Business Reply Mail

This section talks about 2 kinds of Business Reply Mail – regular BRM at full retail rates and automation compatible or QBRM (QualifiedBRM) at discounted rates.

Business Reply Mail (BRM)
Business reply mail enables you to receive First-Class Mail back from customers,
paying postage and handling only on the pieces returned.

Current rates are the First Class rate of postage for a card or letter
plus .097 handling fee by the USPS and .01 fee by UMS

BRM pieces can be designed with or without a barcode for 06268.
Without Barcode – use FIM B
With a Barcode – use FIM C

FIM markings and barcode mechanicals from the USPS must not be reduced or
enlarged.

See attached Standard dimensions for mail pieces and aspect ratio.

ONLY ON A BRM piece use 06268 in the destination address because all BRM stops
at the USPS first for collection of postage and fees. NO PLUS 4 REQUIRED.

Customers must have an KFS on the BRM piece. This can be placed above the
rectangular block called the Business Reply Mail legend or in the top left
corner of the BRM mail piece just as they would place any return address
information.

Qualified Business Reply Mail (QBRM)
Qualified Business Reply Mail allows the USPS to count mail pieces by weight
category, compute charges and generate bills automatically.

QBRM applies ONLY to cards and 1 and 2 ounce letters.

ONLY ON QBRM piece use 06268 in the destination address. QBRM pieces must be
Barcoded. A unique PLUS 4 digit has been assigned by the USPS.

Currently the handling fee is $.066/piece.

BOTH BRM AND QBRM USE PERMIT #10

THE TOP LEFT CORNER OF ANY MAIL PIECE INCLUDING BRM AND QBRM IS
RESERVED FOR USE BY THE CUSTOMER. WHAT SHOULD APPEAR HERE IS AT
LEAST THE KFS AND UNIT NUMBER.

The Design & Document Production Center will apply your department’s return address on all QBRM envelopes. Only your department’s name, Unit number and KFS number is required. You may add an attn: line if needed. Please fill out their form by clicking here.  In the space for other directions please put the KFS number, Department name and unit number that you would like us to print in the upper left hand corner.

TO: Domestic QBRM Customers:

  1. Please check the zip plus 4 number on your QBRM order for the following:

    06268-9927 used when expecting a return, 1 ounce or less
    06268-9928 used when expecting a return, over 1 ounce and up to 2 ounces.
    06268-9926 is the only approved “plus 4” for the QBRM card.

  2. DO NOT make any changes to the generic UCONN destination address.

Design specifications can be found on the USPS web site at www.usps.com or call
UMS @ 486-2024 for further assistance.

If you have any questions Please call UCONN Mail Services @ 486-2024.
TO: International QBRM Customers:

  1. Prior to enclosing IBRS envelopes, be sure to place your Unit number and FRS
    account on the back flap.
  2. Prior to enclosing IBRS cards, be sure to place your Unit number and FRS
    account on the reverse side.
  3. DO NOT make any changes to the generic UCONN destination address.

Departments are encouraged to use the QBRM pieces.

Foreign postal services are under no obligation to return domestic BRM mail pieces.
Please be sure to enclose IBRS only in mail to foreign destinations.