Media Mail - USPS Retail | Rate Table

What are USPS Media Mail, Retail rates?

Media Mail

Media Mail is a cost effective service for shipping books and education material.

Delivery is estimated between 2-8 days. Learn more about USPS Media Mail.

This is a domestic service. Domestic mail is transported:

According to USPS, the following media are allowed to be shipped using Media Mail:

  • Books (at least 8 pages)
  • Sound recordings and video recordings, such as CDs and DVDs
  • Play scripts and manuscripts for books, periodicals, and music
  • Printed music
  • Computer-readable media containing prerecorded information and guides or scripts prepared solely for use with such media
  • Sixteen millimeter or narrower width films
  • Printed objective test materials and their accessories
  • Printed educational reference charts
  • Loose-leaf pages and their binders consisting of medical information for distribution to doctors, hospitals, medical schools, and medical students

Packaging may not contain advertising, and all other items are restricted from this service.

Due to the heavy restrictions of Media Mail, the USPS retains the right to open and inspect packages to check for abuse of the system. If contents violate Media Mail guidelines, then the package may be returned due to insufficient postage or the postage difference may be billed via APV.

Retail Rates

Media Mail rates are based on parcel weights and rate class. When weighing a package, round up to the nearest whole pound to find the postage cost.

Unlike many USPS services, Media Mail is only available at Retail pricing. Even then, Media Mail provides highly competitive postage rates for shipping educational materials.

Learn more about USPS Retail pricing.

USPS rates change January 26, 2020. Learn more about 2020 rates.
Compare with Media Mail | Retail

USPS provides a multitude of services and rate classes. Check out these similar services and rates to see how they compare:

Compare 2019 Rates: USPS Media Mail | Retail

MEDIA MAIL | RETAIL
Weight Not Over (Lbs.) Price
1 2.75
2 3.27
3 3.79
4 4.31
5 4.83
6 5.35
7 5.87
8 6.39
9 6.91
10 7.43
11 7.95
12 8.47
13 8.99
14 9.51
15 10.03
16 10.55
17 11.07
18 11.59
19 12.11
20 12.63
21 13.15
22 13.67
23 14.19
24 14.71
25 15.23
26 15.75
27 16.27
28 16.79
29 17.31
30 17.83
31 18.35
32 18.87
33 19.39
34 19.91
35 20.43
36 20.95
37 21.47
38 21.99
39 22.51
40 23.03
41 23.55
42 24.07
43 24.59
44 25.11
45 25.63
46 26.15
47 26.67
48 27.19
49 27.71
50 28.23
51 28.75
52 29.27
53 29.79
54 30.31
55 30.83
56 31.35
57 31.87
58 32.39
59 32.91
60 33.43
61 33.95
62 34.47
63 34.99
64 35.51
65 36.03
66 36.55
67 37.07
68 37.59
69 38.11
70 38.63

2020 Rates: USPS Media Mail | Retail

Effective January 26, 2020. Learn more about 2020 rates.
MEDIA MAIL | RETAIL
Weight Not Over (Lbs.) Price
1 2.80
2 3.33
3 3.86
4 4.39
5 4.92
6 5.45
7 5.98
8 6.52
9 7.06
10 7.60
11 8.14
12 8.68
13 9.22
14 9.76
15 10.30
16 10.84
17 11.38
18 11.92
19 12.46
20 13.00
21 13.54
22 14.08
23 14.62
24 15.16
25 15.70
26 16.24
27 16.78
28 17.32
29 17.86
30 18.40
31 18.94
32 19.48
33 20.02
34 20.56
35 21.10
36 21.64
37 22.18
38 22.72
39 23.26
40 23.80
41 24.34
42 24.88
43 25.42
44 25.96
45 26.50
46 27.04
47 27.58
48 28.12
49 28.66
50 29.20
51 29.74
52 30.28
53 30.82
54 31.36
55 31.90
56 32.44
57 32.98
58 33.52
59 34.06
60 34.60
61 35.14
62 35.68
63 36.22
64 36.76
65 37.30
66 37.84
67 38.38
68 38.92
69 39.46
70 40.00
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