OneCode ACS is one of the four Address Change Services (ACS) options available and allows mailers to receive electronic address corrections using the Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) on First Class, Marketing Mail, and Periodical Flat or Letter mailings.
The Intelligent Mail barcode contains the following information:
In the USPS example below, you can see how the Intelligent Mail barcode simplifies the address block, freeing up space for a cleaner-looking mailpiece:
Example of OneCode ACS Mailpiece
Full-Service ACS™ and OneCode ACS® data is generated when the USPS processes Undeliverable- As-Addressed (UAA) mail. Although both services return the same information, there are three main differences between the two:
For decades, thousands of businesses have trusted Melissa with their data. MAILERS+4, Melissa’s postal automation software, is USPS PAVE Gold certified to presort your mail to qualify for postal discounts on First Class, Marketing Mail (Standard Mail) and Periodicals and provide you with all of the documentation you need to include with your mailing. MAILERS+4 produces IM barcodes so you can qualify for Full Service Presort and Automation rates and more easily track the progress of mailpieces as they are delivered. Melissa also offers a cloud-based mailing solution - Mailers Online - a one-stop shop to conveniently prepare your USPS compliant direct mail.