The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced – – at November’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) meeting – – their plans to implement assessments for non-compliance with the requirements for Intelligent Mail *, effective July 2016. To prepare for this implementation the USPS is working on improvements for PostalOne! Also, the USPS plans on educating mailers on this requirement.
The USPS published a Guide to Postage Assessment on the RIBBS web site. Be on the lookout for document updates. You will find more detailed information on July’s implementation.
* The Intelligent Mail Barcode (IM barcode) is a 65-bar code for use on mail in the United States. The term “Intelligent Mail” refers to services offered by the United States Postal Service for domestic mail delivery.