USPS: New chart shows first-class parcel differences

November 22, 2021
With the holiday peak season around the corner, the Postal Service has created a chart to help employees quickly sort out the requirements for First-Class Package Service-Retail and First-Class Package Service-Commercial parcels.

The one-page chart details the similarities and differences between the products.

For instance, the maximum size for a for First-Class Package Service-Retail parcel is 108 inches in length and thickness, while the maximum size for a First-Class Package Service-Commercial parcel is 22 inches in length, 18 inches in width and 15 inches in thickness.

The maximum weight for a First-Class Package Service-Retail parcel is 13 ounces compared with 15.99 ounces for a First-Class Package Service-Commercial parcel.

The chart also highlights mailing and payments requirements to help employees avoid issues during the acceptance process and increase revenue assurance.

For more information, refer to the Postal Serviceā€™s Domestic Mail Manual, parts 130 and 280, or email ShippingServices@usps.gov.

First Class Package Service Retail and Commercial Comparison Chart


Source: USPS

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