Avoid These Common Postage Mistakes with Certified Mail

Thanks to mail services, mailing is so much easier and more convenient today than it was in the past. Unfortunately, not everybody takes advantages of these helpful services, and that can lead to unnecessary mailing mistakes that can then cause some serious issues. And if you operate a business with high volume mail needs, these mistakes will scale with you.

In 2016, there were 14,720 postmasters and mail superintendents helping individuals deal with all their mailing issues, but, sadly, they can't do everything. Certain mailing mistakes can be fixed quickly, but some might take much longer. Even a small mistake, however, can lead to financial issues, missed opportunities, and even legal problems.

Here are some of the most common mailing mistakes that people often make:

  • Incorrect address -- Whether it's your address that is wrong or you write in the wrong address when you're trying to send mail, incorrect delivery addresses are extremely frequent. You should make sure that your address and personal information is correct with the United States Postal Service. Additionally, you need to make sure that you're carefully writing the delivery address and that information is properly reported by the United States Postal Service.
  • Not printing your own postage -- You can print out your own postage stamps online, that way you will be assured to have the correct postage amounts for the services you are purchasing. If you aren't sure where to start, you can contact USPS to find out exactly how to print your own stamps and mailing services online.
  • Selecting the correct mailing class -- It's important to make sure that you select the correct mail class for whatever you are sending. If you're just mailing a few letters or bills, you probably won't have to worry about mail class. But if you're sending a package that weighs more than 13 ounces, you should consider Priority Mail or another postage class.

With Certified Mail, you do have the option to send both First Class and Priority Mail delivery. The difference between the two services is primarily the weight and 1 day faster delivery. As long as you’re careful with your mailing tasks, you should be fine. If you want to learn more about the future of postage, give Certified Mail Labels a call today.