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Royal Mail Business Reply envelope changes

Royal Mail makes changes to Business Reply envelopes

In November last year (2013) Royal Mail began a revamp of its Business Reply services. The key change relates to the design of envelopes.

From November 2014, all Business Reply envelopes must include a 12-character barcode that complies with Royal Mail specifications. The new barcode will contain the first six digits of the licence number and abbreviations that describe the service, the format, and the delivery speed.

As ever, the "small print" sets out some demanding specifications which have to be met for problem-free Business Reply performance. In particular, service users will have to apply for new Business Reply licences if their current licences contain fewer than 12 characters. Existing 12-character licences should perform correctly in the new system.

Ciconi is ready, willing and able to help customers adjust to the new specifications. Our Account Managers have all the information necessary to make any transition smooth and efficient.

Posted 25 March 2014