Tuesday, July 11, 2017

How to Mail a DVD And COD Via USPS

The most cost effective way to mail a DVD is to use The United States Postal Service (USPS) media mail. You can visit any USPS location in the country to mail out your DVD. Media mail rates are based on size and weight, and a barcode discount is given for using the service. If you're sending DVDs in bulk (minimum of 300), a presorted rate is available. USPS does not allow advertising on media mail unless it's announcing a book.

Use a correctly sized box to package your DVD. (You can purchase a box at any USPS location.) Rigid, non-rectangular packages must be sent as parcels and will require a parcel fee.

Include the complete delivery address and return mailing address on the package. Make sure to include correct zip codes on your package.

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Tell the postal worker that you'd like to mail out your DVD using media mail. The postal associate will weigh and calculate the price.

Ask for delivery or signature confirmation. This optional service provides you with the date and time of delivery, or signature of the person who signed for the DVD.

How to Mail COD With USPS

COD, or Collect on Delivery, is a special option offered by the United States Postal Service for items mailed as Express Mail, Priority Mail, First-Class Mail and most of the regular parcel services. COD is not available for international shipments or for APO/FPO addresses. When you mail a package or letter COD, the postal service will collect payment for the merchandise and the shipping directly from the recipient.

Prepare the package or letter for mailing. Take it to your local post office.

Select a mailing option, such as Priority Mail or First-Class Mail. Choose any additional services such as Delivery Confirmation or Return Receipt.

Tell the clerk you want to use COD. Provide the amount to be collected from the recipient.

Pay for the shipment. The post office will reimburse you for the shipping cost, minus the collection fee, when the package is delivered.

Notify the package recipient of the COD shipment. The mail carrier will collect payment in the form of a check or cash.

Tips & Warnings

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The cost of shipping something COD also includes insurance coverage of up to $1,000 if the item is lost or damaged.