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Topic: How long to mail package with Custom DC?

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Subject: How long to mail package with Custom DC?
Date Posted: 3/27/2014 6:12 PM ET
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Is there a time limit between printing and actually mailing a package with Custom DC? I have a box of Media Mail to send to my daughter. I boxed it all up and printed the label on Sunday night, intending to mail it early in the week. Unfortunately, some bad tuna I ate on Sunday night has me sticking close to the bathroom; it's unlikely I'll be able to mail it much before next week. Note that this is not a PBS shipment.

Last Edited on: 3/27/14 6:18 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/27/2014 10:58 PM ET
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Take it to the window and ask them to round date it.  Explain what happened.  Hope you are feeling better!

Date Posted: 3/28/2014 1:10 PM ET
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The PO window will put a zero postage new date sticker on it to show the actual mail date. Just ask them for it.

Date Posted: 3/28/2014 8:50 PM ET
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Custom DC does not have any postage printed on it, just the tracking bar code, so no there isn't technically a time limit though I wouldn't try it 6 months later.

Date Posted: 3/29/2014 11:40 PM ET
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I'd say don't complain when you observe other postal delivery times taking longer then expected as possibly those mailers had bad tuna with a printed start the clock time in the web before they could actually deliver the parcel into the system to track actual delivery performance. I  guess you see things do happen - tuna - Ughhh, so maybe there are reasons to not be so critical of everything.

Date Posted: 3/30/2014 4:51 AM ET
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DC/Tracking only is not dated and is good to mail.  Tracking with printed postage is dated and would need a zero strip (to refresh postage) if not mailed on the label date.