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Subject: Question about DC (not related to PBS)
Date Posted: 8/17/2007 2:16 PM ET
Member Since: 3/1/2006
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Just recently I discovered a priority flat-rate box. I understand about whatever fits into it can go for $8.95. This is my question however...


Can a thing like this have DC put on it? And if so, how much would it cost?


I have tried to go to the USPS website, but I'm a real dunce about a lot of things and didn't understand. For example, they had one price for 'retail' and another for electronic'. What does this all mean?


Basically, if I just want to simply put DC on a priority flat-rate boxx I'm mailing, how much would the postage be?


I just like to know these things in advance. If anyone can help me, it would be greatly appreciated.




Date Posted: 8/17/2007 2:25 PM ET
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Yep, you can add DC to a Priority Mail flat rate box.  If you pay for the postage/DC online, then the electronic DC is free for Priority Mail, so your total would be $8.95.  If you buy the DC non-electronically (example, you add stamps or buy the DC at the post office), then it's an additional $.65 for a total of $9.60.

Last Edited on: 8/17/07 2:26 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/17/2007 4:40 PM ET
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Thanks for the information.


Just one more question. Where is recommeneded to buy postage online? I've never bought postage online before and have no idea. Naturally, on this site I've heard a lot of things about a lot of places, but have no idea what would be the easiest and lessc complicated.



Natalie B .

Date Posted: 8/17/2007 6:02 PM ET
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If you're sending Priority, the USPS site's Clik and Ship lets you buy labels with postage on them for Priority Mail and will even let you mail a flat rate box. It is by far the easiest. Here is the https://sss-web.usps.com/cns/landing.do - you will have to register in order to buy postage but that's easy and free (and you can do it from that page)

They don't do media mail, which is why they get less mention. I use Paypal for media mail, and like it - joining is free, no monthly fee, etc. Others will have other recommendations, I'm sure.

Date Posted: 8/17/2007 6:54 PM ET
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Thanks Marsha

Date Posted: 8/17/2007 6:58 PM ET
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Hope I got it right, Steve.  :-)