Saturday, 15 October 2016

How Many Stamps Should Be Put On Manilla Envelope

Because of its larger size and weight, a manila envelope requires more than the one stamp a typical letter takes to mail. The exact number of stamps needed for a manila envelope varies depending on the exact size and weight. The United States Postal Service website at usps.com guides you through the process of determining how many stamps you’ll need.

Size and Weight Restrictions

For first-class mail, the manila envelope can be up to 11 1/2 to 15 inches long and have a height of 6 1/8 to 12 inches. The envelope should be no thicker than ¾ of an inch. The USPS considers any manila envelopes that exceed any of those dimensions as parcels. Additionally, any manila envelopes that are rigid or not uniformly thick are charged parcel prices.

Postage Calculator

The price also varies depending on where you are mailing the envelope. The farther the distance, the higher the postage. The USPS website features a postal price calculator that helps you determine the exact postage needed based on the size and weight of your envelope, as well as where the envelope is going. Enter all the required information and the website calculates your postage and also provides an option to purchase the stamp online.

Postage Needed

As of 2015, the price to mail a manila envelope first-class starts at 98 cents for a one-ounce envelope and goes up 21 cents per ounce, up to 13 ounces. The USPS considers envelopes over 13 ounces as parcels. International prices start at $2.29 for a one-ounce package. You can use several first-class stamps that equal the postage you need for the weight of your envelope or purchase a label with the prepaid postage.

Mailing from Home
Insert your documents into the 9-inch-by-12-inch envelope and seal it. Write your name and address in the top left corner. Write the recipient's name and address in the center of the envelope.

Use the postage scale to find the weight of the package in ounces. If the package is more than 8 ounces, or a half pound, take the package to your local Postal Service branch to learn about the best mailing options.

Go online to the Postal Service's Postage Price Calculator website at postcalc.usps.gov. Select the destination country and enter the zip code and the date of mailing.

Click the "Large Envelope" icon to select the shape. Enter the weight in ounces and click "Continue."

Check any of the boxes on the following screen that apply to your envelope and click "Continue."

Look at the row titled "First-Class Mail Large Envelope," in the column titled "Post Office Price." This gives you a dollar amount, for example, $1.88.

Affix stamps to the top right corner of your envelope. The combined value of the stamps should total or exceed the postage amount from the website. For example, to put $1.88 worth of stamps on your envelope, you'd need four 44-cent stamps and six 2-cent stamps.

Place the envelope in your mailbox. If the envelope is too large to fit in your home's mailbox, you can mail it at your local Postal Service branch or drop it into any blue public mailbox.

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