USPS Delivery Times

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The USPS provides fast parcel delivery to all addresses in the U.S.

The U.S. Postal Service provides many different options for fast, economical parcel delivery across the globe. From quick domestic delivery options such as First Class Package Service® to speedy global delivery with Priority Mail Express International®, the USPS can deliver your package faster and more economically than any other shipping carrier. And with over 31,000 retail locations in the U.S. for package drop-off along with the ability to hand a package with a prepaid label to your daily mail carrier, the USPS makes it easy to ship your packages when and how you want.

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USPS Domestic Delivery Times

USPS delivery times for addresses within the U.S. vary by shipping service, from overnight with Priority Mail Express, to over 5 days with Parcel Select Ground.

Mail Class Delivery Speed Tracking Post Office Starting Price Stamps.com Starting Price
Priority Mail Express Overnight to most locations in U.S. Yes $25.50 and up $22.68 and up
Priority Mail 1–3 business days Yes $7.35 and up $6.95 and up
Priority Mail Flat Rate 1–3 business days Yes $7.90 $7.50
Priority Mail Regional Rate 1–3 business days Yes $9.95 and up $7.65 and up
First Class Package Service 1–3 business days Yes $3.66 and up $2.66 and up
Parcel Select 2–8 business days Yes Not Available $6.85 and up
USPS Retail Ground 2–8 business days Yes $7.35 and up Not Available
Media Mail 2–8 business days Yes $2.75 $2.75
First Class Mail (letters) 1–3 business days No $0.55 $0.50
First Class Mail (large envelopes) 1–3 business days No $1.00 $1.00

USPS International Delivery Times

International delivery times vary by shipping service from 1 to 3 day delivery with Global Express Guaranteed to up to 20 days for First Class Package International Service.

Mail Class Delivery Speed Tracking Post Office Starting Price Stamps.com Starting Price
Global Express Guaranteed 1–3 business days Yes $67.80 and up $64.41 and up
Priority Mail Express International 3–5 business days Yes $44.00 and up $42.00 and up
Priority Mail International 6–10 business days Yes $34.30 and up $32.59 and up
First Class Package International Service 6–20 business days Yes $17.25 $16.39 and up
First Class Mail International (letters) 6–20 business days No $1.15 $1.15

USPS Offers Free Saturday Delivery

Did you know free Saturday delivery is incorporated into USPS’s regular delivery schedule? That gives shippers 52 additional delivery days per year!

Stamps.com Makes Parcel Shipping Easy

Stamps.com lets you print postage online using a computer and regular printer for all USPS mail classes. Plus, you get access to postage rate discounts that are not available at the Post Office including 40% off Priority Mail and 28% off First Class Package Service.


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