EAN-130000005598984   EAN-13 barcode 0000005598984
UPC-A000005598984   UPC-A barcode 000005598984
Product NameBlue Foam Tray
LanguageEnglish
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Created07-01-2006
Modified06-29-2020 4:11:42am
MD5bc59cfd1566a353b00f5e63d46446115
SHA2568bf2656771a48fb8d39ed8f3382d2a5e5bfd89ce40a83a35c2de9c990f450fcd
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The Facing Identification Mark, or FIM, is used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) for the automation of mail processing. Basically, the FIM is a set of vertical bars that are printed on the upper edge of an envelop or postcard, slightly to the left of the stamp. It’s a nine digit barcode that consists of vertical bars and zeros, which are represented by the blank spaces.

The FIM’s primary function is to ensure that all mail is facing the proper way, to identify how the postage was paid (business reply, etc.) and whether or not the business reply mail has a POSTNET barcode. Should there be a POSTNET barcode, the mail can then be sent directly to the barcode sorter.

There are four different types of FIM barcodes, A, B, C and D.

As far as standards are concerned, the FIM has to meet very specific guidelines:

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