Mailing invites: Nonmachinable charge if I'm having stamps hand-cancelled?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
3653 posts
Sugar bee

I once poured over the USPS website and I remember an up-charge for square. Also, I read somewhere on the internet recently, that they no longer hand cancel invitations. I’m guessing they still have to, for non-flat items. Anything flat-ish goes through a machine.  I sent out my daughter’s save the date magnets shortly after my cousin’s daughter did. They charged the cousin more, because they had magnets in the envelopes. I took ours directly to the post office, instead of just putting stamps on myself, and they said they just take a standard stamp. I’ve read on the Bee that different postal clerks have told them different things, too. Good luck!

Post # 3
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Commenting to follow, I’m mailing mine out (square envelope, magnets) soon and I’m also curious about how this works… 

Post # 6
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

They don’t hand-cancel anymore. My square invites cost $1.19 to deliver. I hd to get a $0.70 stamp and a regular forever stamp. 

Post # 7
537 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had square invitations that were less than 1 oz. They only cost me $0.70 to mail (would have been $0.66 if it was before the recent price hike). And yes, they DID handle cancel them for me. 65-70 invitations at no additional cost for hand cancelling all of them at once. I mailed them out less than 3 weeks ago.

Carladore:  How much does your invite weigh? I don’t know why they told you $0.92. If your invite is more than 2 oz, it should be $0.91.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  PaisleyMedic.
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