What Is USPS Media Mail?


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USPS Media Mail is a shipping service offered by the United States Postal Service used to send educational materials at a lower cost than other shipping methods. Media Mail materials can include books, CDs or movies that have an educational purpose.

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Media Mail typically takes 2 to 8 business days for delivery, depending on the distance between the sender and the receiver. Packages sent via Media Mail must weigh 70 pounds or less. Pricing is based on the weight of the package, but rates start at $2.69, as of 2014. Media Mail shipments can be made at any USPS retailer.

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