EAN-130013555007653   EAN-13 barcode 0013555007653
UPC-A013555007653   UPC-A barcode 013555007653
Product NameDeck Plate Bridge
Created05-22-2010
Modified09-05-2018 9:59:24pm
MD527cd8af1b6795b921eed4aa38034d24f
SHA25682e59035368650703f6469f9f492a3405e2b64482ec8f15f981d7937dbd39b6b
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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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