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OK, I've been here far too long to not know the answer to this, but I get so confused with all of the various interpretations of postal regs and then I can't even get two workers in the PO building to agree on an answer...(I swear, tax forms are easier to understand)...
Anyway, if I use traceable/trackable postage for a book over 1 pound, may I mail it from home? And if so, can I leave it in my box or must I actually hand it to him? (Provided I can convince my carrier to pick it up, of course.)
Thanks in advance : )
Meghan, you may mail you package from home. The regulation has changed from stamps-only, over 1 lb., hand to carrier, to stamps-only, over 13 oz, take to PO to give to postal clerk.
Any package using traceable/trackable postage (internet purchased postage, APC purchased postage) may be left in your mailbox for your carrier to pick up with your outgoing mail. Just be certain your mailing date (for the internet postage) is also the day of pickup. (The APC purchased postage has a 'date of sale' on it and is not considered a postmark)
Here's a link to the change in policy: http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2007/pr07_058.htm
Last Edited on: 10/3/07 1:41 PM ET - Total times edited: 1