EAN-130000015344779   EAN-13 barcode 0000015344779
UPC-A000015344779   UPC-A barcode 000015344779
Product NameEmbroidered Rod Pocket Panel Leaf Vine
Created10-24-2009
Modified09-16-2017 10:59:48am
MD590629f1478a2f236bed4ad9ba30555b6
SHA25681781ec215a2fa296d760cdbec4d39993529f5e57b112cf9ff3374589918f45d
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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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