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Subject: First Class 3/4" Rule
Date Posted: 1/21/2008 10:35 AM ET
Member Since: 12/26/2006
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In genera, my MMPs are less than 8oz after packaging.  In fact, PBS shoots out a First Class wrapper.  However, they are usually over 3/4".  I would think this is not within USPS guidelines of 3/4" thickness or less.  Even if the book size input on PBS is 1" it shoots out that First Class wrapper.  Anyone else worried about the 3/4" rule?

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 12:14 PM ET
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At 8 oz it should be media mail anyway but if you are printing postage you can change the weight of the book to make it 8 or more oz that way its not first class and the rule doesnt apply. Anything under 1 lb will show up as $2.13 in postage for media.



Last Edited on: 1/21/08 2:32 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 1/21/2008 1:18 PM ET
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I've never given any "3/4" rule" a thought when deciding to mail a book - I'd thought that if you want to pay the FC rate it doesn't matter?

 

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/21/2008 5:02 PM ET
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PBS is giving you the First Class Parcel rate. This is the correct rate for packages that are over 3/4" thick, so it sounds like you have nothing to worry about.

If your package is less than 3/4" thick, then you have to pad it a little bit if you're using printable postage with delivery confirmation or delivery confirmation alone. Any item with DC on it has to be at least 3/4" thick.

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 5:45 PM ET
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Thanks ladies.  I think I'm remembering now:)