National PCC Day Invites Business Customers To Learn About the Intelligent Mail Barcode

August 17, 2009 

Miami FL—The Intelligent Mail Barcode, or IMb, is comparable to a GPS system. Want to learn more about the Postal Service’s tracking system that uses standardized intelligent barcodes, continuous mail tracking, and real-time feedback on mailpieces?

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 16, for National Postal Customer Council Day. The Miami-Dade County Postal Customer Council will welcome Pritha Mehra, U.S. Postal Service Vice President, Business Mail Entry and Payment Technologies. Business customers may register to attend her presentation and to view Postmaster General John E. Potter’s keynote address via satellite broadcast. The local event, which includes a luncheon, will begin at 8 am in the auditorium of the United Auto Insurance Group, 1313 NW 167 Street in Miami Gardens.

National PCC Day is the premier Fall event for the mailing industry. Throughout the year, the Postal Customer Council provides a forum for mailers to discuss and resolve mailing issues with their local Postmaster and also serves as an avenue for its members to exchange ideas and suggestions on new postal products and services.

The centerpiece of this revolutionary technology is one standardized intelligent barcode used on each piece of mail (letters and large envelopes known as “flats”) as well as each mail container. As mailpieces travel through the postal network, and are scanned at key points, the technology enables business customers to “see” their mail at every step — from arrival at the postal facility to processing to transportation to delivery. Intelligent Mail enables business customers to better plan promotions and payments by:

  • Increasing the ability to track mail.
  • Saving time through automated acceptance and verification.
  • Enabling electronic postage payment and around-the-clock access to account.
  • Allowing businesses to compare printer services.
  • Adding more envelope space for valuable marketing messages.
  • Providing real-time feedback on mail quality.

To register, go to and click on the “PCC Day 2009” link. Send your RSVP to

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