Skip Going to a Post Office—Mail Your Letters Online

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Don’t Bother Going to a Post Office—Mail Letters Online

If you’ve ever had to go to a post office to mail a letter or a package, you know how exhausting and time-consuming the entire process can be. Besides losing time purchasing an envelope and stamps, you also have to spend hours waiting in a queue, which is inconvenient (especially now during the pandemic).

The good news is—heading over to the nearest USPS mailbox or post office isn’t the only way to send physical mail. DoNotPay has created an easy-to-use product that can help you mail letters online in a few clicks.

Snail Mail—Do People Still Go to U.S. Mail Post Offices?

Even though it might sound unusual, many Americans still send physical mail. While emails or text messages are much faster and easier options, people prefer relying on snail mail when they need to:

  • Send important or business documents, such as:
    • Court papers
    • Job cover letters
    • Recommendation letters
    • Resignations
    • Government forms
    • Loan documents
  • Apply for universities, scholarships, fee waivers, and similar
  • Cancel certain services or memberships
  • Send passports, driver’s licenses, and other personal documents
  • Mail letters to their loved ones

People turn to letter writing to express their feelings towards their friends or family who live far away. Writing letters can be therapeutic. It is also much more meaningful than sending emails, which is why snail mail is still popular for informal correspondence.

What Can You Expect When Going to a Post Office To Mail Your Letters?

While sending and receiving physical letters is meaningful, having to go to the post office is seldom convenient, and it usually takes a lot of time. Before you send your letter successfully, you usually need to spend a few hours writing it and dealing with other complications, such as:

All of this can be not only time-consuming but also stressful. That’s why you should and allow us to handle all of the above-mentioned issues on your behalf!

DoNotPay Can Help You Mail Letters Online!

Do you love sending letters but dislike going to the post office? DoNotPay has a solution for you! Our Send Mail feature enables you to send your letters online, which can be convenient if you don’t feel like leaving your home. DoNotPay can take care of everything so that you don’t have to worry about envelopes, stamps, and other annoying details.

To send your physical letters the easy way, and do the following:

  1. Open the Send Mail product
  2. Type in the recipient’s name and address
  3. Upload your letter in one of these formats:
    • PFD
    • HTML
    • JPG
    • PNG

The letter you mail with DoNotPay’s help will be delivered within seven business days.

Learn About the Appropriate Ways To Start and End Letters

If you want to send a letter to a friend or family member, you can start and finish it however you want. Informal letters don’t have any specific rules you need to pay attention to. While you have the freedom to write whatever comes to your mind, these are some common greeting and closing words and phrases that most people use:

Informal Letter Greeting ExamplesInformal Letter Closing Examples
  • Dear
  • Hi
  • Hello
  • Hey there
  • Lots of love
  • Hugs
  • Kisses
  • XOXO
  • Love
  • Adios

As opposed to informal letters, writing formal letters requires you to follow many strict rules. You need to pay special attention to the beginning and the closing of the letter. One minor mistake, and you risk leaving a not-so-good first impression on the reader.

If you’re not sure how to start or end your letter, you can consult the table below to get an idea:

Formal Letter Greeting ExamplesGreetings To AvoidFormal Letter Closing ExamplesClosings To Avoid
  • Dear Sir or Madame
  • To Whom It May Concern
  • Dear + full name
  • Dear Mr./Ms. + last name
  • Dear Hiring Manager
  • Hello
  • Good Morning
  • Greetings
  • Hi There
  • Best regards
  • Respectfully
  • Sincerely
  • Yours truly
  • Cordially
  • Kind regards
  • Always
  • Cheers
  • Take Care
  • XOXO
  • Love

Make sure to follow the greeting and the closing with a comma.

What Sections Should Your Formal Letter Include?

When composing a formal letter, you also need to follow the rules regarding the letter’s structure. These are the sections you should include in your letter:

  1. Your info, such as:
    • Name
    • Address
    • City and ZIP Code
    • Phone number
    • Email address
  2. Date of writing
  3. The recipient’s info:
    • Name
    • Title
    • Company
    • Address
    • City and ZIP code
  4. Formal greeting
  5. Introduction where you should indicate why you’re writing the letter
  6. Body of letter with all the specifics
  7. Conclusion where you should:
    • Thank the recipient for reading the letter
    • Aks for his or her answer
  8. Formal closing
  9. Your handwritten signature
  10. Your typed signature

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