Intelligent Mail Barcode

Looking to create your own Intelligent Mail barcode for Business Reply or Courtesy Reply envelopes?

Although the deadline for incorporating the new USPS Intelligent Mail barcode for BRE and CRE envelopes has been extended, it’s a good idea to go ahead and move forward with compliance.  It’s going to happen eventually, may as well be prepared.

The recommendation is to work through your USPS Mailpiece Design Analyst.  You can use USPS.com to locate your MDA – http://www.usps.com/replymail/mailpiece.htm

The recommended time needed for an MDA to create your IMb artwork is approximately two weeks.

What to do if you don’t have that luxury of time?

The USPS provides a handy tool – http://www.usps.com/replymail  and even a list of software vendors so you can create your own IMb.  It is strongly recommended that you have an MDA check your artwork prior to printing a supply of BRE or CRE.

Intelligent Mail barcode is here to stay.  What are you doing to prepare?

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