Business Reply Mail

To Business Reply or Not

When departments send out pre-stamped envelopes, the department pays $.485 for each envelope and may not get the survey back, therefore, wasting postage money. The current rate is $.584​ each for a first class one ounce business reply envelope and a department only pays for the ones that are returned.
Note: If you expect a response rate of less than 80% it would be more cost effective to use a business reply envelope rather than placing a stamp on the return envelope.


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