Cracking the USPS Code.
There are still times when I need to move small tangible items over long distances. In those instances, I turn to the United States Postal Service. Here are a few bits of the USPS code that I've cracked:
- Using forever stamps means that you don't have to worry about small postage increases, and can even be used on heavier stuff. One stamp = one ounce.
- How many ounces is that letter? Use a kitchen scale to find out!
- For international shipping, a small box or padded envelope sent via First Class is usually cheaper than the flat rate fee.
- You can have free flat rate boxes delivered to your house. This will allow you to pack your package at home, and then just buy postage at the Post Office
- Bring packing tape to the PO if your package isn't ready. Yes, they'll sell you some - but your own tape is much cheaper.
The weird thing is that I have to pay shipping fees to order stamps from USPS. But since many grocery stores sell forever stamps, I can just get them during regular errands.