by kevinkk » Sun Oct 01, 2023 3:41 pm
For in the states, I use flat rate priority nearly all the time, never a problem. For our information- there are no longer first class parcels, it has been
changed to "parcel select ground", or some configuration of those words, it's just a name change. They still come with tracking at no extra charge.
I keep a digital scale and use the postal shipping calculator as well if I need to send something cheaper, or something that can last a few more
days in transit, much of the time, it turns out the same delivery time as it is.
Plan ahead! bring some of those pesky customs forms home with you! I can't stand it being behind people in line who have apparently never seen
the inside of a post office, or people who probably know better and come unprepared...can I use your tape?? And your writing utensil?
Depending on your situation, insurance may be comforting, however, if you're doing something illegal, you're unlikely to be reimbursed. For all it's faults, I will continue to use USPS, it is a choice.
I have a favorite clerk, and will stay in line sometimes to make sure I get to the person I like, "it's ok, you go ahead to the newbie".
When I was younger, I even delivered mail, it was on Grandma's rural route... Uncle was a postmaster, and Mom a substitute. Took many years of
osmosis to realize why none of Granny's comic books and magazines had no covers-
The post office website does have all kinds of free products, like padded flat rate priority envelopes, and different size boxes than they have
in the lobby.