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Subject: When you Print only Delivery Confirmation onto the wrapper
Date Posted: 5/2/2010 2:49 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2009
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When you print only Delivery Confirmation onto the wrapper will the post office charge $0.19 or $0.55?

I don't have a scale so I will pay the postage at USPS but I am curious of the DEL. Conf. amount they will charge.



Date Posted: 5/2/2010 3:00 PM ET
Member Since: 9/20/2009
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You only pay the .19. But you may have to explain to the clerk that he/she has to scan the DC before they charge you the postage so the system will actually charge you the .19. My local PO's now know what to do but I did have to explain at first. Depending on your location they may not have seen it done this way before.

Date Posted: 5/2/2010 4:07 PM ET
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When they hit DC it will show the full price, but once they scan the label, the price will automatically adjust to the $0.19.  Most POs are familiar with preprinted DC so hopefully it should go ok for you.

Date Posted: 5/2/2010 5:08 PM ET
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You will be charged .19 in addition to your counter postage Jacqueline, and it will appear as a seperate charge on your receipt.

As already mentioned, a few post offices are unfamiliar with electronic DC so you will want to pay attention during the first few transactions.  Assuming your post office uses the usual online UPSP computer thingy, they merely have to follow the on screen directions and scan your package when prompted.  This assures a correct transaction and charges the correct amounts.

Do not (under any circumstances) allow the clerk to deface or marker-over your DC.  Unknowledgable clerks may attempt to discard your legitimate DC and sell you the .80 counter DC (bright green sticky).  If you encounter any problems, ask to speak to the postmaster or request to see in writing any rules they attempt to enforce. 

That said Jacqueline, don't let us scare you...the huge majority of these transactions go through without incident!!  Unless you live in Wisconsin, then all bets are off for Media Mail lol!

Last Edited on: 5/2/10 5:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/2/2010 5:16 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2009
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Thank you!