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Domestic Insurance & Extra Services


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Insurance1

Insure your item for up to $5,000 against loss or damage. The price is based on the declared value.1Restrictions and exclusions apply.2

Learn how to file a domestic claim ›

Notes
  • Up to $100 of insurance is included2 with most Priority Mail Express shipments.3
  • Up to $50 of insurance2 is included with most Priority Mail shipments.4
  • Additional coverage may be available.
  • Purchase online, at a Post Office™ location, or a self-service kiosk, depending on the mail class chosen.
  • Keep your postmarked mailing receipt and proof of value of your shipment

 

1 Available only for certain products and to certain destinations.
2 Restrictions and exclusions apply. Insurance does not cover certain items. For details, visit 609.4.3 (Non-payable Claims), 609 (Filing Indemnity Claims for Loss or Damage), and 503.4 (Insured Mail) of the Domestic Mail Manual available at http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/dmm300_landing.htm.
3 Priority Mail Express shipments must have an applicable USPS® barcode to qualify for the included insurance. For shipments valued at more than $100, additional insurance may be available for purchase.
4 To qualify for included insurance, Priority Mail domestic shipments must have the applicable USPS barcode. Insurance is not included when Priority Mail service is combined with certain extra services, such as additional insurance, or when a shipment is sent using Merchandise Return Service (MRS), Priority Mail Open and Distribute®, Premium Forwarding Service Residential™ or Premium Forwarding Service Commercial™ For shipments valued at more than $50, additional insurance may be available for purchase.

Price based on declared value.

From $2.10

Registered Mail™

Get maximum security for your valuable items. Registered Mail items can be insured for up to $25,000 at your Post Office.

Learn how to file a domestic claim ›

Notes
  • Purchase online, at your Post Office, or through your Rural Carrier. Present Registered Mail articles for mailing only to a Postal employee.

From $11.95

USPS Tracking

Provides tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery.

Notes
  • Purchase online or at your Post Office depending on the mail class chosen.

* Parcels only

From $1.05 at a Post Office

From $0.23 paid online

No charge with:
Priority Mail, Standard Post, Parcel Select, First-Class Package Service, First-Class Mail parcels (electronic option)

Signature Confirmation™

Find out when an item was delivered, or when delivery was attempted, and add security by requiring a signature.

Notes
  • Purchase online or at your Post Office depending on the mail class chosen.
  • Not available to APO/FPO/DPO locations.

* Parcels only

$2.90 at a Post Office

$2.35 paid online

Certificate of Mailing

Have evidence that you sent the item5 when you say you did. This official record shows the date your mail was accepted.

Notes
  • Only available at your Post Office.
  • Available only at the time of mailing.
  • Don't lose your certificate. The Postal Service®
    does not keep a copy.


5 Form 3817 or Form 3877 only

$1.30 (Form 3817)

$0.47 (Form 3877-per article listed)

Certified Mail®

Prove you sent it, see when it was delivered or delivery was attempted, and get the signature of the recipient.

Notes
  • Purchase online or at your Post Office. Present for mailing to a Postal employee
  • Combine with a Return Receipt to see the signature of the person who accepts the package.

$3.30

Hold For Pickup

Customers can pick up valuable and perishable merchandise at a designated Post Office.

Notes
  • Packages can be picked up within 15 days depending on product selected (5 days for Priority Mail Express).

No charge

Return Receipt

Get a delivery record showing the recipient's signature, received by email or postcard.

Notes
  • Purchase online or at your Post Office depending on the mail class.
  • Available with Adult Signature Required or Adult Signature Restricted Delivery (Form 3811 only) only if purchased with Priority Mail Express or Priority Mail.
  • Electronic Return Receipts are not available to APO/FPO/DPO addresses or to certain U.S. territories.

* When purchased at the time of mailing with Certified Mail, COD, insurance (for more than $200) or Registered Mail.

** When purchased at the time of mailing with COD or insurance (for more than $200).

*** Available with Standard Mail parcels or Parcel Select Lightweight parcels when bulk insurance (for more than $200) is purchased at the time of mailing.

$2.70 for mail receipt

$1.35 for email receipt

Return Receipt for Merchandise

Get proof that you sent an item and proof it was delivered. You’ll get a mailing receipt (Form 3804), and a postcard (Form 3811) showing the recipient’s signature.

Notes
  • Purchase online or at your Post Office depending upon the class of mail chosen. Present Return Receipt for Merchandise articles for mailing to a postal employee.
  • Contents must be merchandise.

* Not available at retail locations

$4.40

Restricted Delivery

You get to specify the person who can sign for and receive your item.

Notes
  • Purchase online or at your Post Office depending upon the class of mail chosen.

*When purchased with one of these Extra Services: Insurance over $200, COD, Certified Mail, and Registered Mail. Restrictions apply.

$5.05

Collect on Delivery (COD)

Let your customers pay for merchandise and shipping when they receive the package. You also get insurance coverage up to $1,000 based on amount to be collected or amount of insurance coverage desired, whichever is higher.

Notes
  • Purchase online or at your Post Office depending on the mail class chosen. Present COD for mailing to a Postal employee.
  • Not available for international mail or APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

$6.95

Special Handling

Get preferential handling if you’re sending unusual shipments—live poultry, bees, or other mailable contents that need extra care.

Learn more about Special Handling ›

Notes
  • Purchase online or at your Post Office.

* Content restrictions.

$9.90 to $13.00

Adult Signature Required

Make sure an adult signs for your shipment; this service requires the signature of an adult at the recipient's address who is 21 years of age or older. You’ll get delivery information, as well as the recipient’s signature and name.

Learn more about Adult Signature Required ›

Notes
  • Not available for purchase at Post Office locations. Add this service to your qualifying online label purchase.

 

$5.20

Adult Signature Restricted Delivery

With this service, your package is delivered only after the addressee or their authorized agent verifies their identity, shows that they’re 21 years of age or older, and signs for it.

Learn more about Adult Signature Restricted Delivery ›

Notes
  • Not available for purchase at Post Office locations. Add this service to your qualifying online label purchase.

 

$5.45