DMM USPS Page Effective December Quick Service Guide Additional Services Business Reply Mail Related QSGs c Courtesy Reply Mail CRM e Meter Reply Mail MRM Overview For an annual permit fee a Bus

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DMM  USPS, Page 1, Effective December 8, 2014 Quick Service Guide 505 Additional Services Business Reply Mail Related QSGs 201c, Courtesy Reply Mail (CRM) 604e, Meter Reply Mail (MRM) Overview For an annual permit fee, a Business Reply Mail (BRM) permit is available for distributing business reply cards, envelopes, self-mailers, and labels for envelopes. Business Reply Mail (BRM) service enables a permit holder to receive First-Class Mail and Priority Mail back from customers and pay postage and a per piece fee for only the pieces returned.. BRM cards, envelopes,

self-mailers, flats, and labels may be distributed by a BRM permit holder in any quantity for retu rn to any Post Office in the United States and its territories and possessions, including military Post Offices overseas. The BRM permit holder guarantees payment of First-Class Mail postage plus a per pi ece charge for pieces returned by the USPS (see payment options below). When designing a BRM mailpiece or label, mailers must consult with their local Post Office. The piece must conform to a specific format to qualify as BRM, incl uding a unique ZIP+4 Code, or equivalent Intelligent Mail or

POSTNET barcodes assigned by the USPS. Proo fs for regular BRM should be approved by the USPS before printing. Proofs for Qu alified Business Reply Mail (QBRM) must be approved by the USPS and must bear an Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb). On page two is a layout example for a BRM envelope. For reusable envelopes using BRM with two-way indicia, see 601.6.6.4 for requirements. BRM pieces distributed in automation mailings are re quired to meet automation compatibility standards. BRM templates are available on the Postal Explorer Web site at pe.usps.com by selecting “Mailpiece Design” in the left

frame. Payment Options 505.1.0 For a complete listing of Business Reply Mail prices, see Notice 123–Price List Basic BRM —Annual permit fee applies. Per piece charge in addition to the First-Class Mail or Priority Mail postage. Paid through an advance deposit account or by cash/check on delivery. Best suited for BRM customers with fewer than 935 re turned BRM pieces expected annually, or any type (postcards, letters, etc.). High-Volume BRM —Annual permit fee plus a BRM annual account maintenance fee for each account at each delivery unit. Per piece charge in addition to the First-Class Mail or

Priority Mail postage. Paid through an advance deposit account. Best suited if new BRM or existing BRM customer’s retu rn volume for letters is approximately 935 pieces or more per year. Basic Qualified Busine ss Reply Mail (QBRM) —Annual permit fee plus a BRM annual account maintenance fee. Per piece charge in addition to QBRM automatio n First-Class Mail postage. Paid through an advance deposit account. Used only on barcoded automation-compatible cards and letter-size mail weighing up to 2 ounces if design is approved for QBRM by USPS before distribution ( 505.1.3 ). A unique ZIP+4 code is

assigned by the USPS for each price category of QBRM to be returned (one for card-price pieces, one for letter-size pieces weighing 1 ounce or less, and one for letter-size pieces weighing over 1 ounce up to and including 2 ounces). Best suited if new BRM or existing BRM customer’s re turn volume is approximately 887 pieces or more annually. High-Volume QBRM —Annual permit fee, a BRM annual account maintenance fee, and a separate quarterly fee. Mailers can pay quarterly fee for any consecutive 3-calendar-month period. Per piece charge in addition to QBRM automation First-Class Mail postage.

Paid through an advanced deposit account. Best suited if QBRM customer’s return volume is appro ximately 168,148 pieces or more annually or 42,037 pieces or more quarterly. Other Post Offices A BRM permit holder can allow its authorized representat ives or agents to use that permit number to receive BRM at any Post Office. The original permit holder must supply the representative with a letter authorizing the use of the BRM permit and a copy of the USPS receipt showing the annual fee payment for that permit. See 505.1.11 for additional requirements. Official Mail Authorized users of official

mail may distribute BRM, subject to 703.7.0 and 505.1.0
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Additional Services Business Reply Mail DMM  USPS, Page 3, December 2014 505 Quick Service Guide Business Reply Mail Layout Guidelines ( 505.1.8 NO PO TAGE NECE SS ARY IF MAILED IN THE UNITED TATE BU INE SS REPLY MAIL FIR T-CLA SS MAIL PERMIT NO. 0000 WA HINGTON DC PO TAGE WILL BE PAID BY ADDRE SS EE JAME TACK RU SS GALLERY LTD 476 BROADWAY TE 100 NEW YORK NY 1001 -9991 Permit

Holder pace: M y cont in inform tion su ch as ret rn ddre ss , logo , di tri bu tion code , nd form n er Company Lo o: For ba rcoded piece , comp ny logo i permitted in the ddre ss lock if it i pl ced no lower th n 5/ inch from the ottom edge of the m ilpiece nd doe not interfere with the ba rcode cle r zone. Bu ine ss Reply Le end: The word BU INE SS REPLY MAIL re re qu ired ab ove the ddre ss in c pit l ( pperc as e) letter . Immedi tely elow, pl ce the word FIR T-CLA SS MAIL PERMIT NO. followed y the permit n er nd the n me of the i ssu ing Po t Office (city nd te) in c pit l letter Facin

Identification Mark (FIM): A FIM p ttern pecific lly FIM B witho t ba rcode or FIM C with ba rcode) i re qu ired on ll BRM po tc rd nd letter- ize m ilpiece . The FIM cle r zone m us t cont in no printed m tter other th n the FIM p ttern. FIM ba m us t e etween 1/2 nd /4 inch high nd 0.0 125 inch (1/ 2 inch) ( 0.00 inch) wide. Po ta e Paid Line: Pl ce the endor ement PO TAGE WILL BE PAID BY ADDRE SS EE (in pit l letter ) nder the bus ine ss reply legend ox. Po ta e Imprint: NO PO TAGE NECE SS ARY IF MAILED IN THE UNITED TATE S m us t ppe r in the pper right corner of the m ilpiece nd m us t

not extend more th n 1- /4 inche from the right edge. Barcode Location: The PO TNET or Intelligent M il ba rcode m y loc ted here or in the ddre ss lock. The ba rcode m us t e ZIP+4 ba rcode (delivery point ba rcode re not permitted). Thi re us t e free of ny printing other th n the ba rcode. A free c mer -re dy ba rcode po itive m y e o ined from yo r loc l Po t Office. Horizontal Bar The e ba m us t e niform in length, t le as t 1 inch long nd 1/16 to /16 inch thick, nd evenly ced. The ba m y not extend elow the delivery ddre ss line, which i loc ted directly ab ove the line cont ining the

city, te, nd ZIP Code. Addre ss Format: The complete ddre ss , incl ding the n me of the permit holder (comp ny or individ ua l), m us t e printed on the m ilpiece. Before printing, sub mit proof of BRM sa mple to yo r loc l Po t Office for dvice nd pprov l. T ke dv nt ge of thi ervice—it co ld sa ve yo money. Q ua lified us ine ss Reply M il piece m us t e pproved y the efore printing. ZIP Code: A ni qu e ZIP+4 code ass igned to e ch piece. Top of FIM ba m us t e within 1/ " of edge. m us t not extend elow the delivery ddre ss line. t le as t 1/2" t le as t 1/2" Leftmo t ba r m us t f ll

etween 4-1/4" nd -1/2" from right edge. rcode Cle r Zone: 4- /4" x 5/ FIM Cle r Zone: 1-1/4" x 5/ (Not ct ua l ize) 5/ " min. 2-1/4" m x. Permit Holder ce /16" min. 1-1/4" 1- /4" 1-7/ " to 2-1/ 1" 1/2" 4- /4" /16" B rcode B as e Height Dimensions: Between 3-1/2 by 5 inches and 6-1/8 by 11-1/2 inches. To qualify for the card price, cards must be between 3-1/2 by 5 inches and 4-1/4 by 6 inches and between 0.007 and 0.016 inch thick. Larger card sizes are mailable, but they are charged at First- Class Mail letter price. Barcoded pieces measuring more than 4-1/4 inches high or 6 inches long must

be at least 0.009 inch thick. Additional standards apply to QBRM pieces ( 505.1.3 ). A surcharge is assessed for nonmachinable letters ( 101.1.2 ). Ink/paper Colors and Type Styles: Not all colors of paper and/or ink and type styles are compatible with automated equipment. Contact your local Post Office for guidance. All letter-size reply cards and en velopes (Business Reply Mail, Courtesy Reply Mail, and meter reply mail) provided as enclosur es in automation First-Class Mail, Periodicals, and St andard Mail must meet the standards in 201.3.18
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