How Much Does USPS Media Mail Cost?

The 2019 USPS Media Mail pricing breakdown
USPS media mail cost

Wondering how much USPS Media Mail costs? We’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find a quick explanation of what Media Mail is, how you can access these special rates, and how much it costs to ship based on the total weight of your package.

What is USPS Media Mail?

Media Mail is a specially discounted USPS service that is hands down the cheapest way to ship books, vinyl records, DVD’s, and other types of “media.” Pricing is only based on weight, and not the USPS zone your package is traveling to. Delivery takes a little bit longer than other USPS services, occurring anywhere from 2-8 business days. However, in our opinion, the savings make shipping Media Mail well worth it. Most online shipping software solutions offer Media Mail as a type of postage you can purchase.

While Media Mail is one of the cheapest shipping services out there, USPS is strict about what kinds of items qualify. Learn more about what kinds of items qualify for Media Mail.

The 2019 Pricing Breakdown

Below, we’ve listed out how much it costs to ship USPS Media Mail for packages weighing up to 30 pounds. Keep in mind that if your package falls in between any of the weights listed, you’ll need to round up to the nearest one. For example, if your package weighs 2.6 pounds, you’ll ship at the 3 lb rate.

  • 1 lb – $2.75
  • 2 lb – $3.27
  • 3 lb – $3.79
  • 4 lb – $4.31
  • 5 lb – $4.83
  • 6 lb – $5.35
  • 7 lb – $5.87
  • 8 lb – $6.39
  • 9 lb – $6.91
  • 10 lb – $7.43
  • 11 lb – $7.95
  • 12 lb – $8.47
  • 13 lb – $8.99
  • 14 lb – $9.51
  • 15 lb – $10.03
  • 16 lb – $10.55
  • 17 lb – $11.07
  • 18 lb – $11.59
  • 19 lb – $12.11
  • 20 lb – $12.63
  • 21 lb – $13.15
  • 22 lb – $13.67
  • 23 lb – $14.19
  • 24 lb – $14.71
  • 25 lb – $15.23
  • 26 lb – $15.75
  • 27 lb – $16.27
  • 28 lb – $16.79
  • 29 lb – $17.31
  • 30 lb – $17.83

For a complete rate sheet up to 70 pounds, visit USPS’ website.

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