US Postal Service

Joe G
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:21:26 PST
I just sent out an envelope to Greece through the USPS (literally 12
minutes ago) on a 5" x 8" bubble mailer. They took the new oversize customs
declaration I filled out, entered the info into the computer, and printed
out a label about an inch smaller each dimension than the envelope.


On Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 1:14 PM Dennis Kramb < wrote:

> I just had a ridiculous conversation with my local post office regarding a
> small padded envelope of seeds I want to ship to Europe. It measures four
> inches by seven inches.They told me that with the new customs label that
> must be attached to the front of the envelope that that's too small and I
> need to use a bigger envelope. And they showed me the size I'd have to use
> and it was MORE THAN one foot x two feet.  It was a non padded cardboard
> envelope. WTAF!!!!!!!!!I called them ridiculous for suggesting such
> nonsense and left before my anger rose.  Are they insane or did something
> really change in recent weeks that I can no longer send a small packet
> overseas? Nothing on USPS. com indicates my padded envelope is unacceptable
> to ship to Europe.  In fact just the opposite.  It clearly states it to be
> acceptable. This is so annoying as it's the office I've used to ship abroad
> for 19 years. Dennis in Cincinnati
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