如何邮寄信件或明信片:国内邮寄

用美国邮政总局发送邮件很容易! 我们的 video will help you with most letters, cards, and postcards you send domestically (inside the U.S.),包括U.S. 美国的领土和军事基地.S. 和国外.

有关如何运送包裹,请参阅 如何寄送包裹:国内快递.

发送邮件:一步一步的说明

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信封及明信片

第一步:选择信封或明信片

信封 are for sending flat, flexible things, like letters, cards, checks, forms, and other paper goods. 只为一个人 $0.68一级邮件® 永远® 邮票, 你可以寄1盎司(约4张)的普通, 8-1/2" x 11" paper in a rectangular envelope) to anywhere in the U.S.!

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No. 将10个信封的最小和最大尺寸进行比较

信封 must be rectangular and made of paper to qualify for letter prices. 你的信封最多可以是11-1/2英寸长x 6-1/8英寸高. (一)标准编号. 信封长9-1/2英寸,高4-1/8英寸.) You can fold what you put in your envelope, but it needs to stay flat—no more than 1/4" thick.

如果你想发送信件大小的文件而不折叠它们, you can use a large envelope (called a "flat"); the 公寓邮资1美元起.39. 如果你的大信封是非矩形的, 刚性(不能弯曲), 或块状(不均匀厚), 你得付包价.

提示: If your envelope can't fit through 美国邮政总局 mail processing machines, 或者是刚性的, 块状的或有搭扣的, 字符串, 或按钮, 它是“不可加工的”,你需要支付0美元.还有44个才能发送. (参见步骤3中的额外邮资.) You'll also have to pay more if your envelopes are square or vertical (taller than they are wide).

明信片 are for short messages that you don't need to put in an envelope. 使用 $0.53明信片邮票 寄一张标准尺寸的明信片到美国任何地方.S. 标准明信片通常是用纸做的, 长在5英寸到6英寸之间,高在3-1/2英寸到4-1/4英寸之间, 都在0之间.007"和0 ".016“厚.

大小 & 重量要求-明信片 & 信封
信封及明信片 with return address written in the top left corner and delivery address in the bottom center.

第二步:给邮件写地址

信封: Write your address (the "return" or "sender" address) in the top left corner. Write the delivery address (the "recipient" address) in the bottom center.

明信片: 明信片有不同的格式, so write the delivery address in the space it gives you (on the same side you write your message and put the 邮票).

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打印清楚你的退货地址和送货地址, 在正确的地方, 以确保您的邮件准时送达.

地址格式提示

  • 用大写字母整齐地打印地址.
  • 用钢笔或记号笔.
  • 不要使用逗号或句号.
  • 包括 ZIP + 4® 尽可能编写代码.

写发送地址

Write your address (the "return address") in the top-left corner. 在不同的行中包括以下内容:

  • 你的全名或公司名称
  • 公寓或套房号码
  • 完整的街道地址
  • 城市,州和邮政编码+4

写收货地址

Write the delivery address (the "recipient" address) in the bottom center of the envelope. 在不同的行中包括以下内容:

  • 收件人的全名或公司名称
  • 公寓或套房号码
  • 完整的街道地址
  • 城市,州和邮政编码+4
二级地址的高级提示(如公寓或套房) 邮政地址标准

特殊的你.S. 地址

波多黎各

Some 波多黎各 addresses include an urbanization or community code for a specific area or development. 地址 with an urbanization code, abbreviated URB, should be written on 4 lines:

玛丽亚·苏亚雷斯女士
城市las剑兰
150 call a
圣胡安pr 00926-3232

更多波多黎各地址示例

U.S. 属维尔京群岛

属维尔京群岛 addresses have the same format as standard addresses. The right abbreviation for this territory is "VI," not "US VI" or "USA VI":

琼·史密斯女士
1号包厢6601
Kingshill vi 00850-9802

军事及外交邮件(APO/FPO/DPO)

邮件 军事和外交演说 被区别对待:

  • include the city or country name when you send something to an APO/FDO/DPO address in another country. 这将使您的邮件远离外国邮件网络.
  • Do 包括分配的单位和箱号:

海员约瑟夫·史密斯
单位100100箱4120
Fpo ap 96691

更多网投十大娱乐平台军事地址的细节

当你写好信封地址的时候, 把你要寄的东西放在信封里, 然后合上并密封(用信封的胶水或胶带)。.

信封及明信片, each with a 邮票 in the upper right corner

第三步:计算邮资(& 添加保险或额外十大网堵平台)

A 一流的邮件® “永远”邮票售价0美元.68 放在信封的右上角. (你也可以使用加起来为0美元的任何邮票组合.68.)

如果你的信更重或更大, or if you want to add insurance or extra 十大网堵平台s like 挂号信® 十大网堵平台,你会付更多的钱.

A 普通明信片邮票售价0元.53. 大的或方形的明信片会贵一些.) Put the postcard 邮票 in the space provided near the delivery address.

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信件的邮资主要取决于重量和大小/形状. 你可以用厨房秤称你的信, 邮政规模、自助十大网堵平台亭或邮局 计数器.

提示: 根据经验, you can send 1 oz (4 sheets of printer paper and a business-sized envelope) for 1 一流的邮件® 永远® 邮票(现时$0.68).

大信封(或扁平信封)的邮资起价为1美元.39 / 1盎司.

我在哪里可以买到邮资?

提示: 如果你发送较大的信封(扁平),使用优先邮件® 或特快专递® 十大网堵平台,您可以使用 Click-N-Ship® 十大网堵平台 在线支付和打印您自己的邮资.

额外的邮资

If your envelope weighs over 1 oz, you can buy additional postage in the amount you need:

  • 每增加1盎司是0美元.24个字母,最多3个.5盎司和大信封高达13盎司.
  • Nonmachinable物品, 包括凹凸不平或坚硬的信封, 或者有扣子, 字符串, 或者按钮将花费0美元.还有44个要送. You'll also have to pay more if your envelopes are square or vertical (taller than they are wide).
  • 你也可以 在邮政商店买1分、2分、3分、4分、5分和10分的邮票.

提示: Put the 邮票 on last; that way, if you make a mistake at any other point, you won't waste a 邮票.

计算价格

附加十大网堵平台

如果你想要保险, 送货证明, 签名十大网堵平台, 或其他可选十大网堵平台, 你得额外付费.

我们的 保险 & 额外十大网堵平台 page has more details; some of the more common add-on 十大网堵平台s for letters include:

  • 挂号信®: Get proof that you mailed your item and that the recipient signed for it.
  • 挂号邮件®:美国邮政最安全的邮件十大网堵平台电子邮件是手动处理的, 单独安全处理, 并在旅途的每一步上签字. The recipient must sign for the mail to confirm delivery (or attempted delivery).
  • Return Receipt: You'll get a printed or emailed delivery record showing the recipient's signature. 您可以将回执与其他十大网堵平台结合使用, 包括挂号邮件, 挂号邮件, 特快专递® 十大网堵平台,以及更多.
  • Adult Signature Required: Only an adult (age 21+) can sign for the mail after 出示有效的政府证件.
发送 your letter or postcard from your mailbox, a 蓝色收集箱, or 邮局.

第四步:发送邮件

Once your envelope or postcard has the correct addresses and postage, 你可以用几种方式发送, 包括把它放进你的邮箱或者扔进 蓝色收集箱 或者是 邮局 位置.

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  • Put your letter inside your mailbox and raise the flag (if you have one).
  • If you have a cluster mailbox, drop it in the outgoing mail slot.
  • 把它扔到一个蓝色的收集箱里.
  • 把它送到邮局的大厅里.

重要提示: If your envelope has postage 邮票s and weighs more than 10 oz or is thicker than 1/2", you can't put it in a collection box; you have to give it to an employee at a 邮局 位置. 更多详情请浏览 什么东西可以和不可以放入收集箱?

邮局 & 下降的位置
Animated image of mail moving at high speed on belts and around drums in an automated sorting machine.

额外奖励:发送邮件专业提示

The Postal Service uses 高速分拣机 to help process and deliver 425.每天300万封邮件. Here are some extra tips to improve your mail sending experience:

  • 保持灵活不要把坚硬的东西装在纸信封里.
  • 发送修饰过的请柬(婚礼、毕业典礼等).)? 把它们手工注销,或者放在另一个信封里.
  • 需要跟踪? 了解你的选择.

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Flexible and flat 项目 only (like paper or photos, less than 1/4 inch thick). Rigid or lumpy Items (like keys or flash drives) can tear your envelope.

保持灵活

明信片, letter envelopes, and large envelopes (flats) all need to 弯曲 以符合美国邮政总局的要求® 高速分拣机.

  • OK: Flexible, flat things like stickers, photos, trading cards, etc. should be okay—as long as your envelope stays flat, not lumpy, and less than 1/4" thick.
  • 不可以: Don't put rigid objects (like flash drives, coins, keys, hard plastic card cases, etc.) loose in unpadded paper envelopes: They could get torn out of the envelope, 堵塞分拣机, 造成延误, 或者甚至迷路.

而不是, for rigid and odd-shaped objects (or things you don't want to get bent), 我们建议使用有衬垫的信封或小盒子和 把它作为一个包裹寄出去.

保护特殊信封:使用蜡封、绳子或丝带? 把它放在另一个信封里.

发送精美的请柬(婚礼、毕业典礼等).)

If you want to send a specially decorated envelope (like some wedding invitations):

  • 您可以为不可加工的一等邮件支付额外费用® 项目, 把你的邮件拿到邮局柜台, and ask the retail associate to hand-cancel your embellished invitations.
  • 外部装饰 邀请函:如果你使用蜡封,绳子,丝带等. 在你的信封上,不要试图把它们暴露出来. 而不是, to make sure your envelopes arrive looking the way your designer intended, 把它们放在另一个信封里.

需要跟踪?

一级邮件不提供跟踪十大网堵平台. 如果您想获得您的信件的跟踪信息:

  • 你可以额外付费使用 特快专递® or 优先邮件® 十大网堵平台.
  • 您可以通过添加“挂号信”来获得送货确认® 或挂号邮件® 十大网堵平台. (You can even combine it with Return Receipt if you want the recipient's signature.)