How To Send A Letter At The Post Office?

 In Letter

Step 1

Determine whether to use an envelope or a postcard

When shipping a letter or postcard, the cost of postage is determined by the mail piece’s size and shape. You can save money by shipping standard-size letters that are compatible with automated mail-processing equipment.

Size and weight have an effect on the price.

Each envelope must be completely flat. If your envelope cannot be processed by automated equipment, it is called nonmachinable and will cost you extra to mail. Nonmachinable objects include envelopes that are lumpy or hard, as well as those with clasps, string, or buttons. Square or vertical envelopes with unusual shapes will also cost more to mail.

Envelopes

· Paper envelopes must be used.

· To qualify for letter prices, envelopes must be rectangular.

· Package costs will apply to envelopes larger than letter-size.

· To qualify for Flat Rate pricing on large envelopes, they must be rectangular.

Post cards

· To qualify for First-Class Mail® rates, postcards must be rectangular.

· Postcards that are oversized will be charged as a letter or big envelope.

Step 2

Organize Your Mail

To ensure that your mail is delivered on time, write or print your return address and the address to which you are mailing clearly in the appropriate locations.

Format of an Address

Envelopes containing unclear or incorrect addresses may not be delivered.

· Addresses should be typed clearly in capital letters.

· Make your mark with a pen or a permanent marker.

· Avoid the usage of commas and periods.

· When feasible, include the ZIP+4® Code.

Indicate the Recipient’s Address

In the bottom center of the envelope, write the recipient’s address. Separate the following into distinct lines:

· The whole name of the recipient or the name of the business

· Complete street address and, if available, apartment or suite number

· ZIP+4 Code, City, and State

If the apartment or suite number does not fit above the city, state, and ZIP+4 code on the delivery address line, it should be placed on a separate line immediately above the delivery address line.

· The whole name of the recipient or the name of the business

· Number of the apartment or suite

· Complete street address

· ZIP+4 Code, City, and State

Indicate the Sender’s Address

In the top-left corner, include the sender’s address. Separate the following into distinct lines:

· The sender’s complete name or business name

· Complete street address and, if available, apartment or suite number

· ZIP+4 Code, City, and State

 Step 3

Calculate and Apply Postage

The number of stamps required to mail a letter is determined by the destination, the size, and the weight of the letter. A Certified Mail Receipt or another form of proof of delivery will increase the price. A First-Class Mail® Forever® letter stamp costs $0.55 while a postcard costs $0.36. Additional Information Calculate and Apply Postage

Step 4

Mail Your Message

It’s simple to mail your stamped envelope or postcard. You can drop it off or leave it for your mail carrier to pick up in a variety of locations. Additional Information Step 4: Mail Your Message

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