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Topic: Pre Printed Postage Dilemma

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Subject: Pre Printed Postage Dilemma
Date Posted: 6/10/2011 2:06 AM ET
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Are there any new regs. we should know about concerning pre-printed postage?   Specifically - if you print a wrapper with a certain amount of postage on it, go to the post office and it is re weighed and needs more postage - can you put more postage on THAT package?  We have a member who is being jounced all over her PO about this one.  If there is anything in the Manual, can you tell me where please?

Katz

 

Date Posted: 6/10/2011 1:26 PM ET
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I don't know what's in the Manual.  I've never had a problem having additional postage added at the PO counter for packages with pre-printed postage that didn't have enough postage on them.

Date Posted: 6/10/2011 1:48 PM ET
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Yes, of course, you can just add stamps or a postal meter strip with the additional postage.

Tell your friend to ask for a written regulation that says that postage cannot be added ... since there is no such thing, they will not be able to produce one.



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Date Posted: 6/10/2011 11:26 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Yes, of course, you can just add stamps or a postal meter strip with the additional postage.  +1

My postal staff has done this for me dozens of times...yesh.  So long as the package has enough postage (total) there's no restrictions as to the combination of stamps, e-postage, APC, counter postage, etc.

Date Posted: 6/11/2011 12:05 PM ET
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Unfortunately, common sense isn't always in writing! I am not sure of a DMM quote that says that it is ok to add postage to the printed label. I thought I'd seen it on PBS or Endicia, but I haven't found it.

Date Posted: 6/11/2011 6:18 PM ET
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If they sent it on Postage Due, someone would have to put additional postage on it on the other end, so what's the difference, really?

 

Date Posted: 6/12/2011 12:28 AM ET
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Excellent point Diane!