Know About USPS Shipping Services- Rates, Calculator, Label

Want to know everything about USPS Shipping? Here you will find all the important information related to the shipping services such as their rates/ cost, calculator, labels, and much more. United States Postal Service offers multiple mail & shipping services, get an overview of each service from below.

When you create and print a shipping label, you can select from a range of US Postal Service shipping services. The shipping service that you can use are described below, read the information and decide which service is convenient or best for you.

Domestic USPS Shipping Services

You can choose from a total of five services to ship your important package, parcel or mail item domestically. Each service has something different to offer, so pick your service wisely considering the package that you’re sending.

Priority Mail

One of the fastest domestic service which promises to deliver within 1, 2, or 3 business days. Basically, delivery days depends on where your package starts and where it’s being sent. Avail this service at your local post office and online at Want to Learn more about priority mail service?

Cost: $6.65 (retail & online) and $5.95 (commercial)

Ship Time: 1-3 Business Days

Restrictions: Maximum weight cannot be more than 70lbs. Maximum combined length and girth are 108″.

Priority Mail Express

The fastest domestic service which can deliver your item overnight or within a day. This service is available throughout the year, comes with a money-back guarantee and delivery shipping to most U.S. addresses, including PO Boxes.

Cost: $23.75 (retail & online), $21.18 (commercial)

Ship Time: Overnight

Restrictions: Maximum weight cannot be more than 70lbs. Also, flat rate envelope must be sealed in a normal fold.

First Class Mail

Affordable and fast mail service which promises to ship within 2 to 3 business days. This service is suitable for business and personal correspondence, cards, brochures, and lightweight merchandise. Learn more about this service here.

Cost: $0.49 (at retail), $0.373 (commercial)

Ship Time: 2-3 Business Days


  • Maximum weight for First-Class Mail letters: 3.5 oz
  • Max Weight for large First-Class Mail envelopes and parcels: 13 oz
  • All postcards and envelopes (or flats) must be rectangular. Otherwise, there will be an additional charge.

USPS Retail Ground

Use this service for less urgent deliveries and for larger packages which too big for Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail delivery. This service includes USPS tracking and available at retails only

Cost: $6.65 (at retail)

Ship Time: 2-8 Business days

Restrictions: Available for shipments up to 70 lbs and up to 130 inches in combined length and girth.

Media Mail

Want to send education materials? Then use this cost-effective service, make sure to check the restriction to know what you can send and what not.

Cost: $2.63 (at retail) and $1.82 (commercial)

Ship Time: 2-8 Business days


  • Maximum weight is 70 lbs.
  • Only educational media. Video games, digital drives, computer drives etc are not qualified for mailing at Media Mail prices.

Quick Comparison

Compare shipping services to get the fastest or most affordable one, see the screenshot shared below to find which service is appropriate for you.

USPS International Shipping Services

Priority Mail International

One of the most reliable and affordable international shipping services, deliver to more than 180 countries. Avail this service at Post Office locations and online at Know more about priority mail international here.

Cost: $23.95 (cost may vary by country)

Ship Time: 6 – 10 Days


  • For Priority Mail International: Max weight is 70 lbs.
  • For Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes: Max weight is 4 lbs.
  • For medium and large Priority Mail International Flat Rate Boxes: Max weight is 20 lbs.

Priority Mail Express International

One of the Fastest international shipping service which promises to ship within 3 to 5 business days, deliver to more than 180 countries. Also, a money back guarantees to select destinations. Avail this service at Post Office locations and online. Get more info about this service.

Cost: $40.95 (cost may vary by country)

Ship Time: 3-5 Days


  • For Priority Mail Express International: Maximum Weight is 70 lbs.
  • For Flat Rate Envelopes: Maximum Weight is 4 lbs.
  • Some countries have lower weight restrictions.

Global Express Guaranteed

The fastest international mail & shipping service which promises to ship within 1 to 3 business days (including overnight international shipping to many destinations in Canada), date-certain delivery with a money-back guarantee to over 180 countries. Click Here for detailed information.

Cost: $62.00 (cost may vary by country)

Ship Time: 1 – 3 Days


  • Maximum weight is 70 lbs.
  • The max. combined length and girth is 108 inches and the max length is 45 inches, height is 46 inches, and width is 35 inches. Make sure that that package is within these dimensions only.

First Class Mail International

This is the most affordable service to send international postcards, letters, and flats to more than 180 countries in addition to Canada.

Cost: $1.15 (cost may vary by country)

Ship Time: no fixed time, it varies country to country


  • All envelopes, postcards, and flats must be rectangular.

Airmail M-Bags

The most affordable way to send large amounts of printed material internationally. From $46.20 at a Post Office.

Cost: $46.20 (cost may vary by country)

Ship Time: no fixed time, it varies country to country


  • There is no minimum weight limitation, but any M-Bag under 11 lbs, will be charged at the 11-lb price.
  • Maximum weight should not be more than 66 lbs.
  • Can include printed material – newspapers, journals, magazines, books, catalogs, commercial advertising, sheet music, directories, and promotional matter.
  • Some countries have specific prohibitions and restrictions.

Please note that Shipping time of both domestic and international services may be delayed due to any natural calamity and many other reasons. 

Quick Comparison

Compare the international shipping services to find the best service as per your need, see the screenshot shared below to find which service is appropriate for you.

USPS Shipping

USPS Shipping Rates

Check the domestic and international shipping rates from below:

Domestic Shipping Rates/ Cost:

Priority Mail: $6.65 (retail & online) and $5.95 (commercial)

Priority Mail Express: $23.75 (retail & online), $21.18 (commercial)

First Class Mail: $0.49 (at retail), $0.373 (commercial)

Retail Ground: $6.65 (at retail)

Media Mail: $2.63 (at retail) and $1.82 (commercial)

International Shipping Rates/Cost:

Priority Mail International: $23.95

Priority Mail Express International: $40.95

First Class Mail International: $1.15

Global Express Guaranteed: $62.00

Airmail M-Bags: $46.20


USPS Shipping Calculator

Calculate Postage Price with the following shipping calculators:

Domestic Calculator 
Determining the cost of shipping domestically is now made easy. Use USPS Domestic postage calculator online to figure out your postage.
International Calculator 
Just enter the necessary information, and USPS international calculator automatically determines the cost of shipping any package overseas for you.
Business Price Calculator 
Use the business calculator to calculate the cost of shipping online. You need to provide the necessary information, and the calculator does the rest.

USPS Shipping Label – Online Shipping

  • Click N Ship: To start Click & Ship, you need to sign into or sign up for a free account. Then enter your package details, pay for postage online, print your shipping label, and schedule a free package pickup.
  • Flat Rate Boxes: Use USPS flat rate products, if it Fits, it Ships.
  • Schedule a Pickup: Once you are done with payment and printing postage label from your computer, now it’s time schedule a free Package Pickup right from your home or office You can also request a specific day and time for pickup by paying a fee.

Print a Label Now

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