How do Royal Mail Business Reply Envelopes
Royal Mail offer a Business Response service that enables any business
or organisation to use business reply or Freepost envelopes. You
need an annual licence
from Royal Mail and specially printed business reply envelopes or
FReepost envelopes, which are supplied by us.
It is very important that the envelope layout is created to the
new VERY strict Royal Mail specifications. From 7th November 2014,
all response envelopes MUST carry a personalised barcode. Centreprint
are experts in Business Reply Envelopes and create the layout and
personalised barcode for you at no charge.
What do the different styles look like?
There are four styles of Business Reply envelopes. All MUST carry
a personalised barcode if used after November 2014. The only design
difference, (apart from the very welcome postage discount on the
PLUS service), between Business Reply PLUS
and Business Reply STANDARD
is in the licence number that Royal Mail will issue to you and the
use of the word "Plus" after "Business Reply"
in the top left hand corner of the envelope. Centreprint create
the barcode and the envelope artwork for you at no extra charge.
Why do I need a Royal Mail Business Reply
Royal Mail charges for each envelope that is used. You pay some
of this postage cost "on account" when you apply for the
business reply licence. Unused envelopes do not incur any postage
Strict Business Reply Envelope barcode
It is very important that the envelopes are printed to the very
strict Royal Mail barcoded specifications, or you risk having to
pay a postage surcharge on EACH envelope as they are used. Centreprint
are Business Reply Envelope specialists and layout the personalised
barcode and envelope correctly for you. We then submit the mandadory
proof to Royal Mail on your behalf, as well as sending a proof to
you for your final approval.
Centreprint make ordering Business Reply envelopesl EASY!
What size envelope should I order?
DL size (110mm x 220mm) is the most popular. This takes a standard
A4 letter, folded into three. It also fits a C5 envelope.
C5 size (162mm x 229mm) takes an A5 sheet, or an A4 letter folded
C4 size (324mm x 229mm) takes an A4 sheet unfolded. C4 can only
be used with the business response standard service, NOT
the PLUS service.
How do I order business reply envelopes?
1. You need to have applied for a Royal Mail Business Reply licence
first. Apply here
if you do not already have a licence.
2. Once you have your licence number, just click on a blue "order
now" button below and fill in our simple order form. There
are NO extras, other than VAT.
Size Printed Business Reply Envelopes -
110mm x 220mm white self seal