They are categorized as a b and c. As a little known service of the usps its not even advertised in retail locations priority mail regional rate gives big savings to businesses sending shipments weighing 20 lbs or less.
Regional rate box a has a 15 pound maximum for domestic shipping and a 10 pound maximum for international shipping.
Usps regional rate box a shipping label. The key to regional rate is utilizing the zones that determine the rates. Regional rate box c has been discontinued. Using priority mail regional rate boxes.
Usps regional rate box a. Usps regional rate box b. What zone or region.
Regional rate box b has a 20 pound maximum for both domestic and international shipping. Free shipping supplies 70 priority mail 42 boxes 33 forms and labels 32 premium shipping supplies 32 envelopes 22 international shipping 21 priority mail express 20 readypost packaging 16 flat rate 16 prepaid priority mail 8 other supplies 8 click n ship labels 4 show more. However in a sense it is a flat rate because the shipping costs the same regardless of weight for packages shipped to the same zone.
But dont get confused. Regional b boxes allow you to ship a 1 20 lb. Beginning at 670 at post office locations and online.
One again this means regular rate is cheaper for 1 4 lb. Regional rate is a cost saving usps mail service that utilizes a shipments distance to its destination. An order of 1 equals 10 or 25 boxes depending on your selection under format.
There are two different regional box rates. If a shipping label is purchased at the post office an additional fee will be added to the cost of shipping depending on the zone your package is being shipped to. International regional rate boxes use the same boxes as domestic regional rate boxes but with different weight limitations.
The priority mail regional rate box a1 is a low cost shipping alternative for commercial and online customers who are currently using priority mail or merchandise return service. Packages the same price for 5 lb. Priority mail regional rate box postage is available at a discounted for online postage customers.
There are three main types of usps flat rate priority regional boxes. Package at the price of a 5 lb. Regional rate box a.
Unlike flat rate boxes which cost the same regardless of destination the rate you pay for regional rate boxes varies based on how far you are sending them eg. Shipments of up to 15 lbs. In addition to zone pricing the type of box used also factors into the price of regional rate box shipping.
Packages and more expensive for 6 20 lb. Shipments of up to 20 lbs. Regional rate box b.
Get more for your money with fast domestic service including flat rate shipping in 1 2 or 3 business days1 based on where your package starts and where its being sent. Group a has two subtypes a1 and a2 same with group b it has b1 and b2 type boxes. Free usps regional rate boxes are available in the endicia store.