Special Services (Domestic Mail)
Certificate of Mailing
Provides evidence of mailing only. Certificate of mailing does not provide a record of delivery. Must be purchased at time of mailing. Available for First-Class Mail, Priority Mail, Parcel Post, Bound Printed Matter, and Media Mail.
Fee, in addition to postage-$1.35
Provides the sender with a mailing receipt. A delivery record is maintained by the USPS. No insurance provided. Available with First-Class Mail and Priority Mail. For an additional fee, certified mail may be combined with restricted delivery or return receipt.
Fee, in addition to postage-$3.45
Provides coverage against loss or damage. Coverage up to $5,000 for Parcel Post, Bound Printed Matter, and Media Mail matter as well as merchandise mailed at Priority Mail or First-Class Mail rates. Items must not be insured for more than their value. Insured mail must be presented to a retail employee at a post office or a rural carrier.
|$.01 to $50.00||$2.20|
|$50.01 to $100.00||2.75|
|$100.01 to $200.00||3.50|
|$200.01 to $300.00||4.60|
|$300.01 to $400.00||5.80|
Provides safe transmission of money. Available in amounts up to $1,000.
Fee up to $500, in addition to postage-$1.25
Fee up to $1,000, in addition to postage-$1.65
Provides maximum protection and security for valuables. Provides sender with mailing receipt and a delivery record is maintained by the USPS. A record of mailing is also maintained at the mailing post office. Available only for items paid at Priority Mail and First-Class Mail rates. Rates start at $12.20.
Permits a mailer to direct delivery only to the addressee or addressee's authorized agent. The addressee must be an individual specified by name. Available for First-Class Mail, Priority Mail, Parcel Post, Bound Printed Matter, and Media Mail that is sent certified mail, COD, mail insured for more than $50, or registered mail.
Fee, in addition to postage-$5.15
Available only for Express Mail, Certified Mail, COD, Insured Mail for more than $50.00, or Registered Mail.
|Requested at time of mailing: (receive by mail)||2.80|
|Requested at time of mailing: (receive electronically)||1.40|
Collect on Delivery (COD)
Allows mailers to collect the price of goods and/or postage on merchandise ordered by addressee when it is delivered. Fees include insurance. Maximum amount $1,000; see postmaster for details.
|U.S. Postal Rates and Fees|