[CR] 1st Class Mail International

Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea

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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:33:17 -0600
Thread-Topic: 1st Class Mail International
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From: John Hurley <JHurley@jdabrams.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] 1st Class Mail International

Has anyone managed to get postage and customs forms done online for USPS First Class Mail International? Last time I shipped a classic bicycle part overseas I was in line at the Post Office for too long. It seems odd that the Postal Service would insist on a face-to-face transaction for mere First Class mail. It's like selling jewelry and watches as self-serve items, but bags of peanuts exclusively from behind the counter. Neither eBay nor PayPal nor USPS Click-n-Ship offer this option, but I saw somewhere that certain authorized postage providers can do it. Who might these providers be?

John Hurley,
Austin, Texas, USA