USPS® Shipping Services

Learn about the shipping services and rates that USPS® offers.

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Maximum Size and Weight Limits for USPS® Services

Here's a quick guide for size & weight restrictions
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USPS: Prohibited Items

Here's some items that are illegal to ship with the Postal Service
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Shipping Hazardous Materials with USPS

Here's what you need to know when shipping hazmat items with the Postal Service
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Cheapest way to ship posters

How can I ship a poster?
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What is Weight-based Priority Mail?

Priority Mail that does not qualify for Priority Mail Cubic, and is sometimes cheaper!
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How to intercept or reroute a package

Some USPS packages can be intercepted, rerouted, or returned to you before they're delivered.
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List of countries with USPS® E-DELCON International Tracking

The USPS® Electronic Delivery Confirmation program (E-DELCON) provides full package tracking to 46 countries.
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Do USPS® services come with tracking numbers?

All USPS® shipping services come with free tracking included
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What is the USPS APV Automated Package Verification System?

Learn how USPS confirms that the correct amount of postage has been purchased, and adjusts your account for any differences.
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Why you shouldn't use Medium or Large Flat Rate Boxes

The Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box and Large Flat Rate Box are up to $9.53 more expensive than using your own box
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Why you shouldn't use Priority Mail Regional Rate

Using a USPS Regional Rate box is up to $9.64 more expensive than using your own similarly sized packaging
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Free USPS® Mailing Boxes for Priority Mail Cubic®

USPS® offers 6 free "mailing boxes" that you can use with weight-based Priority Mail® or Priority Mail Cubic®
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Does Pirate Ship offer stamps or postage for mailing letters or flats?

Learn why Pirate Ship doesn't sell USPS® First Class Mail International Flats or other mailing services
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The cheapest ways to ship with USPS®

Here's some simple rules of thumb on which shipping services to use to save you the most money.
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How do you use the USPS Media Mail® shipping service?

Learn what qualifies for Media Mail® and how to access it
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Do I need to use a Priority Mail® box if I buy a Priority Mail® label?

Learn about Priority Mail flat rate postage
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What is Priority Mail Cubic?

Learn about this "secret" dimension-based USPS shipping service
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