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Subject: About PBS postage and DC
Date Posted: 5/31/2008 3:35 PM ET
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Does anyone know how you would print postage AND a delivery confirmation without using the print wrapper button?  I am trying to send out a book from a swap, so not sure if I can do this but really want to.

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 3:46 PM ET
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There is no way to print just postage & DC w/out a name. BUT when you can do for swap games, and a lot of us do it, is post a random book to your shelf (one w/ a lot of copies in the system).  Then go to that book and click the "mail to a friend" option.  Fill in the address and viola ~ now you can print w/ postage and DC.

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 3:50 PM ET
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Thanks so much.     I will try this next time.  Hope it works!!!!!!!!!!

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 6:09 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/31/2008 8:31 PM ET
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Hey thanks for the tip.  I do use paypal.  Your link takes me to the sign in page.  Could you list the url just in case?

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 9:51 PM ET
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You can also use the PBS Custom DC. It's on your member home page right next to the transaction archive.

 Custom DC

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 9:53 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/1/2008 1:29 PM ET
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Monica--thanks I tried that you get DC only with no postage

Jeri--thanks for the link

 

Lori - OK one final question, I tried your method this morning and got it to work fine ( after messing with the street address for a bit).  My quesiton is ...is it best then to cancel the book order after or what is the best procedure.  I don't know if these are tracked or anything.

Date Posted: 6/1/2008 2:06 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/2/2008 12:19 PM ET
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if you use the 'mail to a friend' method, you can probably cancel the order after you've printed the label.  if you mark it mailed, it shows up on BOTH your 'books en route to you' and 'books you've mailed' tabs until you mark it received.  if you just want the label, cancelling is probably best.  if you want to be able to do a quick check on the DC scans (either tab will work), then mark it mailed and mark it received after the person confirms they received it.

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Date Posted: 6/2/2008 1:52 PM ET
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I mark them mailed and put a tag on the Dummy book I used to let me know what the real book I sent out is, and then I can track it as it is being delivered to my  "friend/swap buddy/etc."  I then mark it received when I know it has reached its final destination, and that takes the other copy out of the Main menu.



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Date Posted: 6/5/2008 5:28 PM ET
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Okay, I have also tried the paypal shipping now and at first it said it printed my label, but didn't but then when I hit reprint it worked.  So may have to try it again, to see if it goes more smoothly.