USPS Overview
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Connecting USPS

You can use USPS to ship your orders using Amazon negotiated rates. No connection is needed to do this.

Available services with USPS

USPS Express Mail
USPS Express Mail Flat Rate Envelope
USPS Express Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope
USPS First Class
USPS Parcel Select
USPS Priority Mail
USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Box
USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope
USPS Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box
USPS Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope
USPS Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope
USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box

USPS Priority Mail Cubic

USPS Priority Mail Cubic Softpack (Learn more below)

USPS Bound Printed Matter (Amazon orders only)

USPS Media Mail (Amazon orders only)

Note: Regional rate box pricing has been discontinued by USPS as of January 2023

Shipping with USPS Priority Mail Cubic Softpack

This service is also known as Soft Pack Cubic Service

Just like regular Priority Mail Cubic service, Softpack rates are based only on dimensions. Your package can weigh up to 20 lbs but the weight is not taken into account when calculating the cost of a shipment. This can save you up to 89% of the price you'd pay with the weight-based rate.

The only difference for Softpack is the way the cubic pricing tier is calculated. In order to select the correct pricing tier for your envelope, follow these steps:

1. Measure the length and width of the empty envelope or softpack mailer in inches;
2. If either of the measurements exceed the nearest quarter inch, round down to the nearest 1/4 inch (for example, 8.6 inches turns into 8.5 inches);
3. Add the length and width together for the total and use the chart below to determine which pricing tier your softpack envelope is in.

Note: The total cannot exceed 36 inches.

See the Priority Mail Cubic Softpack Commercial Plus Pricing Tiers below:

0.1: Envelopes with a Length plus Width measuring more than 0 inches up to 21 inches

0.2: Envelopes with a Length plus Width measuring more than 21 inches up to 27 inches

0.3: Envelopes with a Length plus Width measuring more than 27 inches up to 31 inches

0.4: Envelopes with a Length plus Width measuring more than 31 inches up to 34 inches

0.5: Envelopes with a Length plus Width measuring more than 34 inches up to 36 inches

Important: Use the original dimensions of the empty envelope & don't fold/tape it down! USPS requires you to use the original dimensions of the empty envelope. If your envelope is too large for the items, we recommend cutting it down to size before using it.

Shipping with USPS Bound Printed Matter

Bound Printed Matter is a way to mail single-piece or volume presort permanently-bound sheets of advertising, promotional, directory or editorial material such as catalogs, books and other printed material using PS Form 8042 (Bound Printed Matter Documentation Form) and a permit account or a penalty permit account. BPM is no longer accepted at retail offices but must be deposited as business mail at the Business Mail Entry Unit where the permit imprint was issued.


- Cost efficient way to send small and large packages containing permanently-bound sheets of directory, advertising, or editorial matter, such as catalogs or phone books.

- Permanently-bound sheets should be secured with staples, spiral binding, glue, or stitching.

- Packages can weigh up to 15 lbs. and measure up to 108 inches in combined length and distance around the thickest part.

- Discount rates available for 300 or more pieces.

- Only available for Permit mailings.

For more information on USPS Bound Printed Matter please visit this page on the USPS website.

Shipping with USPS Media Mail

Media Mail shipping is a way to send educational materials. This service has restrictions on the type of media that can be shipped.

Media Mail rates are limited to the items listed below:

  • 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.

Media Mail packages may not contain advertising.

Comic books do not meet this standard.

Books may contain incidental announcements of other books and sound recordings may contain incidental announcements of other sound recordings.

In accordance with standards in the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), Section 170, Media Mail packages must have a delivery address and the sender’s return address and are subject to inspection by the Postal Service™.

Upon such inspection, matter not eligible for the Media Mail rate may be assessed at the proper price and sent to the recipient postage due, or the sender may be contacted for additional postage.

For more information on Media Mail, please visit the USPS website.

Scheduling pickup with USPS

You may already have a regular collection with USPS which you can continue to use. If you don’t you will need to book a collection. To do this you will need to directly contact the carrier you are shipping with.
You can schedule your pickup here.

File a claim with USPS

To file a claim with USPS, see this guide

Shipping surcharges/ limitations

The United States Postal Service (USPS) reserves the right to refuse packages submitted to them after the original ship date printed on the shipping label. This and all other USPS policies apply to all USPS services.
For more information about shipping models and settings, go to Shipping overview.

Items shipped using USPS Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, and Parcel Select may be subject to nonstandard size fees and dimension noncompliance fees in some circumstances.
Nonstandard size fees may be charged if your package meets any of the following:

  • Length between 22 and 30 inches long, you will be charged an EPH fee of $4.00

  • Length more than 30 inches long, you will be charged a fee of $15.00

  • Cube more than 2 cubic feet (3,456 cubic inches), you will be charged a fee of $15.00

Note: A package may be assessed a nonstandard size fee twice, if measurements exceed the restrictions for both length and cube. If a package only exceeds the length restrictions, or only exceeds the cube restrictions, then only a single nonstandard size fee shall apply. For example, a package 31” long and over 2 cubic feet, will be assessed $30.00 (>30” fee of $15 and >2 cu. ft. fee of $15).

Shipping prohibitions and restrictions

Products shipped through Veeqo must comply with all laws and regulations, Veeqo’s policies, and carrier’s policies. The shipment of illegal, unsafe, or other restricted products, including products only available by prescription, is strictly prohibited.

Troubleshooting USPS Errors in Veeqo

To troubleshoot error messages you may see when shipping with USPS, see this guide.

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