Choosing a Service for Mailing

Choosing a Service for Mailing



Express Mail - Letters, large or thick envelopes, tubes and packages containing mailable items can be sent using Express Mail. Discounted rates for local zones are available. Domestic flat-rate envelopes are $18.95. This guaranteed service includes tracking and insurance up to $100. Additional insurance may be purchased. Delivery to most destinations is available 365 days a year, with no extra charge for Saturday.  Free Express Mail envelopes and boxes can be obtained at the University Post Office or by internet at www.usps.com. Delivered 2 days (next day is no longer guaranteed).

 

Express Mail International (Formerly Global Express Mail) - Flat-rate envelopes currently are $29.95 to Canada and $38.00 to all other countries (legal size envelopes are also available).  A flat-rate box is available for $59.95 to Canada and $74.95 to all other countries.  This guaranteed service includes tracking and insurance up to $100. Additional insurance may be purchased. Customs Form required. Sender must complete and print the form prior to bringing to the University Mail Center to mail. The customs form can be found at www.usps.com. Sender may also ship by weight up to 70 pounds (refer to www.usps.com). Delivered in 3-5 business days.

 

Domestic Priority Mail - Large or thick envelopes, tubes and packages containing mailable items can be sent using Priority Mail. Domestic rates currently beginning at $5.15. This service is typically used to send documents, gifts and merchandise. The cost of flat rate envelopes varies depending on size and type. Flat rate boxes are available in multiple sizes beginning at $5.35 for the small flat-rate box. The next size is $11.35. The large flat rate box is $15.45 for domestic addresses and $13.45 for APO/FPO.   Priority mail shipped to APO/FPO outside of the United States require Customs Forms.  All Customs Forms must be filled out and printed from www.usps.com/ship/prepare-internationalshipments.htm.  Priority Mailing options by weight are also available. Price will reflect the zone of the destination. Priority Mail not packaged in Official USPS Priority Packaging may be subject to Balloon Rate or Dimensional Weight Pricing. Free Priority Mail envelopes, boxes and tubes are available at the Document Source. Delivered in 2-3 days.

 

Priority Mail International (Formerly offered as Airmail Parcel Post, Economy Parcel Post, and Global Priority Mail) Available to over 190 countries for items weighing up to the country’s maximum weight limit. Flat-rate envelope is $12.95 to Canada and $16.95 to all other countries with a maximum weight of 4 pounds. Customs Form required. Refer to IMM for list of countries that accept Registered Mail. Flat-rate box options are available starting at $12.95 to Canada and $47.95 to all other countries. Large flat rate boxes to Canada are $39.95 and $60.95 to all other countries. Sender may also ship by weight up to 70 pounds (refer to www.usps.com). Tracking available, limited indemnity coverage provided at no extra cost, insurance available for a fee. Average delivery 6-10 days to major destinations.

 

First-Class Mail - Postcards, letters, large envelopes and packages containing mailable items can be sent using First Class Mail. This service is typically used for personal business correspondence and bills. 1-ounce letter $0.45 (add $0.20 surcharge to postage for all non-machinable First-Class letters exceeding ¼” thickness), 1-Ounce flat (manila envelope) - $0.90, parcels starting at $1.95 (for 1-3 ounces on parcels). Delivered in 3 days or less. For non-machinable characteristics, visit the USPS Physical Standards requirements and scroll to section 2.0.

 

First-Class Mail International (Formerly Airmail Letter Post and Economy Letter Post) - The cost for 1-ounce letter is $0.85 to Canada, $0.85 to Mexico, and $1.05 to all other countries. All surcharges, dimensional weight and balloon rates now apply to international as well as domestic mail services. For complete list of countries by Rate Group, refer to the International Mail Manual (IMM), available at the University Mail Center or at www.usps.com.

 

Domestic Post Cards - $0.32 between 3 ½”-4 ¼ x 6". Post Cards larger than the standard but not exceeding 6 1/8” x 11 1/2" are $0.44. Post Cards outside the maximum limits are assessed an additional charge of $0.20.

 

International Post Cards Canada ($0.85), Mexico ($0.85), and all others ($1.05).

 

Parcel Post - Small and large packages, thick envelopes and tubes containing gifts and merchandise can be sent domestically using Parcel Post.  Delivered in 9 days or less.

 

Media Mail - Small and large packages, thick envelopes and tubes can be sent using Media Mail. Contents are limited to books, film, manuscripts, sound recordings, video tapes and computer media (such as CDs, DVDs and diskettes). Sometimes called "Book Rate", Media Mail cannot contain advertising. Media Mail is less expensive than Parcel Post.

 

Bound Printed Matter - Small and large packages and thick envelopes can be sent using this service. Contents are limited to permanently bound sheets of director, advertising or editorial matter, such as catalogues or phone books. Bound Printed Matter is less expensive than Parcel Post.

 

Library Mail - Mail that meets the standards for Package Service. Library Mail rates are based on the weight of each addressed piece without regard to zone. Each piece of Library Mail must show in the address or the return address, the name of the following:

 

· A School, College or University

· Public Library

· Philanthropic (Charitable) Organization

· Fraternal Organizational or Association

 

Please note that bulk mail service is not provided at this location.

 

 



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