Published on April 21st, 2015 | by admin

Take Precaution When Posting Important Documents

With the threat of ID fraud growing as we recently highlighted here at the Post Office Shop blog, keeping an envelope’s documents or contents secure and impenetrable whilst in transit is imperative.

Opaque envelopes, which are not transparent, see-through or translucent are a sensible option as no light can pass through them thus keeping unwanted attention regarding an envelope’s content to an absolute minimum.

So when might the use of such opaque envelopes be particularly appropriate? Documents including cheques, cash or legal documents particularly spring to mind which a sender is likely to want to keep well away from any prying eyes.

Tamper proof envelopes such as the Ampac C3 Tamper Evident Opaque Polythene Envelopes available here at the Post Office Shop are designed to give peace of mind that important documents will always arrive safely at the intended destination.

Such tamper proof envelopes feature a tear off redemption slip which number sequentially as well as peel and seal closure for added peace of mind.

But after taking the right precautions by using tamper proof envelopes, what can be done in terms of compensation for the loss or delay of an item you might ask should the worse happen?

Royal Mail will investigate a claim once 15 working days have passed since an item was due to be delivered.

Amongst the minimum information required to submit a claim when it comes to items posted to UK addresses, the names and addresses of the sender, addressee and claimant must be disclosed. It is also imperative to know the Royal Mail product used, the amount of postage paid and method of payment.

Disclosure of the date and place of posting, description of the contents and packaging plus the date the item was delivered is also required as part of the process using Royal Mail’s P58 form in the post or Online Claim Form.

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