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Topic: Tracking First Class Mail (without DC)

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Subject: Tracking First Class Mail (without DC)
Date Posted: 6/11/2008 9:39 PM ET
Member Since: 10/24/2007
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This isn't directly related to PBS, but I was hoping someone could help me with this. I need to mail some papers, and I have a large envelope that already has the postage on it. The package won't be be thick enough to qualify for delivery confirmation. What postal service should I use to verify that the package was delivered? I know there are a couple of options, but I'm not sure which one is which. Karen
Date Posted: 6/11/2008 9:51 PM ET
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I'd use certified mail http://www.usps.com/send/waystosendmail/extraservices/certifiedmailservice.htm or signature confirmation http://www.usps.com/send/waystosendmail/extraservices/signatureconfirmationservice.htm.
Date Posted: 6/13/2008 8:28 AM ET
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you would have to use certified. Signature confirmation has the same requiremants as delivery confirmation.

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 5:30 PM ET
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If it is a business reply envelope, you can not add any services.

Otherwise you can use certified ($2.70). You can add electronic return receipt ($1.00) or paper return receipt ($2.20).

OR....Depending on how much postage is already on the envelope, you could  add more and send it priority with DC. You can download a program from USPS.com and print a label with DC and no postage. Then add enough postage to make $4.80 total on it. The DC is free with the printed label.

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 10:01 PM ET
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