When creating a shipping label, you’ll need to select the box type you are using for your package to ensure the most accurate shipping rate. With so many options, it can be overwhelming! Here’s a short list of the most commonly used box types in Ordoro.

  • Parcel:
    • This is the most popular box type and is used for non-USPS branded boxes. Any box/bag/padded envelope you source yourself can be considered a parcel.
    • Length plus girth (i.e. circumference) cannot exceed 108 inches.
    • See this help article on how to calculate girth and length of a package using parcel dimensions

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  • Flat Rate Envelope
    • For Priority Mail
    • Size: 12.5″ x 9.5″
    • 70 lb weight limit for domestic shipments, 4 lb weight limit for international
    • Domestic Priority delivery within 1-3 business days

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  • Small Flat Rate Box
    • For Priority Mail
    • Size: 5-3/8″ x 8-5/8″ x 1-5/8″
    • This is about the same size and shape as three stacked DVD cases
    • It is perfect for jewelry, electronics, event tickets, or other small items that need expedited shipping
    • 70 lb weight limit for domestic shipments, 4 lb weight limit for international
    • Domestic Priority delivery within 1-3 business days

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  • Medium Flat Rate Box
    • For Priority Mail
    • There are two sizes
      • Top loading box: 11″ x 8.5″ x 5.5″
      • Side loading box: 11-7/8″ x 3-3/8″ x 13-5’8″
    • 70 lb weight limit for domestic shipments, 20 lb weight limit for international
    • Domestic Priority delivery within 1-3 business days

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  • Large Flat Rate Box
    • For Priority Mail
    • Size: 12″ x 12″ x 5.5″
    • 70 lb weight limit for domestic shipments, 20 lb weight limit for international
    • Domestic Priority delivery within 1-3 business days

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  • Regional Rate Box A
    • For Priority Mail
    • Pricing for Regional Rate Boxes is zone-based. There are 9 zones in the U.S. and the rates are based on the distance from the original package location to the delivery destination.
    • Regional Rate boxes are best used for small, dense packages being shipped short distances.
    • There are two sizes
      • Top loading box A1: 11″ x 8.5″ x 5.5″
      • Side loading box A2: 10-15/16″ x 2-3/8″ x 12-13/16″
    • 15 lb weight limit for domestic shipments
    • Domestic Priority delivery within 1-3 business days

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  • Regional Rate Box B
    • For Priority Mail
    • Pricing for Regional Rate Boxes is zone-based. There are 9 zones in the U.S. and the rates are based on the distance from the original package location to the delivery destination.
    • Regional Rate boxes are best used for small, dense packages being shipped short distances.
    • There are two sizes
      • Top loading box B1: 12″ x 10.25″ x 5″
      • Side loading box B2: 14-3/8″ x 2-7/8″ x 15-7/8″
    • 20 lb weight limit for domestic shipments
    • Domestic Priority delivery within 1-3 business days

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For more information on USPS box types and ship methods, please visit USPS.com.

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