Mailing 101

First Class Mail

First class mail has higher postage rates, but is much easier to use than Standard Mail. Due to postal regulations, certain items must be mailed as First Class, including:

  • Handwritten mail pieces
  • Personal correspondence
  • Bills or account statements

There are four categories of First Class Mail: letters, postcards, flats, and parcels. Rates differ for each category. Current rate information for First Class Mail can be found in the USPS Price List. Rates are determined by the size of the piece. Please see our Mail Design page for sizing information.


Priority Mail

All First Class mail pieces weighing from 1-70 pounds are considered Priority Mail. Pieces weighing less than a pound can still be sent Priority Mail to attempt to speed up delivery time, but are billed at a one pound rate. Tracking information can be provided back to you as requested.

Priority Mail rates are determined by piece weight and destination zone. Find rates in the USPS Price List.


Special Services

Special services include Certified Mail, Registered Mail, Insurance, and more. Find more information about these available add-ons on the USPS website.