[Updated 7/2014] The USPS flatrate envelope rate for 2014 is $5.60 , providing Priority Mail service from and to any US postal address. (The rate is just $5.05 if you buy postage through the USPS Click n Ship web service.)
This rate is good for mail using a special envelope from the United States Post Office, marked “Flat Rate Mailing Envelope.” Actually, the USPS offers six styles of special Flat Rate Envelopes to choose from — the padded envelope and legal envelope do cost extra to mail.
- regular (paperboard) flat rate envelope (12-1/2″ x 9-1/2″) [*]
- padded flat rate envelope (12-1/2″ x 9-1/2″) [$5.95]
- legal size flat rate envelope (15″ x 9-1/2″) [$5.75]
- giftcard flat rate envelope (10″ x 7″)
- small flat rate envelope (10″ x 6″)
- window flat rate envelope (10″ x 5″)
Also included with this Priority Mail service is: free pickup, free mail forwarding, if the recipient has an active forwarding address; and free returned mail, if the mail can’t be delivered and you have provided a Return Address. Other optional services can be added to your Priority Mail package for an extra charge. These services include: Delivery Confirmation, Signature Confirmation and Insurance. Details are at USPS.com .
*For $20.55, you can also use the regular 15″ x 9-1/2″ flatrate envelope for International Priority Mail from a US address to Canada or Mexico, for mailing up to 4 lbs . For other countries, the rate is $24.75. Source: USPS Postal Store
Where to Find USPS Flatrate Envelopes
Envelopes are available from many US Post Office Locations, or you can order them online at the USPS Postal Store . Did we mention they’re available at no extra charge?
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