She took the package out of the mail box and hefted it. Linda Hi Linda and thank you for the added details. I once received something back that was over the 13 oz - never again. I can see someone on Limited duty being placed in higher level so that we could keep that person gainfully employed, it may be the right thing to do money wise but if they don't apply themselves to learning that position and doing the job properly, then morale suffers as well as the mail service. The explanation is that this enforcement program may eventually go national. In my area during holiday season they put requests on the blue boxes and even at the Post office they place giant cloth containers and request that Boxes with prepaid preprinted shipping labels should go there. Its stealing and those that steal should be held accountable.
Maybe that one time a rookie or really crabby postal worker emptied the box. You must live in a very populated area. He kept grilling me-what kind of book is it? What difference does it make to the post office whether it is media, advertizing or steel. A window clerk should be the Subject Matter Expert for his or her position. However, I once placed a package with internet postage in the blue mailbox I referenced, and it was returned to me a few days later with a note stating that I placed the package in a mail receptacle that was not permitted to accept packages over 13 ounces. They need two people sometimes three to roll those out to the trucks but it saves them a little work. Identify your media mail package properly.
We have some of the nicest Post Office workers here. The biggest problem for users of Media Mail is that the definition of qualifying items is somewhat vague. The guy behind the counter looked at me kind of funny. When is it wrong to hold people accountable? That clerk is so off base she is out of the ballpark! Linda It is also possible that it was neither a rookie nor a crabby person. Your neighbor who fraudently claims they are mailing books on his internet site, so he can pay the lesser of all costs with media rate, is stealing. I've heard some weird stuff from several of my local post offices too and sometimes I ask for the supervisor's name so that I can discuss the issue I always research and have my back-up documentation ready with them when they are available. I just happened to be at the mailbox when she drove up.
As long as you use an internet postage service like either Stamps dot com or Endicia and not postage stamps. In densely populated areas where there might be many online sellers they probably do not like the blue boxes to get filled with media mail packages. Please allow 5-7 business days for in-stock items to be shipped. My car is in the shop and I needed to mail some orders out that came in over the weekend. I can hand it to any postman in Tucson.
It is intended for packages under 70 pounds. I know that the postal regulations are voluminous and complicated, but it's always possible for an employee to ask a supervisor if they don't know something. The first time I took a bubble envelope in with a hardback book inside, I didn't seal the envelope so they could easliy check it and see that it was indeed a book. Anyone that thinks that short paid postage is not a problem needs to realize that its not the one. Sometimes the mailboxes are more filled than at other times especially if another online seller stuffed the box on that day. As usual the gov has its head up its butt. I took them to another post office and they said I was right and they could go media mail.
The clerk who told you not to use bubble mailers for media mail was wrong. Thus, a book that is devoted to maps and which has at least eight printed pages and contains no advertising matter, could qualify to be mailed at the Media Mail rates of postage. Multiply that by the thousand of offices throughout the nation. I realized something all of a sudden. I'll make sure not to let that happen again. The United States Postal Service offers substantial shipping discounts for materials sent at Media Mail rates. On and on he ranted like a broken record.
But don't expect a local scan unless you actually purchase postage at the counter, postal employees are discouraged from 'gratituous' scanning, since the only one required is the delivery scan. Re: Book Rate states No Advertising. I should have turned around when I walked in and saw she was working that day. I had a package that I know did indeed weigh a pound. If your local Post Office® is unable to fulfill your order of expedited shipping supplies within 1-2 business days, your order will be fulfilled by our distribution center within 3-5 business days. Adhere to the requirements of media mail. You get an instant credit and if it does go lost thanks to Meghan I know you still keep your credit.
Gail, Thanks for your reply, but I beg to differ. The postal worker was not even listening to me, and was only determined to ruin my day with his power trip. However, the mailbox in the city has the sticker and will not accept anything over 13 ounces. I was at one time certain that the sticker referred to only stamped mail, and it very well might say that. I don't mean to make sweeping generalizations about all postal workers, I know there are many conscientious staff members. Even left at a Tucson post office, the first scan sometimes is in Phoenix.
He or she was probably confused by something else we received in a memo from mgmt about bubble mailers. Hi, You could be right on that premise. Since E-town is only 28 miles away I will free up two hours a day from my commute! Just make sure the return address is a match for your mailbox, and the package is under 13 oz. I often sell and ship old yearbooks to alum. Expedited Shipping Supplies If your local Post Office is unable to fulfill your order of Expedited Shipping Supplies within 1-2 business days, your order will be fulfilled by our distribution center within 3-5 business days. I have never put it in a street box. I saw her in the supermarket yesterday, and had an overwhelming desire to pull the giant Pepsi display down on top of her.