22 Things Your Mail Carrier Won’t Tell You, But You Should Know Anyway!

Mail carrier.
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You Don’t Even Have to Leave the House

You don’t have to leave the house to get stamps, envelopes, boxes, place a hold on your mail, apply for a passport, or change your address. All those things, and more, can be done just as efficiently at USPS.com

Even more surprising, you can opt for free flat-rate envelopes and boxes delivered to your home!

Media Mail Is a Bargain

Sending a Large Flat Rate Box from the Big Apple to San Francisco costs $19.95, but why pay so much when you can opt for the much more affordable Media Mail, which costs as little as $7.43!

Use it to send books, manuscripts, CDs, and DVDs! As long as you don’t add anything else in the package, you’re good to go.

They Don’t Get a Penny of Your Tax Dollars

Surprising? You bet! Not a lot of people know that the U.S. Postal Service doesn’t rely on tax dollars at all.

In fact, they rely on service fees and stamp sales. So, if you want to help them out, you could start your very own stamp collection!

They Won’t Charge You for Mistakes

UPS and FedEx will charge you $10 if not more if you mess up an address. The simple solution to this problem is to rely on the U.S. Postal Service, which won’t charge you a single cent.

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4 thoughts on “22 Things Your Mail Carrier Won’t Tell You, But You Should Know Anyway!”

  1. Trish & Steve Hertel

    We are so very grateful to our mail deliverers and the entire team. They’ve been most helpful and wonderful folks!!! THANK YOU ALL for your service!!!

  2. Finally! Someone took the time to point out the letter carrier’s job in detail. I could add more as a retired letter carrier trainer, but you hit the major points in this article. I would add that when your mail is late, it could be due to a variety of reasons…sick call-ins, huge amounts on mail–especially on Mondays and after holidays, doctor appointments and more. A big one–Day Light Savings Time! Try being the new carrier attempting to find your mailbox in the dark…or playing dodge car for those who park in front of mailboxes and having to dismount to service your mailbox…there are over 11 actions for each box, and more when delivering in the dark. Thanks for this publishing this article!

  3. They are great people and like any other group of people you meet one once in a while that its a job but so rare.In my life I have had rural, walking,home ,apt with stairs carriers all the best.A few became friends

  4. We know all the mail persons who deliver to us over the years, give them a cold bottle of water when it’s hot out, and a nice cash Christmas gift in a sealed Christmas Card. Is a nice gift to them.

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