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Smart Barcoder is low-cost software for Windows or Mac that makes it easy to create Intelligent Mail barcodes (IMBs) for your bulk mail or reply envelopes.

Just run your bulk mailing list through it, and you'll have the Intelligent Mail barcodes you need for labels, envelopes, letters, cards, or wherever you're printing addresses.

You can also quickly create Intelligent Mail barcodes for business reply mail and other USPS reply services, including the new USPS barcodes for election mail-in ballot envelopes.

Smart Barcoder also prints barcoded tray tags, sack tags and pallet placards, automatically formatted to USPS specs. Tray and sack tags fit standard business card sheets, so you don't need to buy special tag stock.

Use Smart Barcoder for 45 days for FREE!
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Just $35.00 complete (no monthly fees)!
Price includes a full year of updates, and tech support.

Plus, we'll include our SmartBars 12 Intelligent Mail barcode printer font, a $15 value, for FREE!


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Before you create barcodes for bulk mail, the USPS requires that you have zip+4 codes that are certified to be accurate.

Learn more on our CASS certification help page.

Smart Barcoder meets all your Intelligent Mail barcoding needs:

Barcodes for bulk mailing:
Smart Barcoder software creates accurate Intelligent Mail barcodes (IMBs) for use on Marketing Mail bulk mail, Presorted First Class, Periodical Class and Bound Printed Matter.

It's easy. You don't need to know "service codes" or any of those other confusing things that USPS told you about. Just give Smart Barcoder a file with zip+4 and delivery point codes and it will convert them to accurate Intelligent Mail Barcodes for bulk mailing.

Smart Barcoder is certified by the USPS to meet the "unique serial number" requirement for Full-Service IMB mailings. Unique serials are automatically created either per piece or per mailing, at your choice.

Barcodes for reply mail:
Type in a zip code to create reply mail barcodes one at a time. No more running to the post office to get a paste-up for that envelope you need to create!

Smart Barcoder supports reply mail options including Informed Visibility tracing, MID-based tracing, and the new USPS barcode for election mail-in ballots.

Barcoded Tray/Sack Tags and Pallet Placards:
Smart Barcoder prints Intelligent Mail tags for your bulk mail trays and sacks. You can print up to 10 tray or sack tags per page on standard business card sheets (Avery #8371 or similar). All tags have been updated with the most current USPS content lines.

And, Smart Barcoder also prints Intelligent Mail container placards for pallets.

Barcode Font Included:
When you purchase Smart Barcoder, you'll also receive our SmartBars12 barcode printer font, a $15 value, FREE, so you can print your Intelligent Mail barcodes perfectly every time!

Quick Start Instructions and User Guide:

Smart Barcoder includes a detailed user guide and screen-by-screen help to answer most any question you might have. But to get started without reading all of that, we offer these quick start guides. You can also download the complete user guide if you'd like.

Using Smart Barcoder with Excel (.xls, .xlsx) files:

Using Smart Barcoder with Access (.mdb, .accdb) files:

Using Smart Barcoder with Filemaker Pro files:

Using Smart Barcoder with dBase (.dbf) files:

Using a mail merge in Word to print your barcodes (short video):

Complete Smart Barcoder User Guide:

Technical Specifications:

Smart Barcoder can create Intelligent Mail Barcodes for:
Marketing Mail;
First Class Presorted;
Periodical Class;
Bound Printed Matter;
Business Reply Envelopes
Courtesy Reply Envelopes

Smart Barcoder can create barcoded tray tags, sack tags and pallet placards for:
Marketing Mail;
First Class Presorted;
Periodical Class;
Bound Printed Matter;
Media Mail;
Library Mail;
Parcel Select Lightweight;
Priority Mail Express Open and Distribute;
Priority Mail Open and Distribute;
Customized Market Mail drop shipments.

Smart Barcoder can read files in the following formats without you needing to export your list:
Access, all versions (Windows only)
ascii comma-delimited
ascii tab-delimited
Excel (Excel 97 or later)
Word mail merge
Plus... Smart Barcoder can handle almost any other data base software by doing an easy data export.

Maximum addresses per file: Unlimited

Computer Requirements:
Windows: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, or 7
 Download Size: 8 MB; Hard Drive Space: 11 MB
Macintosh: OSX v10.10 - v10.14 (Yosemite through Mojave)
 Download Size: 11 MB; Hard Drive Space: 24 MB

Current Version: 4.1.2, released June, 2018