There are definitely a lot of cities that has their own post office, and most cities have two or more. It is definitely a must for a city to have their own post office considering that there are lots of services which can be used by many in their respective post offices, it includes exchange of currencies, sending of faxes and even paying of utility bills and taxes. Some offices have automatic machines where you can buy stamps. You can resort to different envelopes when mailing, but if you happen to choose the standard one, then you can go with the rectangular shape that has a thickness of five millimeters. The envelope that you chose can also be sealed with a staple or a clip. The maximum weight limit for parcels is 20 kilograms, for books it’s five kilograms, and for correspondence is two kilograms.
A lot of people also recommends Correios e Telecomunica??es since they have a lot to offer in terms of services for different companies which includes postal banking, electronic mails, and even express post services. If you happen to wait for a mail that was sent within the country, then the maximum days that you should wait is only three days. The Quick National, EMS Advantage, EMS Pronto, EMS18, EMS12 and the EMS( can also be an option for a lot of customers especially those who can choose registered mail. Delivery of posts on the same day can also be an option. If you happen to be a customer from Braga, Porto and Lisbon, then you can always choose this type of service since this type of service is available in your area.
However, there are also customers who are required to make a customs declaration most especially if the customer will send a parcel outside of the European Union. If ever a psychotropic substance and narcotic drugs are under international control, live animals, animal products cut flowers, meat, fish and other certain medications, then it is important for Portuguese to know that they are not allowed to send or receive it. These goods will be destroyed, seized, or returned to origin.
Compared to other European countries, then it is best to resort in postal services in Portugal since they cost up to five percent less compared to others. the trends in other European states are only followed by the national postal system. The staff from smaller post offices rarely speaks English, so you should either go there with someone who speaks Portuguese or head over to a larger post office in the metropolitan area.