The final rule for the implementation of the Full-Service Intelligent Mail requirements for automation prices appears in the April 18 issue of the Federal Register.The rulemaking includes information to help mailers prepare for the transition to Full-Service IMb. USPS is encouraging mailers to contact their mail service providers and software vendors for the latest updates on how to get the best value for automation mailings under the new rule.
Additional information can be found at the RIBBS website. The “Latest News” tab under the Intelligent Mail Services has the most recent information on Full-Service IMb — including the Intelligent Mail barcode, Electronic Documentation and the simplified approval process.IMb offers several benefits to USPS and mailers, including:
- Accurate tracking of mail as it moves through the postal network.
- Improved tools to monitor service performance.
- Scan data on containers, trays, and mailpieces to measure the number of hours and minutes between operations.
- Simplified mail acceptance that will increase productivity and reduce costs.