September 4, 2020

On average, priority mail typically means the package will arrive within 1-3 days of shipping. That said, each of the major mail carriers do things a bit differently. Below we explain the options offered by each mail carrier and some other aspects of those offerings. If you’d like additional information, our experienced team members can help you determine the appropriate type of priority mail for your needs and help you compare rates for each carrier to ensure you are getting the best deal on your shipment. Call a PostalAnnex location near you for more details.

USPS Priority Mail

Depending on the location, you can use USPS Priority Mail for one-day, two-day, or three-day service throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and some U.S. territories. Check the Priority Mail map to find the price and expected arrival time based on your shipping destination. Most USPS Priority Mail shipments include $50 of insurance coverage and tracking services. Your package will not be subject to surcharges for rural delivery, Saturday delivery, or fuel. You can also purchase Prepaid Forever® Priority Mail Flat Rate envelopes.

FedEx Priority Overnight

Designed for tight deadlines, this service offers next-business-day delivery by 10 a.m. to most locations in the 50 U.S. states. For Saturday and rural-area deliveries, an afternoon deadline applies. FedEx Priority Overnight is an option for shipments weighing up to 150 pounds. The dimension limits are 119" in length, 165" in length plus girth.

UPS 2nd Day Air

This convenient service guarantees second-business-day delivery to all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico. Like FedEx, UPS offers optional Saturday pickup and delivery for an additional charge. Rates vary depending on the UPS Zone Chart.

Our team will help you find a shipping solution that fits your schedule and your budget. We are also familiar with the packaging requirements of each service, so we can ensure that your package gets where it needs to go safely. In fact, our online tracking allows you to see the progress of your shipment no matter which provider you select. Find a PostalAnnex location near you to take the stress and confusion out of the shipping process.