USPS First Class Package Service
What is First Class Package Service?
USPS First Class Package Service is a fast, cost-effective way to ship lightweight packages weighing up to 15.99 ounces to any U.S. destination. For lightweight packages, First Class Package Service offers greater cost savings compared to Priority Mail and Parcel Select Ground (formerly known as Parcel Post). The mail class also offers fast, nationwide delivery in three days or less, closely matching the speed of Priority Mail. Deliveries can be shipped to any U.S. address, PO Box, and many APO/FPO/DPO destinations. USPS Tracking is included for free and the USPS offers several package pick-up programs.
Pricing for First Class Package Service is based on weight by ounces and shipping distance. There are no fuel surcharges for residential or rural deliveries, and you can add additional features to First Class Package Service such as Signature Confirmation and insurance coverage up to $10,000.
When to Ship Packages with First Class Package Service
First Class Package Service is the lowest cost option provided by the USPS for small packages weighing 15.99 ounces or less. With fast delivery within 3 days, the mail class is one of the most popular methods to ship with the U.S. Postal Service and is commonly used to send time-sensitive material by the pharmaceutical and finance industries.
Benefits of Using First Class Package Service with Stamps.com
Stamps.com lets you print postage online using a computer and regular printer for all USPS mail classes, including First Class Package Service. Plus, Stamps.com customers receive a postage rate discount of up to 26% on First Class Package Service.Using the free* Stamps.com USB scale provided at sign-up, you can easily weigh your package to ensure it is less than 15.99 ounces. Also, USPS Tracking is free when you print a First Class Package Service shipping label with Stamps.com.
*Shipping and handling fee required to receive scale.