Airmail M-Bags


Send large amounts of printed matter overseas. Airmail M-Bags™ can hold up to 66 lbs. Printed matter is anything on paper that isn’t correspondence or a bill. This usually includes printed words, images, and characters.

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  • Affordable solution for sending printed material overseas
  • Can hold up to 66 lbs

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Airmail M-Bags

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  • Weight limit is 66 lbs. Some countries have lower limits.

  • Can include printed material–newspapers, magazines, journals, books, sheet music, catalogs, directories, commercial advertising, and promotional matter.

  • Can also include commercial samples or informational materials as long as they are related to the printed host piece.

  • The contents of the M-Bag cannot be intended to be resold.

  • There are restrictions for mailing restricted and hazardous materials.
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  • Cigarettes and smokeless tobacco shipments cannot be mailed internationally. Cigars can be mailed internationally unless prohibited by the destination country.
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  • There is no minimum weight, but any M-Bag under 11 lbs will be charged at the 11-lb price. The combined weight of each piece of printed matter and its related materials cannot exceed 4 lbs.

  • The M-Bag must include a full customs declaration using PS Form 2976.
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