For those new to Intelligent Mail, there are several guides, specifications and manuals that will get you started and give a broad overview of the fundamentals of the program. Following is a list of primary sources of information.
Federal Register Notice/ Vol. 73, No. 163/, August 21, 2008: Implementation of New Standards for Intelligent Mail Barcodes
A Resource Map to Intelligent Mail Documents (PDF)
It provides explanations of each document and information on how to find and print these documents. It is a reference source that will help you as you learn the ins-and-outs of Intelligent Mail services.
A Guide to Intelligent Mail for Letters and Flats (PDF)
Standard Mail DSCF Load Leveling Final Rule Published in the Federal Register
The Postal Service has released its Federal Register final rule revising the service standards for Standard Mail that is eligible for Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF) rates. These changes will allow a more balanced distribution of DSCF Standard Mail across delivery days. With its new rules, USPS is extending delivery expectation to four days for mail entered on Friday and Saturday. National Implementation began April 10, 2014.
January 2014 Price Change Fact Sheets
Getting Started with Full-Service Intelligent Mail
PostalOne! Contingency Plan
For mailers unable to submit electronic information, click here for the PostalOne! Contingency Plan.