An alternative to UPS

From: Stephen Dauphin <>
Date: Thu Jul 27 17:15:50 2000

On Thu, 27 Jul 2000, Lawrence LeMay wrote:

> Are you positive? Did you read this someplace?
> I'm almost ready to ship a bunch of floppy disks, but I dont see how
> they qualify under book rate, and I don't know that I will be able
> to convince MY local post office...

>From the simplified rate chart at the USPS site:

 Special Standard Mail (Book Rate) Description

Generally used for books (at least eight pages), film (16 mm or
narrower), printed music, printed test materials, sound recordings, play
scripts, printed educational charts, loose-leaf pages and binders consisting
of medical information, and computer-readable media. Advertising
restrictions apply.

   Packages must measure 108 inches or less in combined length and girth.

   Mark each package "Special Standard Mail" in the postage area.

The full document including other rate categories can be viewed at:

(URL may be chopped across two lines - reassemble to use.)

In a related development:

"b) as someone mentioned before, it's the same rate as 3rd class, so just
   ask for it to be shipped 3rd class"

I don't think 3rd class exists anymore.

There seems to be categories like:

First Class/Priority
Standard Mail (a & b) - the "b" version the 4th class we know
Bound Printed Matter
Special Standard Mail & Library Mail

                                                      --- Stephen Dauphin
Received on Thu Jul 27 2000 - 17:15:50 BST

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