Skip to main content
USPS Logo

United States Postal Service (USPS)

Canadians know shipping to the U.S. is expensive. Chit Chats provides an alternative to Canada Post by offering access to USPS rates directly from your free account.

Ship to the U.S. for less with our exclusive discounted USPS postage rates. We charge a small delivery fee on top of these low rates for every package we take across the U.S. border.

Benefits

  • Save up to 74% on shipping
  • No fuel, residential or rural surcharges
  • Faster delivery times with Monday to Saturday delivery
  • Tracking
  • Chit Chats Insurance
  • Flat rate shipping options

What should you use?

Package and weight Delivery days Tracking Cost Suggested service
3.5 oz or less 2 to 4 days No $ Low cost (based on weight) USPS Letter Mail
13 oz or less 2 to 4 days No $ Low cost (based on weight and distance) USPS First Class Mail
15.99 oz / less than 1 lb 2 to 4 days Yes $ Low cost (based on weight and distance) USPS First Class Package
Between 1 lb and 70 lbs 2 to 4 days Yes $$ Medium cost (based on weight, shape and distance) USPS Priority Mail Flat & Regional Rate Options
70 lbs or less 2 days Yes $$$ High cost (based on weight, shape and distance) USPS Priority Mail Express
70 lbs or less 2 - 9 days Yes $ Low cost (based on weight) USPS Media Mail
70 lbs or less 2 to 9 days Yes $ Low cost (based on weight, shape and distance) USPS Parcel Select

Signature confirmation available dependent on packaging, service level and destination. Additional costs may apply.

USPS Letter Mail

Letter mail is the most convenient and cost-effective way to send personal messages, business correspondence, invoices, and billing statements.

Back to top
  • Letters, postcards or documents only
  • Maximum weight 3.5 oz
  • Non-tracked service

USPS First Class Mail (Large Envelopes/Flats)

First Class Mail is an affordable way to send envelopes and lightweight packages. This can refer to large envelopes, newsletters and magazines. There are specific requirements to be eligible and tracking is not included. Rates are determined by both the destination and weight.

Back to top
  • Documents or flat envelopes
  • Maximum weight 13 oz
  • Non-tracked service

USPS First Class Package

USPS First Class Package Service is a fast and cost-effective way to ship lightweight packages up to 15.99 ounces. Postage is determined by weight (oz) of the package and destination. This is an economical option for shipping lightweight items within the U.S. with tracking.

Back to top
  • Thick envelopes, poly or bubble mailers, boxes/parcels
  • Maximum weight less than 1 lb / 15.99 oz
  • Fully tracked service

USPS Priority Mail

Shipments over 1 lb with USPS are considered Priority Mail. Postage is determined by the weight and the destination zone. The U.S. is divided into shipping zones based on distance so the further you ship the more it can cost. For example, it will cost you more to ship 3 lbs from Ontario to Los Angeles versus from Ontario to New York.

Back to top
  • Poly or bubble mailers, boxes/parcels
  • Maximum weight up to 70 lbs / 32 kgs
  • Fully tracked service

USPS Priority Mail: Flat Rate Options

USPS offers specific flat rate packaging that allows you to save even more. If it fits, you pay one flat rate no matter where it's going in the U.S. USPS flat rate packaging must be used to get these rates. Choose from the following options:

  • Flat rate letter envelope
  • Flat rate legal envelope
  • Flat rate padded envelope
  • Flat rate small, medium or large box

We've created this handy guide to help you determine when to use a flat rate package option.

Back to top
  • Specific USPS Flat Rate Packaging
  • Flat rate across the U.S.
  • Maximum weight 70 lbs / 32 kgs
  • Fully tracked service

USPS Priority Mail: Regional Rate Options

USPS offers regional rate boxes that help save on packages traveling short distances. Postage rates for regional rate boxes are zone based. USPS offers two types of Regional Rate boxes:

  • Region A (shipments up to 15 lbs)
  • Region B (shipments up to 20 lbs)

Refer to our handy guide to help you decide if this is the best option for your package.

Back to top
  • Specific USPS Regional Rate Packaging
  • Zone based rates
  • Maximum weight 70 lbs / 32 kgs
  • Fully tracked service

USPS Priority Mail: Cubic Shipping Discounts

USPS offers discounted rates for small, heavy packages. Priority mail packages that weigh less than 20 lbs and measuring no more than 0.5 cubic feet in volume are eligible. You pay for the actual size of the packaging and the shipping distance instead of its weight which can help save money. If your shipment qualifies the cubic rates will be displayed in your shipping options. Learn more about cubic shipping.

Back to top
  • Perfect for small and heavy packages
  • Maximum weight 20 lbs / 9 kgs
  • Fully tracked service

USPS Priority Mail Express

Priority Mail Express is the fastest service offered with USPS. Providing guaranteed expedited delivery service, Priority Mail Express includes full tracking and postage rates determined by weight and destination. Flat rate options are available with this service and specific Priority Mail Express packaging must be used.

Back to top
  • Proof of delivery signature included
  • Maximum weight 70 lbs / 32 kgs
  • Fully tracked service

USPS Media Mail

USPS offers a low cost ground service for items that meet media requirements i.e. books, printed music, sound recording and video recordings, such as CDs and DVDs. Cannot contain advertising.

Back to top
  • Economical ground service
  • Maximum weight 70 lbs / 32 kgs
  • Fully tracked service

USPS Parcel Select

Parcel Select is an economical choice for heavy or bulky packages. As a ground service, delivery is longer than other USPS services but full tracking is included. Items that are not permitted via airmail, like lithium batteries or aerosols, can be sent using this service.

Back to top
  • Ground service
  • Recommended for large or bulky packages
  • Maximum weight up to 70 lbs / 32 kgs
  • Fully tracked service

Start saving with Chit Chats today

No hidden monthly fees. Unbeatable prices. 10 million parcels delivered.

Sign up now!