Mail Services

Expedited Mailing & Shipping / Domestic & International

First Class/Priority mail
Next-day services
International mail
Ground services
Other services 

First Class/Priority mail

USPS First Class (1 oz letter 58¢)

  • Domestic: 3-6 day delivery.
  • Cost based on weight, shape, size and destination.
  • Max weight 12.9 oz.
  • When a First Class package weighs 13 oz or more it becomes Priority Mail.
  • usps.com

Priority Mail

  • Usually delivered in 2-3 days but no guarantee
  • The post office delivers on Saturdays and delivers to P.O. boxes and street addresses

International Mail

USPS International

International Air Mail: 7-10 day delivery, no tracking, no guarantee. 

Postcards and letters: 1 ounce $1.30 all countries

Priority Mail Intl. letters and boxes: Prices vary by country / usually delivers in 4-6 days / not available to all countries.

Customs declarations required for all non document items and on printed matter over 1 lb. 

DHL International express

2-4 day deliveries to most parts of the world. Excellent tracking and great pricing. Anything weighing 1 lb or more is likely to cost less to send DHL express than USPS air mail.

Next Day services

Federal Express priority overnight

  • Next morning by 10 a.m. delivery  street addresses (no PO Box addresses)
  • Goes out at 3 p.m.
  • Costs around $10 for a half pound letter to any street address in U.S.
  • extra fee for Saturday delivery

Federal Express has excellent next day and 2–3 day domestic shipping services to street addresses. Tracking, proof of delivery and insurance are reliable and modestly priced.

  • Saturday delivery costs extra
  • Weekends don't count!
  • A shipment sent 2 day air on Friday is delivered the following Tuesday

We recommend them in place of USPS insured or Registered mail. Fedex is less expensive and provides faster more reliable service.

DHL International express

2-4 day deliveries to most parts of the world. Excellent tracking and great pricing. Anything weighing 1 lb or more is likely to cost less to send DHL express than USPS air mail. 

Ground services

UPS ground

UPS has excellent ground delivery service. Within Oregon UPS ground is a next-day service. Neighboring states are mostly 2–3 day deliveries. The East Coast takes 5 days. Cost depends on destination and weight. All packages are insured for $100 automatically. Additional insurance is affordable.

USPS Priority flat rate envelope

This is a 2- or 3-day service with good tracking and delivery confirmation. It is less expensive than certified mail with return receipt and is faster and more secure.

USPS Media Mail

This service now has tracking and delivery confirmation but is often more expensive than UPS ground. 

Other services

Department purchases

When purchasing equipment and supplies for your department, you can save on shipping costs by providing the Reed Fedex or UPS shipping account number to merchants. Some merchants will not ship on the customers account, but please ask.

Our shipping rates are usually less than half that of the standard rate for both express and ground shipping.

Call Mail Services ext. 7214 for more information.