How to Use Postage Paid Envelopes

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Postage-paid envelopes are often used by businesses and marketing agencies to provide free postage to existing or potential clients or customers. If the postage is paid, all you need to do is put the return letter in the mail.


If you have a postage-paid envelope from a business, it will be classified as Business Reply Mail, Qualified Business Reply Mail or Courtesy Reply Mail on the top right space of an envelope or postcard. Make sure the center of the envelope or card has the address of the appropriate recipient, and the top left portion of the envelope or card has your address, in case it needs to be returned to the sender.

Make sure the envelope or card is a postage-paid item and do not put a stamp on it. If you are unsure, check with your United States Post Office postmaster to ensure that you don't need to pay for postage. Seal your envelope once its contents have been filled and it has been addressed to the recipient.

To mail your sealed and addressed postage-paid envelope, simply put it in a United States Post Office mailbox drop or bring it to the nearest USPS office. Check the collection times of the mailbox drop to make sure your letter or card will be received on time.


About the Author

Kim Fuller has been writing food and lifestyle features since 2007. She now lives in Vail, Colo., after spending one year traveling Europe. Fuller is a regular contributor to Gaiam Life, an online fitness and wellness publication. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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