US Postal Service

Linda M Foulis
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:32:24 PST
I've kind of had the same experience depending on which post office I go to.  The customs sticker does have to go on the front, so I don't put the address on front anymore but instead write it all out on the back of my small padded envelope.  My small is 9"x5" still open.  If I don't specify (forcibly sometimes) that it is to go as a small packet, the rates escalate.  Fortunately, my post office is getting used to me.  
Maybe you need to train them properly. 
Good luck.

Leslieville, AB, Canada

Balmy day, it's only -20C.  I have to travel 64 km to get my mail, because someone vandalized our community mail boxes, 3 weeks later no sign of it being fixed.  

-----Original Message-----
From: pbs <> On Behalf Of Dennis Kramb
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:14 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
Subject: [pbs] US Postal Service

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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