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FREE 5lb Digital Scale

As a new Stamps.com customer you will receive a FREE 5 lb. Digital Scale. The scale is a $50 value and is yours to keep with no additional obligation. Just pay for shipping and handling (typically $9.99 or less).

$25 Postage Offer

As a new Stamps.com customer you will receive $5 in free postage that you can use during your trial period. After you complete your trial period, you are eligible for an additional $20 in postage. We will give you two $10 postage coupons. You can redeem one coupon per month once you complete your trial. If you stay with Stamps.com past the trial period, you will be charged $15.99 a month for the Stamps.com service, you can cancel your services at any time.

FREE Supplies Kit

To help you get started we will ship you a free Supplies Kit that includes free postage labels to use with the service (a $5 value). However, you don't need to wait for the Supplies Kit to arrive in order to print postage. You can immediately take advantage of features such as printing shipping labels on plain paper or printing postage directly on envelopes!

USPS Priority Mail International

What Is Priority Mail International?

USPS Priority Mail International is an expedited way to send mail and packages weighing up to 70 pounds to destinations around the world. Priority Mail International is faster than First Class Package International Service, with shipments generally arriving at their destinations within 6-10 days, and it can accommodate heavier parcels than First Class Package International Service as well. There are two pricing options for Priority Mail International-Flat Rate and retail pricing.

Priority Mail International Flat Rate Pricing

The USPS offers a line of Flat Rate envelopes and boxes with pre-priced shipping rates between $20.55 and $55.75 to Canada, and between $24.75 and $80.50 to all other deliverable countries. With Flat Rate pricing, you don't have to worry about paying more to send your item based on weight or distance.

To use the Flat Rate packaging, you must ensure that your shipment fits inside the container and does not exceed the weight limit. Please note that the Large Flat Rate box can only hold up to 20 pounds, so if your package is heavier, you will need to use the retail pricing structure described below.

USPS Priority Mail International

Priority Mail International Retail Pricing

When you ship using the Priority Mail International retail pricing rate, you'll ship your items in your own box. The Priority Mail International retail pricing rate depends on the weight of your shipment, as well as the destination country. Oversized packages may be subject to a surcharge. Retail pricing starts at $29.25 to ship an item weighing one pound or less to Canada, and increases based on weight and distance.

How to Use Priority Mail International

To use Priority Mail International, prepare your letters, flats and packages as you would for domestic mail. This means that your return address—including the country—should go in the upper left corner, with the recipient's address in the center.

Before sending your package, you will need to make sure that the contents you are mailing are acceptable to send to the recipient's country. A complete list of restrictions can be found online using the USPS International Mail Manual.

You will also need to weigh your shipment in order to ensure that Flat Rate packages do not exceed the specified weight limit, or to calculate the retail shipping rate. If you are a Stamps.com customer, the software will automatically perform the rate calculation based on package size and delivery destination.

If you are sending an envelope or package that weighs more than one pound, you will need to fill out a customs form, which asks you to describe the contents and value of the package and indicate whether it is a gift or merchandise. You can obtain custom forms from your local post office and fill them out by hand. If you use Stamps.com, the software will automatically fill out your customs forms for you.

Priority Mail International shipments can be handed to your carrier, dropped off or brought to your local post office. Free carrier pickup is available for this service, which means that you can arrange to have your package picked up from your home or office—as long as you've attached the pre-paid shipping label and applicable customs form.

Benefits of Using Stamps.com for Priority Mail International

Stamps.com is the convenient and affordable choice for sending shipments using Priority Mail International. Stamps.com customers automatically get up to a 12% discount off the price of their Priority Mail International shipments, and they can print postage, address labels and customs forms in one easy step.

Additionally, Stamps.com eliminates the need to travel to the post office to obtain customs forms—you can quickly print customs forms directly through the Stamps.com interface. Tracking is available for all Priority Mail International shipments except Flat Rate envelopes and Small Flat Rate boxes from within the Stamps.com software application. You can even consult the International Mail Manual right from the Stamps.com interface to avoid costly mistakes that could result in customs delays or even confiscations.

Try Stamps.com for 4 Weeks!

Every new customer account starts with:

  • Free 5 lb. Digital Scale, connects via USB
  • 4-week trial
  • $5 in free postage to use in trial period
  • Free Supplies Kit including postage labels
  • Additional $10 postage coupons to use after trial

*pay only s&h fee

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