Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

March 7, 2012

POSTNET Barcode Discontinuation Comments

We have received some immediate feedback on this important Federal Register proposal, published on March 2, to retire the POSTNET barcode for automation price eligibility in January 2013. Many of you have sent us thoughtful responses on various aspects of the proposal, including the proposed change to the clear zone requirement for letters and flats.

We have decided that the final rule will exclude the clear zone requirement so that we can focus solely on the important aspects of the Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMb®) implementation plan. We encourage the mailing community to continue commenting on retiring POSTNET for automation pricing eligibility.