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September 7, 2017

“First pass, second pass, one pass, two pass.” It almost sounds like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss book, but these terms hold great importance when it comes to how efficiently mail is handled, and the postage discounts that come with it. Most commingling vendors sort mail using a two pass system. During the Read More

January 21, 2016

The Problem: Costly Duplicate Barcodes Data departments are generating duplicate barcodes for some of the mail their Lettershops are giving to comminglers. This is a serious problem that’s burning mailers of record like Midwest, left on the hook for potentially steep postal assessments and fines. Let’s start by getting a handle on the definition of Read More

October 22, 2015

What is an Intelligent Mail Barcode? In early 2014, the IMb™ replaced earlier USPS barcodes including the POSTNET™, ACS™ and PLANET™ barcodes.  The USPS’s vision behind the IMb is focused on offering mailers maximum visibility, and access to real-time data, for their mail pieces in the mail stream. Why do I care? The IMb is Read More