(Closed) post office ripping u off??

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

yeah, square cards typically cost more….when you buy cards in the store, they always say "extra postage required"

Just because they were delivered fine doesn’t mean anything. Sometimes my mom sends me square cards with just one stamp, and I get a little manilla envelope saying I, the receiver, owes the post office some change.

Post # 4
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Thankfully I saw this online before I designed my invites….because I was planning squares! I’m sorry you didn’t know ahead of time.

Post # 5
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Yep, they have to hand sort the square ones, regardless of the size of them, because they will not go through to auto feeder.

Post # 6
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Here’s the information on the USPS website: "Letters are subject to a $0.20 surcharge if they are square, rigid or have certain nonmachinable characteristics."


For a while apparently, not all post office employees were aware of this surcharge, and so they would send through the square cards anyway. Then last May the post office had an awareness campaign about it and now everyone knows.

Post # 7
2681 posts
Sugar bee

Unfortunatley it is true that since a square is not a standard size you have to pay an extra .20  I had to do this for my invitations as well.

Post # 8
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

So, our rehearsal dinner invitations were square, and my Mother-In-Law dropped them off at the post office with only the standard postage.  Most of them arrived without any issues at all, and only 1 of them (that I heard of any way) arrived with postage due.  It was a little bit of a hiccup, but not a big deal since they were only going to our close friends and family.  I just thought it was odd that some went through and others didn’t!

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