Over the past few years the U.S. Postal Service has been experiencing financial turmoil as a result of the declining trend in mail volume and subsequent loss of revenue. And those trends and losses will continue for the rest of 2010 and into the future.
To combat these losses, the United States Postal Service has rolled out Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) services designed to streamline and improve the mailstream itself - and the way mailers communicate with them. The USPS is ‘encouraging’ mailers to start using electronic documentation (eDoc) and IMb services via the Business Customer Gateway/PostalOne! system.
Currently, Intelligent Mail Full-Service option is the way mailers get the best postage discounts. And, beginning in May 2011, mailers will at least have to be using the Basic option (printing an IMb on their letters and flats) in order to keep receiving automation discounts on their mail.
IMb services promise efficiencies that will help the Postal Service and mailers better manage their operations and finances. And this is just one of the many advantages of Intelligent Mail discussed in Window Book’s new white paper, titled, “Intelligent Mail Full-Service: Critical Steps to Understanding and Implementing”.
This free, informative, 29-page report specifically talks about the different Intelligent Mail barcode services, how critical it is for mailers to implement Intelligent Mail Full-Service in their operation, what it will do for them and the postal industry, and how to get going with this service.
“Intelligent Mail Full-Service: Critical Steps to Understanding and Implementing” is available for free download at: www.windowbook.com/lp/intelligent-mail.