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Online services USPS media mail- help!!

I was told I could pay for postage online at the USPS website and then affix it to my package and put it in any blue PO mailing box- saving a trip to the post office. but after spending a long time on the USPS website I cannot figure out how to do this. It's a horrible, UN-user-friendly website! I've had it! Can anyone tell me step-by-step how to do this?

Jenny S.
2 years ago

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Hover your mouse over "Ship a Package" and there will be a drop down menu. The first option is "Print a label with Postage".
Sarah
2 years ago
I will go back and see if that helps, altho I thought I tried everything. Is it different for media mail, do you know? Thanks- Jenny S.
Jenny S.
2 years ago
I did look and is it true that you can't set up and pay for media mail online? Could I figure out the weight and postage due and put a bunch of stamps and write media mail? It seems like I receive books with printed postage paid labels but I never paid much attention.
Jenny S.
2 years ago
Use Paypal for shipping--it's much more user friendly. Use Multi-order shipping
Allie
2 years ago
Any package that is 13 ounces or more has to be handed to a USPS employee (either your mail carrier or over a counter) if it only bears stamps and cannot be put in a blue box. If there is any kind of electronic postage, you can blue box those packages because the postage is traceable. I tend to use the Automatic Postage Machine at my PO because it is still open after the windows have closed. I check the first class rate and use it if it is under $3. If not, I buy a stamp at the APC for the media rate and write "Media Mail" on the package. You can put this in the box next to the APC because the postage is traceable.
Sarah
2 years ago
I appreciate the help! Jenny S.
Jenny S.
2 years ago
Do you have a paypal account?, if you do you can ship via usps media mail and print and pay for postage www.paypal.som/shipnow
Lawrence
2 years ago
sorry about the typo..... www.paypal.com/shipnow
Lawrence
2 years ago
Hey, thanks! Jenny S.
Jenny S.
2 years ago
I was so frustrated by the USPS site and trying to buy postage at home for media mail. Then I came here and saw the message about using Paypal shipping instead. I seriously cannot thank you enough! You have saved me so many trips to the post office and some much time standing in those terrible lines! Maybe there should be a "welcome to BookMooch" page that details these super fundamental things for newbies that they can access right off their member bio page? Anyway, thank you again!
LyndseyBelle
2 months, 24 days ago
This is somewhat unrelated, but seemed the best place to post this. FYI: You do not need someone's first and last name to ship something to them via USPS. You don't even need a name! My postal carrier friend has delivered packages address to "the jerk who lives at" and "that girl at", etc. I personally receive mail send to "member at" and "resident at" and "customer", as well as Beth W, Beth, and nicknames. Some of us are the victims of stalkers and will not share our full name online anywhere- please respect this and don't punish us by withholding mooched books because of it. Thanks!
Beth W
8 hours ago

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