P.O. Box 7737
Chicago, IL 60680-7737
Transitioning to IMB Seminar
10:00 - 11:30 PM,
November 29, 2012
Chicago Main Post Office
James Dillard Room
Cardiss Collins P&DC
433 W Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60699-9998
To support the transition from the POSTNET barcode to the Intelligent Mail barcode, the USPS® will conduct training seminars for mailers titled Migrating to IMb.
Beginning January 2013, to be eligible for automation discounts on your letter-size and flat-size mailpieces, you will need to start using the Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb") in place of the POSTNET" barcode. In January 2012, the POSTNET barcode will be ineligible for automation prices and the IMb must be used to claim automation prices with either the Full-Service or Basic option.
IMb will also be required on Business Reply Mail (BRM), Qualified Business Reply Mail (QBRM), Permit Reply Mail (PRM) and on Courtesy Reply Mail (CRM) that are enclosed in automation price mailings. We suggest you start converting your existing POSTNET barcoded BRM, QBRM, PRM, and CRM to IMb as soon as possible. To do this, you, or your company will first need a Mailer ID (MID) which is obtained online at http://usps.com, Business Customer Gateway. Instructions are enclosed. We will gladly provide the new IMb artwork after you have obtained your MID and returned the enclosed Artwork Request Form.
To support the transition from the POSTNET barcode to the Intelligent Mail barcode, the USPS® will conduct training seminars for mailers titled Migrating to IMb. These seminars are intended to help you understand how to successfully generate and integrate the IMb to your mailings, and will focus on the IMb while providing a fundamental understanding of the requirements for the Basic and Full-Service options. In addition, these training sessions will provide information on how to use Intelligent Mail Services for First-Class Mail, Standard Mail, Periodicals letters and flats, and Reply Mail.
If you prepare your own mailings or are interested in learning more about the IMb, including knowing how to download fonts to print the IMb, this seminar is for you.
The Chicago District will conduct training seminars starting October 2012. The seminar(s) will be held at the Cardiss Collins P&DC located at 433 W Harrison St in the James Dillard Room.
The dates are as follow:
Novenmber 29, 2012: Friday 10:00 -11:30 am
Reserve your seat by contacting our Mailing Requirements office at 312 983-8460.
If you will not be able to attend any of our seminars, online training is also available twice a month at no charge. Visit http://ribbs.usps.gov/ for Intelligent Mail Services, Latest News, for a schedule of Webinar Training dates and times.
Contact: Mailing Requirements office