See the Individual Country Listings for countries that offer Express Mail International.
Express Mail International Flat-Rate Envelope
Express Mail International rates will be reduced by 5 percent for all payments made through an Express Mail corporate account (EMCA) or through the federal agency payment system. The discount applies only to the postage portion of Express Mail International rates. It does not apply to the pickup service charge, additional merchandise insurance coverage fees, or shipments made under an International Customized Mail agreement.
Discounted rates apply to Express Mail International customers who prepare and pay for Express Mail International shipments online at usps.com or by using an authorized PC Postage vendor.
To be eligible for discounts for purchasing Express Mail International online, customers must register via the shipping site at usps.com. Registration is accomplished by selecting the designated icon on the Web site and following the accompanying instructions. This one–time registration will establish a shipping record and a customer history. To be eligible for online discounts, customers must prepare their shipping labels and pay for their shipments online using a credit card. The following credit cards are accepted for payment online: American Express, Diner’s Club, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.
Express Mail International published rates will be reduced by 8 percent for all payments at usps.com or made through an authorized PC Postage vendor. The discount applies only to the postage portion of Express Mail International rates. It does not apply to the pickup service charge, additional merchandise insurance fees, or shipments made under an International Customized Mail agreement.
Express Mail International may be paid by postage stamps, postage validation imprinter (PVI) labels, postage meter stamps, information–based indicia (IBI), PC Postage, or through the use of an Express Mail corporate account.
A written application is required before mailing can be made under a corporate account (see DMM 114).
Express Mail International shipments that are entered by federal agencies and departments are subject to the same postage payment requirements, weight and size limits, customs form requirements, and general conditions for mailing as Express Mail International shipments that are originated by nongovernmental entities.
Express Mail International shipments mailed by U.S. Postal Service entities must bear the G–10 permit indicia that is prescribed for all Postal Service official mail. There is a 66–pound weight limit for Postal Service-originated Express Mail International shipments going to all destination countries, unless the destination country has a higher weight limit. See 143.2.
On–call and scheduled pickup services are available for an added charge of $14.25 for each pickup stop, regardless of the number of pieces picked up. Only one pickup fee will be charged if domestic Express Mail, Priority Mail International, Global Express Guaranteed, and/or domestic Parcel Post is picked up at the same time. No pickup fee will be charged when Express Mail International is picked up during a delivery stop or during a scheduled stop made to collect other mail not subject to a pickup fee. Pickup service is provided in accordance with the information in DMM 507.5; for more information, also visit the online site at usps.com/pickup.