(Closed) International Post Q, I may have screwed up

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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8123 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Doesn’t the post office just use those size categories to calculate postage? So standard size or below = $1, oversized = $2 etc.

I have never heard of this mattering but I am in a different country so maybe the US and Canadian postal services do things differently.

Post # 4
Member
43 posts
Newbee

I don’t think it matters if they are smaller than the standard size……Larger yes, because then it would be higher postage.

Should be fine 🙂

Post # 5
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2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m Canadian and I’ve never once cared or looked at the size of the envelope.  If its ‘oversized’ you just pay extra postage.  Smaller/lighter is fine.  I get mail in all different sizes. 

We really aren’t that different than the US.  

Post # 8
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2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Honestly, I have no idea.  All the RSVP cards I’ve ever sent back have been smaller than a standard envelope and they’ve all been mailed with a regular (domestic) stamp within Canada. 

You could call CP if you’re really concerned about it.  But I’ve never had any smaller than standard envelopes come with anything other than a domestic stamp (all mailed within Canada).  Oversized/over weight items obviously required extra postage, but I’m pretty sure undersized doesn’t. 

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