Registered Mail offers the highest level of security. First, second and third class mail may be registered. Fourth class (parcel post) may also be registered if it is sealed and mailed at the first class rate. Registration fees are in addition to normal postage fees. Rates are:
- Items valued at $0.01 to $100.00: Postage fee of $11.50
- Items valued at $100.01 to $500.00: Postage fee of $13.10
- Items valued at $500.01 to $1000.00: Postage fee of $14.45
Certified Mail provides the sender with a mailing receipt (proof of mailing) from the United States Postal Service. A record of delivery is maintained at the addressee's post office for six months. Certified mail can only be used with first class mail. The fee, in addition to postage, is $2.80 per item.
Insured Mail provides coverage against loss or damage. It is available for domestic mail only. Rates are as follows:
- Items valued at $0.01 to $50.00: Postage fee of $1.75
- Items valued at $50.01 to $100.00: Postage fee of $2.25
- Items valued at $100.01 to $200.00: Postage fee of $2.75
- Items valued at $200.01 to $300.00: Postage fee of $4.70
- Items valued at $300.01 to $400.00: Postage fee of $5.70
- Items valued at $400.01 to $500.00: Postage fee of $6.70
- Items valued at $500.01 to $600.00: Postage fee of $7.70
Priority Mail is First-Class Mail that weighs over 13 ounces. All matter that is mailable by air can be mailed as Priority Mail. All Priority Mail must be endorsed as Priority Mail. Some things must be mailed as Priority Mail (or First-Class Mail), regardless of weight, including:
- Handwritten or typewritten material.
- Bills, statements of account, invoices or credit cards.
- Personal correspondence (e.g. a letter to Grandma) or personalized business correspondence (e.g. a handwritten letter to your customer).
- All matter, sealed or otherwise, closed against inspection.
Express Mail provides guaranteed next day and second day delivery within the United States.
Note: For any item in these categories weighing over 10 pounds please call us at 651-296-6801.