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What is USPS barcode?

What is USPS barcode?

The Intelligent Mail barcode is a 65-bar Postal Service™ barcode used to sort and track letters and flats. It allows mailers to use a single barcode to participate in multiple Postal Service programs simultaneously, expands mailers’ ability to track individual mailpieces, and provides greater mail stream visibility.

How do you pay for shipping at the post office?

Tip: You can pay for your flat rate Priority and Priority Express Mail postage online and attach it to your package so you can bring the shipment ready to go to the post office. Go to to pay for postage and print the labels to attach them to your package.

How do I scan a USPS barcode?

Simply point the camera at the QR code to be scanned, and you are automatically directed to the information it holds.

How do I pay prepaid postage?

Online postage stores allow companies and individuals to prepay for their postage instead of going to the post office to ship. Using, you can purchase “stamp subscriptions” that mail you stamps each month. There are a number of different subscriptions, so you can determine exactly how often you want stamps.

Where is the barcode on mail?

On letters, the IMb is located in the address block or the barcode clear zone in the lower right of the envelope. On flats, it must be on the address side (or front side) of the mailpiece and at least 1/3-inch from any edge of the piece. The IMb is typically printed by the mailer or the presort house.

What does the barcode on the bottom of the envelope tell you?

This unique barcode is printed on envelopes with the recipient’s address. There’s a lot of data contained in those little black bars! They identify the distribution center, the carrier route, the sender’s business mailer ID, and even the type of mail being sent (first class, standard, etc).

Can I send a package and have the receiver pay for it?

Collect on Delivery (COD) is a service that allows the sender to collect from the recipient money for postage, fees, merchandise, or any combination thereof. Each COD item has an identification number, enabling delivery confirmation.

Can you get a shipping label at the post office?

USPS retail associates print labels right at the Post Office® location when customers are ready to send packages.

What does a USPS barcode look like?

An Intelligent Mail barcode consists of 65 vertical bars, each representing one of four possible states: full bar, ascender, tracker, and descender. These 65 bars encode a string of 31 digits, divided into two parts: a 20-digit tracking code and an 11-digit routing code (when required).

How do prepaid shipping labels work?

What is a Prepaid Return Shipping Label? A prepaid return shipping label includes the sender and recipient address for the package, plus proof of the paid postage and a barcode for the mail carrier to scan the package into the mailstream. The good news is: you don’t need to prepay for a prepaid return shipping label.

Can you pay postage due online?

Go to to log into your account and pay the postage due.

Why is there a barcode on mail?

What do the codes on mail mean?

A mail code is a three-digit number assigned to a payee’s 11-digit TIN that serves as a TINS mailing address identifier. Mail codes are assigned by the system in ascending order (unless overridden), beginning with 000 (then 001, 002, etc.).

Why does my stamp have a barcode?

Special barcodes are being added to stamps by the Royal Mail in order to make it possible for people to watch videos and send birthday messages. The new stamps will be available from Tuesday following a successful trial. The Royal Mail plans to use the barcoded stamps in more new ways in the future.

How can I pay for someone to ship something to me?

  1. Recipient may pay by cash, pin-based debit card, or a personal check or money order made payable to the sender. (Sender may not specify payment method.)
  2. The fees for COD include insurance against loss, rifling, or damage to the article or failure to receive a postal money order or the recipient’s check.

Does cash on delivery still exist?

The Postal Service is planning to end COD mail to home addresses. Under current policy, COD — officially “Collect on Delivery,” aka “cash on delivery” — can be delivered by the carrier to an address (COD per se) or it can be picked up by the customer at the post office, which is officially “Hold For Pick Up” (HFPU).

How do you print a shipping label if you don’t have a printer?

Where to print shipping labels if you don’t have a printer. You can print your shipping label at your local library, an office supply store or anywhere that offers printing services. You’ll need your digital PDF shipping label on hand.

What is a postal barcode and how does it work?

A barcode is a series of long and short bars that represent ZIP Codes, ZIP+4 codes, and delivery addresses. The Postal Service uses automated equipment that reads the barcode to process and sort mail. At the Postal Service, the barcode tells us where to deliver your mail.

How do I get A PLANET barcode from the post office?

Contact the USPS manager of the Planet program at the post office to receive more information on the formatting and placement of PLANET barcodes. The United States Postal Service uses the EAN-128 barcode (also known as Code 128 and GS1-128) for special services such as delivery confirmation.

What is the USPS Intelligent Mail barcode encoder distribution?

USPS Intelligent Mail barcode Encoder distribution for MS Windows, 32-bit, on Intel/AMD x86 platforms. C and Java sample code to call the Encoder along with run-time libraries are included in the distribution. USPS Intelligent Mail barcode Encoder distribution for MS Windows, 64-bit, on Intel/AMD x86-64 platforms.

Does a barcode qualify a mailpiece for a lower postage price?

A barcode by itself does not qualify a mailpiece for a lower price. To get lower postage prices, a mailpiece must have certain characteristics (such as an Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) with a delivery point routing code).