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    Shipping to Canada from U.S. easier way?

    everytime I have to ship to Canada now I have to use a form 2976 but the postal lady has to type in all of our information as well making everyone waiting in line furious and it's embarassing at time when I have more than one package, does anyone know an easier way? I tried using paypal but they will only do priority or express which is a minimum of $20.. any help would be appreciated (she has sent some as letters lately to speed it up but I'm afraid they're gonna come straight back to me)
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    It costs money each month, but the little cost that stamps.com is worth not spending ages in lines at the PO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbull86 View Post
    everytime I have to ship to Canada now I have to use a form 2976 but the postal lady has to type in all of our information as well making everyone waiting in line furious and it's embarassing at time when I have more than one package, does anyone know an easier way? I tried using paypal but they will only do priority or express which is a minimum of $20.. any help would be appreciated (she has sent some as letters lately to speed it up but I'm afraid they're gonna come straight back to me)
    What?

    My guys here in small town Oregon, Population 10,000 can enter a Customs Form, scan and stamp everything, in under 1 Minute per envelop. Tell her to get her thumb out.

    Sheesh

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    Some of the postal employees are SLOWWWWWWW no matter how long they have been doing it. Some of very quick tho. I find it is hit or miss when I go to a post office.
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    Fill one out online, print it out, sign it and tape it to the package before you head to the PO.

    https://cns.usps.com/go/ShippingInformationAction_input
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawksrock0321 View Post
    Fill one out online, print it out, sign it and tape it to the package before you head to the PO.

    https://cns.usps.com/go/ShippingInformationAction_input

    thats what the form is that you fill out before hand she still has to type it up, shes in her 60s and can't see, or work any of her equipment.....
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    when you print it out, there is a Post office copy that you give to the post office and they scan it and its in their system.
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    She does not have to type a damn thing. She only has to scan the automated number. Those postal employees that are typing in stuff, are really not up so snuff. Once you fill out the customs form, all she has to do is the destination city, then scan it.

    Extra steps for nothing.
    Last edited by centrehice; 12-07-2012 at 10:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centrehice View Post
    She does not have to type a damn thing. She only has to scan the automated number. Those postal employees that are typing in stuff, are really not up so snuff. Once you fill out the customs form, all she has to do is the destination city, then scan it.

    Extra steps for nothing.
    In the spring of 2012 the USPS made a change that scanning customs form is not good enough. ALL window clerks have been ordered to MANUALLY input the information from the customes form. Whether or not each postmaster makes them do it is another thing, but it is the rule. Scanning the barcode will not record the to / from address which the USPS deems necessary. Heck you cannot even drop international mail in the lobby. You MUST present it to a window clerk. Silly rule, but it is what it is.

    The only way around it is a little shady and that is to claim your envelope only contains correspondance, which is technically a lie but. . . That way you don't need the customs form. I have done that with small "000" sized bubble envelopes and (knock on wood) haven't had a problem yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewk86a View Post
    In the spring of 2012 the USPS made a change that scanning customs form is not good enough. ALL window clerks have been ordered to MANUALLY input the information from the customes form. Whether or not each postmaster makes them do it is another thing, but it is the rule. Scanning the barcode will not record the to / from address which the USPS deems necessary. Heck you cannot even drop international mail in the lobby. You MUST present it to a window clerk. Silly rule, but it is what it is.

    The only way around it is a little shady and that is to claim your envelope only contains correspondance, which is technically a lie but. . . That way you don't need the customs form. I have done that with small "000" sized bubble envelopes and (knock on wood) haven't had a problem yet.

    If it's filled out online and printed, then they don't have to type in the information into the computer... they scan it and the information is there for them.

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