Users' questions

Does dimensions matter for priority mail?

Does dimensions matter for priority mail?

No Priority Mail item will ever be subject to both dimensional-weight and balloon-rate pricing. Complimentary Priority Mail packaging — which is available for order online, by telephone (800-222-1811), and at Post Offices — is never subject to dimensional-weight pricing.

What do I put for package dimensions?

Add the length and the girth together. This is your package measurement.

What are package dimensions?

The package dimension refers to the size of the box, pouch, or parcel that your item will be shipped in. This 3-part measurement, length x width x height, informs the shipping company of the package size so that they can bill for shipping, accordingly.

What size are priority mail boxes?

USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Options

Type Size Price
Small Box 8 11/16″ x 5 7/16″ x 1 3/4″ $7.90
Medium Boxes 11 1/4″ x 8 3/4″ x 6″ or 14″ x 12″ x 3 1/2″ $13.75
Large Box 12-1/4″ x 12-1/4″ x 6″ or 24-1/16″ x 11-7/8″ x 3-1/8″ $19.30
APO/FPO Box 12-1/4″ x 12-1/4″ x 6″ $17.80

Is Priority Mail by weight or size?

Priority mail is charged by weight only, so as long as your package conforms to these dimension restrictions, and is under 70 lbs. your package should send properly. Balloon or dimensional pricing may apply to oversized packages even when below the maximum 108″ dimension.

What is length width and height of a package?

For the Length: Measure at the opening of the box from left to right. For the Width: Measure from front to back. For the Height: Measure from top to bottom of the box.

Which is length and height?

Length is the measurement of the distance of the object from one end to another. Height is the measure of the distance between the base and top of the object. Height ascertains the degree of tallness of the object and the length is the indicator of how long the object is.

What is the difference between priority mail and flat rate?

A key difference between flat rate and Priority Mail lies in what you pay. If you use the special flat rate envelopes and boxes from the USPS, then the USPS will just charge a set price based on the specific type of Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging you use – regardless of the destination and weight.

How big is a 5 pack priority mail box?

PRIORITY MAIL REGIONAL RATE BOXES Box image Description Outside Box Length Outside Box Width Outside Box Height Online Postage Price Weight Limit Packaging SKU Regional Rate Box A Top Loading 10 1/8″ 7 1/8″ 5″ Starts at $5.32 Up to 15 lbs. Ships in packs of 5, 10 or 25 5 pack RRB-A1 10 pack RRB-A1X 25 pack RRB-A1V Regional Rate Box A Side Loading

How is the weight of a package determined in Priority Mail?

Using the Priority Mail Calculator. To use the calculator, simply: When determining rates based on weight, if the package weighs under half a pound it will always round up to .5 pounds. After the first half-pound (8 ounces), Priority Mail rounds up any weight of a package to the nearest pound. So if your package is 2 lbs. and 8 oz.

When do you use dimensions for a package?

By looking at each section separately, you can more accurately measure your shipment and determine what the cost will be. Shipping dimensions are only used if you are sending a shipment in a custom box or envelope rather than in a carrier’s flat-rate packaging.

What’s the maximum size of a priority mail envelope?

The maximum size for Priority Mail items is 108 inches in combined length and girth (the length of the longest side, plus the distance around its thickest part).