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Mailing a Package

Mailing a Package

Date: Feb 01 2002


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Happy Friday!
Hey everyone! How crazy that it is February! When I think of February, I think of Valentine’s Day. And Valentine’s Day means that it is time to give gifts to the ones you love!
If your sweetheart lives far away, you might want to send them a gift through the post. If you decide to do this, we have put together the lesson below to help you send a package at the Post Office!


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* Have your package ready to be sent
Make sure your package is securely taped and has the address you are sending it to written clearly on the box.
Wait in Line
Because your package is ready to go, you can go directly to the line for the counter with your package. If there is not a line, stand a few feet away from the counter with your package until a postal clerk lets you know they are ready to help you. (This should take no longer than a minute.) If there is nobody at the counter, go directly to it.
Give Your Package to the Postal Clerk
Give the Postal clerk your package and ask him or her how much it will cost. Sometimes a Postal Clerk will ask you questions about what you are sending. You don’t have to answer them if you don’t want to, but keep in mind they are just being friendly—not nosy!
Pay For Your Postage
The postal clerk will place your package on the scale and will tell you how much it costs to send your package. (Based on where you are sending it to and how much it weighs.) You can pay with a check, credit card or cash.
Ask How Long It Will Take For Your Package to Arrive*
The clerk will give you a rough idea of how long it will take for your package to arrive at its destination. If it takes too long, you can consider paying more to send your package on a quicker route. The postal clerk will help you make this decision!



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Sending a package can be overwhelming, but the guide above should help answer some of the questions you may have about using the Post Office for this service. If you have questions, just write them on a piece of paper, and ask the postal clerk when they are helping you!
Does anyone have a funny story to tell about using the Post Office in another country? Does anyone have any questions about this topic? Please come to the Life Goes On message board and share with us. We are here to help you!
I hope you all have a great week, friends!


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