What Cannot be sent through Media Mail?
Put simply, the items that cannot be shipped via Media Mail are the items that are not approved. This includes any type of advertising, puzzles, video games, vintage magazines (even though their ads are old, they are still ads), pencils, and empty binders.
What is included in Media Mail?
Sound recordings and video recordings, such as CDs and DVDs. Play scripts and manuscripts for books, periodicals, and music. Printed music. Computer-readable media containing prerecorded information and guides or scripts prepared solely for use with such media.
Why is Media Mail cheaper?
USPS Media Mail rates are cheaper because following extra shipping services are not included: Price Is Based On Weight And Size Not Zone: Unlike other shipping options from the US Postal Service, USPS Media Mail is based on weight and size, not zone.
Can I use any package for Media Mail?
Yes, you can use a box to put those 8 books in for media mail. Debi, you can use any size box as long as it isn’t a priority mail box (will arrive postage due for the higher priority rate if caught). I just recycled an old appliance box to mail 45 books out in a BOB deal.
Does USPS check Media Mail?
2, Media Mail Packages are subject to inspection by the Postal Service™. Upon such inspection, matter not eligible for the Media Mail rate may be assessed at the proper rate and sent to the recipient postage due, or the sender may be contacted for additional postage (DMM 604.8. 1).
Can DVDs ship Media Mail?
You can send books, videotapes, DVDs, CDs, printed music and other sound recordings through Media Mail as long as they weigh less than 70 pounds. Although you won’t pay as much to send these items via Media Mail, they can take longer to get to their destination.
Does Media Mail have to be in a box?
No. Only items eligible for media mail can be in the box. What is the difference in delivery time when using media mail?
How is Media Mail shipping calculated?
Measure the length plus the girth at its thickest point. Add these two numbers together. If they add up to 108 inches or less, you’ve passed the first test. It’s small enough to ship media mail.
Does Media Mail come with tracking?
Simply navigate to the “Packages” tab and select “Media Mail” in the drop-down menu for mail class. You will notice Tracking is included for FREE. With USPS Tracking now included for free, USPS Media Mail still remains the lowest cost option for qualifying items like books, CDs, DVDs etc.
What happens if you ship Media Mail?
That means when you ship a package via Media Mail rates you are giving consent to have its contents inspected. If your packaged items are not on the approved list, you could be charged with mail fraud. Or, more likely, you or your customer will be backcharged for Priority Mail rates.
Does Media Mail get checked?
How do I ship Media Mail from home?
When you get to the “Service Type” menu, you can pick “Media Mail.” You will be directed to enter the type of package, weight, date, return shipping label, and a message for your recipient. When everything is correct, click “Pay” and PayPal will calculate the postage and prepare your USPS media mail label.