The U.S. Postal Service sells envelopes in sizes ranging from 5-by-10 inches all the way up to 11 5/8-by-15 1/8 inches. Most of their envelopes are dedicated to Priority Mail for items needing urgent delivery. The Postal... More »

Unsealed mail can result in many problems, including content damage, security, processing delays and loss of mail, states the United States Postal Service website. This in turn leads to problems for the postal process su... More »

A USPS Flat Rate Box offers one low flat rate, so pricing is determined by the size box you choose rather than the weight of the box or the destination of the package. More »

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