A postmark date is the official date on which the U.S. Postal Service imprints a postmark on an item of mail. The postmark date is an important record of when a piece of mail is sent. In some cases, a recipient requires that items be postmarked by a deadline.
Mailed federal tax returns are considered submitted as per the date of postmark. The typical postmark imprint includes the date, time and location where the item is sent. The post office uses three methods to apply postmarks. The processes are automated, mechanized and manual. Permit, metered and pre-canceled mail do not receive a postmark.Learn More
A person can purchase stamps at the post office or order them online through the U.S. Postal Service. Stamps are also available at select grocery stores and other retail outlets.Full Answer >
Priority Mail Express is the fastest shipping method offered by the U.S. Postal Service, and it delivers packages overnight to most addresses inside the United States. In some cases, Express may take an additional day to deliver if the distance is particularly great between sender and recipient.Full Answer >
A first-class letter from La Grange, Ga., to Atlanta normally takes one day to arrive, according the U.S. Postal Service's map server. Delivery normally takes two to three business days for 13 ounces of mail. Shipping freight, packages and Priority Mail may differ based upon pricing and the carrier.Full Answer >
FedEx SmartPost is a shipping service that combines FedEx services with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver low-weight packages to residential addresses. The USPS is used for final delivery in order to reach every U.S. address, including P.O. boxes, military APO, FPO, DPO, Alaska, Hawaii and all U.S. territories.Full Answer >