How do I calculate mail delivery time?


Quick Answer

According to the United States Postal System (USPS), First-Class mail, defined as any package or envelope weighing up to 13 ounces, generally has an expected delivery of 2-3 days, but can be as soon as one day. This mailing option is suited for light merchandise, personal correspondence and bills.

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How do I calculate mail delivery time?
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Full Answer

There are numerous extra services that can be purchased and combined with First-Class mail, such as insurance. USPS tracking and signature confirmation are two additional services available for packages. Other services include special handling, return receipt, certified mail and collect on delivery (COD). Delivery times for other types of USPS mail include overnight delivery with Priority Mail Express.

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