Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) ACS™
IMpb ACS allows parcel mailers who print the Intelligent Mail package barcode to receive an electronic address correction using that barcode.
Who is IMpb ACS for?
IMpb ACS allows parcel mailers who print the Intelligent Mail package barcode to receive an electronic address correction using that barcode. When a parcel shipper registers the Mailer ID for IMpb ACS, certain printed ancillary service endorsements will trigger the creation of an electronic ACS notice. IMpb ACS allows the parcel shipper to either vary their ancillary service and parcel disposition, or specify when only a specific ancillary service and disposition is desired.
The Electronic Address Correction Fee is charged on your monthly ACS invoice for each ACS COA or Nixie notice provided. Please refer to the DMM Notice 123 Domestic Other Service, Address Correction Service for all related fees at: http://pe.usps.com/text/DMM300/Notice123.htm.
The ACS billing cycle is from the 25th of the month to the 24th of the next month. New ACS customers are setup with the improved monthly ACS billing or customers can select a SingleSource ACS account and are invoiced through Addressing and Geospatial Technology (AGT) Accounting Services. Invoices are posted to your EPF account within 6 days following the end of the ACS billing cycle, unless otherwise notified. Information regarding file formats, AGT Billing, and invoice files can be found in the ACS File Format Technical Guide.
Technical guide for users of Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) Address Change Services (ACS). Includes a solution overview, features, participation requirements, and service endorsement options.
IMpb provides piece-level data to enable the Postal Service to increase efficiency, add value to its package product line, and enhance its package tracking capabilities.
Shipper Paid Services is an ACS fulfillment option that allows parcel mailers to receive an electronic address correction and pay forwarding or return postage via their ACS account rather than charging the customer.