(Closed) POSTAGE QUESTION

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would go to the counter at the post office and talk to them…  they can give you a deffinate answer, also got this from USPS

 

Letter

DimensionMinimumMaximum

Height

3-1/2 inches

6-1/8 inches

Length

5 inches

11-1/2 inches

Thickness

0.007 inch

1/4 inch

Any item smaller than the minimum dimensions is not mailable.
For larger items, see large envelopes or packages.
For envelopes, length is the dimension parallel to the address.

For items over 3.5 ounces, see large envelope or package prices.

Letters that meet one or more of the nonmachinable characteristics below are subject to the nonmachinable surcharge.

  • It is a square letter
  • It is too rigid – does not bend easily
  • It has clasps, string, buttons, or similar closure devices
  • It has an address parallel to the shorter dimension of the letter
  • It contains items such as pens that cause the surface to be uneven
  • The length divided by height is less than 1.3 or more than 2.5

Square Envelope

The minimum size for a square envelope is 5″ x 5″.
Square letters are subject to the nonmachinable surcharge.

Post # 4
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You need to talk to the post office, we did pocket folds and had to spend extra because they weren’t bendy enough. You might be fine but you will sleep easier knowing that it won’t be an issue!

Post # 6
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586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would go to the post office just to be sure. 

One more thing I’d like to add to auggiefrog‘s list is if the length divided by height is less than 1.3 or more than 2.5 it can not be processed by machines and will cost more. 

Post # 7
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7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Just take it to the post office. Then you can buy from the full selection of stamps too.

Post # 9
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986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not sure where you are living. But a cool thing they have in Canada, is you can send them a photo and they make postage for you.  I had our engagement photo made into postage for ours.

Post # 11
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11351 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree with the other bees who advised you to take it to the post office. Also, do not forget to include EVERYTHING that will be mailed with your invitations, including the stamp on your return-address envelopes, if you’re using them.

Post # 12
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375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrshotwing:  Depending on your mail carrier….I know if I put mine in my mailbox requesting they tell me how much the postage would be, I would get an answer that way! Love my rural mail delivery 🙂

Post # 13
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7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@Mrshotwing:  You work all day, including Saturdays the entire time the post office is open and cannot go on a lunch break or send your Fiance or a good friend? Sorry, not buying it.

Post # 16
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375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mrsSonthebeach:  Small post offices in small communities are closing and cutting back on hours — my local post office closes for an hour in the middle of the day, which is over my entire 25 minute lunch break. They are not open early or later in the afternoon.  And yes, they are open on Saturday….for 25 minutes. The closest post office to my parents is over half an hour drive and has even more limited hours than mine! I am not kidding! I did mention that the rural mail carriers I have are very helpful….I of course have no clue if the OP is in a similar situation, but there are some of us that have a legitimate difficult time making it to an actual post office 🙂

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