There's a lot to know about the new Intelligent Mail Package Barcode, and the stakes are pretty high.
For example, an average 2.5 pound book, shipping Bound Printed Matter, would cost 79 cents more without the IMpb. If you do
drop shipping, it's even worse, because you lose those discounts too. If you're not ready, we can help get you
there quickly and efficiently.
Intelligent Mail Package Barcode (IMpb)
Effective January 2013, the USPS requires an IMpb bar code for all parcel/package services.
If you don't have it, you lose your presort discounts.
If you drop ship, you lose that privilege and discount.
Effective January 2014, there is also a 20 cent penalty per piece.
You must submit a data file, which is not a Mail.Dat, to the USPS for each shipment.
There is a strict certification process for the barcode printing, and the data file.
IMpb Related Services
Guidance through entire certification process.
Programming and consultation in preparing the new label format.
Pre-certification examination of label samples to catch formatting errors.
Advice in passing the print quality standards.
Ability to format the labels and send you print-ready PDFs.
Programming and consulting in creating the package data file.
If desired, we can prepare and transmit the file on your behalf.
We provide as much or as little help as you need in a fee for service structure.
We are not affiliated with the USPS, but we can help.