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Sending Mail

After preparing the items(s) needed to be mailed/shipped one must now decide in which manner to send it.

Here are some questions commonly used when discussing sending a package or letter.

"Can I just put this card in my own mailbox for the mailman to pick up?"
"If I am sending something breakable should I inform the post office?"
"How fast will my letter/package get to the person I am sending it to?"
"Why should I want to send a package through another company other than the post office?"
"How much will it cost to send this?"
"How do I know if I need more than one stamp on this letter?"
"Is there a way I can be notified once my package is delivered?"

If you are asked any of these questions, here are ways that you could respond.

"Yes, if your letter is stamped and addressed you can just put it in your mailbox and the postman will take it to the post office."

"Our mailbox has a different place to put outgoing mail.  You may want to look at yours to see if you have one."

"Yes, I would inform the post office.  They usually ask if what you are sending is fragile or breakable but you can also write on the outside of the box FRAGILE."

"I would definitely let them know so they do not break anything."

"There are lots of options when sending something.  The price may vary depending on the weight of the package and how you want it sent.  I would just check with the post office."

"You can choose anything from next-day delivery to regular delivery which could take days.  Checking with your post office or looking online is always a good way to get information."

"Using a company like FedEx or UPS you can usually guarantee a faster delivery but they are a bit more expensive."

"The post office can weigh the package for you and let you know how much it will cost to ship your item."

"I have a scale at home I use to weigh packages.  Then I look online to see how much it will cost."

"I think it depends on the weight, take it to the post office."
"Just send it with one stamp.  If it is too heavy they will send it back to you."

"Yes, the post office can email you a confirmation of delivery."
"They can give you a tracking number so you can look online to check on the delivery of what you are sending."

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