old Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR)
Informed Visibility Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV-MTR) is a near real-time, single source for all mail and mail aggregate tracking information.
Who is IV-MTR for?
Commercial mailers who are tracking barcoded letters, flats, bundles, handling units (trays, tubs, and sacks), and containers
IV-MTR provides the mailing industry with powerful insight into the Postal mailstream. The application:
- Provides near real-time mail tracking data for letters and flats
- Leverages the intelligence of Full-Service Intelligent Mail® and nesting associations to create assumed handling events
- Offers logical handling events, such as logical delivery events, based on business rules
- Provides multiple data file formats and delivery methods
- Enables roles and permissions management to determine a user's application functionality and data visibility
- Offers flexible data delegation to receive and provide data visibility
With IV-MTR, the mailing industry can leverage key information about their mailings to manage operations, refine processes, and adjust marketing campaigns as needed.
|January 6, 2018||
|January 27, 2018
|February 17, 2018||
Note: Additional functionality may be included in these planned releases.
IV-MTR Latest News
Fact Sheets 01/19/2018
This fact sheet provides an overview of the benefits of the IV-MTR application and where to go for more information.
Release Notes 03/29/2019
These release notes summarize new features and enhancements implemented in deployments to the IV-MTR application.
IV-MTR User Guides and Training
User Guides 03/29/2019
The User Guide describes the prerequisites for receiving mail tracking data through IV-MTR, the data provisioning options available, and how to use the application.
Tech Guides 03/22/2019
This guide provides information about using MailXML™ to receive mail tracking data through the IV-MTR application.
User Guides 02/12/2019
This presentation provides instructions for applying for access to the IV Mail Tracking & Reporting application (IV-MTR). The instructions include how to register for a Business Customer Gateway (BCG) account, add the IV-MTR service in the BCG, and receive and enter the authorization code.
User Guides 02/13/2019
Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) Business Service Administrator (BSA) Instructions
This document provides instructions for IV-MTR BSA and BSA Delegate users to perform certain administrative functions in the Business Customer Gateway (BCG) and IV-MTR web application.
User Guides 02/01/2019
This guide provides instructions for receiving Enterprise Payment System (EPS) and Package Platform data through the IV Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV-MTR) application.
User Guides 03/29/2019
Mail Quality Data (MQD-IV) leverages the Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR) application to enable mailers to receive uncapped Mail Quality Data.
IV-MTR Reference Materials
Data Files 02/19/2019
This spreadsheet provides a list of operation codes (opcodes), also known as Scan Event Codes, for the IV-MTR application.
Data Files 07/29/2016
This spreadsheet provides information about Postal Service facilities, including facility name, locale key, ZIP Code, and address.
Data Files 04/01/2019
The AZI table lists each five-digit ZIP Code™ and is an indicator of the type of processing that typically takes place on letter mail destined for each ZIP Code.
Data Files 04/02/2019
This file contains descriptions of mail processing equipment as well as a count of machine types at each Postal processing facility.
Data Files 06/17/2016
This ZIP file includes the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate for the IV-MTR application.
Tech Guides 03/29/2019
This ZIP file contains the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) and XML Schema Definition (XSD) files necessary to use MailXML™ to receive mail tracking data from IV-MTR.
Data Files 09/27/2017
This ZIP file contains MailXML messages to test sending a pull request to the IV-MTR application.
MTAC User Group 4 for Mail Visibility
Fact Sheets 04/02/2018
This document provides a brief description of MTAC User Group 4 for mail visibility and provides a contact for requesting to join the group.
Contact Lists 04/11/2018
This document provides contact information for a number of third-party service providers who offer mail owner and mail service provider solutions.
Applications/ Forms 10/19/2018
Use this form to request to add your company's name and contact information to the Mail Tracking Vendor List.
For more information, contact the IV-MTR Help Desk at 1-800-238-3150, option #2 or InformedVisibility@usps.gov.