A while ago, I was on a forum where someone had posted a thread asking about when ( or if ) you should round up the weight of your package when you ship USPS and your package ends up weighing an "off" amount.
The question asked was if, when a package is say... 2.1 oz in weight, can they claim it as 2 oz or should they round up to 3oz.
I had a discussion with the post office today (with a very helpful supervisor, to be exact, who I'd been working with and was on a first name basis with prior to this but had NO idea he was actually "the man in charge" until today) and I have the answer.
I was (very bluntly) told that the post office is in it for the money. They WANT your money and they'll reject any shipment found to be over whatever oz weight you claim it to be (even by 0.1 oz) if they catch it. Or even worse, they might send it and charge your customer the difference!
Gilliauna Davis is an artisan jewelry designer that specializes in quality artisan jewelry designs for the every day woman who appreciates color, quality and style. As the primary designer of Bits n Beads by Gilliauna, she is available for consultation on custom pieces and is an avid supporter of handmade artisans around the world through her blog, The Meandering Musings of a Consummate Shopper.
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