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updated 1/22/2017.

Media Mail and First Class Parcel postal rates Effective Jan 22, 2017

for a printable version of this page, click this: Current Postal Rates

USPS FIRST CLASS PARCEL RATES
Effective Jan 22, 2017
*Note USPS discount for printing First Class postage!
rates in red are less expensive than, or about the same as, 1-lb Media Mail rate

Between 3 and 4 ounces..............................2.67...$2.61 with Printable Postage
-----at this weight it becomes less expensive to use Media Mail rate if you are NOT printing with PBS Postage-----
Between 4 and 5 ounces..............................2.85.. $2.77 with Printable Postage
Between 5 and 6 ounces........................... .3.03 .. $2.77 with Printable Postage
Between 6 and 7 ounces.............................3.21....$2.77 with Printable Postage
Between 7 and 8 ounces............................3.39...$2.77 with Printable Postage

------------at this weight it becomes less expensive to use Media Mail rate even if you are using Printable Postage------
  Between 8 and 9 ounces...........................3.57...$3.32 with Printable Postage
Between 9 and 10 ounces...........................3.75...$3.46 with Printable Postage
Between 10 and 11 ounces.........................3.93...$3.60 with Printable Postage
Between 11 and 12 ounces..........................4.11...$3.74 with Printable Postage
Between 12 and 13  ounces..........................4.29...$3.88 with Printable Postage
Between 13 and 14  ounces...................Priority Mail...$4.02 with Printable Postage
Between 14 and 15  ounces..........................Priority Mail ...$4.16 with Printable Postage
Between 15 and 15.999  ounces....................Priority Mail ...$4.30 with Printable Postage

[First Class Parcel rate does not exist above 13 ounces unless SwapaDVD Printable Postage is used]

See the complete USPS list of prices here.

If your package weighs 4 ounces or less and you are NOT using Printable Postage, First-Class rate will be about the same cost or less expensive than Media Mail rate, so First Class Postage will print out by default for packages up to 4 ounces being sent without Printable Postage.  If you use Printable Postage, the "cutoff" is 8 ounces - so **if you use Printable Postage and your (wrapped) package weighs up to 8 ounces, First Class Postage will print out by default on the SwapaDVD wrapper.

USPS MEDIA MAIL RATES*
  Effective Jan 22, 2017

Up to 1 pound.......................................$2.63
More than 1 pound, less than 2 pounds....... 3.12
More than 2 pounds, less than 3 pounds.....3.61
More than 3 pounds, less than 4 pounds..... 4.10
More than 4 pounds, less than 5 pounds.....4.59
More than 5 pounds, less than 6 pounds.....5.08
More than 6 pounds, less than 7 pounds.....5.57

See the complete USPS list of prices here.

Please Note: Postage for First Class and Media Mail rate is determined by package weight.  MediaMail and First Class postal rates do not depend on distance--it will cost the same to send a package to any address served by USPS* (including AK, HI, PR, GU, US Virgin Islands and APO/FPO/DPO addresses) using either First Class or Media Mail.

*There is an exception for members who live in the Federated States of Micronesia - those members will NOT be able to use Media Mail to mail OUT packages.  They will be able to accept packages mailed with Media Mail rate. SO: Media Mail cannot be used to mail FROM the FSM, but it can be used to mail TO the FSM.