Recipients are advised to mark unwanted mail as "refused" and return it unopened to the U.S. Postal Service within a reasonable amount of time. Following this procedure excuses the recipient from paying for new postage for returns. Some forms of correspondence cannot be refused after delivery, including certified, registered, insured and collect-on-delivery mail or anything requiring an adult's signature.Know More
Recipients can refuse most mail at the time of delivery by simply choosing not to accept it from the mail carrier. The USPS recognizes that many people aren't home at the time of delivery, so recipients are granted a window of opportunity to refuse the unopened mail. Since some types of mail require signatures, receipts or acceptance in person, the recipients must cover the postage fees if they decide to send it back after accepting the initial delivery.
Individuals or businesses hosting promotions can refuse response mail during delivery but cannot return it cost-free after that point. Mail that has been opened or is excluded from postage-free refusal can be returned by placing the contents in a new envelope or package with the appropriate postage. If individuals want to automatically refuse foreign mail or block all mail from a specific sender, they must submit a written request to the USPS to withhold correspondence for up to two years.Learn More
There are three ways to identify the senders of certified mail, the first being to look at the included green card filled out by the sender on the piece of certified mail received, according to the Houston Chronicle. The back of the card has the sender's name and address.Full Answer >
In 2010, the postage rate for a 1-ounce domestic letter was 44 cents. The 44-cent charge was instituted on May 11, 2009 and lasted until Jan. 22, 2012.Full Answer >
For merchants in Hong Kong who ship small packages to customers in the United States, ePacket delivery is a shipping option. The United States Postal Service, or USPS, and Hongkong Post created the ePacket service to increase mail and shipping options for Hong Kong merchants.Full Answer >
The exact rate to send a DVD depends on a number of factors, including its weight, packaging and destination. USPS Media Mail is often recommended for DVDs. As of August, 2014, this costs $2.69 without tracking.Full Answer >