PR WIRE)–May 29, 2007–The U.S. Postal Service’s most familiar and trusted
mail products —Express Mail, Priority Mail and First-Class Mail — have
To make it easier for customers
to mail letters and packages worldwide, the Postal Service (USPS) has simplified
the eight main International Mail products into four: Global Express Guaranteed,
Express Mail International, Priority Mail International and First-Class Mail
“Our customers have
more international connections than ever before,” said Anita Bizzotto,
chief marketing officer and executive vice president. “We’re giving
them quick, easy international mail connections too, whether they’re shipping
to a business or family and friends.”
Another simplification for
customers comes in packaging. Also, mailers can now use the same Priority Mail
and Express Mail packaging whether they are shipping within the United States
or to another country. And as always, the packaging supplies are available free
of charge from USPS.
“When you send Priority
Mail or Express Mail, the Postal Service provides the same top-notch service
whether it’s shipped from Colorado to Connecticut or from California to
China,” said Bizzotto. “It makes sense to use the same packaging for
both domestic and international shipping.”
Other changes to make international
mailing easy for customers are:
— The same flat-rate packaging
already popular for domestic shipping can now be used for international mailing.
— Online tools now combine
a mailer’s customs form and address label into one, easy-to-complete document.
— Discounts are available
for postage purchased online using Click-N-Ship at usps.com or through authorized
PC postage vendors. Online customers also can request Free Package Pickup for
most International Mail services.
The following table shows
the new International Mail product simplifications.
Current International Mail
Products New International Mail Products
May 14, 2007
Global Express Guaranteed
(document) Global Express Guaranteed
Global Express Guaranteed
Global Express Mail
Express Mail International
Global Priority Mail
Airmail Parcel Post
Economy Parcel Post
Airmail Letter Post
First-Class Mail International
Economy Letter Post
Along with the product changes,
USPS has restructured International Mail prices. The cost to mail a letter to
Canada or Mexico will change from 63 cents to 69 cents. For a complete listing
of new prices, go to: http://www.usps.com/ratecase and select “New International
Rates, Fees and Country Listing.”
In addition to the new International
Mail options available for customers at post offices and online through usps.com,
business customers may negotiate customized, flexible international shipping
solutions based on the Postal Service’s International Customized Mail agreements.
An independent federal agency,
the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that visits 146 million
homes and businesses, six days a week. It has 37,000 retail locations and relies
on the sale of postage, products, and services to cover its operating expenses.
The Postal Service has annual revenues of $73 billion and delivers nearly half
the world’s mail.