Friday, December 28, 2007

Mailing Requirements

For those in the U.S. you will be required to purchase either a Certificate of Mailing or Certified Mail receipt when you send your package off. I suggest the Certified Mail only because it provides both proof of mailing and allows you to track your package to make sure that it gets to it's destination. If you purchase the Certified Mail option you will need to email me the tracking number, which I will add to your individual database entry that I keep.

Certificate of Mailing provides evidence of mailing and must be purchased at time of mailing. It’s available for First-Class Mail, Priority Mail, Parcel Post, Bound Printed Matter, and Media Mail. For an additional fee, a certificate of mailing may be combined with parcel airlift service (PAL) or special handling. Items with a certificate of mailing must be presented to a retail employee at a Post Office or to a rural carrier.

Fee in addition to postage—$1.05

Certified Mail provides proof of mailing at the time of mailing and date and time of delivery or attempted delivery. A delivery record is maintained by the USPS. Certified mail is available with First-Class Mail and Priority Mail. For an additional fee, Certified Mail may be combined with restricted delivery or return receipt.

Fee in addition to postage—$2.65

Flat Rate Boxes
Hopefully many of you know about this option, which the postal service provides. Flat Rate boxes!! Whatever you can fit into this box will only cost you $8.95 to ship, plus your Certified Mail or Certificate of Mailing fees. The joy of it is that you can get the boxes from the postal service for free. You can either order them online or visit your local postal site and request them in person.

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