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Mailing domestic letters when paying in cash

Mailing domestic letters when paying in cash

Postcards

Add the address information and stamp according to instructions. Items can be dropped off in a mailbox or a Posti service point.

With or without an envelope?

Mail self-made cards in an envelope. The price is the same as for mailing a postcard without an envelope. This way none of the decorations will come off and the postcard will remain intact. It is best not to mail a sheet of paper that has simply been folded in two and then sealed with tape or staples. Put such items in an envelope, too.

Posti and other stores offer a selection of postcards cut into wonderful shapes. It is best to mail these in envelopes, too. When postcards are machine-processed, different extensions (e.g. the tail in a cat-shaped card) may get caught or bent or otherwise damaged.

Express Letter

Attach an Exprès bar code label and an Exprès label to the item. If the item is sent using the Saturday Delivery additional service, add a Saturday Delivery label. Check the availability by using the delivery time inquiry service. Labels are available from Posti outlets. Express Letters are cheaper when bought online. You can also try the handy prepaid Exprès envelopes. Express Letters should be dropped off at a Posti service point. They must not be dropped off in a mailbox.

Cash on Delivery Letter

Attach an address label for Cash on Delivery with an identifying tracking bar code (in other words, an item ID) to your letter. The maximum sum for Cash on Delivery is EUR 2,000. Please note that if you wish to charge other costs in addition to the preliminary amount—for instance the letter’s mailing costs—from the recipient, they must be added directly to the Cash on Delivery amount. You can buy a Cash on Delivery Letter online for a lower price and print the address label on paper.

Cash on Delivery Letters should be dropped off at a Posti service point. They must not be dropped off in a mailbox.

Registered Letter

Attach an address label for a Registered Letter containing an identifying tracking bar code (in other words, an item ID) to your letter. Address labels are available from Posti outlets. You can buy a Registered Letter online for a lower price and print the address label on paper. Registered Letters should be dropped off at a Posti service point. They must not be dropped off in a mailbox.

Letter with Advice of Delivery

Attach an address label for a Letter with Advice of Delivery containing an identifying tracking bar code to your letter. Address labels are available from Posti outlets. Letters with Advice of Delivery should be dropped off at a Posti service point. They must not be dropped off in a mailbox.

Posti Insured Item

Attach an address label for a Posti Insured Item containing an identifying tracking bar code (in other words, an item ID) to your item. Fragile items must have the “Fragile” label approved by Posti. The markings on factory packages are not enough. Address labels and “Fragile” labels are available from Posti outlets. Posti Insured Items should be dropped off at a Posti service point. They must not be dropped off in a mailbox.

Reply Mail Item

Reply Mail Items or labels can be dropped off in a mailbox. Laboratory samples (packaging with yellow stripes) must be dropped off at a Posti service point. See more detailed instructions for sample items..