Reply
New Contributor
nlewis06
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Mailstation2 Special Delivery Options and Scale Cost

Before I bought by Mailstation2 I was told over the phone that it allowed you to do special delivery options(ie.. Signature Confirmation,Certified Mail,Delivery Confirmation) because I need it with alot of my letters. Coming to find out when I got it, I don't see any option to allow you to do it. I thought the rep's knew alot about their equipment. Also when reading my contract they charge you $5 additional dollars to have a scale with your meter and it just goes up after a year. I don't see me having this much longer, there is alot of hidden cost that I can't afford with my business which to note is basically brand new.

Product Support Specialist
PB-Ben
Posts: 86
Registered: ‎02-20-2009

Re: Mailstation2 Special Delivery Options and Scale Cost

Nlewis06,

Thank you for your question, and I do apologize if you feel as though you were mislead. There is no option on the meter's menu, that is true.  But if you manually input the proper postage for Certified and whatever additional services you need the USPS will process the mail accordingly.  

 

Basically as long as the Delivery Confirmation label and proper amount of postage is on the envelope, the USPS will accept the piece of mail.  

 

As a tip, as of 6/15/10 the base price for Certified mail is $2.80.

 

 

________________________________________________________

If you have any questions regarding the board please drop me a message
If a post has answered your query please mark it as Solved
Please Kudos any posts that you find useful even if it was not your original query
Moderator
SandyD
Posts: 130
Registered: ‎08-05-2009

Re: Mailstation2 Special Delivery Options and Scale Cost

Hi nlewis06,

Welcome to the community!

If you have any additional questions on this topic, another topic, or about the community in general, please let us know. Also, feel free to come over and Introduce Yourself. We hope to see you back soon! :smileyhappy:

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Helpful Tips:
  • If you have any questions regarding the board please drop me a Private Message.

  • If a post has answered your query please check the "Accept as Solution" button to mark it as the solution.

  • If you find a post helpful, please click the star under the poster's icon to give them some Kudos. This is a great way to say "Thanks!"
New Contributor
nlewis06
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: Mailstation2 Special Delivery Options and Scale Cost

Ben-

     Thank you for replying on my message. Now what labels do I use meaning do I use the labels that are sold by PB or the labels from the postal service? Someone told me I can't use the labels from PB and that I have to use the labels from the postal service. Because the numbers are different, is this true? Since the information and everything isen't transmitted I still can use the special service's? Thank you again

Product Support Specialist
PB-Ben
Posts: 86
Registered: ‎02-20-2009

Re: Mailstation2 Special Delivery Options and Scale Cost

[ Edited ]

nlewis06,

You can find the labels available on our website.  These are the USPS official labels, they come in rolls of 50 and are free of charge. 

 

USPS Special Services Labels

 

 

________________________________________________________

If you have any questions regarding the board please drop me a message
If a post has answered your query please mark it as Solved
Please Kudos any posts that you find useful even if it was not your original query
New Contributor
nlewis06
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: Mailstation2 Special Delivery Options and Scale Cost

I was told since my machine doesen't transmit the barcode information to USPS like some of your other machine's that I couldn't use the barcodes you offer. I was told I would have to use the barcode that are at the post office. So can I use the labels PB offers?

Product Support Specialist
PB-Ben
Posts: 86
Registered: ‎02-20-2009

Re: Mailstation2 Special Delivery Options and Scale Cost

Now that you mentioned the capability to upload the records from the meter I realize that you're right: Your meter does need to be able to upload records to our server and the USPS server to fully utilize the services.

 

I would encourage you to read through this USPS website to determine what services would best work for you:

 

Domestic Extra Services

________________________________________________________

If you have any questions regarding the board please drop me a message
If a post has answered your query please mark it as Solved
Please Kudos any posts that you find useful even if it was not your original query
New Contributor
nlewis06
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: Mailstation2 Special Delivery Options and Scale Cost

I wanted to use certified mail with return receipt,Signature Confirmation,Delivery Confirmation. So I would have to go to the post office to use these services then? Cause if I do and can't do it from the business then I think the machine would have to go back near my trial end because I do alot of those listed services.

Product Support Specialist
PB-Ben
Posts: 86
Registered: ‎02-20-2009

Re: Mailstation2 Special Delivery Options and Scale Cost

To be 100% sure you'd want to check with your local Post Office, but you should be able to get a stack of Certified, Return Receipt, Signature Confirmation and Delivery Confirmation labels from the Post Office.  Then all you would need to do is add up the total amount of postage needed for the specific service and manually enter that number into your machine to print on the stamp.

 

As an aside, how many pieces of mail are you sending per month using Certified and Return Receipt?  Because if you were to upgrade to one of our slightly bigger meters that is able to utilize E-Return Receipt it might end up saving you some money.  The cost of E-Return Receipt is $1.20 cheaper than standard Return Receipt.

________________________________________________________

If you have any questions regarding the board please drop me a message
If a post has answered your query please mark it as Solved
Please Kudos any posts that you find useful even if it was not your original query