Business Reply Mail - Scout Mail

By Hallvard Slettebø

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Business Reply Mail (BRM) is a domestic service that allows a mailer to receive First-Class Mail back from customers and pay postage only for the pieces returned to the mailer from the original distribution of BRM pieces. These pieces must have a specific address and format. Postage and fees are collected when the mail is delivered back to the original mailer. BRM is a cost-effective way to provide reply pieces for a wide variety of mailings, including fund-raising solicitations, surveys, subscription renewals, etc.
Businesses, government departments, fund raisers and other organisations of all sizes can use Business Reply Mail to:
- Initiate customer service;
- Raise funds;
- Receive payments;
- Request information;
- Develop retail trade;
- Research the marketplace;
- Build databases;
- Generate sales leads;
- Identify customer needs.
Related terms are Courtesy Reply Mail (CRM) and Meter Reply Mail (MRM).
CRM - envelopes or postcards that a mailer provides to its customers to expedite delivery of their responses. The customer affixes the reply postage before mailing.
MRM - a pre-printed return envelope, card, or label provided by a meter license holder as a courtesy to customers on which the postage is prepaid as a meter impression.
Business Reply Mail items are known from a number of Scouting organisations. Probably many more exist than those which are showed here.
Please inform the author at if you can supply additional information.

New Zealand
United Kingdom
United States Updated!

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Thank you to scout stamp collectors who have
supplied information on the Business Reply Mail items:
Lawrence Clay, U.S.A. (Lawrence has supplied a lot of information and images!)
Bob Gelwicks, U.S.A.
Steinar Halvorsen, Norway
Torbjørn Larsson-Fedde, Norway
Arvid Løhre, Norway
Olav Øverbye, Norway
Estanislao Pan de Alfaro, Spain
Runar Øvstegård, Norway (Runar has supplied a lot of information and images!)

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