Priority Mail - USPS Retail | Rate Table

What are USPS Priority Mail, Retail rates?

Priority Mail

Priority Mail is a versatile, efficient, and affordable service. Delivery is estimated between 1-3 days.

Retail Rates

Priority Mail rates are based on parcel weight, dimensions or packaging, and distance, as well as rate class.

When a custom package is used, parcel weight and dimensions are used to determine postage costs. Costs increase as weight and dimensions increase.

Postage costs also increase as the distance increases. USPS uses Zones to measure the distance a domestic shipment must travel, ranging from Zone 1 (local) to Zone 9 (very far away). Calculate your zone using the USPS ® Dynamic Zone Map.

In contrast, Flat Rate services require specially marked boxes and envelopes that receive one rate, regardless of distance or weight. In most cases, Flat Rate packages are the lowest cost option, if items fit within the box. USPS provides packaging at no cost.

Retail pricing is offered directly from the USPS at Post Office retail locations or It does not include discounts on postage prices like those received via ShippingEasy. Subscribers to ShippingEasy can save  up to 84% off retail prices.

Nonstandard Fees & Dimensional Noncompliance Fees:

USPS has added Nonstandard Fees & Dimensional Noncompliance Fees for oversized packages or packages labeled with incorrect dimensions effective April 2022. These surcharges will only apply to domestic residential and commercial addresses.

Flat Rate packages and Regional Rate packages are not applicable.

Learn more about all the USPS rate changes for 2022.

Compare with Priority Mail | Retail

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

Click to View 2022 Rates: USPS Priority Mail | Retail

The following rates are effective October 2, 2022:

Additional Savings on USPS Rates with ShippingEasy

ShippingEasy offers the lowest USPS rates in the industry to all our subscribers. ShippingEasy subscribers can take advantage of up to 84% off USPS Retail Pricing and up to 15% off of Priority Commercial Pricing.

Become a ShippingEasy subscriber today to get started saving money on shipping with USPS!

The following rates are available to non-ShippingEasy merchants.

PDF Rate Table Available

A printable PDF version of this rate table is available at the end of this article.

Flat Rate



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