Many of us have faced the need to send a parcel to our friends or acquaintances living in another city. However, there are many nuances in the work of the Russian Post that significantly complicate the life of beginners.
It is necessary
things to send; - money (from 200 to 1500 rubles, depending on the volume and weight of the parcel); - name and full address of the recipient (including zip code); - blue or black handle; - passport
Go to the nearest branch of the Russian Post. It is advisable to choose the time before 18:00, otherwise you can get stuck in a long queue. After entering the office, find the point for sending parcels and go to it.
A stand with boxes is usually located near the point of sending parcels. Estimate the volume of your belongings and choose a box of the appropriate size.
When it's your turn, ask the post office employee to give you a box and a form to send the parcel. If sending by cash on delivery, ask also for a cash on delivery form.
If you are given a disassembled box, ask to assemble it so as not to waste your time on this useless process. Go to the nearest table, make yourself comfortable and start filling out the paperwork. A pen prepared in advance will come in handy here.
Fill out the form for sending the parcel (see photo). Pay attention to the following features:
- name and address of the recipient must be specified twice;
- the amount of cash on delivery (if it is not equal to zero) cannot be lower than the amount of the declared value;
- it is not necessary to indicate the patronymic in the upper field "To", but in the lower one it is desirable to indicate;
- do not fill in the "Weight" field, the postal employee is obliged to do this.
Fill out the form on the box. Here you need to specify the same information as in the form: information about the sender and recipient, the estimated value and the amount of cash on delivery.
Fill out the cash on delivery form (only for sending cash on delivery). The main feature is that in the "To" field you indicate yourself, since you are the recipient of the money, and your recipient is the sender.
At the top of the form, where a lot of horizontal stripes are drawn, write the amount of cash on delivery in words, for example, "two thousand three hundred seventy rubles 18 kopecks."
Put things in a box and close it. Go to the parcel dispatch point and wait for your turn. Hand the parcel and documents to the post office employee - he will check the completed forms, weigh the parcel, seal it with tape, enter it into his database and tell you the total amount (including the cost of the box). After payment, the post office employee will give you a receipt with a tracking number.