USPS Services

Service Name Service Description
USPS First-Class Mail First-Class Mail® is an affordable way to send envelopes and lightweight packages:
• Best priced service for mail up to 13 oz
• Delivery in 1 to 3 business days
• Insurance for loss or damage up to $5,000 for merchandise only
• Can combine with extra services to confirm delivery
• Get up to 3.5 ounces free with commercial priced letters and cards
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USPS Priority Mail Get more for your money with fast domestic service, including flat rate shipping, in 1, 2, or 3 business days based on where your package starts and where it’s being sent:
• Free Package Pickup service at your home or office
• Includes USPS Tracking when you ship online and at retail
• Delivery in 1 to 3 business days
• Includes up to $50 of insurance with most shipments (restrictions apply)
• No surcharges for fuel or residential, rural, and regular Saturday delivery
• Flat Rate, regional, and prepaid pricing (retail only) available
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USPS Priority Mail Express Fastest domestic service, with limited exceptions, available 365 days a year, with a money-back guarantee and delivery shipping to most U.S. addresses, including PO Boxes:
• Free Package Pickup service at your home or office
• Price includes proof of delivery signature record (if requested at time of purchase), and tracking information with USPS Tracking
• Includes up to $100 of insurance with most shipments
• Overnight scheduled delivery by 10:30 am, or on a Sunday or holiday available in many major markets for an additional fee
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USPS Media Mail USPS Media Mail is a cost-effective way to send educational materials. This service has restrictions on the type of media that can be shipped. Media Mail rates are limited to the items listed below:
• Books (at least 8 pages)
• Sound recordings and video recordings, such as CDs and DVDs
• Play scripts and manuscripts for books, periodicals, and music
• Printed music
• Computer-readable media containing prerecorded information and guides or scripts prepared solely for use with such media
• Sixteen millimeter or narrower width films
• Printed objective test materials and their accessories
• Printed educational reference charts
• Loose-leaf pages and their binders consisting of medical information for distribution to doctors, hospitals, medical schools, and medical students
USPS Media Mail packages may not contain advertising. Comic books do not meet this standard. Books may contain incidental announcements of other books and sound recordings may contain incidental announcements of other sound recordings
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