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What is IMI (Intelligent Mail Indicia) compliance?

The United States Postal Service is continuing the legacy of innovation by introducing the Intelligent Mail Indicia, or IMI for short. Our video provides a quick historical overview of the evolution of mail and the upcoming requirements to avoid mail disruption.  The IMI meter imprint will further improve USPS postal operations and increase security standards for all mail sizes and shapes. Businesses that currently use older, non-compliant IBI (Information-based technology) postage meters will need to upgrade to an IMI-compliant system by December 2024*. 

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Five fast facts about the benefits of IMI
  • Postage updates happen every 72 hours compared to every 90 days with previous technology
  • Takes the guesswork out of postage so you don’t overpay or underpay
  • No more special phone lines needed just for your postage meters
  • Get transaction-level data for each mail piece, daily
  • Follows the newest standards for data encryption for increased security 

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