Some months ago, I lost my iPod in Moscow whilst out there doing festival biz (I'm a Brit by residence). Incredibly, someone found it, the Apple security held, and I got an email from someone telling me they'd be happy to meet up and give it back. As the air fare is higher than the device cost, I thought going postal would be the best option, but I've drawn a blank - most of the delivery companies either want me to pay cash on the Russian side, or expect me to have a corporate account. [more inside]
I had to rush a print job while preparing internet orders for my web store and my "NetStamps" postage printed less than perfectly. Can I use them stamps or change them without my shipment failing? [more inside]
My friend in Utah has never had a conker. I want to send her one. It's a seed, but not a foodstuff. Is that cool with US customs/USPS?
It's a greeting card in a regular envelope, medium stock I think. How many forever stamps must I slap on this thing so it get to oz, or must I take it to the post office? The online calculators are confusing me. [more inside]
I have a bunch of postcards I'm mailing out from within the US to people in the US, UK and Switzerland. I can put domestic stamps on the cards sent from within the US to our US address, so that the recipients can just drop it in a mailbox. Does the USPS or another entity within the US sell stamps that I can put on the postcards sent from the UK and Switzerland, such that the recipients don't need to buy their own stamps?
I found out at the post office today that it is no longer possible to ship nail varnish or perfume (containing alcohol) from the UK to overseas. What are the rules the other way around? I asked at the counter but the lady selling me my stamp didn't seem to be sure. [more inside]
What are the maximum dimensions (in each direction) of a box that will fit in a standard USPS blue drop box of the sort that you find on a city street corner? [more inside]
Help me decide on my small home business shipping system! [more inside]
Cheapest way to ship a bass guitar from London, England to Gothenburg, Sweden? [more inside]
I want a cheaper postage meter. I am tired of paying $30+ bucks a month to Pitney Bowes to rent their postage meter. What is the best/cheapest other postage solution? [more inside]
What is the general history of the US postal "business reply mail" ? When did it begin? [more inside]
Can I put a penny stamp on my already-printed metered letters? [more inside]
I have perfected homemade marshmallows and they are delicious! They are so delicious that I want to send some from San Francisco to a friend in England. The only trouble is that the marshmallows have a coating of white powder (confectioners' sugar and a little cornflour) to ensure they don't stick together and create one big mess. Am I asking for trouble by sending this stuff via USPS internationally? [more inside]
It's hot. Damned hot. And I lose sunglasses. [more inside]
What hardware and software do I need to print postage for a lot of envelopes? [more inside]
How can I prove I mailed a cheque, even if the recipient doesn't cash the cheque? [more inside]
Why are my 42-cent USPS First Class stamped letters being delivered? [more inside]
I have a large stamp collection that has postage stamps from around 1920 or so through the present (mostly 1920s through 1950s), mostly U.S. but some foreign as well. Most stamps came off mail and are in an album. Some have postmarks, some don't. I live in Boston and would like to take the collection in person to a dealer who won't rip me off, but I'm open to other alternatives too.
I am a lazy butt and hate going out of my way to mail things. USPS ClickNShip works perfectly for my needs, but now that I'm doing BookMooch I want to use a cheaper postage method, like media mail. What can I do? [more inside]
I want to send a simple 5 lbs. bag of tootsie rolls candy from Florida to Glasgow, Scotland. I want to do this for somewhat less than it costs to buy a small aircraft carrier full of cocaine and diamonds. Help me.
If I send a postcard from China to the United States, I pay 4.5 RMB. Who gets the money? [more inside]
I'm asking this for a friend of mine. How many stamps would she need to send a card from Minnesota, USA to South Korea? [more inside]
Can I get a discount on postage for mailing 300 postcards to 1 address? [more inside]
Return Postage - Forever? [more inside]
Can I put two Forever stamps on one envelope? [more inside]
Roughly how much does it cost to send a average-sized, average-weight greeting card First Class from New York City to London? The USPS Web site requires the weight to calculate shipping costs, and I'm not sure how much it weighs (even approximately). I want to send the card today from work rather than trek to the post office.
How much postage do I need? [more inside]
Is there an alternative to Pitney Bowes? My office uses Pitney Bowes for mailings and I CAN'T STAND THEM. They have the worst customer service, a horribly rigid billing service and the most aggressive fees and finance charge racket of any vendor I've ever worked with in my life. Nobody I talk to knows of any resonable alternatives. Is there something out there that will save me from the misery of working with those SOBs?
Is there a way to get Endicia (for Mac) to validate APO/FPO addresses? [more inside]
My wife wants to send stamps to a friend in the Philippines so the friend can write back easily. What type of stamps should she buy?
Are all US postage stamps now self-adhesive? [more inside]
I'm looking for an authoritative price guide for postage stamps, primarily US stamps from prior to 1960, similar to the Overstreet guides printed for comic books. There are a number of such stamps I would like to look up. Online would be great, physical guides that need to be purchased would be fine too. Thanks in advance.
Where can I buy vintage, valid US postage stamps for face value or near face value? [more inside]
Can I augment pre-paid postcards? [more inside]
Where can I buy first class postage online? I need to be able to choose a custom rate (say, $1.57). [more inside]
With the end of USPS international surface mail, what alternatives remain for posting bulky, low-cost items that don't qualify for the M-bag?
I'm sending a letter to Germany (and a few other countries) and I'm including a self-addressed stamped envelope in it. When the German person sends it back to me, do they need to add more postage to it? It's currently stamped with a .39 stamp. Should I not bother with postage at all if they'll have to put their own stamps on it anyway?
Will the USPS reject an envelope weighing 1.1 ounces with 1 first class stamp? [more inside]
How is the authenticity of a postage stamp verified in the normal mail delivery process? [more inside]
I have an envelope that's about 10"x13". Inside, I have maybe 15 pages of college application materials. And I have $3.90 in stamps. How the hell do I know how much postage I need for this thing? Should I try to figure it out myself, or should I just take it to the post office and have them figure it out?
I sent a letter domestically in the mail (USPS) one cent short on postage. Will it get there?
PostOfficeAvoidanceFilter: Has anyone made a weight calculator (or just recorded weights of commonly mailed objects) such that I can figure out how much a double DVD case, 2 dvds, and a bubble mailer would typically weigh? [more inside]
I need a scan or photo of a Swedish airmail envelope (not an aerogram), as in, from Sweden to elsewhere. Ideally from around 2002 but I'll take what I can get. [more inside]
Questions about using post offices in Europe. [more inside]
How much would it cost to send a postcard to every household in the United States? [more inside]
Looking for interesting yet professional ways to package a hardback book which will be sent through the mail. [more inside]
My googlefu has failed me. How much does it cost to send a letter to an FPO AP address? [more inside]
(E)URO-COMMERCE filter - i run a mail order business and web site and entertain fantasies of doing the same in europe. does anyone have any knowledge of the shipping/postage/tax/duties situation for inter-european shipping? are there examples of companies who serve europe the way small e-tailers are able to server the whole US via UPS or thhe US mail?