Full-Service Fact Sheets

Full-Service Intelligent Mail offers mailers elimination of permit fees, address correction and visibility and tracking of mailings. See the Full-Service Intelligent Mail Fact Sheet for more information.

Key Requirements for Full-Service

  • Apply unique Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) to each postcard, letter, and flat
  • Apply unique Intelligent Mail tray barcode (IMtb) to trays and sacks
  • Apply unique Intelligent Mail container barcode (IMcb) to placards for containers (i.e. pallets) when required
    • Small volume mailings entered at a BMEU typically do not need an IMcb. See Using Container Placards for more information.
  • Submit postage statements and mailing documentation electronically
    • Solutions are available for small, medium and large volume mailers

Full-Service Mailing Solutions

1. Commercial Mailing Software: Mailing software vendors offer easy, ready-to-go solutions for preparing and submitting Full-Service mailings.

To begin submitting files, go to the Business Customer Gateway.

For a summary list of vendors that offer dynamic Full-Service solutions and have tested their software, reference the Certified Full-Service Vendor Summary List.

2. Mail Service Providers (MSPs) Offer a wide variety of services for Mail Owners. Talk to your MSP to learn more about the Full-Service solutions they offer.

3. USPS Intelligent Mail for Small Business (IMsb) Tool
Online tool to help small business mailers (mailing less than 50,000 pieces per mailing) prepare Full-Service mailings with Intelligent Mail barcodes and tray labels. For more information, see this page on the Business Customer Gateway.