How do I Order Free USPS Packaging Supplies (Free Shipping)?

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Most Post Office™ retail locations provide free Priority Mail®, Priority Mail Express®, and Global Express Guaranteed® service packaging supplies for customer pick-up.

In addition, if you are a large volume mailer or you cannot get to a Post Office, you can also order shipping supplies for free from The Postal Store®. Go to https://shop.usps.com and click on “For Mailing and Shipping.” From there, you can search for all of the free shipping supplies by product type.

If you don’t have Internet access (or wish to place an order that is larger than the maximum amount allowed online), you can call the USPS Package Supply Center.

  • The Package Supply Center can be reached via phone at 1-800-610-8734 (after hearing the message, “Please listen carefully to our menu options”, say “Other”).
  • The hours of operation are:
    • Monday through Friday – 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET
    • Saturdays – 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET

What USPS® Packaging Supplies Can I Order?

The following list is an overview of some of the various shipping products you can order online through The Postal Store. These products can be ordered in various bundles (ex. 5, 10, 25). Please see the Postal Store for specific bundle types of each product:

Priority Mail® Service

  • Flat Rate Supplies
    • Flat Rate Boxes (Small, Medium, and Large)
    • Flat Rate APO/FPO/DPO Boxes
    • Flat Rate Envelopes
    • Flat Rate Padded Envelopes
    • Flat Rate Gift Card Mailers
    • Flat Rate Letter Size Envelopes
    • Flat Rate Window Envelopes
    • Flat Rate Legal Size Envelopes
  • Regular Mailing Supplies
    • Mailing Boxes (Various sizes)
    • Envelopes
    • Mailing Labels and Stickers
    • Regional Rate Boxes
    • APO/FPO/DPO Envelopes
    • Large Video Boxes
    • Electronic Media Boxes
    • Mailing Tubes (Small and Large)

Priority Mail Express® Service

  • Flat Rate Supplies
    • Flat Rate Envelopes
    • Flat Rate Legal Size Envelopes
  • Regular Mailing Supplies
    • Tyvek Envelopes
    • Window Envelopes
    • Mailing Boxes
    • Mailing Labels and Stickers
    • Mailing Tubes (Small and Large)

Please Note: With the exception of Global Express Guaranteed® service, many of the above products can be used to mail both domestic and international packages.

Global Express Guaranteed® Service

  • Regular Mailing Supplies
    • Envelopes
    • Plastic Envelopes
    • Shipping Labels and Stickers
    • Commercial Invoices

Commonly Used Postal Forms

  • USPS Tracking® Forms
  • Signature Confirmation™ Forms
  • Custom Forms
  • Return Receipt Forms
  • Certified Mail® Receipts
  • Insurance Receipts

Expedited Packaging Supplies

Select supplies are available in smaller quantities for expedited delivery in 1-2 business days.

  • When requesting Expedited Packaging Supplies, is there a limited amount a customer can order?Yes. Customers may order a maximum of five (5) of each item type per order.
  • What types of supplies are available?

    There are six types of packaging supplies available for an expedited request. They are:

    • Priority Mail Flat Rate® Envelope
    • Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box
    • Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box 1
    • Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box 2
    • Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box
    • Priority Mail Express® Flat Rate Envelope
  • How will expedited packaging supplies be delivered?Supplies will be delivered by the carrier during their regular mail delivery.
  • How will customers be notified if expedited packaging supplies aren’t available at the local Post Office™ and will be sent from the fulfillment center?Customers will receive an email informing them of exception handling by the fulfillment center. Supplies will then be delivered in 3-5 business days.
  • How do I receive customer service support for my order?Call 1-800-ASK-USPS® (800-275-8777)

Note: Rural carriers are NOT required to handle or return the Priority Shipping Supplies manifest.

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