USPS Media Mail | Overview

If you are in the business of education, the USPS has a smart service for you: Media Mail. This is a USPS service for shipping books and education material inexpensively.

Books and educational material can be sent with a 2- to 8-day delivery at a highly competitive rate. This is a closely regulated service and packages using the Media Mail rate cannot contain advertising, computer drives, digital drives or video games of any kind.

Best Option When:
You are shipping books and educational materials.

Destinations:

Domestic

Delivery Timeline:

Domestic delivery averages 2-8 business days.

This is not a guaranteed service; delivery may be delayed.

Service Overview:

Media Mail may only be used to ship educational materials.

Confirmation Options:

Delivery Confirmation also known as tracking is included for free.

Additional confirmation option available for added fee: Signature Confirmation

Insurance Options:

Insurance available for added fee. Learn more.

Rates:

Domestic rates are determined by package weight.

All Media Mail shipments receive Retail rates.

View the domestic rate table.

Restrictions:

Restricted to books and educational materials.  The service is closely regulated, so only select if your products qualify.  USPS reserves the right to open and inspect any Media Mail shipment. If you think your products may qualify, carefully review USPS’ content standards for Media Mail.

Among the list of prohibited content, Media Mail shipments cannot contain advertising, computer drives, digital drives, or video games of any kind.

Package Dimensions:

Maximum weight for domestic shipments: up to 70 lbs.

The maximum combined length and girth is 108". Meaning the combined measurement of the longest side and the distance around the thickest part can’t be more than 108".

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