EAN-130000040411255   EAN-13 barcode 0000040411255
UPC-A000040411255   UPC-A barcode 000040411255
Product NameChinese Pail
Short DescriptionPint
Created07-01-2006
Modified09-05-2018 6:09:31pm
MD57e561b2f7d0c2c534d30e4d087e235c1
SHA2564f1a803d5f34b328825beb1d1ce759126f88a378f98e9b3f8e1aa8d8468ad64b
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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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