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C500 Express Mail


C500 describes maximum weight and size for Express Mail and standards for mailing outside parcels.

1.0 Maximum Weight and Size

Each piece of Express Mail may not weigh more than 70 pounds. The combined length and girth of a piece (i.e., the length of its longest side plus the distance around its thickest part) may not exceed 108 inches. (Lower size or weight standards apply to Express Mail addressed to certain APOs and FPOs.)

2.0 Outside Parcels

Express Mail items not required to be presented in a pouch (outside parcels) must be large enough to hold the required mailing labels and indicia without bending or folding on a single optical plane.

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