There are some items you can’t ship with USPS—no exceptions!

Be sure to read all the USPS rules if you want to ship anything that might be dangerous. Following the rules is your responsibility as the shipper. 

You’ll notice that all prohibited domestic items are also prohibited from being shipped internationally. However, some items are only prohibited internationally and not domestically (such as aerosols and dry ice). 

Prohibited Domestic Items 

  • Air bags 
  • Alcoholic Beverages 
  • Ammunition 
  • Explosives 
  • Gasoline 
  • Marijuana (medical or otherwise) 
  • Mercury

Prohibited International Items 

  • Aerosols 
  • Air Bags 
  • Alcoholic Beverages 
  • Ammunition 
  • Cigarettes 
  • Dry Ice 
  • Explosives
  • Flammable Liquid
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables 
  • Gasoline 
  • Lighters
  • Marijuana (medical or otherwise) 
  • Nail Polish 
  • Perfumes (containing alcohol) 
  • Poison
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