Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

Message board to keep postal customers informed of changes to mailing standards, services, and prices.

August 31, 2010

IMb™ Services Update

WEBINARS – MIGRATING TO IMb: To date, mailers have deposited more than 50 billion mailpieces with Intelligent Mail® barcodes (IMb). If you haven’t already come onboard, we’d like to remind you that beginning in May 2011, to be eligible for automation discounts on your letter-size and flat-size mailpieces, you’ll need to start using the IMb in place of the POSTNET™ barcode. In May 2011, the POSTNET barcode will be ineligible for automation prices and the IMb must be used to claim automation prices with either the Full-Service option or the Basic option.

As always, we wish to make the transition as easy as possible. We will conduct weekly webinars titled Migrating to IMb during September 2010. The schedule is posted on our RIBBS® Website at, under Latest News, Important Links.