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Quick Service Guide 604e
Meter Reply Mail
November 7, 2011
505, Business Reply Mail (BRM)
201c, Courtesy Reply Mail (CRM)
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.
The USPS provides free of charge the FIM (facing identification mark) and appropriate barcode to print on meter reply letter-size mailpieces. The guidelines on page two will help optimize the use of this format.
The following conditions apply (604.4.5.2):
Envelopes and cards formatted for meter reply mail on which the mailer failed to imprint a meter stamp are treated as basic BRM. Such mail is delivered after payment of postage and the applicable BRM per-piece charge (505.1.0).
Delivery point POSTNET or Intelligent Mail barcodes on letter-size pieces may be placed either in the address block or in the lower right barcode clear zone.
All letter-size reply cards and envelopes (Business Reply Mail, Courtesy Reply Mail, and meter reply mail) provided as enclosures in automation First-Class Mail, Periodicals, and Standard Mail must meet the standards in 201.3.17.