Can a Standard Class mailing really take that long?

August 7, 2009 at 11:13 pm 1 comment

The normal delivery time for a Standard (3rd class) mailing is up to 2 weeks, but we’ve seen these mailings take longer. There are many things that may affect a Standard Class mailing. During the holidays, the USPS delivers billions of pieces. The USPS treats First Class mail as a priority and handles all of the Standard mail after the First Class mail is handled. The postage rates are considerably lower to mail Standard (except in the case of the 4.25 x 6 card as stated above) and this is why it’s not treated as a high priority. Mailing Standard makes sense when there is no particular timeline for when your mail piece should arrive.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jung  |  August 11, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Usually standard class mail is actually leaving the country of origin when the volume is enough to ship it either using air cargo or sea cargo (which ever come first into the schedule and cheaper if compare to the storage cost). So more volume you ship will also increase the chance it getting to the destination faster.


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