Courtesy reply mail differs from business reply mail in the manner of payment of postage, namely, by stamp when the mail is sent, rather than by the permit holder when the mail is received. Courtesy reply mail is typically used when a response is practically guaranteed, e.g., bill payments.
In the United States, the United States Postal Service specifies that the envelopes or postcards for courtesy reply mail should be printed with a FIM A code. The POSTNET bar code can be printed on the envelope or postcard; alternatively, it can be printed on a payment coupon so that the bar code is visible through the window of a window envelope when the payment coupon is inserted.
POSTAL SERVICETM ISSUES NOTICE ABOUT ADDITION OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REPLY SERVICE COMPETITIVE CONTRACT 3 TO COMPETITIVE PRODUCTS LIST
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Patent No. 7,739,192 Issued on June 15, Assigned to Uniited States Postal Service for Business Reply Mail Automated Accounting (Virginia Inventors)
Jun 16, 2010; ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 17 -- Wanda E. Young of Stafford, Va., and George L. Van Ness of Fredericksburg, Va., have developed an...