USPS Return Receipt

USPS Return Receipt Form 38000

What Is Return Receipt?

The USPS® offers a service called Return Receipt that gives you peace of mind by providing evidence of delivery in the form of a postcard signed by the recipient or an e-mail with an electronic copy of the recipient’s signature.

The cost of Return Receipt is $3.35 for a mailed receipt or $2.10 for an electronic receipt that is emailed to you. It can be combined with extra services including USPS Tracking, Signature Confirmation™, Special Handling, Restricted Delivery and Parcel Airlift Service.

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How Does Return Receipt Work?

Return Receipt is purchased at the time of mailing. Customers are given the option to purchase a physical return receipt or an electronic receipt. Once purchased, the USPS will return either a physical return receipt or an electronic receipt including the recipient’s signature once the mailpiece has been delivered.

In the event that you need to prove that a particular mailpiece has been delivered, you can use the receipt to help prove when your mailpiece reached its destination.

To use Return Receipt, the USPS requires a special form which can be obtained at the Post Office™ or from the store. These forms can be filled out by hand; alternatively, also offers special certified mail labels that can be automatically filled out by’s software.

Benefits of Using for Return Receipt makes shipping with Return Receipt more convenient. Using’s special certified mail with return receipt labels and envelopes, you can quickly print postage, address labels and Return Receipt forms in one easy step, eliminating time-consuming trips to the post office. You also gain instant, 24/7 access to the other USPS services you need, including Certified Mail™, Signature Confirmation, Restricted Delivery, USPS Tracking and more.

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Every new customer account starts with:

  •  Free* 5 lb. Digital Scale with sign-up
  • 4-week trial
  • $5 in USPS postage to use in trial period
  • USPS rate discounts you can’t get at the Post Office
  • No long-term contracts, cancel anytime
  • Only $17.99 per month plus applicable taxes, if any, including the first month if you stay past the 4-week trial

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