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How Many Stamps Do I Need To Send A Letter?

Nowadays, staying connected with your loved ones is no more a big deal. We have got enough number of means through which we can not only send the text messages but also express our emotions using our very favorite emoticons. We have got WhatsApp, Hike, Facebook, Twitter, and many social networking apps.

But somehow the trend of handwritten letters is never going to fade. The official letters, applications, and letter to your loved ones are still preferred to be written by hand because it has an essence of reality.

In this context, it is important to know the basics of sending letters, especially when you are doing it for official purpose. The most important thing to know before getting into this domain is the number of stamps you will require to send a letter. It is something very crucial, and you must know every essential detail about it.

How Many Stamps Do I Need To Send A Letter Internationally?

# 1 First of all, you must choose the right envelope which should be used for all the professional purposes. If it is an official letter, you can go with business size envelope of appropriate size. If you are sending a personal note to some friend or family, you must choose the decorated envelope of suitable size.

# 2 Then you must calculate the weight of the envelope and note down its size using a scale. Doing this will help you out in finding the number of stamps you are supposed to put on the envelope.

# 3 You must check the price of the stamp from time to ensure the right stamp for your letter.

Number of stamps

If you are sending the letter inside of the United States which qualifies the standard for the standard size and weight, then you must go for the First Class mail service. In this letter, you must affix the First Class letter stamp or 1 forever stamp at the top right corner of your envelope. This letter will be delivered to the required place within three business days.

The number of stamps you must affix on your envelope depends upon the weight when you are sending within the state. The standard size of the letter is 8.5 inches x 11 inches. Also, the standard weight for the letter is prescribed as 3.5 ounces.

First Class Mail Service

[symple_box color=”blue” fade_in=”false” float=”center” text_align=”left” width=””]Standard size: 1 oz Ounce with a total price of $0.49 and $0.22 for each additional ounce.

Large size: 1 oz Ounce with a full price of $0.80 and $0.22 for each additional ounce.

Priority mail: If you are sending the standard size mail in within the national boundary, then you must affix the stamps worth the price of $1.15. You can also affix just one forever stamp. [/symple_box]

Overseas Mail Service

If you are sending a letter to another country, then distance is also taken into account apart from weight. The farther the destination, the higher will be its price.

[symple_box color=”blue” fade_in=”false” float=”center” text_align=”left” width=””]Priority mail: 1 lb to Canada with a stamp worth the price of $26.75

Priority mail: 1 lb to all other countries with a stamp worth the price $32.63 [/symple_box]

The same format is applicable when you are sending personal letters to your friends and family. Hence, this is an important thing you must keep in mind before sending your letters. The stamps are always necessary to navigate your letters conveniently from your place to another location or country. You must not affix the stamps casually to your envelope.

The number should be based on the total price, and it should be carefully done. Anything less or more will create problems in the postal department.

How To Send A Letter Worth Remembering?

Whenever you’re writing an International Letter you always want that to be remembered by that someone who is going to receive your message. So below steps will guide you to write better letters.

  1. Select the Best Envelope
  2. Select Customized Card
  3. Now enclose the letter inside and don’t forget to seal it with glue.
  4. Now enter your address and name on the top left and below enter the address to whom you want to send.
  5. Now stick an appropriate STAMP on the top right corner of your envelope.
  6. Now go and drop your letter to the mailbox or at the nearby post office.

Final Words

If you need any help regarding how many stamps do I need to send a letter or if you’re still confused or have any query regarding sending a letter across America or anywhere in the world please feel free to comment below or email us your query at stickrealcom@gmail.com. We’re here to help.

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  • I need to send a letter to my cousin... I live in Philly and I need to send it to Alabama... can you tell me how many stamps will I need?