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Subject: Large Envelope or Package Rate?
Date Posted: 10/22/2010 10:09 PM ET
Member Since: 10/18/2010
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I am shipping a very thin paper back in a manilla envelope (I cut the clasp end off, so no clasp). 

Under the Large Envelope Rate, it states "Large envelopes that are rigid, nonrectangular, or not uniformly thick pay package prices." 

Does that mean I need to use the package rate price?  The envelope is rectangular, is uniformly thick, but IT IS RIGID.  Because it's rigid, do I need to pay the package price?

Thanks in advance for the help! 

Date Posted: 10/22/2010 10:11 PM ET
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How thick is it?

Date Posted: 10/22/2010 10:12 PM ET
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It's not very thick - the book is a small paperback, 52 pages. 

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 10/23/2010 9:50 AM ET
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Yes, you need to pay the First Class Parcel rate if your envelope is rigid. The cheaper rate is for envelopes that bend and can be handled by machinery that has rollers.