Costing $18.30 (retail) for a flat rate envelope, Express Mail is useful when overnight delivery of important papers or documents is required. Now the USPS is introducing Express Mail flat rate boxes that could help sellers when overnight delivery is the only option.
Last month the USPS announced new flat rate boxes for Express Mail priced at $39.95 and broadened the service to include flat rate boxes for customers who ship domestic parcels at retail, commercial base, and commercial plus prices. The dimensions of the boxes were initially unpublished, but we now know the two new Flat Rate Box sizes will measure 11 inches x 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches, and 11 7/8 inches x 3 3/8 inches x 13 5/8 inches.
Both boxes are priced the same $39.95, regardless of the actual weight (up to 70 pounds) or domestic destination. All existing Express Mail standards and postage payment methods for retail, commercial base, and commercial plus prices apply.
According to Vivian Li, Shipping Brand Manager for Dymo Endicia, the Postal Service has made significant progress generating awareness around the savings shippers can achieve using Priority Mail, and is extending its competitive services. "Express Mail is a great option to get your packages to their destination quickly, " said Li. "It's perfect for the last minute holiday present, birthday present or time-sensitive items. With the success of Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes and all the USPS has done to increase awareness of Flat Rate options, it makes sense to extend it to Express Mail."