See the Individual Country Listings for availability, additional details, and prices.
Commercial base prices apply to Global Express Guaranteed mailings that do not qualify for the volume discount schedule and the customer prepares and pays for Global Express Guaranteed shipments online at usps.com or by using an authorized PC Postage vendor. Commercial base prices also apply to qualifying end-user customers who pay postage using information-based indicia (IBI) postage meters and electronically transmit customs forms. The Global Express Guaranteed online application provides the necessary systems for tracking usage and volume, as well as verifying and protecting revenue. Commercial base pricing does not apply to Global Express Guaranteed shipments that are paid for at participating Post Office facilities because the necessary volume tracking capabilities are not available at retail locations.
For selected destination countries, Global Express Guaranteed items receive a 10-percent incentive below retail prices when customers utilize one of the following shipping methods:
- Authorized PC Postage vendors.
- End-user customers using information-based indicia (IBI) postage meters, provided they electronically transmit customs forms.
The commercial base price is automatically applied to each shipment. The incentive applies only to the postage portion of the Global Express Guaranteed price. It does not apply to any other charges or fees, such as Pickup on Demand service, insurance fees, or shipments made under a customized agreement.
For each addressed mailpiece, determine single-piece price based on weight and price group. Then multiply the retail price by 10 percent to obtain the discount amount. Subtract the discount amount (without rounding off) from the retail price and then round off the result (see 152.32).
Customers must register via the Global Express Guaranteed Web site, usps.com/gxg. Registration is accomplished by selecting the designated icon on the Global Express Guaranteed home page and following the accompanying instructions. This one-time registration will establish a shipping record and a customer history for purposes of calculating the commercial base price. To be eligible for online prices, customers must prepare their shipping labels and pay for their shipments online using a credit card.
Customers must pay postage online using a credit card. The following credit cards are accepted for payment online: American Express, Diner’s Club, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.
Customers paying postage online must enter their shipment via any of the methods outlined in 212.26 within 24 hours of the time when the label is printed or the transaction will be voided.
Use of the online service is subject to subsequent verification of the shipment’s payment, weight, and time of entry upon acceptance by the Postal Service. Shortpaid Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) shipments paid with Click-N-Ship will be collected automatically through this system (see 423.21).
An e-mail notification will be provided to each customer showing the exact postage amount applicable for the online shipment, as well as the acceptance time and date.
Customers must prepare shipments following the shipping preparation instructions on the Global Express Guaranteed Web site.
The following choices are available for depositing Global Express Guaranteed shipments prepared online:
- On-call and scheduled pickup services are available for an added charge of $15.30 for each pickup stop, regardless of the number of pieces picked up. (See 213.3.)
- Customers may present their online shipments at the retail counter of any participating Global Express Guaranteed Post Office facility.
- Customers using the online postage payment option may drop shipments in collection boxes served by a participating Global Express Guaranteed Post Office facility.
For purposes of computing the delivery guarantee, Postal Service acceptance of a Global Express Guaranteed item prepared online occurs when the shipment is received and scanned at a participating Global Express Guaranteed Post Office facility. Collection box deposit and carrier pickup do not constitute Postal Service acceptance of a Global Express Guaranteed shipment. Acceptance occurs when the shipment is brought back to the Post Office facility and the acceptance office performs a retail system scan to verify the weight and dimensions of the shipment. The customer will receive an e-mail verification of the acceptance date, time, and weight, as well as a verification of the amount of postage applicable for the shipment.
Postage may be paid by postage stamps, postage validation imprinter (PVI) labels, postage meter strips, PC Postage, or other payment methods noted on the Global Express Guaranteed Web site at usps.com/gxg.
Global Express Guaranteed shipments that are originated by federal agencies and departments are subject to the same postage payment requirements, weight and size limits, customs requirements, and general conditions for mailing as Global Express Guaranteed shipments that are originated by non-governmental entities.
Global Express Guaranteed shipments mailed by Postal Service entities must bear the G-10 permit indicia that is prescribed for all Postal Service official mail. There is a 70-pound weight limit for Postal Service–originated Global Express Guaranteed shipments going to all authorized destinating countries. See section 142.2.