Anatomy of A Barcode

These days, it is difficult to find mailpieces that don’t have a barcode on them. The words “mailing” and “barcode” go together like peanut butter and jelly. In fact, we see and talk about all these barcodes so much, we sometimes forget exactly what data is in those barcodes and what the barcodes are used for.

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What’s In YOUR Barcode?

Barcodes, barcodes, barcodes – they are everywhere you look these days. Especially in the mailing industry. You really can’t even talk about mailing without the word “barcode” slipping into the conversation. In fact, we see and talk about all these barcodes so much, we sometimes forget exactly what data is in those barcodes and what the barcodes are used for.

IM Piece Barcode

The first requirement for Full-Service is to place a unique barcode on the individual mailpieces. Even if you don’t claim any Full-Service discounts, you still need to print the Intelligent Mail® barcode on your mailpieces in order to claim any automation discounts. Due to the various types of processing equipment used by the USPS® to sort different types of mail, the barcode for Letter and Flat-sized mail (IMb) is different than the barcode for parcel size mail (IMpb).

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No Service Type Identifier (STID) Changes Scheduled for July 2014

PostalOne! Release 38.0.0 originally scheduled for July 2014 has been rescheduled for implementation on September 7, 2014.

 

There will be no STID changes or additions scheduled for Release 38.0.0.  A previously posted pre-notice of new STIDs for July has been removed from the Service Type Identifier information page that was accessed through the RIBBS® “Important Updates” Link.

Via USPS IndustryAlert