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3.8. Setting up the Intelligent Barcode to print.

So you want to print the Intelligent Mail Barcode from USPS on your Envelopes.  Here is the information on how to set this up on your system.

First, you need to obviously run the software.  Then Click on the Setup menu, and Return Address.

This will display your Return Address that are setup in your system.

There is a check box option that says - Print IMB (Intelligent Mail Barcode)

Click on the box to activate the IMB options on the screen.

You will be show the above fields that need your assistance to correctly create the IMB (Intelligent Mail Barcode) to print on your envelopes.

You will need to obtain a IMB Mailer ID directly from the USPS.  Here is the link to begin the process.  

https://gateway.usps.com

After you have submitted the correct information to the USPS, they will issue you a IMB Mailer ID.  You will need this to finish the setup process.

Intelligent Barcode Settings: This tells the program what your USPS settings are to be used to create the IMB. 

6 Digit ID - This is selected if you were assigned a 6 Digit ID from the USPS, otherwise it is a 9 digit ID.

Use Delivery Points - If selected the system will allow you to key in the Deliver Points assigned to the addresses in the Addresses screen.

Allow ST changes - If selected the system will allow you to make changes to the ST (Service Type) field on the main screen before printing the envelopes. - See the USPS website for more information about the Service Types.

Allow DP changes - If selected the system will allow you to make changes to the DP (Delivery Point) field on the main screen before printing the envelopes. - - See the USPS website for more information about the Delivery Points.

IB CD: This is the Default IMB CD you prefer to use while creating the IMB. - This is normally 00.

IB Service Type: This is the Default IMB Service Type you prefer to use while creating the IB. - This is could be - 300 (No Address Corrections).  There is a whole list of different Service Type codes available on the USPS web site. https://postalpro.usps.com/service-type-identifiers/stidtable

IB Mailer ID: This is your IB Mailer ID that you received from the USPS.

Fill ou the necessary information then click on the Close button to save the information.  Afterwards, when you use this Return Address as your selected Return Address, the system will print the IMB on your envelope.  FYI, the barcode consists of the above information, along with the Zip Code of the address on the Envelope that it is being sent to.

 

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