Mail & Shipping Services
Priority Mail Express
Delivering 7 days a week, Priority Mail Express® is our fastest domestic service for time-sensitive letters, documents, or merchandise. Guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations2, including PO Boxes™, or your money back1. From $24.70 at Post Office™ locations and online.Ship Online Learn More about Priority Mail Express
Shipping in 1–3 Business Days
Get more for your money with Priority Mail® shipping in 1, 2, or 3 business days3 based on where your package starts and where it’s being sent. A variety of Priority Mail Flat Rate® options eliminate the need to weigh items up to 70 lbs. From $6.70 at Post Office locations and online.Ship Online Learn More about Priority Mail
Mail in 1–3 Business Days
First-Class Mail® is an affordable mail service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes weighing up to 3.5 oz, and large envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 oz with delivery in 3 business days or less. From $0.50 at a Post Office.Buy Stamps Learn More about First-Class Mail
USPS Retail Ground
2–8 Business Days4
Retail Ground® is a reliable and economical way to ship5 less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages. From $6.70 at a Post Office.
Using Retail Ground
- Good for packages too large for Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail delivery.
- Includes USPS Tracking®.
- Only available at USPS Post Offices.
NOTE: Department of Defense employees overseas may send packages to the U.S. using Retail Ground through Click-N-Ship®.
Sending Military & Diplomatic Mail
Rules & Restrictions
- Available for shipments up to 70 lbs and up to 130 inches in combined length and girth.
- Large, lightweight packaging is subject to oversize pricing.
2–8 Business Days4
Media Mail® is a cost-effective way to send media and educational materials. This service has restrictions on the type of media that can be sent. From $2.66 at a Post Office.
Using Media Mail
What can you send using Media Mail?
- Books (at least eight pages)
- Printed music and test materials
- Video and sound recordings
- Printed educational charts
- Medical loose-leaf pages and binders
- Computer-readable media
NOTE: Video games, computer drives, and digital drives do not qualify for Media Mail prices.
Rules & Restrictions
- Maximum weight is 70 lbs.
Exceptions apply. For details, visit theDomestic Mail Manual. Back to legal disclaimer 1
Scheduled delivery date depends on origin, destination, and drop-off time. Some restrictions apply. For additional information, visit thePrice Calculator. Back to legal disclaimer 2
In most cases, the expected delivery date printed on your receipt or provided at checkout will reflect a delivery time of 1, 2, or 3 business days and is based on origin, destination, and drop-off time. The expected delivery date does not come with a money-back guarantee.Back to legal disclaimer 3
The timeliness of service to or from destinations outside the contiguous U.S. may be affected by the limited availability of transportation.Back to legal disclaimer 4
Available for Zones 5-9, up to 70 lbs. Prices in Zones 1-4, up to 70 lbs, are only for the mailing of hazardous materials, live animals, or other items required to be shipped by ground/surface transportation. Oversized USPS Retail Ground available for Zones 1-9, up to 70 lbs, when measuring over 108 inches but not more than 130 inches in combined length and girth.Back to legal disclaimer 5
Priority Mail Express® Priority Mail® First-Class Mail® USPS Retail Ground® Media Mail® Starting Price Ship Time Pricing Options Where to Pay Postage Insurance USPS Tracking® Signature Confirmation™ Return Receipt Collect on Delivery $24.70 (retail & online)
Overnight Guaranteed2 Flat Rate
$100 included3 Included Available4 Available5 Available $6.70 (retail & online)
1-3 days6 Flat Rate
$50 included7 Included Available Available Available $0.50 (at retail)
2-3 days Variable Price At Retail Available Included
Available8 Available $6.70
2-8 days Variable Price At Retail Available Included Available Available Available $2.66 (at retail)
2-8 days Variable Price At Retail Available Included Available
Additional Insurance & Extra Services
Commercial pricing available for businesses that qualify. Browse service prices and eligibility.Back to legal disclaimer 1
For many major markets. Average number of days based on origin and destination.Back to legal disclaimer 2
Available only for certain products and to certain destinations. 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. 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.Back to legal disclaimer 3
Priority Mail Express service comes with a signature option.Back to legal disclaimer 4
PS Form 3811 by mail only.Back to legal disclaimer 5
In most cases, the expected delivery date printed on your receipt or provided at checkout will reflect a delivery time of 1, 2, or 3 business days and is based on origin, destination, and drop-off time. The expected delivery date does not come with a money-back guarantee.Back to legal disclaimer 6
Available only for certain products and to certain destinations. 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), 503.1 (Basic Standards for Extra Services), and 503.4 (Insured Mail) of the Domestic Mail Manual available at http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/dmm300_landing.htm. To qualify for included insurance, Priority Mail domestic shipments must have the applicable Intelligent Mail® package barcode (IMpb). 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.Back to legal disclaimer 7
When purchased at the time of mailing with Certified Mail®, COD, Insurance (for more than $200) or Registered Mail. Restrictions apply.Back to legal disclaimer 8
When purchased at the time of mailing with COD or Insurance (for more than $200).Back to legal disclaimer 9