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    Default Stupid Global Priority Mail Question

    I live in a small town with a small post office. I have to ship something via global priority mail to canada, Do I just stick it in a regular priority mail box/envelope and address it to canada, or, is there a special global priority mail box/envelope. As I said, this is a small (college) town with a small post office, and they don't have any boxes or envelopes marked global priority mail.

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    The USPS has three GPM items:

    GPM Flat Rate Envelope (small) - about the size of a medium-sized envelope
    GPM Flat Rate Envelope (large) - about as large as a standard Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope
    GPM Box - A bit smaller than the standard Priority Mail box.

    You -can't- use Priority Mail boxes for shipping anything other than Priority Mail. You have to either use your own box and ship it GPM, or get one of the three items I mentioned above and ship the item in there. Do take note that GPM doesn't allow insurance (which is absofuckinglutely RETARDED, but whatever.)
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    If you really want the boxes, ask to see the postmaster or a supervisor. As a USPS branch, it is their job to provide boxes for their customers. If they don't have them buried somewhere in the back (usually the case), they have to order it/them. They will arrive in a day or two. If you want a sizable amount of the special boxes (or any part of the Priority line of items; including boxes, envelopes, tape, etc), you can also have them shipped for free to your address.
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    Thanx, I'll have to ask them about it, despite being a small (college) town, there are a LOT of foreign students, they must have some GPM boxes laying around somewhere.
    If not, then I guess I'll just have to use my own box.

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