- 8 years ago
My bridal days are long past. I make and sell an inexpensive hand crafted item that is sent via 1st class mail. Last year USPS forced me to spend roughly $350 for hand canceling that was never done. And no, I’m not a bulk mailer; I pay the same full rate as everybody else. USPS is an equal opportunity government bully.
USPS charges an extra 20 cents for envelopes that ostensibly cannot be run through machines, then jams them through machines anyway. Depending on the thickness of the contents, envelopes arrive with distasteful greasy creases on the edges and the contents are flattened.
It appears the unofficial policy of USPS is to NOT hand cancel but charge for it anyway. In the big scheme of things, 20 cents per envelope isn’t a lot of money but I’m tired to pieces of government organizations that don’t do what they’re paid to do. Found your discussion here while looking up official USPS policy, and the address for US Post master. Thought I’d pop in and share it with you. Like you don’t have anything else to do than write letters, LOL
Seriously, tho, thought you’d like to know that USPS isn’t just mean to brides, it doesn’t give a fig what volume customers think, either. Too busy worrying about their pension fund, I guess.
A fellow named John E. Potter is our present US post master general and he can be contacted at:
John E. Potter
U.S. Postal Service
475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20260-0010