Some users have expressed confusion about how to use the “Postage” field in FDLP eXchange. While we are looking at ways to clarify the wording used in the system, there are a few things to keep in mind.
1. The question “Postage Reimbursement Available?” is asked when entering needs or offers manually. A column named “Postage Reimbursement” is on both the needs and offers templates for bulk upload.
This is not a required field in any of these instances and can simply be ignored.
2. If you want or need to include postage information in your need or offer, remember that the question applies to whoever is posting the need or offer. In other words, the question is asking whether or not YOU can pay postage, rather than whether you need SOMEONE ELSE to pay postage.
Clicking “yes” means that whoever posted the need or the offer is able to pay postage on an item.
3. Sometimes there are limits on the ability of the posting library to pay postage. In these cases, it is recommended that you either leave the field blank, or select “yes” and then add a note in the “Additional Notes” field. This option is available for manual input and uploading either needs or offers.