Select a shipping method. The maximum width of large letters is 25cm, the maximum length is 35.3cm, and the maximum depth is 2.5cm. With huge lettering, weight becomes much more crucial. Large letters weighing up to 100g cost 96p to send second class and PS1.29 to send first class. Letters over 100g cost 192p to send second class and from PS1.69 to sent first class.
You can use as many stamps as you like to cover the cost of postage on a letter. So, if postage is 70p, you might put in 1 x 1st class stamps, 2 x 35p stamps, or, providing the envelope is large enough, 70 x 1p stamps, albeit an envelope so large would count as a large letter and would therefore cost PS1.06.
You may send up to 16 oz. Using first class mail. When this limit is reached, the class is upgraded to priority mail. When mailing domestically, the number of stamps required is computed based on the weight. Standard Letter Size: (8.5 inches x 11 inches) or (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm) Each extra ounce costs $0.22. Up to 3 ounces of advertising can be included in each letter for $1.16.
To determine how much postage you need, use our USPS Postage Calculator. It's easy to use and tells you what type of mailer is needed to send a certain amount of mail at a cost of $x per item.
For example, if you want to send 20 letters with a total weight of 4 oz (112.35 grams), you would use a class 5 stamp. That's the least expensive option available at the time of writing. You could also use a class 2 stamp if you are sending mostly small items such as gift cards or calling card stock. A class 1 stamp is recommended for thicker magazines or large packages.
Stamps can be bought at post offices, grocery stores, convenience stores, online through the USPS website or by using an app on your phone. But it's not always possible to find stamps nearby; for example, if you are camping out in your local town and need some stamps to continue sending emails.
Prices for First and Second Class
|Format and max measurements||Max Weight||1st Class|
|Letter 24 cm long 16.5cm wide 0.5cm thick||100g||85p|
|Large letters 35.3cm long 25cm wide 2.5cm thick||100g||£1.29|
The maximum size of an envelope that may be delivered with a conventional first class stamp is 240mm x 165mm. Anything larger than this will result in a large letter or parcel postage cost. For additional information, please see our Royal Mail Letter and Parcel Size Guide.
To be qualified for the normal letter rate, an envelope must be at least 6.125 inches tall by 11.5 inches long and at least 0.25 inches thick. Anything larger than these dimensions will require extra shipping. If you aren't sure if your letter meets these requirements, call or go to any post office.
In addition to the regular mail rate, there is a special on-line service called USPS Priority Mail Express. With this service, you can have your letters delivered in 3-5 days for $20 extra. They use insulated containers instead of airmail which results in a reduction of 5 degrees Fahrenheit compared with standard airmail. For example, a piece of mail that normally would take 2 weeks to reach its destination can be delivered in 7 days at this temperature.
There are times when even Priority Mail Express doesn't get your letter there in time. In cases like this, you can pay an additional fee for Next Day Air Delivery which costs $45 for standard shipping and $65 for Expedited Shipping.
If you don't want to pay the extra fees but still need your letter back quickly, choose Standard Mail. It's less expensive than other options and can usually be returned to a local post office within one or two days of it being mailed.
To reduce postal costs and qualify as a big letter, all sizes fit comfortably into the maximum permissible 25mm slot. There are sizes available to accommodate A4 papers, CDs and DVDs in their cases, certificates, huge greeting cards, and most publications in Large Letter format.
This includes a $1.00 rise in the base postage cost for common small letters delivered on the usual timetable. It also includes a 10% price increase for the delivery of standard sized letters weighing up to 250 grams. The charge for posting an airmail letter is $5.50.
The cost of sending a first-class letter by post is $5.90 for those under 150 grams, $6.40 for those between 150 and 499 grams, and $7.80 for those over 500 grams.
There are two ways to send a letter from Australia: electronically via email or by post. The cost of sending an electronic mail (email) letter is 5 Australian cents ($0.05); while that of a regular letter is 1 dollar ($1).
An email letter takes about 20 minutes to be processed by Australia Post once it has been sent. A printed letter takes 2 days to be delivered by post.
The cost of sending a letter by post from Australia is the same regardless of where you are located within the country. However, if you live in an area where there is a delay in the local post office, then your letter will take longer to reach its destination.
Australia uses eight-character alphanumeric codes to identify each state and territory.