Tools
Barcode Decoder/Encoder

The IMb encoder and decoder tool allows you to convert Intelligent Mail® barcodes into numeric equivalents, or vice versa.

Quick Service Guides
Steps to Create the Intelligent Mail® Barcode

This document is a quick-reference guide for creating your Intelligent Mail® Barcodes.

Tools
Barcode Decoder/Encoder

The IMb encoder and decoder tool allows you to convert Intelligent Mail® barcodes into numeric equivalents, or vice versa.

Data Files
02/05/2019
Service Type Identifier (STID) Table Effective February 23, 2019

The STID (Service Type Identifier) is a three-digit numeric code used within the Intelligent Mail® barcode (IMb™) on a mailpiece that identifies the address correction or other electronic services desired.

User Guides
01/05/2017
Program Registration Online Enrollment User Guide

This document is intended for new users of the Online Enrollment Program Registration application.

Presentations
10/23/2016
Full-Service Intelligent Mail Options for Small Business Notes (October 2016)

The Intelligent Mail barcode is transforming the entire mail supply chain in new and exciting ways.

Presentations
10/23/2016
Full-Service Intelligent Mail Options for Small Business (October 2016)

The Full-Service Program is one of the key Mail Entry initiatives to streamline the acceptance, induction and verification of commercial mailings.

FAQs
01/03/2016
Share Mail™ FAQ

This document covers FAQs for Share Mail, including submission requirements, payments and reporting, and general product questions.

User Guides
07/01/2015
Mail Entry Roadmap

The Mail Entry Roadmap describes the Postal Service’s key initiatives to streamline the acceptance, induction, and verification of commercial mailings:  Full-Service Intelligent Mail, eInduction, and Seamless Acceptance.  

Tech Guides
04/20/2015
Intelligent Mail® Barcode (IMb) 4-State Specification

This document provides the specifications for generating and printing the Intelligent Mail® barcode (IMb) used in the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mailstream.

Publications
07/28/2013
Appendix B: ACS™ Frequently Asked Questions

This document provides frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers about the Intelligent Mail® Barcode, Traditional ACS™, OneCode ACS™, Full Service ACS™, Single Source ACS™, and the Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb).

Fact Sheets
01/03/2013
Barcode Identifier

This document provides an overview of Barcode Identifier field and a table of the optional endorsement line (OEL) codes for use within the Intelligent Mail barcode.

Fact Sheets
01/03/2013
Barcode Identifier

This document provides an overview of Barcode Identifier field and a table of the optional endorsement line (OEL) codes for use within the Intelligent Mail barcode.

Presentations
05/01/2011
How to Work with Your Mail Preparer to Implement IMb Services

The agenda for this presentation includes your mailing practices, IMb™ Services overview, company decisions, your mail preparer, and the project plan.

User Guides
01/01/2009
Intelligent Mail® Barcode Technical Resource Guide

This document contains the technical guide for Intelligent Mail® Barcode.

User Guides
01/01/2009
Intelligent Mail® Barcode Technical Resource Guide

This document contains the technical guide for Intelligent Mail® Barcode.

Fact Sheets
02/04/2008
Intelligent Mail® Barcode Resources

This document provides additional information and resources on IMb.