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Postcard Postage from US to Canada

To mail a standard postcard from the US to Canada, as of January 27, 2013 the rate is:

US$1.10 ea

Yes, that’s the same as mailing a regular 1 oz. letter to Canada.

For this rate, your card needs to be mailed from any U.S. address  (that is, any address with a Zip Code) to any Canadian address.

Source:  USPS

Tip: Use the abbreviation for the Canadian Province you’re sending to:

  • AB : Alberta
  • BC :  British Columbia
  • MB :  Manitoba
  • NB :  New Brunswick
  • NL :  Newfoundland and Labrador
  • NS :  Nova Scotia
  • NT :  Northwest Territories
  • NU :  Nunavut
  • ON :  Ontario
  • PE :  Prince Edward Island
  • QC :  Quebec
  • SK :  Saskatchewan
  • YT :  Yukon

Organizations promoting themselves with our Magnet Mailers need to be aware that our items need to be mailed at the 2 oz letter rate (not the postcard rate).  Why?  Because our postcard magnets are considered Machinable / non-Automated.  We can achieve big postage discounts by mailing in bulk for US addresses, although not for Canadian addresses.

Check out our magnet mailers at magnetbyMail.com .


Postcard Size Dimensions

For 1st class Postcard rates, the USPS requires your card to be:

  • Minimum size: 3-1/2″H x 5″W x  0.007″ thick
  • Maximum size: 4-1/4″H x 6″W x  0.016″ thick

Larger cards are considered oversized and are charged at the Letter or Large Envelope Rate.

This rate allows the postcard to be mailed from any U.S. location, to any U.S. location — that is, locations with a Zip Code.

Source:  USPS

Please note that our Magnet Mailers  need to be mailed at the 2 oz letter rate and not the postcard rate.  This is because our postcard magnets are considered Machinable and Non-Automated.  Regardless, we can provide big postage discounts by mailing in bulk.

Check out how to promote your organization with our magnet mailers at magnetbyMail.com .