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What is the difference between First Class and Priority Mail?

Asked by Jenske , Last updated: Jun 03, 2020

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Jana

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Jana , English Professor, PhD, Ottawa

Answered Jun 02, 2020

First Class and Priority are two types of mail options that a person can use to transport packages, letters, and other forms of mail. Between the two, first-class mail is lower priced. It is best to use this type of mail for cards, letters, and packages that are lighter in weight. First-class mail has certain weight restrictions, which does not make it suitable for heavier packages. It covers weights up to 13 ounces. First-class mail can take two to three business days. This is compared to priority mail, which is normally delivered within two days. Along with that, they can accept larger packages.
 

T. Perez

T. Perez

Answered May 20, 2020

First-class mail and priority mail are both different ways to communicate through the mail. First-class is the most reasonably priced option, which handles letters, cards, or a lightweight package. There are weight restrictions on packages and envelopes.

The weight can be up to thirteen ounces, and most of the places in the United States are covered by first class mail, which tends to be delivered within two to three business days. Priority mail is a fast mail service, and it is similar to first-class, except you may send larger packages.

Most of the time, delivery takes place within two days. With priority mail, you also procure flat rate options, which are based on the size of the envelope or the volume of the box. Priority mail is more expensive than first class.

 

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