data to the USPS acceptance facilities.