Standard Post


With expected delivery in 2 to 8 business days1 and affordable pricing, Standard Post® service is a reliable and economical ground service for less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages. Also, Standard Post service accommodates larger packages, up to 130". Available depending on the zone1 and at retail only.

FeaturesImage of two large brown shipping boxes usable for Standard Post™ shipping.

  • Expected delivery in 2 to 8 business days1
  • An economical way to send packages2
  • Allows packages that are too big for Priority Mail Express™ and Priority Mail® delivery
  • Includes USPS Tracking™

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Standard Post – Retail

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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.

2 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. For oversized Standard Post, see DMM 153.1.0.

With Standard Post®, you already get…

USPS Tracking™ to see tracking updates, including date and time of delivery or attempted delivery.

You can add the following options to…

Insure the contents.

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

Get tracking information.

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 additional requirements.

Get proof of delivery.

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

Get only authorized recipients to sign for the delivery.

Restricted Delivery to specify who is allowed to sign for the delivery.

Get your customers to pay for merchandise.

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

Send contents needing extra care.

Special Handling to get preferential handling.

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