United States Postal Service (USPS)
Approved Shipper and CMRA

Here are a few guidelines to follow when using USPS.
Please visit www.usps.com to see more details and any new updated information.

Daily Pickup at Copy Post Plus

  • Between 10:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. every Mondays-Fridays.
  • Between 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. most Saturdays

FIRST CLASS MAIL

  • Most cost effective method of mailing. Takes anywhere between 2-21 days depending on the destination.
  • No delivery date guarantee from the Post Office.

Postcards:

  • Minimum Dimensions = 5” x 3.5”
  • Maximum Dimensions = 6” x 4.25”
  • Thickness = 0.007” - 0.016”

Letters:

  • Minimum Dimensions = 5” x 3.5”
  • Maximum Dimensions = 11.5” x 6.25”
  • Thickness = 0.007” - 0.25”
  • Weight = 1 oz - 3.5 oz

Large Envelopes (Formerly Flats):

  • Minimum Dimensions = 11.5” x 6.125”
  • Maximum Dimensions = 15” x 12”
  • Thickness = 0.25” - 0.75”
  • Weight = 1 oz - 13 oz

Packages:

  • Maximum Length + Girth [Width x2 + Depth x2] = 108”
  • Weight = 1 oz - 13 oz
     
  • All items 14 oz and over are considered parcels (Priority Mail, Media Mail, Standard Post)
  • Rigid, Non-Rectangular, and Not Uniformly Thick (> 0.25” Variation) Envelopes are Packages.
  • Use Flex Test on Envelopes.

Priority Mail

Typical method of mailing. Boxes and parcels. USPS estimates 3-5 business days of shipping depending on destination. Anything less than one pound shipped with this service will automatically be a billable weight of one pound. Subject to Dimensional Weight. Flat rate boxes are available. No delivery date guarantee from the Post Office.

  • Maximum Weight = 70 lbs
  • Maximum Length + Girth [Width x2 + Depth x2] = 108”
  • Dimensional Weight = ( L x W x D ) / 194
  • Balloon Rate for Hawaii Shipments ONLY = 84” < L+G < 108”; Weight < 20#
     
  • Maximum Weight for Flat Rate Boxes [Domestic] = 70#
  • Maximum Weight for Regional Rate Box A = 15#
  • Maximum Weight for Regional Rate Box B = 20#

Retail Ground

Formerly Parcel Post, Standard Post. Slowest method of mailing. Currently costs similar to Priority Mail (occasionally less than Priority Mail). Takes about 3-6 weeks of shipping depending on destination.

  • Maximum Weight = 70 lbs
  • Maximum Length + Girth [Width x2 + Depth x2] = 130”
  • Dimensional Weight = ( L x W x D ) / 194

Media / Library Mail

Most cost effective method to ship books, DVDs, CDs, etc. Takes longer than Priority Mail but not as long as Retail Ground.

LIMITED to: Books (permanently bound, no comb/spiral/wire/etc.), DVD, CDs. 

Magazines and other advertisements NOT allowed.
Binders, loose leaf pages, stapled documents are also NOT allowed.

  • Maximum Weight = 70 lbs
  • Maximum Length + Girth [Width x2 + Depth x2] = 108”
  • Dimensional Weight = ( L x W x D ) / 194