USPS Notary Services

When you are on a deadline to get a legal document signed and delivered, going through the extra step of having your signature witnessed by a notary can be unbearable. After all, most of us don’t have a Notary Public on speed dial. However, notarization is an integral part of the legal process. It helps… Read More »

USPS Customer Experience Survey

The United States Postal Service (USPS) Customer Experience Survey is a questionnaire designed by the USPS to measure customer satisfaction. The results of the survey directly shape the USPS’s marketing programs, best practices, and business strategies. According to the USPS Office of Inspector General, over one million people complete USPS Customer Experience Surveys annually. Why… Read More »

USPS Collection Boxes (Blue Box)

With over 153,000 locations nationwide, United States Postal Service (USPS) Collection Boxes can be an extremely convenient way to ship letters and packages. However, before you ship, it’s important to understand the USPS Collection Box rules and regulations to ensure that your package gets to its destination successfully.  What is a USPS Collection Box? USPS… Read More »

USPS Butterfly Stamp – Everything You Need to Know

Have you ever stood frozen in front of your mailbox, greeting card in hand, wondering if you should run back inside and put another stamp on your envelope to ensure your card isn’t returned? You’re not alone! With the high number of large, oddly-shaped, and often heavy greeting cards currently in circulation, the amount of… Read More »

Does CVS Sell Stamps?

There are many times when it’s worth the extra effort to send someone a handwritten letter. Are you prepared for such an occasion? When these times come around, you want to be focused on the task at hand; not running multiple errands as you look for the supplies you need. Fortunately for many cities in… Read More »

What is Expedited Shipping?

With the advent of Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, most of us have gotten used to the immediate gratification that expedited shipping provides. However, expedited shipping is not always cheap or easy. Depending on the carrier or marketplace you are shipping with, the price and timeframe of your expedited shipment can change drastically. Thankfully, expedited shipping… Read More »

History of the US Post Office

In modern-day times it’s easy to take for granted how instantly we can communicate with each other. It’s crazy to think that less than 200 years ago, even telephones didn’t exist. All communication was done either in person or through letters in the mail. People certainly didn’t have the luxury of overnight shipping, either. The… Read More »

Do Stamps Expire?

For over a century and a half, postage stamps have been required to send mail. Before postage stamps were an option, however, postal services operated on a COD (cash on delivery) basis. As you can imagine, this wasn’t a sustainable business strategy. A significant amount of shipments were never paid for, and to cover these… Read More »

27 Different Types of Stamps (Master List)

Stamps have come in all different types, shapes, sizes, colors, and features. Stamp Collectors may specialize in one kind of stamp, or collect stamps from all sorts of categories. Not all stamps are alike, and they serve various purposes. The different types of stamps include: “Regular Issues” Commemorative Airmail Precancels Perfins Official Postage Dues Semi-Postal… Read More »