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Getting Started with Full-Service for Letters and Flats

Full-Service Intelligent Mail offers mailers elimination of permit fees, address correction and visibility and tracking of mailings. See the Full-Service Intelligent Mail Fact Sheet for more information.

Key Requirements for Full-Service

  • Apply unique Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) to each postcard, letter, and flat
  • Apply unique Intelligent Mail tray barcode (IMtb) to trays and sacks
  • Apply unique Intelligent Mail container barcode (IMcb) to placards for containers (i.e. pallets) when required
    • Small volume mailings entered at a BMEU typically do not need an IMcb. See Using Container Placards for more information
  • Submit postage statements and mailing documentation electronically
    • Solutions are available for small, medium and large volume mailers

Full-Service Mailing Solutions
1. Commercial Mailing Software

Mailing software vendors offer easy, ready-to-go solutions for preparing and submitting Full-Service mailings.

  • Mail.dat® / Mail.XML™ – software
  • solutions for mailers who wish to use

For a summary list of vendors that offer dynamic Full-Service solutions and have tested their software, reference the Certified Full-Service Vendor Summary List.
For more detail on Commercial Mailing Software, see this RIBBS page.

2. Mail Service Providers (MSPs)
Offer a wide variety of services for Mail Owners
Talk to your MSP to learn more about the Full-Service solutions they offer

3. USPS Intelligent Mail for Small Business (IMsb) Tool
Online tool to help small business mailers (mailing less than 10,000 pieces per mailing) prepare Full-Service mailings with Intelligent Mail barcodes and tray labels. For more information, see this page on the Business Customer Gateway.

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