USPS Certified Mail Service

Overview about the article:

Certified Mail Service is one of the best service offered by USPS to its customers. This article contains all the important Information that you need to know.

If you are a USPS user and looking for Information on Certified Mail Service, Then this article is for you. Read the whole article carefully to properly understand the concept. Please share this article with your friends too. It would mean a lot to us f you share your experience with us after reading the whole article.

What is Certified USPS Mail service:

It is a service provided by USPS to users who opt for Priority mail/ First Class Mail service. In this, USPS keeps a copy of the reciept of certified package.

It is a special kind of service which provides different services to user such as printing, folding, inserting, delivery to USPS. It results in saving a lot of time. Generally, When a bulk order is to be shipped, Sender uses this service to save his time.

Certified Mail labels

Cost of using USPS Certified Mail Service

If you are looking for the cost for using this special service, Then read the chart below. Here you will find everything you need to know about rates of Certified Mail Service.

USPS Postage & Special Services 2018 Rates                New 2019 Rates
Certified Mail Fee $3.45 $3.50
Electronic Delivery Confirmation Receipt $0.80 $0.80
Return Receipt Green Card (Old Fashioned Green Card) $2.75 $2.80
Return Receipt Electronic Signature (PDF) (replaces Green Card) $1.50 $1.60
First Class Postage (1 OZ) (Metered Rate) $0.47 $0.50
Additional OZ First Class Postage (*Under 3.5 OZ) $0.21 $0.15*
Flats 1 OZ rate (9″ X 12″ or 10′ X 13′) $1.00 $1.00
Flats rate over 1 OZ. and Letter Rates over 3.5 OZ. $0.21 2 oz.  $1.15
3 oz.    1.30
4  oz.   1.45
5  oz.   1.60
6  oz.   1.75
7  oz.   1.90
8  oz.   2.05
9  oz.   2.20
10 oz.  2.35
11  oz. 2.50
12  oz. 2.65
13 oz.  2.80
Restricted Delivery Service $5.10 $5.30

The new postal rates began Sunday, January 27, 2019. In the above chart, you can compare the rate of certified service from the previous year.

Steps to a package from USPS Certified Mail Service:

  • Visit your nearest Post Office and ask them for a green/yellow sticker with Certified Mail printed on it.
  • Fill all the details in the form and paste the sticker on the USPS package.
  • In this step, you have to pay the postage fee and choose the delivery service. You can use either First class mail service or Priority Mail service.
  • Collect the signed reciept from the USPS Employee.
  • Now you are all set. You can view the details of the package from USPS Website.


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