Post # 1
Maybe someone can help me with this. I have square invites (which are subject to a $0.20 nonmachinable charge), but I’m looking to have them hand-cancelled any way by someone at the post office. Does this mean they will bypass the machines completely?
I ask because oddly online it quotes me $1.12 per invite and in person at the post office, a worker told me she didn’t know anything about a charge with a square envelope and that they would be $0.92 per invite.
Post # 2
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
Commenting to follow, I’m mailing mine out (square envelope, magnets) soon and I’m also curious about how this works…
Post # 4
When I was there today, I asked about hand cancelling…and they said that the first 50 are free and its a $0.05 charge for each one after that. I figure I’ll just take 50 in two batches and beat the system haha.
Post # 5
Am I safe with putting $0.98 on there?? Kind of splitting the difference… 🙂
Post # 6
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
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.