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Can I Use Package Services to Send Flats with USPS?
You are unable to ship flats with USPS in order to obtain a tracking number, since USPS treats flats as envelopes that can only be sent through the mail.
What Are the Days USPS Does Not Deliver?
USPS does not deliver regular mail on Sundays, and on the ten federal holidays such as New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Christmas Day and more.
Can I Ship Lighters with USPS?
You can ship lighters with USPS as long as you obtain prior written approval first. You'll also be restricted to using ground transportation services only.
Does USPS Track Every Package and Envelope?
All USPS services come with free tracking included, and each package and envelope sent with USPS has a unique tracking number printed on the shipping label.
How Do I Ship the Scotch Flex and Seal Shipping Roll?
You can ship the Scotch Flex & Seal Shipping Roll the same way you'd ship any other envelope! Just enter your weight & dimensions, and print off your label.
How Do I File a USPS Insurance Claim?
If you shipped your package with any of the USPS Priority Mail services, it includes built-in USPS insurance. Learn how to file a USPS insurance claim here.
What Do I Do if USPS Missed My Pickup?
If USPS missed your pickup, the best thing is to schedule another pickup for the next day. If they miss the following pickup, visit your local Post Office.
How Can I Get a Priority Mail Express Refund?
If your express parcel isn't delivered by the time of the service commitment cutoff, you're eligible to get a Priority Mail Express refund on USPS' website.
Do I Need Customs Forms When Shipping to Puerto Rico?
The US Postal Service treats Puerto Rico as a domestic mailing destination, which means you don't need customs forms when shipping to or from Puerto Rico.
Who is Timothy Costello?
Timothy Costello is the Postal Service's Southern Area Vice President of Retail and Delivery Operations, and was previously Acting Vice President of Sales.
Can I Find Any Cheaper USPS Media Mail Rates?
Since the US Postal Service already offers such a huge discount on Media Mail service, you won't be able to find any additional savings on Media Mail Rates.
Can I Use USPS Flat Rate Boxes to Ship Non-Flat Rate?
You can't use USPS flat rate boxes unless you pay for flat rate postage. If you don't, USPS will charge you for the service marked on your box or envelope.