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Can I Use Return Labels for International Shipments?
The global marketplace is growing, and customers expect to be able to use return labels for international shipments. UPS, FedEx, and DHL offer this service.
Can I Ship Hemp-Derived CBD Oil Internationally?
You can ship hemp-derived CBD oil internationally as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC content, but you should always check the country's restrictions.
How Can Someone Send an Item Back to Me?
We often get asked, "How can someone send an item back to me?" You can either make a new label and swap the Ship From/To addresses, or create return labels!
Will USPS Track My International Package?
A common question we see is, "Will USPS track my international package?" All international USPS services include package tracking, pending some differences.
What Can I Do About a Missing Package?
The US Postal Service is incredibly reliable, but sometimes packages get lost or never even get delivered at all. Here's what to do about a missing package.
What is the United States Postal Inspection Service?
The United States Postal Inspection Service (or USPIS for short) is the law enforcement branch of USPS, dealing with crimes that involve the postal system.
Why Isn’t USPS Tracking My International Package?
Are you asking yourself "Why isn't USPS tracking my international package anymore?" The truth is, USPS doesn't offer full tracking in every foreign country!
What is USPS’ Automated Package Verification (APV)?
USPS implemented the Automated Package Verification (APV) system in August 2017, which makes adjustments to packages that overpaid or underpaid for postage.
What Is the Best Way to Print Shipping Labels?
Anyone can print 4x6 shipping labels at home! Check out our suggestions on the best way to print shipping labels, perfect for beginners and experts alike.
What is Informed Delivery?
Informed Delivery is one of USPS' best kept secrets, allowing you to track packages, get real-time notifications, and preview your mail in digital format.
Can You (Legally) Ship a Person?
It is illegal to ship a person. If you want to send somebody to another destination, you'll have to do it the old fashioned way and buy them a plane ticket.
Who is Steven Phelps?
Steven Phelps is USPS' Manager of Regulatory Reporting and Cost Analysis. He assumed the role in 2016, and has worked for the Postal Service for 34 years.