Shape + Speed + Cost = Service
Several mailing services are available to fit your needs.
Priority Mail Express®
Letters, large or thick envelopes, tubes, and packages containing
mailable items can be sent using Priority Mail Express. This money-back
guaranteed service includes tracking and insurance up to $100.
Additional merchandise insurance up to $5,000 may be purchased.
Sunday, holiday, as well as early in the day delivery is available to many destinations for an
additional fee. Select Priority Mail Express packaging is available at
the Post Office. All Priority Mail Express packaging can be ordered online at www.usps.com/store.
Letters, large or thick envelopes, tubes, and packages containing mailable
items can be sent using Priority Mail. This service is typically
used to send documents, gifts, and merchandise. Select Priority Mail
packaging is available at the Post Offices. All Priority Mail packaging can be
ordered at www.usps.com/store.
Postcards, letters, large envelopes, and small packages can be sent
using First-Class Mail. This service is typically used for personal and
business correspondence and bills.
USPS Retail Ground®
Small and large packages, thick envelopes, and tubes containing gifts and merchandise can be sent domestically using USPS Retail Ground.
Small and large packages and thick envelopes can be sent domestically using Media Mail. Contents are limited to books, manuscripts, sound recordings, and certain other educational materials. Formerly called “Book Rate”, Media Mail cannot contain advertising, except eligible books may contain incidental announcements of books.
Speed depends on distance. Mail takes longer to travel across the country than to travel across town.
Flat Rate packaging is available in many convenient sizes for Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail, and can be used for domestic and international mailings. Flat Rate shipping lets you send your items for a low Flat Rate price.
See the Flat Rate Quick Reference section for additional details, including international weight restrictions and options.
Calculate Postage for the shape, weight, and destination of your mail at pe.usps.com.