Several mailing services are available to fit your
Shape + Speed + Cost = Service
large or thick envelopes, tubes, and packages containing
mailable items can be sent using Express Mail. This money-back
guaranteed service includes tracking and insurance up to $100.
Additional insurance is available for
merchandise. Delivery in 1 to 2 days is available to most
thick envelopes, tubes, and packages containing mailable items
can be sent using Priority Mail. This service is typically
used to send documents, gifts, and merchandise. Priority Mail
envelopes and boxes are available at the Post Office™.
Postcards, letters, large
envelopes, and small packages can be sent using First-Class
Mail. This service is typically used for personal and business
correspondence and bills.
large packages, thick envelopes, and tubes containing gifts
and merchandise can be sent using Parcel Post.
Small and large
packages and thick envelopes can be sent using Media Mail.
Contents are limited to books, manuscripts, sound recordings,
recorded videotapes, and computer-readable media (not blank).
Informally called "Book Rate," Media Mail cannot contain
advertising, except eligible books may contain incidental
announcements of books. Media Mail is usually less expensive
than Parcel Post.
Speed depends on distance.
Mail takes longer to travel across the country than to travel
Flat Rate Envelopes
let you send your document for one low rate, regardless of how
much the item weighs. Flat rate envelopes are available for
Express Mail and Priority Mail.