(Closed) Postal service help!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am confused by your post.  If you have your address on the right hand side of the postcard, plus leave some blank room on the bottom for the barcode, you will be fine.  Why would the post office not be able to read your address?

Post # 4
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7647 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I asked my mom, who is a post master replacement, and she said it will get returned to you.

I don’t understand why it wouldn’t be readable if you have the correct size? All they do is shove it through a slot and if it fits, it goes out. They stamp their bar code thingy and it sends. If the address is incorrect they send it back to your address, or whatever you have the return address as. If there is no return address it gets tossed. It doesn’t matter where the post card or letters starts either.

Post # 8
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7647 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@nl: Even if your guests don’t put their return address they will still come back to you. Because even like with our RSVP’s some guests didn’t have their address on it (or name for that matter) and it still came back to us. Granted we had ours in an envelope, but it doesn’t matter. They will return it to whatever the return address (or in your case deliver to) address is as longas your address is correct.

Post # 9
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@nl:  As you can see in the page you referenced, you shouldn’t have anything in the bottom right, 5/8″ height.  That is where the barcode goes. The red stamp across the top is not a barcode and is the cancellation of the stamp.

If the machine can’t read the barcode, it will be hand sorted, however the mail will be delivered more quickly when it is all machine sortable. 

Post # 12
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@nl: it’s a federal offense to throw any mail out, even junk mail. The USPS will make all possible attempts to deliver it. I’m sure you’ll be fine. 

Post # 14
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11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes, it will be delivered to you. It’s the only address on there, and therefore the only address that can be read. Postcards actually cannot have a second address with a zip code on them–the machine will read the card and whichever zipcode it picks up first is where it’s going. I just had to create some “we’ve moved!” postcards for a local business, so I had to be careful with how I printed their new address.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@nl:  There is always room to print the zipcode because they’ll print it right over whatever is there (or print it on a sticker and stick that on it). But yes, it will be hand sorted if it cannot go through the machines.

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