Whether you are delivering a package to a client or friend, the United States Postal Service can be a reliable and economical option for you. Sending a package from the post office can seem like a complicated and confusing process, but it is actually quite simple if you know your delivery options and how to properly prepare your package for delivery.
. Retail Ground, formerly known as Standard Post, is the cheapest way to ship a package via USPS. But it is also the slowest, with a delivery rate between 2-8 working days. If time is not a big problem for your shipment, then Retail Ground is a good option. 
- It can sometimes take up to 14 business days to provide Retail Ground your parcel.
- Maximum weight for sending parcels via Retail Ground is.
- You can use Priority Mail to send packages that weigh up to.  All Priority Mail boxes and envelopes are free! You can request to have them sent to your home or office, or you can retrieve what you need from the post office. of.
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- Express Mail also has a quick service to have your parcel delivered by 15.00 the next day.
- Express Mail also provides insurance coverage for up to $ 100, a signature confirmation of delivery and tracking information.
- Note that Priority Mail Express often has a separate pickup time to pick up to arrive at its destination on time. Contact your post office by phone or go online to confirm the downtime.
- Use padded envelopes to send first- Class Mail for their light weight and durability.
- To send a lightweight package via First Class Mail, the envelope does not have to exceed, otherwise your package will be charged to the next higher price or postal category.
- Your package must be at least thick. If your package does not fit the dimensions, USPS can return it or automatically upgrade the shipping and charge the customer. 
- Video games and computer hard drives are not eligible for Media Mail prices.
- Media Mail has a top weight on.
- Ask a postal worker if your items qualify as Media Mail before you package it and send it from the post office.
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- Put your shipment in a box or envelope and seal it close. Mount your item or items in the box or envelope, add cushioning material (such as bubble paper, newspaper or packing peanuts) if needed and seal the envelope or tape the box closed with packaging tape so that it closes flat on all sides. Reinforce the tabs on the top and bottom with tape so that the box does not open during transport. 
- For retail and First Class Mail, you can use any sturdy cardboard box. You do not need to use the USPS Priority Mail box.
- Use a box that holds your delivery but leaves little room for you to add any stopping material.
- If your box has any stickers or logos other than the USPS Priority Mail Box logo, you can cross them out with a marker or cover them with your postage label.
- Make sure your box has no loose hanging in it like yarn, string or ribbons as it can get stuck in the sorting equipment.
- Address the package clearly. You can use label stickers or write the address directly on the package. Be sure to enter a return address and include the postal codes. Use ink that does not smudge so the address remains legible as it travels to its destination. 
- Use a permanent if you type the address directly on the parcel.
- Take your package to the post office to measure and weigh it. Before you can send your parcel, you have to pay for the correct postage, which means you need exact measurements of size and weight. A postal worker at the counter at your post office will weigh and measure the package to determine how much postage it will require. They will also be able to inspect the package to confirm that it is properly prepared. 
- When the postal worker calculates the necessary postage, be sure to ask for the cost of the confirmation number as they may cost extra depending on your delivery method.
- Apply postage to package. After your package has been weighed and measured, you can purchase the postage required to send it. Apply the postage to the package in a clear place. The postage label will contain a barcode that is scanned as it is processed during the trip to be delivered, so make sure the label is easy to find and scan. 
- A postal worker can also give the cost of sending for several methods so you can compare and choose the best option for your delivery needs .
- The postal worker at the post office will often apply the postage to your package for you if you bought it from them.
- Postage always goes in the upper right corner of an envelope, but it can vary for packages.
- If you regularly print your own postage paper, use clear tape and cover the paper completely so that it is not too wet to read or scan.
- Give your package to the postal worker at the resale table. The postal worker behind the counter can confirm that the package is properly prepared and that the correct postage has been used. They then scan the package and process it for delivery. They can also give you a confirmation or receipt of the transaction. 
- Get a tracking number if desired. With tracking information you can follow the package during transport. This is a great feature if you need to check the status of the package or have to verify that it was delivered. It may cost extra to track information about a package sent through First Class Mail or Retail Ground, but it can give you the peace of mind to know the status of your shipment. 
- Tracking information comes free with Priority Mail, Priority Express and First Class Mail.
- You can also get a signature confirmation if you need to verify that the package was received by a person.
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[ Edit ] References
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