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 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.


USPS rates changed January 9, 2022. Learn more about 2022 rates.

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:

2022 Rates: USPS Priority Mail | Retail


Effective January 9, 2022. Learn more about 2022 rates.

Flat Rate



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