How Much Does First Class Mail Costs?

As you all aware of that USPS offer multiple postal services and first class mail is one of them. USPS offers a very fast and affordable way to send mail items or envelopes and lightweight packages i.e. First Class Mail. This service is suitable for business and personal correspondence, brochures, cards, and lightweight merchandise. It is easy to target and track first class mail with certain extra services. Use address correction and forwarding services to make the reach of your message to a maximum percentage of your audience. Also note that a commercial pricing is available for presorted letters, flats, and packages with a minimum quantity of 500 mailpieces.

First Class Mail Cost / Pricing Chart

Check the pricing chart or cost chart of first class mail from below.


  • Single postcard: $0.34
  • Stamped postcard: $0.38


  • First three ounces: $2.67
  • Each additional ounce (begins at 4 oz): $0.18


  • First ounce $0.49
  • Each additional ounce: $0.21

Large Envelopes/Flats

  • First ounce is $0.98
  • Each additional ounce: $0.21

Letters (Metered)

  • First ounce $0.46
  • Each additional ounce: $0.21

First class mail item price or cost may vary depending on the type of mail items, weight, shape, and size of the mail item, how postage is paid, and whether it is subject to a nonmachinable surcharge. The pricing chart is available below, it is also recommended to use the USPS Postage Price Calculator to determine the price of your specific First-Class Mail item.


Below are the features of first call mail service offered by USPS.

  • Best priced service for mail up to 13 oz
  • The delivery may take up to 1 to 3 business days
  • There is an insurance for loss or damage of mail items worth up to $5,000 for merchandise only.
  • To confirm delivery, you need to combine it with extra services.
  • You can also get up to 3.5 ounces free with commercial priced letters and cards.


There are a few restrictions on first class mail such as the maximum weight of the mail item is 3.5 oz; for large First-Class Mail envelopes and parcels, the maximum weight is 13 oz.

Make sure that the postcards and envelopes must be a rectangular shape. There will be an additional charge, if not in rectangular shape. Additional size restrictions apply depending on the type of mailpiece you’re sending. It is recommended to read detailed information on the first class.

If you’ve any question or query related to USPS First Class Mail, then it is recommended to use the comment section provided below. We will reply you back with the answer at the earliest. You can also make a visit to FAQ category to get answers to your USPS related queries.

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