(Closed) USPS is charging my guests to receive their invitations?!?!

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

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@Pumpkin_Bee:  Then sorry, the problem wasn’t the USPS. Your invite probably never left your local post office, which is why it didn’t matter if the postage was correct. It was going right back to you. Just to make sure I never had this issue, I took it into the post office and had them weigh and measure it, then I bought stamps and on the day of mailing had them weighed and measured again just to make sure. 

Post # 18
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I believe the USPS “spot checks” items for insufficient postage, which may explain why your test-mailed invitation was received by you, but some of your guests are getting “postage due” notices.  I believe the recipient is required to pay the postage due to the mail carrier before the item will be delivered.  Hopefully this didn’t happen to too many of your invitations!

Post # 20
3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Pumpkin_Bee:  yeah most wedding invitations need the $0.66 stamp. that sucks. 🙁 i’m sorry that’s happening to you!

Post # 21
1222 posts
Bumble bee

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@Pumpkin_Bee:   well if you mailed it to yourself, the usual “return to sender” action would be pointless because you are the sender. Maybe that’s why it went through fine?

Post # 22
9878 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m guessing a big fat stack of envelopes is more likely to be weighed than one individual. Sorry this happened but it’s not really USPS’s fault.  :/

Post # 24
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I went to the post office today to drop off my invitations and was told weeks ago that they would be .66 because of their shape (square) and today when I handed them to the postal worker she told me that they are a half an inch too big to be mailed for .66 they are actually .92 to mail.  I think they change the rules as they go.  It’s so frustrating.  She told me I was lucky that she caught it otherwise my guests would have to pay the difference.  I completely understand your frustration!

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