How Long Does Media Mail Take?

The United States Postal Service in 2014 estimates that items sent using media mail should arrive at their destinations in two to eight business days. However, the postal service does not promise that media mail is delivered within a certain time.

The postal service charges to send items via media mail by the weight of the package instead of by zone or distance. The cost to send an item through media mail in 2014 starts at $2.39. While paying less to mail something sounds good, the postal service restricts media mail to books and educational materials. Furthermore, packages can weigh no more than 70 pounds.