EAN-130847208000285   EAN-13 barcode 0847208000285
UPC-A847208000285   UPC-A barcode 847208000285
Product NameOval-8 Finger Splints, Size 12
Created06-11-2021 2:38:18pm
Modified06-11-2021 2:38:18pm
MD574279301b399ee8a92d43aa26b8efe32
SHA256e0c68b4bc1a2691d341d52c38e82de164ebe378713c1dba18e34be810d945307
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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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