Can I ship some camping gear ahead of my travels and pick it up from the post office or UPS Store when I arrive? [more inside]
My postman or somebody in the mail chain between him and Netflix shipping centers has cracked or destroyed several DVDs en route to me. I know he destroyed one by shutting my mailbox door over the midpoint of the disc, but with the others I'm not sure where it happened. How do I address this so that I don't become liable for the damage or lose my account? And how do I maximize my credibility? [more inside]
How long does the United States Post Office hold a package for a missed delivery? [more inside]
Just moved- how can I intercept something sent via overnight mail to my old address without waiting for USPS to forward it to my new address? [more inside]
About 3-4 times a month, no mail is delivered to my building of 5 apartments (7 tenants) is this unusual? [more inside]
Priority Mail or Express Mail? This Saturday I'll mail a flat envelope from NYC to a P.O. box in Bethesda, MD (20824); I want it to arrive by this Tuesday. Do I need to spring for Express Mail? Anecdotes welcome.
Is there a way to get Endicia (for Mac) to validate APO/FPO addresses? [more inside]
The USPS lost the contents of a media-rate package. Many books within. What are the odds I'll get any of it back? [more inside]
Why does the post office sell 42 cent stamps? Why do people buy them? [more inside]
Which is the best shipping service to use for moving? USPS, Fedex, or UPS? I would like them to come to my house. [more inside]
If I'm concerned about basic privacy, should I use the US Post Office change of address form? Has anyone had any negative experiences with it? [more inside]
How do I stop a fraudulent mail redirection from the U.S. to the UK? [more inside]
Am I legally required to include a return address when using a first class stamp with the US Postal Service?
My mail carrier is lying to me about a delivery. [more inside]
I sometimes want something I send to reach the recipient as quickly as possible, but I don't care to pay for priority service. How can I find out what the quickest local US mail dropoff would be? [more inside]
Question about the validity of a "postmark" from the US Postal Service. [more inside]
Can I get a PO Box without proof of an address that's *in that post office's district*? [more inside]
I got an F in Click-N-Ship. Did I fail Christmas with my botched attempt to mail my packages? [more inside]
I need to mail books fast. [more inside]
USPS will ship an inflated ball without it being packaged (sendaball.com), it just sticks the postage information right on the ball.. My question is, what other items can be shipped this way, without being packaged in a box? I want to send something nifty to my niece this Christmas season!
eBay filter: I'm looking to buy a Macbook Pro @ about $2000. The seller will only accept USPS money orders, and that makes me a bit nervous... [more inside]
How can I get the USPS to consistently deliver my mail to my home? I have been randomly missing important letters for at least two years. I've contacted numerous people at the USPS, but it's done no good. [more inside]
There seems to be no pattern at all re. whether Amazon ships to me via UPS or USPS. Since USPS is much, much more convenient for me, is there any way to influence this in the future? [more inside]
Where can I buy vintage, valid US postage stamps for face value or near face value? [more inside]
NYC SnailMail DumbFilter: If I put a normal outgoing letter in my apartment's mailbox, is that acceptable? Or do I need to find a blue mailbox?
Can I augment pre-paid postcards? [more inside]
I accidentally opened a piece of mail that was addressed to the former owner of my house. Due to the nature of the mail I feel I should make sure it gets to either the addressee or the sender (a person, not a company I can easily call up). But how should I do that when I've obviously opened it? [more inside]
A postage meter was moved from a branch office in California to an office in Vermont. The machine has yet to be updated. Specifically, it still prints "sent from 90210" instead of "sent from 05602." Will the post office in Vermont return the metered mail because of this zip code discrepancy?
Where can I buy first class postage online? I need to be able to choose a custom rate (say, $1.57). [more inside]
How can I print a USPS media rate shipping label? [more inside]
Where oh where have all of my wifes clothes gone? A postal Mystery in 3 parts. [more inside]
I’m trying to track a parcel posted in the US with the USPS to my work address in Nottingham, England. I have a tracking number, but all the information I can get is this: [more inside]
The USPS charges for shipments based on package size and weight and in the case of media mail- the contents. Once your package clears the counter, is it safe to say it won't be checked for compliance of these things beyond that point? [more inside]
Will the USPS reject an envelope weighing 1.1 ounces with 1 first class stamp? [more inside]
We're having a seriously annoying (snail)mail issue. Help! [more inside]
Fedex gave my package to my random neighbor without asking me. WTF?! Isn't this a violation of privacy, some kind of breach of contract, and a financial risk to me? [more inside]
How would someone go about getting a job as a mail carrier? [more inside]
I'm in the UK. I've been expecting a package from the states via USPS. They will not be able to get into my building. How/where can I pick it up? [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?
My boss purchased a rather pricey item on eBay and we have not received it. She did not request signature confirmation or shipping insurance. She did receive a USPS tracking number and, according to that number, it's already been delivered... 'cept, you know, it hasn't been. Are we SOL?
Help me fight The Man: My mail carrier is leaving me notes telling me that he is going to stop delivering mail to me unless I start locking my mailbox every day. Can he? [more inside]
Can I send Zoloft through the USPS without ending up locked up in a dark, damp hole for the next 25 years?
I've got a several month's supply of Zoloft sitting around that I no longer use. I'd like to send it to a friend in another city, as she's got no insurance and the damn stuff's expensive. We both have valid scripts. Am I asking for trouble? [more inside]
Bah! My online store made a sale on April 24th for around $40, and shipped out the order USPS Priority Mail. Delivery confirmation (no insurance, no signature involved) indicates it was delivered on April 26th. Today, I get an e-mail from the customer asking where it was. A correspondence later, the situations seems that she never received it. [more inside]
Why do some neighborhoods get USPS mail delivered to their door (or at least to their property) and other neighborhoods get USPS mail delivered to mailboxes on the street near the recipients' property but not on it? [more inside]
I have a 5" binder full of papers, it weighs about 10-12 pounds. I need to ship it via USPS (so no FedEx, DHL, UPS). [more inside]
How do I mail ice cream from one of the 48 continental states to another? I'm unclear on either the logistics, best packaging/cooling technique, or any regulations. [more inside]
How much would it cost to send a postcard to every household in the United States? [more inside]
What happens to a piece of mail after it is deposited in a USPS mailbox that lists a Sunday pickup time? [more inside]
US Postal Service collection times: those blue boxes at the post office or street corners often list 2 or 3 different collection times. Does my mail really get to its destination faster by my getting it in the box by 12pm as opposed to 5pm?