Applications/ Forms
Data Transfer Service (DTS) Requirements Document

This document contains information about Shipping Services Files (SSF) and Secure File Transmission Account Setup.

User Guides
Electronic Verification System (eVS®) IMpb Vendor Software Certification

This document will present an overview of the eVS® certification process for vendor software applications and versions.

Data Files
PTR Error/ Warning Messages

This document provides information on the Product Tracking System Error and Warning Messages.

Quick Service Guides
Quick Guide to Intelligent Mail Package Barcode (IMpb) Vendor Certification

This document outlines how to obtain  Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) Vendor Certification.

Quick Service Guides
Quick Guide to Intelligent Mail Package Barcode (IMpb) Vendor Certification

This document outlines how to obtain  Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) Vendor Certification.

Data Files
07/12/2024
Updated List: Service Type Codes for Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb)

This document provides the updated service type codes for  Intelligent Mail® Package Barcodes.

Data Files
07/12/2024
Updated List: Service Type Codes for Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb)

This document provides the updated service type codes for  Intelligent Mail® Package Barcodes.

Program Requirements
07/12/2024
Tech Guides
02/05/2024
Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) ACS™ 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.

Quick Service Guides
09/14/2023
Parcel Data Exchange (PDX) API Customer Guide

This document provides a customer reference guide for Parcel Data Exchange (PDX) Web Application API.

Quick Service Guides
08/28/2023
Parcel Data Exchange (PDX) Web Application User Guide

The Parcel Data Exchange (PDX) is accessed via the web and Application Programming Interface (API) to allow customers to send manifest files and receive outbound files from the United States Postal Service® (USPS®). This document provides the information necessary to begin using the web-based portion of the PDX application using a web browser.

Quick Service Guides
08/28/2023
Parcel Data Exchange (PDX) Mailbox User Guide

This document provides a customer reference guide for the Parcel Data Exchange (PDX) Mailbox Feature.

Technical Specifications
08/21/2023
Intelligent Mail Matrix Barcode (IMmb) Technical Specifications

Shipping labels on irregularly-shaped packages, softpacks, and polybags can easily become distorted or creased during automated parcel processing making reading the traditional, linear IMpb barcode challenging to scan.  USPS has developed the IMmb to help overcome these challenges and improve package visibility.  IMmb barcodes contain the same data as is in the IMpb barcode; however, they use a more robust, space-efficient robust barcode symbology for encodation.  The smaller barcode footprint allows two IMmb barcodes to be added within unused areas of existing standard shipping labels.  The result is redundancy of the barcode data giving sorters two additional chances to read the barcode. 

Technical Specifications
08/21/2023
Intelligent Mail Matrix Barcode (IMmb) Technical Specifications

Shipping labels on irregularly-shaped packages, softpacks, and polybags can easily become distorted or creased during automated parcel processing making reading the traditional, linear IMpb barcode challenging to scan.  USPS has developed the IMmb to help overcome these challenges and improve package visibility.  IMmb barcodes contain the same data as is in the IMpb barcode; however, they use a more robust, space-efficient robust barcode symbology for encodation.  The smaller barcode footprint allows two IMmb barcodes to be added within unused areas of existing standard shipping labels.  The result is redundancy of the barcode data giving sorters two additional chances to read the barcode. 

Fact Sheets
01/25/2021
IMpb Fact Sheet

This document is an overview of the IMpb verification process.

Fact Sheets
01/25/2021
IMpb Fact Sheet

This document is an overview of the IMpb verification process.

User Guides
10/08/2020
Quick Guide to Electronic Verification System (eVS®)

This document provides short, digestible information on Electronic Verification System (eVS).

Announcements
07/20/2016
Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode Compliance Update

This document provides a general update to IMpb.

Presentations
04/13/2016
IMpb Deep Dive: Address Quality

This presentation provides a thorough overview of maintaining compliance when using the Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb.)

Fact Sheets
04/05/2016
USPS® DTS Comm Options: PTS Matrix

This document provides information about the USPS® Data Transfer Services - Secure Protocol Options.

Applications/ Forms
03/29/2016
PS Form 8125: Plant-Verified Drop Shipment Verification and Clearance

This form provides proof to the entry facility that the mail being presented by the mailer or mailer’s agent was verified and paid for at origin.

Tech Guides
03/03/2016
Click-N-Ship Business ProTM (CNS BPro) External User Guide

Click-N-Ship Business ProTM is a desktop software application that allows customers to generate and print package labels with the Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb). Customers can electronically create and submit a shipping manifest, and pay for those packages through an electronic payment account with funds automatically debited as manifests are received.

Publications
01/25/2015
Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) Options for Federal Agencies

As of January 25, 2015, the Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) is required for Certified Mail®, Registered Mail®, Priority Mail® and all packages.

Presentations
08/13/2014
USPS® Provisioning Services Partner Guide

Provisioning Services provides your company an AS2 interface with USPS®. This presentation shows you how to set it up.

Presentations
08/13/2014
USPS® Provisioning Services Partner Prerequisites Guide

Provisioning Services provides your company an AS2 interface with USPS®. This guide describes the prerequisites needed before the installation and setup can be completed.

FAQs
05/02/2014
USPS® Provisioning Services Partner FAQ Guide

This document provides frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers about AS2 interface.

Presentations
01/22/2014
Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) Compliance Training Presentation

PostalOne! January 2014 release training presentation for Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) Compliance.

Presentations
01/22/2014
Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) Compliance Training Presentation (with notes)

PostalOne! January 2014 release training presentation and notes for Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) Compliance.

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).

Applications/ Forms
01/29/2013
PS Form 5113: Barcode Certification Customer Application

This application form is for the following certification programs: Delivery Confirmation, Parcel Barcode, Parcel Return Services, Express Mail, Flat Container Label, International Customs, Sack Container Label, International Customs, Sack Container Label, Special Services, and Signature Confirmation Services. 

Applications/ Forms
01/01/2013
PS Form 5114: Barcode Certification Printer Submission Form

This certification application is for printers interested in participating in any of the following services: Delivery Confirmation™, Express Mail®, Flat Container Label, International Customs, Parcel Barcodes, Parcel Return Services (PRS), Sack Container Label, Signature Confirmation™, Special Services, Tray Container Label.

Tech Guides
12/29/2011
Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) Specification

This document provides specifications for generating and printing the US Postal Service (USPS) Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IM™ Package Barcode). Additionally, this specification governs the production of “Extra Service” barcodes such as Certified, Insurance, Delivery Confirmation, Signature Confirmation, etc.

Tech Guides
12/29/2011
Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) Specification

This document provides specifications for generating and printing the US Postal Service (USPS) Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IM™ Package Barcode). Additionally, this specification governs the production of “Extra Service” barcodes such as Certified, Insurance, Delivery Confirmation, Signature Confirmation, etc.