Help Center - New Postal Rates Effective January 27, 2019

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Please note: USPS policy has changed regarding First Class mail Parcel rate -- beginning on 1/27/2019, FIrst Class Mail will vary with both distance and package weight. This means that after 1/27/2019, only Media Mail postal rate will print out on PaperBackSwap wrappers (First Class Parcel rate will no longer be available).

New Media Mail and First Class Parcel postal rates Effective Jan 27, 2019

for a printable version of this page, click this: New Postal Rates Effective January 27, 2019

USPS Media Mail rates:
  Effective Jan 27, 2019

Up to 1 pound.......................................$2.75
More than 1 pound, less than 2 pounds....... 3.27
More than 2 pounds, less than 3 pounds.....3.79
More than 3 pounds, less than 4 pounds..... 4.31
More than 4 pounds, less than 5 pounds.....4.83
More than 5 pounds, less than 6 pounds.....5.35
More than 6 pounds, less than 7 pounds.....5.87
More than 7 pounds, less than 8 pounds.....6.39
More than 8 pounds, less than 9 pounds..... 6.91
More than 9 pounds, less than 10 pounds....7.43

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

See the complete USPS list of prices here.


Media Mail rate is determined only by package weight;  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 Media Mail postage.

Please Note: After Jan 27, 2019, Postage for First Class Parcel Rate will be determined by distance as well as package weight.

First Class Parcel Rate is currently not available to print onto a PaperBackSwap wrapper.

*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. Members who want to participate from the FSM will need to use Priority Mail.