Deliver more for less with
USPS® IMpb tracking labels



When it comes to tracking your shipments, labels really do matter.

USPS® has become synonymous with mailing letters, but they also deliver over 200 million trackable packages a year as well as hundreds of millions of ground packages on behalf of FedEx® and UPS®. One of the things that makes this all possible is the USPS tracking process.

The tracking label USPS uses for many of its services is known as the Intelligent Mail® package barcode (IMpb). This little USPS tracking sticker not only serves as the bridge between your physical package and the digital information needed to trace its journey—it delivers the largest postage discounts available to you.

When you use an IMpb tracking label to send a large envelope or package via First-Class® or Priority Mail®/Priority Mail Express® (domestic and international), you automatically qualify for Commercial Base rates, which offer considerable savings over standard retail rates.





USPS IMpb tracking labels also ensure the addresses you use and the rates you pay are accurate. And they eliminate much of the guesswork that can cost you extra money, delay deliveries and cause you and your customers undue aggravation.


Sending smarter with USPS tracking is an essential part of keeping your customers happy and your postage costs down. Read on to learn more about USPS IMpb tracking labels and the benefits of using them.


What are the requirements for a USPS IMpb tracking label?

Packages that qualify for a USPS tracking label must meet one or more of the following criteria.

Criteria of qualification for USPS IMpb tracking labels

What benefits do USPS IMpb tracking labels deliver?

Send qualifying flats and packages with a USPS IMpb tracking label and you’ll see benefits such as: 

Free USPS packaging Online tracking with up to 11 tracking points
Free pickup No hidden surcharges for fuel or rural delivery
Free insurance (up to $100) Delivery six days a week (including Saturday)
Address verification Access to exclusive savings for SendPro®/PitneyShip™ customers

How do I know if I need a USPS tracking label?

Unsure if what you’re sending qualifies for a USPS IMpb tracking label? Answer a few prompts about the item you want to send, and we’ll help you determine if it qualifies and what packaging you should use.

Save up to 40.3% on the cost of USPS tracking with SendPro®/PitneyShip™

SendPro®/PitneyShip™ subscribers receive deep discounts on the cost of USP tracking. Both PitneyShip™ shipping software and SendPro® Enterprise are IMpb certified and users qualify for Commercial Base pricing.

Don’t have a SendPro®/PitneyShip™ subscription? PitneyShip™ shipping software is free to all Pitney Bowes meter customers. Log into YourAccount to take advantage of your complimentary subscription.