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

for a printable version of this page, click this: New Postal Rates Effective January 22, 2017

USPS Media Mail rates:
  Effective Jan 22, 2017
*note: these are lower than previous rate

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
More than 7 pounds, less than 8 pounds.....6.05
More than 8 pounds, less than 9 pounds..... 6.53
More than 9 pounds, less than 10 pounds....7.01

Rates in blue are the most common postage rates for single-book shipments.

See the complete USPS list of prices here.

USPS First-Class Parcel rates:
Effective Jan 17, 2016
rates in red are less expensive than 1-lb Media Mail rate

Up to 4 ounces..............................2.67...$2.61 with Printable Postage
-----at this weight it becomes less expensive to use Media Mail rate, and the system will print out Media Mail rate for packages weighing > 4 ounces----
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*

  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 PBS Printable Postage is used]

*the system will not print First Class from a shipment request over 4 ounces

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 just 4 cents more 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 your package weighs 4 ounces or less and you ARE using Printable Postage, First-Class rate will be less expensive than Media Mail rate, so First Class Postage will print out by default for packages up to 4 ounces being sent with Printable Postage. 

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 books.  They will be able to accept books mailed with Media Mail rate.  Media Mail cannot be used to mail FROM the FSM, but it can be used to mail TO the FSM.