Media Mail


Media Mail® shipping is a cost-effective way to send educational materials in 2 to 8 business days1. This service has restrictions on the type of media that can be sent. This includes a restriction on sending video games and digital drives.

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  • Delivery in 2 to 8 business days1
  • Perfect for sending used books
  • Intended for educational materials
  • Commercial pricing available

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Media Mail

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1 The timeliness of service to or from destinations outside the contiguous
U.S. may be affected by the limited availability of transportation.

You can add the following options to Media Mail® to…

Insure the contents.

Insurance for loss or damage up to $5,000.

Get tracking information.

USPS Tracking™ to see tracking updates, including date and time of delivery or attempted delivery.
Signature Confirmation™ to get added security by requiring a signature. Must meet additional requirements.

Get proof of mailing.

Certificate of Mailing as a way of proving the date you sent it. Must meet additonal requirments.

Get proof of delivery.

Return Receipt with proof of delivery sent by email or postcard showing the recipient’s signature. Must meet additonal requirments.

Return Receipt for Merchandise with proof that you mailed the contents to your customer and proof of delivery sent by email or mailing receipt and postcard. Must meet additonal requirments.

Get only authorized recipients to sign for the delivery.

Restricted Delivery to specify the person allowed to sign for the delivery.
Adult Signature to make sure someone 21 years of age or older signs for the shipment.

Get your customers to pay for merchandise.

Collect on Delivery (COD) Recipient pays for merchandise and shipping when they receive the package. Must meet additonal requirments.

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