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New Media mail and First Class Parcel postal rates Effective Jan 21, 2018

for a printable version of this page, click this: New Postal Rates Effective January 21, 2018

USPS Media Mail rates:
  Effective Jan 21, 2018

Up to 1 pound.......................................$2.66
More than 1 pound, less than 2 pounds....... 3.17
More than 2 pounds, less than 3 pounds.....3.68
More than 3 pounds, less than 4 pounds..... 4.19
More than 4 pounds, less than 5 pounds.....4.70
More than 5 pounds, less than 6 pounds.....5.21
More than 6 pounds, less than 7 pounds.....5.72
More than 7 pounds, less than 8 pounds.....6.23
More than 8 pounds, less than 9 pounds..... 6.74
More than 9 pounds, less than 10 pounds....7.25

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 21, 2018
rate in red is the same as 1-lb Media Mail rate
Note USPS Printable Postage discount means you get First-Class rate for the same price as Media Mail (for your packages weighing 4 ounces or less)!

Up to 4 ounces..............................3.50...$2.66 with Printable Postage
-----at this weight it becomes less expensive to use Media Mail rate-----
-----The rates below this line are informational only.----
-----Our system will not print out First Class Mail unless the parcel
weighs less than 4 ounces and you are using Printable Postage-----

Between 4 and 5 ounces..............................3.75.. $2.79 with Printable Postage
Between 5 and 6 ounces..............................3.75...$2.92 with Printable Postage
Between 6 and 7 ounces
..............................3.75...$3.05 with Printable Postage

Between 7 and 8 ounces..............................3.75...$3.18 with Printable Postage
  Between 8 and 9 ounces...........................4.10..$3.34 with Printable Postage
Between 9 and 10 ounces...........................4.45...$3.50 with Printable Postage
Between 10 and 11 ounces.........................4.80..$3.66 with Printable Postage
Between 11 and 12 ounces.........................5.15...$3.82 with Printable Postage
Between 12 and 13  ounces..........................5.50..$4.10 with Printable Postage
Between 13 and 14  ounces...................Priority Mail...$4.38 with Printable Postage
Between 14 and 15  ounces..........................Priority Mail ...$4.66 with Printable Postage
Between 15 and 15.999  ounces....................Priority Mail ...$4.94 with Printable Postage

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

See the complete USPS list of prices here.

If your package weighs 4 ounces or less, using Printable Postage means you'll get First Class rate for the same cost as Media Mail! The Printable Postage Discount really saves on postage for these light parcels.

If you are NOT using Printable Postage (no matter what the weight of your parcel), the system will print out Media Mail automatically-- because without the Printable Postage Discount Media Mail will be less expensive, even for the lightest-weight parcel.

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.