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Subject: Delivery Confirmation Unavailable??? What does THAT mean!?!?!
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 7:02 AM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2008
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I am trying to print the address page for a book order I received and am getting read for the mail and I always use Delivery Confirmation. But, this time I got this message when I tried to order it and print, "We are sorry but Delivery Confirmation is currently not available for this address".


I have never seen this before and it made me wary. Does anyone know what that means? Has it happened to you before?

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 9:42 AM ET
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Yes, provided that the package is at least 3/4 of an inch thick ("at its thickest point"), according to USPS Delivery Confirmation Regulations, and is being sent to a USPS-validated address.

I checked the help docs and that's what it said about DC's.

I'd go to the USPS site or check online to see if that address is good.  Then I'd go to The Team and see what they say. 

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 1:03 PM ET
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If its small and being sent First Class instead of Media Mail that might explain why.

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 2:30 PM ET
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Sometimes this is just a glitch and it'll work after a while.

Is it  a PO box?  I don't think DC works for a PO box but I'm not sure.

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 3:56 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 5/28/09 8:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/4/2009 12:43 AM ET
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Thanks for the responses everyone. I wrote PBS also and this was the response:


Dear S,

When you see the message that Delivery Confirmation is not available for this address, this usually means that USPS.com is having some downtime. Every address used at PaperBackSwap should be able to be used with Delivery Confirmation. If you wait a little while and try again, USPS.com's downtime should be over and it should work. Let us know if it is not working by tonight.

Have a great day!

The PaperBackSwap Team
I tried again later and it worked fine! So I guess that's that.

Last Edited on: 5/4/09 12:43 AM ET - Total times edited: 1