Prices for parcels not using a flat-rate box vary by weight and country price group. See Individual Country Listings.
Ordinary — i.e., uninsured — Priority Mail International parcels, except the small flat-rate box, include indemnity coverage against loss, damage, or missing contents up to the amounts shown in Exhibit 234.4. Indemnity is limited to the lesser of the actual value of the contents or the maximum indemnity based on the weight of the article. If the parcel has been delivered to the addressee, payment for damage and missing contents is made to the addressee unless the addressee waives payment, in writing, in favor of the sender.
Note: International insured mail service provides insurance coverage higher than the indemnity limits for ordinary Priority Mail International parcels to many countries. See 320 and Individual Country Listings for availability and limitations of coverage. When international insurance is purchased, it replaces the ordinary indemnity coverage.
Note: Priority Mail International parcels, including the regular/medium and large flat-rate boxes, may be insured, but not the Priority Mail International flat-rate envelope or small flat-rate box (see 322).
Ordinary indemnity coverage is not paid for:
- Parcels containing coins; banknotes; currency notes, including paper money; securities of any kind payable to the bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; watches; and other valuable articles.
- Consequential losses, delay, concealed damage, spoilage of perishable items, articles improperly packaged, articles too fragile to withstand normal handling in the mail, or prohibited articles.
Exhibit 234.4 lists the weight and indemnity limits for ordinary Priority Mail International parcels.
Ordinary Priority Mail International Weight and Indemnity Limits
Parcels may be presented for mailing at any Post Office retail service counter.
Scheduled pickup service is available for an added charge of $15.30 for each pickup stop, regardless of the number of pieces picked up. Only one pickup fee will be charged if domestic Express Mail, Express Mail International, domestic Priority Mail, Priority Mail International, Global Express Guaranteed, and/or domestic Parcel Post are also picked up at the same time. No pickup fee will be charged when Priority Mail International is picked up during a delivery stop or during a scheduled stop made to collect other mail not subject to a pickup fee. Pickup service is provided in accordance with the information in DMM 507.6; for more information, also visit the online site at www.usps.com/pickup.