USPS Information on Intelligent Mail Barcode

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USPS Information on Intelligent Mail Barcode

Post by Kristen » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:49 am

The Intelligent Mail barcode, formerly known as the 4-State Customer barcode, is a 65-bar USPS barcode used to sort and track letters and flats. This barcode expands mailers' ability to track individual mailpieces and provides greater visibility into the mailstream.

The use of the Intelligent Mail barcode is optional right now. However, many mailers are finding that it makes good business sense to begin using it. Beginning in 2009, the Intelligent Mail barcode will be required to qualify for automation discounts.


Below is a link to more information on the Intelligent Mail Barcode from the USPS website addressing the type of information the barcode contains, etc.

http://www.usps.com/mailpro/2007/mayjune/page5.html

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