Mail Center Etc, a USPS Approved Shipper   USPS Services Available at The Mail Center Etc

USPS Approved Shipper - Our USPS pricing includes a surcharge!

Choosing a Service for Mailing

Several mailing services are available to fit your needs.

 

Shape + Speed + Cost = Service

SHAPE SPEED COST SERVICE
This picture shows a letter, large envelope, package, and mailing tube. These shapes can be mailed as Express Mail.
70 lbs or less
1-2 days
money-back guarantee*
$$$
based on weight
Express Mail
This picture shows a large envelope, package, and mailing tube. These shapes can be mailed as Priority Mail
70 lbs or less
1-3 days
on average
$$
based on weight and
distance if over 1 pound
Priority Mail
This picture shows a postcard, letter, large envelope, and small package. These shapes can be mailed as First-Class Mail
13 oz or less
1-3 days $
based on weight
First-Class Mail
This picture shows a two packages and a mailing tube. These shapes can be mailed as Parcel Mail
70 lbs or less
2-9 days** $
based on weight 
and distance
Parcel Post
This picture shows a two packages and a mailing tube. These shapes can be mailed as Parcel Mail
70 lbs or less
2-9 days** $
based on weight
Media  Mail
       
  * Restrictions apply when mailed through The Mail Center Etc.

** Excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

 

Express Mail®
Letters, 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 destinations.

Priority Mail®
Large or 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™.

First-Class Mail®
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.

Parcel Post®
Small and large packages, thick envelopes, and tubes containing gifts and merchandise can be sent using Parcel Post.

Media Mail™
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 across town.

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.