What are parcel sizes?
How can I determine the size of a parcel?
- Length is always the longest dimension and is measured in inches.
- Height is the side that is perpendicular to the length and is measured in inches.
- Width is the remaining side that is also perpendicular to the length and is measured in inches.
How big of a package will the post office ship?
Packages must not weigh more than 70 lbs. In most cases, packages may not be more than 108 inches in total length and girth. (130 inches for USPS Retail Ground®.)
What is the largest size box you can mail International?
First-Class Package International Service: Maximum length is 24”, and combined maximum length + height + thickness is 36″ For other international packages, length (the longest side of the package) plus total girth (distance around the thickest part) of your package must be under 108″. Learn to Measure Package Girth.
Is it cheaper to use a flat rate box or your own box?
While Medium and Large Flat Rate boxes may be free, using your own packaging is often CHEAPER than shipping Priority Mail Flat rate, thanks to a “secret” USPS mail class called Priority Mail Cubic.
Does USPS charge by weight or size international?
Postage price of the item is based on the actual weight or the calculated dimensional weight, whichever is greater. Dimensional weight may apply to: USPS Retail Ground (excluding Limited Overland Routes parcels)
How much is USPS international postage?
|First-Class Mail International®||Letters and postcards from $1.30 for all countries Large Envelopes (Flats) from $2.60 for all countries|
|First-Class Package International Service®||From $14.85 at the Post Office From $14.11 for Commercial Base From $14.11 for Commercial Plus|
What is the least expensive way to ship a package?
The cheapest way to send packages depends on the package you’re shipping:
- Small, light items packed into padded mailers are cheapest when shipped by USPS.
- Small, heavy items are cheapest when shipped using USPS flat-rate pricing.
- Large, light items are cheapest when shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
Is it cheaper to ship UPS or USPS?
UPS is often more expensive than USPS due to fees and surcharges, especially when it comes to shipping smaller packages. Generally, USPS offers much better rates when shipping smaller packages less than two lbs. UPS typically is a better choice when shipping larger, heavier packages by offering superior value.
How do I calculate my parcel size?
*How to calculate overall size: Take the two shortest sides of your parcel and sum them. Multiply the sum by 2 and finally add the length. The total is the overall size.
Can you send big parcels from the post office?
You can send a letter up to 100g from just 66p. You can send a small parcel up to 2kg from just £3.20. If your parcel’s over the size or weight of a medium parcel, you’ll need to send it via Parcelforce Worldwide (up to a maximum of 30kg and maximum size of 2.5m and 5m length and girth combined).
What is the cheapest way to send a large package?
For single boxes, USPS is often the cheapest option. For large light boxes, USPS Priority Mail will be cheapest. For heavy large boxes or shipments of multiple boxes, consolidated freight is one of the most cost-effective shipping methods.
Can I put international mail in a post box?
Once your envelope or postcard has the correct addresses and postage, you can send it several ways, including putting it in your mailbox or dropping it in a blue collection box or at a Post Office location.
What is the standard size of a USPS package?
Sizes for Parcels. At least 3 inches high x 6 inches long x 1/4 inch thick. Except for USPS Retail Ground and Parcel Select, no mailpiece may measure more than 108 inches in length and girth combined. Length is the measurement of the longest dimension and girth is the distance around the thickest part (perpendicular to the length).
What is the maximum size of a parcel?
Maximum Parcel Size. Pieces going to a domestic location may not measure more than 108 inches in length and girth combined. USPS Retail Ground® mailpieces are an exception; they may not measure more than 130 inches in length and girth combined.
What size parcel can I send with Parcelforce?
You can send a medium parcel up to 2kg from just £5.30. If your parcel’s over the size or weight of a medium parcel, you’ll need to send it via Parcelforce Worldwide (up to a maximum of 30kg and maximum size of 2.5m and 5m length and girth combined). Not everything fits neatly in a box.
What is the maximum size of a mail piece?
Maximum Size. The maximum size for most mailpieces is 108 inches in combined length and girth. USPS Retail Ground pieces may measure up to 130 inches in combined length and girth (but will be charged oversized prices). Regardless of the size of the mailpiece, the maximum mailable weight of any mailpiece is 70 pounds.