Business Reply Mail

Business Reply Mail

Business Reply Mail (BRM) is a smart choice for mailings in which a reply is requested from the recipient. To place an order for Business Reply Mail envelopes, please place your order through UNM Copy Center.

BRM allows departments to receive First-Class Mail and Priority Mail back from recipients by paying postage only on the mail returned.  The cost of BRM is the appropriate First-Class postage plus a per piece fee for pieces returned by recipients.

When a BRM piece or label is needed, departments must consult with UNM Mailing Systems.  The piece must conform to a specific format to qualify as BRM, including an Intelligent Mail Barcode assigned by UNM Mailing Systems.  Your index code is also printed in order for our office to charge back BRM costs to the appropriate department. Proofs for BRM need to be approved by UNM Mailing Systems and the USPS before printing.  Otherwise there will be extra costs incurred or the USPS will refuse to return those mail pieces to the University.

Meter Reply Mail

Meter stamps may be used to prepay reply postage on Express Mail; Priority Mail (when the rate is the same for all zones); all First-Class Mail cards, letters, and flats up to a maximum of 13 ounces; single-piece Media Mail and Library Mail.

Meter Reply Mail is a good choice when you only have a few items that will be sent back to your department. Otherwise, for larger mailings, Business Reply Mail may be a better choice.