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Old 05-20-2020, 03:19 AM   #41
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Has anyone ever asked the USPS *WHY* square cards cost more? I assume it has to do with the automation somehow, but would really like to know. I moved from Texas to England in 2002 and this rule must have gone into effect since then.
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Old 05-20-2020, 08:30 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by JaneUKView Post
I never heard of square cards costing more to mail! That must be a US thing. I usually make square cards (5 1/2 x 5 1/2 or 6x6) here in the UK. Oh dear, I mail them to family in the US. Will they have to pay extra postage????? I'm glad to hear about this. From now on I'll not make square cards for the US, if the recipients have to pay extra. Can someone please clarify that?
In the US a square card has to be hand cancelled usually which is why they cost us more. The machines are pretty specific about shapes and thickness. (1/4 inch thick)

I have never had to pay on arriving international cards ever. I expect US post has NO desire to start having to keep that kind of accounting-plus they would have no idea what is too much/too little from countries coming in.

(honestly...I cant remember when I had to pay on domestic either-they tend to bounce back to senders in my big city)

I am like Cook22...I do lean towards putting on too much bc these days a bounce back can take a LONG time, or never. All the POs around the world should be happy with our community! LOL
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