2 Digit Barcode Identifier Rule

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2 Digit Barcode Identifier Rule

Post by Eric » Thu May 20, 2010 8:07 am

AccuZIP6 prints the 2 digit barcode identifier for the Intelligent Mail Barcode as 00 except when the mailing is for Flat size mail, in which case 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 will be the value of the barcode identifier.

https://ribbs.usps.gov/intelligentmail_ ... tarted.pdf
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The Barcode ID generally should be left as “00”. The exception is for flat mail bundles with an optional endorsement line, where the Intelligent Mail barcode must contain OEL coding corresponding to the correct sortation level.

https://ribbs.usps.gov/intelligentmail_ ... _Guide.pdf
Pages 8, 16

3.1. Barcode Identifier
The Barcode Identifier field is a 2-digit field that is reserved to encode the presort identification that is currently printed in human readable form on the optional endorsement line (OEL) as well as for future Postal Service use. Generally, this field should be left as “00” if an OEL is not printed on the mailpiece. The exception is for automation-rate eligible flat mail with an optional endorsement line, where the Intelligent Mail barcode must contain OEL coding corresponding to the correct sortation level of each piece. Table B1 in Appendix B provides the OEL codes for use within the Intelligent Mail barcode.
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