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Quick Service Guide 150
USPS Retail Ground
January 17, 2016
Physical Standards (101.7.0)
Maximum length and girth: 130 inches.
Prices and Fees (153.1.0)
For a complete list of prices, see Notice 123–Price List.
Prices are calculated based on weight and zone.
USPS Retail Ground is charged per pound or fraction thereof; any fraction of a pound is considered a whole pound.
Oversized price: pieces exceeding 108 inches but not more than 130 inches in combined length and girth are mailable at the oversized price for the zone to which addressed, regardless of weight.
Balloon price: parcels that weigh less than 20 pounds but measuring more than 84 inches (but not exceeding 108 inches) in combined length and girth are charged the 20-pound price for the zone to which addressed.
USPS Retail Ground is mailable matter that is neither mailed or required to be mailed as First-Class Mail nor entered as Periodicals (except as permitted or required by standard).
Generally used for shipping merchandise.
Eligibility Standards (153.2.0)
Each piece must include a complete delivery and return address.
Mailing items with no ancillary service endorsement obligates the mailer to pay any applicable forwarding and return postage charges at the single-piece price (507.1.5.4).