“To mail a letter, you need a stamp or a marked envelope,” explains Natalya Vladimirovna. A letter within Belarus weighing up to 20 g is sent in a marked envelope without any additional payments and additional stamps. The cost of sending such a letter is 2,400 rubles (the same as the cost of a stamp with the image of the letter “A”). If the letter weighs more, then for each subsequent 20g you will have to pay a little extra, i.e. additionally stick a stamp of the corresponding denomination on the envelope: 200 rubles for the population and 240 rubles for organizations. So it’s better not to throw a letter that is too thick in the mailbox, but go to the post office, weigh and purchase the missing stamps from the operator. However, if you dropped a letter that is too heavy in the mailbox, it will be sent back to you with a note of the amount that is not enough to pay for the mail forwarding.
All letters are sent to the mail processing and transportation enterprise in the city of Minsk, where the sorting machine distributes them to the delivery offices of the postal service.
Is it possible to estimate the weight of a letter in an envelope “by eye”?
Euro envelope weighs 4.5 grams, C5 envelope – 6.5 grams, C4 envelope – 15.5 grams, A4 blank sheet – 3.7 grams, A4 sheet of paper printed on a printer – 4.8 grams. The stamps are practically weightless, one self-adhesive stamp weighs 0.07 grams.
What are the rules for filling out the address on the envelope and how to speed up the forwarding to mail a letter?
- It is MANDATORY to observe the following order of writing the address:
- the name of the addressee (for registered letters, you must indicate the full surname, name and patronymic); street, house number, building, apartment; zip code, city or zip code, village (post office), district, region country;
- use standard abbreviations (street – st. Or avenue – avenue; house – d .; building – building; apartment – apt.);
- it is CORRECT to place the address data (st., D., Building, apt., Etc.);
- use capital letters to designate the alphabetic part of the house, building, without quotes, separators, hyphens (correct: d.3A, building C; wrong: d.3 “a”, building “C”);
- print the address (font size not less than 10 p.) Or write it LEGIBLY and in PRINTED letters;
- arrange the address data of the addressee STRICTLY within the address block along the lines of the prompt;
- on envelopes without hint lines, indicate the text, departing 15 mm from the bottom and right edges of the envelope.
- correction in the address data;
- hyphenation of words by syllables;
- in handwriting, large ornate handwriting with expressive dots, commas and other signs;
- use of handwritten and printed address at the same time;
- writing additional information: account number, tender, e-mail, etc. is allowed on the back of the envelope;
- the presence of paper clips, staples, CDs, etc. in the attachment of letters.
Letters are sorted in Minsk automatically, using automatic machines that read the information on the envelope. If the sorting equipment reveals errors in the letter, the letter will be sent for manual sorting, which will increase the time of their delivery.
But the fastest way to mail a letter is First Class (red envelope). Its peculiarity is that when such a letter is submitted, before mail is sent from your post office or mailbox, it will reach the addressee the next business day or every other day if you are late for sending the mail.
Come to the nearest post office. You will be served “First Class” and your correspondence will be sent with “Comfort”.