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USPS Priority Mail Changes


On July 28th, 2013 USPS made changes to their shipping method offerings, most notably to the Priority Mail and Express Mail services.

The most important aspects of this change are:

  1. The previous single option of Priority Mail has been broken down to include the expected delivery time of 1-Day, 2-Day or 3-Day service (from time of drop-off).
  2. The Priority Mail service itself has not changed, and you should allow all 3 methods to be available if using Priority Mail, as only one of the methods will be presented, based on the From and To zones.
  3. The Priority Mail service now includes insurance at no additional cost.
  4. The Priority Mail service delivery time is the expected time and NOT guaranteed.
  5. The domestic Express Mail is now called Priority Mail Express.
  6. The Priority Mail Express service itself has not changed and is the usual overnight delivery to most U.S. addresses, including PO Boxes, guaranteed.
  7. The name changes also extend to the International services, which remain unchanged otherwise.
NOTE: There may be additional specific rules that you should be aware of so please review the full information found at the USPS link Priority Mail