Intelligent Mail Barcodes

Important final specifications for the Intelligent Mail barcodes have been published by the USPS. We have been working to incorporate the Intelligent Mail Sack and Tray Labels, as well as the Intelligent Mail Pallet Placard barcode. We already support OneCode Confirm Service.

Intelligent Mail is going to be very important to mailers in the coming months. Learn whatever you can (there is a link to some USPS PCC presentations in an earlier blog entry).

DAT-MAIL users, if you are interested in Beta testing the IMCL (Intelligent Mail Container Labels), drop me a note
lbowes@windowbook.com

Best wishes for a great week!
Lisa

From the USPS DMM Advisory

Sizing The IM Barcode
Need the new specs for the Intelligent Mail (IM) barcode? A document detailing revised height and clearance requirements is posted on the Rapid Information Bulletin Board System (RIBBS) website at http://ribbs.usps.gov/onecodesolution. Changes to the specifications were requested by mailers of flat-size mailpieces. The barcode height now can be between 0.125″ and 0.165″. In addition, we also reduced the clear zone requirement to 0.028″ above and below the barcode. The 0.125″ clear zone on each end of the barcode remains unchanged.

The RIBBS website also has revised specification documents for the IM container barcode and IM tray label.

For more information on how you can make your mail smarter, contact the Intelligent Mail group at imaq@usps.gov.