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All Older Model IBIP Meters are USPS Decertfied and must be Removed 

June 30th, 2024 deadline for the IBIP decertification

When is the deadline for the IBIP decertification?

As of June 30th, 2024, all USPS® non IMI compliant postage meters will be decertified. At this time, only IMI machines will be eligible for new leases, contracts and rentals.

By December 31st, 2024, all USPS® non IMI compliant postage meters must be withdraw from service as the USPS® will no longer accept mail processed using IBIP meters. All postage meters will need to be IMI compliant in order to continue processing mail.

USPS® IBI Decertification

As you may know, the USPS® is decertifying all USPS® non IMI compliant postage meters in order to update the technology to increase speed, efficiency and security. With this technology upgrade the USPS® needs to make sure that all postage machines are up-to-date with the newest technology and security standard so they require that all USPS® non IMI compliant postage machines need to be moved to the newer IMI technology by December 31st 2024. We know this subject may sound confusing so we have created our Decertification FAQs below to help clarify the topic.

​Why is the USPS® mandating the change to IMI?

IBIP provides a limited amount of postal and transactional data to the USPS®. As technology has evolved the need for more accurate and secure data has become necessary. The Intelligent Mail Indicia (IMI) was introduced by the USPS® in order to satisfy this need for more detailed and secure data.

Here are some of the benefits of IMI:

Accurate Posting
IMI technology automates the calculation of postage required to ensure that your mail is posted correctly, with no overspend, and avoids mistakes in mail class which can lead to returned mail or delays in processing.

Improved Security and Fraud Detection
With the new IMI technology, the USPS® has implemented the highest security standards for the transmission of data to and from the postage meter (PES). This increased data security also allows for better visibility of fraud.

Better Service Through the Post Office
IMI compliant machines require a dedicated network connection, which allows the machine to connect with your postage meter provider and the USPS®. This connection ensures you have the most up-to-date postal rates and updates the USPS® with transactional data that give customers better speed and accuracy for processing their outgoing mail.

How do I know if my postage meter is IBIP or IMI?

Where can I find more information about the decertification?

If you are looking for more information on the IBIP decertification by the USPS®, you can find links for additional resources below.

Are you ready for the upcoming USPS decertification – FP Newsroom article

Authorization to manufacture and distribute postage evidencing systems – Federal Register

Decertified Postage Evidencing Systems – Cornell Legal Information Institute

For more information follow this link to the USPS Website: 2020-26129.pdf (

Intelligent Mail Indicia (IMI) to be Required on All Postage Meters