Small things, such as rings, should not be sent in a paper envelope. The thing will be lost since the envelope will be pulled apart. If you must send it by mail, use a cardboard or, better yet, a bubble envelope. These can be bought at post offices and often include an additional sheet of paper to protect against moisture getting into the envelope.
In fact, even letters up to 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) in weight may be sent in a cardboard box with appropriate precautions. However, if you want it to reach its destination safely, then it is recommended that you use either a courier service or send it by airmail.
Envelopes are made from sheets of paper or other materials. They contain messages from writers to readers. There are several types of envelopes including business, private, and official.
Business men's envelopes are used for sending letters related to work. They are usually white in color with the name of the company printed on them. These are easy to find at office supply stores.
Private letters are written on personal notepaper and put into private envelopes. These should be opaque so that nobody sees what's inside the letter. Personal envelopes come in many sizes and shapes. You should choose one that fits the message you want to send.
If your box is less than one-half inch thick and weighs less than ten ounces, you may use postal stamps and one of the following methods: Place it in your mailbox for delivery by the courier. Place it in a blue collection box or the mail slot in the post office lobby. Make a free pickup request.
Your package can also be dropped off at any USPS location or at an authorized agent of the Postal Service such as a FedEx Office or OneBox. Find a location near you at locator.usps.com.
You can also have a friend or family member drop off your package if they are going to a different address. They can drop it off at any USPS location or at an authorized agent of the Postal Service.
Mailboxes cannot accept packages larger than 17 inches long x 14 inches wide x 8 inches high. Package weight limits vary by carrier but usually range from under 5 pounds to over 50 pounds. Some carriers do not deliver packages that weigh more than 10 pounds altogether.
Small packages under 13 ounces can be shipped with First Class Mail. Large packets up to 1 pound can be sent with Standard Postage Rates. Packages over 1 pound and up to 110 pounds can be sent with Priority Mail. For rates, including international rates, visit usps.com/postagestats.
Large packages over 110 pounds can be sent via Express Mail.
Sending delicate things
Speaking of strange forms, don't ship bulky, irregularly shaped items like pens or bottle caps in standard letter-size envelopes. Not only will you have to pay additional postage, but these materials are more likely to poke through the envelope, fall out, and get lost—they might even damage postal equipment or injure someone. Such items should be sent in oversized mailboxes or shipping containers, then mailed back in smaller boxes.
If you do need to send something large and bulky via mail, be sure to include this information with your shipment so that it can be processed properly. Most carriers will not risk damaging their trucks by loading them too high; therefore, they will require a written description of the contents and size of any package being shipped.
If you're not sure whether your item fits into this category, think about how much space it takes up and if it could possibly be mailed via regular mail. If you can't come up with an answer, contact your carrier and ask them for advice. They may be able to tell you if there's a special box or container used for mailing things like pens, bottles, and papers and if so, what size it is.
As long as you follow these instructions, you should have no problems sending most items by mail.
Never put anything in a mail envelope. During sorting, the machines push letters through a hundred pairs of rollers, which will rip apart the envelope containing your bracelet. You require a more robust package, which will cost extra to ship. Flat, flexible, and uniformly thick letters are required. Bracelets should be shipped in their original packaging with the exception of power-supply units, which should be sent without their cords.
Power-supply units should be sent without their cords because they're designed to be plugged into a power source. If you were to wrap them up in a piece of fabric, it would create a voltage difference between both ends of the cord, causing current to flow in the cable, which is dangerous for the equipment and its surroundings. The same thing happens if you remove the plug from one of these units; therefore, they should never be packaged with their cords attached.
A bracelet is a delicate item that should never be shipped worldwide without protection. A standard letter envelope is not strong enough for such transportation so consider using a stronger box or shipping service.