Flat rate shipping means you pay a set fee for sending a box of a certain size, no matter how heavy it is, so if you are sending a small but heavy item, flat rate shipping could provide a significant cost saving.
You can send items at flat rate prices through your local USPS Post Office, where you can pick up flat rate boxes of various sizes, including small, medium and large and flat rate envelopes in a variety of sizes. Smaller boxes are generally cheaper, so make sure you choose the correct size of box to get the best value for money.
Alternatively, if you don’t have time to go to the Post Office, you can book discounted USPS services online with Parcel Monkey. Simply enter the dimensions of your parcel into our free shipping calculator for an instant quote.
Flat rate shipping time is 1-3 business days, sent via USPS Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express. How long flat rate shipping takes will depend on where the package is sent from and where it is going. You can get a more accurate idea of flat rate shipping times between US states using the USPS Priority Mail Delivery Map.
Do couriers offer flat rate shipping?
Flat rate shipping is most commonly booked at the Post Office, however, FedEx and UPS also offer flat rate prices. If you would prefer to use a courier, Parcel Monkey offer discounted delivery services with a range of US shipping companies so you can get all the benefits of a courier service at a cheaper price. Just try our shipping calculator to get a quote.
Flat rate shipping costs vary, depending on the size of box or envelope you choose, where you are sending to and how quickly you would like it to get there.
If you already have a suitable box, it's worth entering the weight and dimensions of your package into ourfree shipping calculator, as our cheap rates with USPS may offer a greater saving than booking flat rate shipping directly through the Post Office.
The following USPS services can be booked at a discounted price through Parcel Monkey.