EAN-130000013212896   EAN-13 barcode 0000013212896
UPC-A000013212896   UPC-A barcode 000013212896
Product NameOutdoor Wrought Iron Grill
LanguageEnglish
Created07-01-2006
Modified06-14-2017 10:02:03pm
MD51a86d87f93c39ee1c8353bf9876f4c51
SHA2561f9ce78f4b12959100a4ab2672659efb590277aa31e40d83bb1311fb0435d113
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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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