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USPS Flat Rate Pricing


USPS offers flat rate pricing options for shipping packages of various sizes and weights. These Flat Rate boxes can be a cost-effective option for shipping heavier items.


To see the USPS Flat Rate Rates you can visit:  USPS Flat Rates



Flat Rate Envelope

$8.05 Commercial Pricing

$9.65 at Post Office & Online

12 1/2″ x 9 1/2″

Passports & Passport Applications

Documents

Manuscripts

Window Flat Rate Envelope

$8.05 Commercial Pricing

$9.65 at Post Office & Online

10″ x 5″

12 1/2″ x 9 1/2″

Pre-addressed Envelopes

Small Flat Rate Envelope

$8.05 Commercial Pricing

$9.65 at Post Office & Online

10″ x 6″

Small Documents

Oversized Greeting Cards

Gift Cards

Padded Flat Rate Envelope

$8.80 Commercial Pricing

$10.40 at Post Office & Online

12 1/2″ x 9 1/2″

Clothing

Books

Boxed Jewelry

Legal Flat Rate Envelope

$8.35 Commercial Pricing

$9.95 at Post Office & Online

15″ x 9 1/2″

Legal Documents

Small Flat Rate Box

$8.55 Commercial Pricing

$10.20 at Post Office & Online

Outside: 8 11/16″ x 5 7/16″ x 1 3/4″

Inside: 8 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ x 1 5/8″

Brochures

Small Electronics

Medium Flat Rate Box — 1 (top-loading)

$14.75 Commercial Pricing

$17.10 at Post Office & Online

Outside: 11 1/4″ x 8 3/4″ x 6″

Inside: 11″ x 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

Office Supplies

Shoes

Medium Flat Rate Box — 2 (side-loading)

$14.75 Commercial Pricing

$17.10 at Post Office & Online

Outside: 14″ x 12″ x 3 1/2″

Inside: 13 5/8″ x 11 7/8″ x 3 3/8″

Office Supplies

Shoes

Large Flat Rate Box

$19.90 Commercial Pricing

$22.80 at Post Office & Online

Outside: 12 1/4″ x 12 1/4″ x 6″

Inside: 12″ x 12″ x 5 1/2″

Laptop

Computers

Gifts

etc.

APO/FPO/DPO Flat Rate Box

$18.35 Commercial Pricing

$21.20 at Post Office & Online

Outside: 12 1/4″ x 12 1/4″ x 6″

Inside: 12″ x 12″ x 5 1/2″

Sending Gifts to Troops

Large Flat Rate Board Game Box

$19.90 Commercial Pricing

$22.80 at Post Office & Online

Outside: 24 1/16″ x 11 7/8″ x 3 1/8″

Inside: 23 11/16″ x 11 3/4″ x 3″

Board Games

Prepaid Forever Priority Mail Flat Rate® Packaging

From $9.65 at Post Office & Online

Various Sizes Available

Various Options


Forever Stamps


 Forever stamps are a type of postage stamp issued by the USPS that can be used to mail a one-ounce letter regardless of when the stamp was purchased. They are called "forever" stamps because they retain their value even if postal rates increase in the future.


The Forever® Stamp is a special non-denominated stamp that was issued to save customers time and money, especially when First-Class Mail® prices change. The Forever Stamp always represents the current price of a one (1) ounce First-Class Mail postage. 

If you purchase a single Forever Stamp today, it will cost you the same as a First Cass Mail Stamp which is $0.63

All commemorative stamps, which celebrate distinguished artists, athletes, historic milestones, natural wonders, and more, are issued as Forever Stamps.

Stampchest.com offers a wide variety of Forever stamps at unbeatable prices for your convenience.



  1. Shipping Supplies: It's important to have the right shipping supplies on hand when shipping a lot of mail. This includes boxes, envelopes, packing materials, tape, and labels. The USPS offer free supplies for Priority and Priority Express Packaging.

You can visit the USPS’s website for free supplies through the link here :  FREE USPS PRIORITY MAIL SUPPLIES



Shipping Tips


  1. Choose the right box size: We encourage our customers to select a box that is just the right size for their items. Using a box that is too large can lead to items shifting during transit, increasing the risk of damage.
  2. Use appropriate cushioning materials: We suggest using cushioning materials such as bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or crumpled paper to protect the items inside the box. These materials help absorb shocks and prevent items from moving around.

  1. Wrap fragile items individually: If you are shipping fragile items, we advise you to wrap each item individually with bubble wrap or foam padding. This provides an extra layer of protection against impact.

  1. Seal the box securely: We recommend using strong packing tape to seal the box. We also encourage our customers to use multiple layers of tape to ensure the box remains closed during transit.

  1. Label the package clearly: We remind our customers to clearly label the package with the recipient's address and their own return address. This helps ensure the package reaches its intended destination and can be returned if necessary.

  1. Consider insurance: If you are shipping valuables or delicate items, we suggest considering purchasing shipping insurance. This provides financial protection in case of loss or damage during transit.


Shipping Services - Which one is best for your needs


- Priority Mail: This service offers fast and reliable delivery for packages weighing up to 70 pounds. It includes free tracking and insurance up to $50. Priority Mail also provides flat-rate options, where you can ship as much as you can fit in a specific box size for a fixed price.


- First-Class Mail: This is a cost-effective option for lightweight packages weighing up to 13 ounces. It offers reliable delivery within 1-3 business days and includes tracking for most packages. First-Class Mail is a great choice for small items like envelopes, postcards, and lightweight merchandise.


- Media Mail: This service is specifically designed for shipping educational materials, such as books, manuscripts, sound recordings, and other media. It offers a lower cost for shipping media items, but delivery may take longer compared to other services.



International Services


Secure, Affordable Global Shipping

USPS® international mail services go to more than 180 countries, including Great Britain, Canada, Japan, Mexico, and Australia. Global Express Guaranteed®, Priority Mail Express International®, and Priority Mail International® services include international tracking and some insurance.

  • Choose a service based on delivery speed or price.
  • Use Click-N-Ship® service to print postage and address labels online, plus get help with filling out customs forms (including more-detailed package descriptions required by countries that follow European Union (EU) customs rules).
  • Compare USPS mail services by starting retail prices, shipping time, and more. Most services automatically include USPS Tracking®, and you can add insurance and extra services.

    You can compare by going to the USPS website at Compare International Mail Services


    How to Send a Package: International

    Domestic Packages | International Packages

    Learn how to send packages from the U.S. to other countries, whether you:

    • Bring your package to a Post Office location.
    • Create and print your own customs form, which saves a lot of time.
    • Use Click-N-Ship® service for everything: Buy postage, print labels and customs forms, and even schedule a pickup.

    For sending letters under 3.5 oz and large envelopes under 15.994 oz to other countries, see How to Send a Letter: International.



    You can also, go Here for Further Details

    Customs Forms


    Filling Out Customs Forms Online

    When you ship items from the U.S. to another country, you must fill out customs forms (except for First-Class Mail International® letters and large envelopes under 15.994 oz):

    • The form you need depends on the USPS® mail service you use (and the total value of what you send).
    • You can print just a customs form or use Click-N-Ship® service to pay for postage and print an international shipping label and a customs form.

    Print Customs Forms Only

    Further Details can be found HERE




    We hope we were able to help you a bit with your shipping needs, not only with our great deals and pricing but with the information we provide to you. If you ever have any questions or concerns we are more than happy to help. Thank you!