Correction: Today’s Mail Needs Fact Sheets

In the article “Today’s Mail Needs” in Postal Bulletin 22227 (2-28-08, pages 5–14), two fact sheets on page 9 contained incorrect information. These two fact sheets are reprinted below with the corrected information in bold.

Fact Sheet: Pay Postage and Print Labels

Print shipping labels — and pay for postage via credit card — from the convenience of your home or office. Click-N-Ship® service ( brings the Post Office™ to your office. You can print labels for domestic and international expedited services — Priority Mail®, Express Mail®, Express Mail International®, Priority Mail International™, and Global Express Guar­anteed® (GXG®). As an added benefit, you get free Delivery Confirmation™ service with every Priority Mail label you print, and Express Mail labels include signa­ture proof of delivery. Signature Confirmation™ ser­vice is available for a small fee. Purchase USPS® insurance online to insure your domestic and international shipments. Get shipping supplies online from The Postal Store® at no cost. No monthly fee is required to print labels or postage using Click-N-Ship service.

Do you need a complete mailing and shipping solution? Are you shipping higher mail volumes? Are you shipping multiple packages frequently? Then check out the approved PC Postage® product vendors at With PC Postage software, you can purchase postage over the Internet and use your standard desktop printer to print the PC Postage indicia directly onto envelopes or labels for your letters or packages.

Mailing is as convenient as your neighborhood mailbox. You can drop your domestic Express Mail and Priority Mail pieces with PC Postage indicia in any Postal Service collection box, take them to your local Post Office, hand them to your carrier, or schedule a pickup online. However, packages that weigh over 13 ounces and only bear postage stamps as postage must be taken to a retail service counter at a Post Office for mailing. Inter­national mail packages bearing online postage may be left for pickup by your mail carrier, but you cannot deposit them into a street letter collection box.

Fact Sheet: Request Package Pickup provides you with two options at to have your Priority Mail, Express Mail, and international services packages picked up by a carrier. These options are Carrier Pickup™ service and Pickup on Demand® service. Just prepare your packages for shipping — including postage — and go online to request package pickup. Note: packages weigh­ing over 13 ounces bearing only postage stamps as postage must be taken to a retail service counter at a Post Office for mailing. Use Carrier Pickup service to have your carrier pick up packages at no extra charge during normal mail delivery anytime from the next day to up to 3 months in advance. If you need your packages picked up sooner, use Pickup on Demand service — the pickup is usually made within 2 hours of the request for only $14.25 per pickup, regardless of the number of packages. You can also use Pickup on Demand service to request a pickup within a scheduled time frame (rather than during normal mail delivery) up to 6 days in advance.