Question: Should You Mail Gift Cards?

Don’t mail anything that isn’t a piece of paper in a regular old envelope.

Greeting cards, fine.

Similarly, some items might be small and flat, but that doesn’t mean that they can make it through the postal system’s automated sorting equipment.

Like gift cards.

Is it safe to send gift cards in the mail?

Consider using a padded envelope. Select an envelope that is strong enough to hold the card or attach the gift card to a thin piece of cardboard. Place an extra label or notice on the gift card with the delivery or return address; this ensures the safe return should the outside label become damaged or fall off.

Can you mail gift cards through USPS?

USPS: USPS provides mailing services for gift cards. They even have a Priority Mail Flat Rate box specifically designed for them. However, they will not reimburse or insure them. UPS: UPS will mail gift cards, but does not reimburse or insure them.

Do you need extra postage to mail a gift card?

Place the gift card inside the greeting card. Address the envelope to your recipient and mail it using standard postage (unless your greeting card is an unusual size or shape, no additional postage should be necessary).

Can you ship gift cards?

Next to digital gift cards, the fastest way to send plastic gift cards to friends or family members is to buy gift cards online. Most companies provide free shipping for standard gift card delivery and some even include free packaging with a custom message.

Do gift cards get stolen in the mail?

In some cases, the USPS can trace a stolen gift card. Arney said they often work with vendors and check cameras to find out who stole something, but businesses save security footage for only so long. The more quickly you file, the more likely you are to recover your mail. Sometimes your mail simply gets lost.

What is the safest way to send a gift card in the mail?

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How much do gift cards weigh?

Many of these cards weigh more than 1 ounce, and, if the card appears to be square, it could be subject to the $0.17 nonmachinable surcharge in addition to the applicable letter-size First-Class Mail postage.

How do I mail a gift?

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How can I send a gift card?

7 Steps to Sending an Electronic Gift Card

  • Select eGifts. From the main menu on GiftCards.com, select eGifts.
  • Select a Design.
  • Select an Amount.
  • Add the Recipient’s Name.
  • Enter the Recipient’s Email Address.
  • Add a Personal Message.
  • Review Order.