What is the USPS Return Receipt Cost – Physical & Electronic

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USPS Return Receipt Cost: A return receipt is requested by a sender to get the proof of delivery i.e. date of and time of delivery, the recipient’s signature, information about the delivery address, if different.

A sender can choose to receive the return receipt by

  • mail (by use of PS Form 3811)
  • or email (by Electronic Return Receipt).

How much does USPS Return Receipt Cost?

The cost of Return Receipt is $2.85 for a mailed receipt or $1.70 for an electronic receipt that is emailed to you.

Receipt Type Cost
Return Receipt by Mail (PS Form 3811) $2.85
Return Receipt by E-mail (Electronic) $1.70

It can be combined with extra services including

  • USPS Tracking,
  • Signature Confirmation,
  • Special Handling,
  • Restricted Delivery,
  • and Parcel Airlift Service

What to do to Recieve Return Receipt by Mail or Electronic?

If you choose to receive a return receipt by mail then you will get the original signature of the recipient on the receipt through the First-Class mail.

In order to receive Return Receipt electronically, this is what  you need to do:

  • Fill out both sides of the Return Receipt with correct information and affix it to the mailpiece.
  • You need to write “Return Receipt Requested” above the delivery address to the right of the return address.
  • Now go to usps.com, click on tracking, enter the barcode label number that is on your receipt, and then enter your name and email address.
  • Pay the applicable extra service fee.

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