How Sending Postcards to Strangers Made Me a Better Designer
How Sending Postcards to Strangers Made Me a Better Designer

How to Send a mail with PostNL? 6 tips!

I love mail! you also? Sending and receiving mail is very fun. Unfortunately this is on the expensive side and has all the essentials. This can sometimes be a little fun for both the sender and the recipient … (Good!) Since I want to encourage sending mail, I give you six tips for sending mail. Reason: Real mail is more fun!

1. Format
Something to note when sending mail is the format of your shipping. A card or letter in the envelope will not be an immediate problem. These often meet the minimum and maximum levels of the PostNL. If you are going to make yourself a snail mail, it is useful to think about this.

Low format
Minimum size 9 x 14 cm. Sends small cards and envelopes, but I don’t recommend it. At PostNL, I worked in preparation. As a result, I know from experience that small mail items can be lost quickly because they are among the larger items. My tip is to take a large (er) envelope if you want to put a small mail item on the bus. You are more sure that it will come through!

Maximum format
Maximum size for letterbox mail is 38 x 26.5 x 3.2 cm. More than the minimum format, this is really a limit. Large mail items cannot pass through the letterbox, so they have to be sent by parcel post. Unfortunately this is very expensive, so it is better to take this in advance! This is important for snail mail considering the thickness of your mail item.

2. Weight
In addition to formatting, weight is also an important factor when sending mail. The cost is based on this, and a few grams can sometimes make the difference between two or three or more stamps. Keep the weight in mind when creating your mail item so you don’t have to run out of costs! Of course if your shipping needs to go abroad, for example. An overview of all prices can be found on the PostNL website. Oh, and staying below 2kg is useful: on top of that it becomes a parcel post. But I don’t expect this to happen so quickly with Snailmail.

3. Glue
Mail sometimes comes with mail, but the content is completely or partially deleted. Packaging can also be damaged. To prevent this, it is best to make sure your mail item is properly closed. For this, hold all the open ends! Please note: in the case of mourning or other important mail, the envelope must be open.

4. The sender
I always try to include myself as a mailer. I do this on the back of an envelope for personal export (which is common). For post & paper orders, my post code and home number are on the address label. This is what all mail needs! Why did you throw a preacher? For two reasons:

Unable to receive your mail item? PostNL is happy to send it back for you! For example, a false address may be the cause, and if that person does not live there now. This way your mail won’t be lost!

It is certainly possible that your mail item is incorrectly stamped. I usually go in the post office, but sometimes things go wrong. Unfortunately I have experienced this many times. In this case it is not comfortable if the recipient receives the bill. You can get fined with your data. But the best remnants are, so get your mail out loud enough.

5. Mailbox Package
Parcels can now be sent via letterbox post within the Netherlands. This is slightly higher than the heaviest stamp rates in post offices, but with online franchising you get a discount, which means you are cheaper. The advantage of this is that you get a track and a trace, so you can track your mail until it is delivered. Like the parcel deliverymen, the postman’s package is scanned as soon as it is thrown through the letterbox. I use this option myself when I send a swap.

6. Party!
Last but not least: Make mail a party! Forget all the tips above until you start sending your mail item. Making and sending mail should be fun! are you ready? Make a whole festival from the outside. Enjoy sending mail!

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