Priority Mail Express takes anywhere from overnight to 2 days depending on the distance of the shipment. It is the fastest service offered by the United States Postal Service. Overnight delivery by 10:30 a.m. as well as holiday or Sunday deliveries are available for additional fees. Priority Mail Express is available to most areas 365 days a year.
Priority Mail Express is a guaranteed service. What does that mean?
1- and 2-day Delivery is guaranteed, which means that if the package is not delivered on time, you can apply for a refund. 1-Day Delivery guarantees delivery at 12:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. (destination time zone) the next day. 2-Day Delivery guarantees delivery at the same time two days later. The U.S. Postal Service stipulates that delivery guarantee is satisfied if a delivery is attempted at the destination but not received, the delivery arrived at the pickup point, or the delivery is forwarded to a destination not indicated on the label. For reference, the delivery guarantee for your item will be printed on your receipt. Note: Currently, all mail carriers are unable to guarantee delivery deadlines during COVID. Though packages are still being prioritized based on shipment service type, there is potential that delivery could be delayed.
Is Priority Mail Express expensive?
Priority Mail Express is a premium mail service that costs more than standard mail. But if you are shipping an important package that must be delivered safely and as quickly as possible, it is the best and most efficient service that the U.S. Postal Service offers. Service providers like AIM Mail Centers provide price comparisons for UPS, FedEx, and USPS shipping services, including Priority Mail Express if cost is your top priority.
Are there other Priority Mail Express features other than fast delivery?
As part of the Priority Mail Express service, you receive tracking information, proof of delivery, and insurance up to $100. You can also use Hold for Pickup, which allows your package to be held at a designated location for up to five postal business days instead of attempting delivery at a specific address.
Can I ship any item using Priority Mail Express?
No, the maximum weight for Priority Mail Express service is 70 pounds. Length and girth, which is defined as the distance around the thickest part of the item, is limited to 108 inches combined. Priority Mail Express is a quick and efficient service and can be utilized at any AIM Mail Center in your area. If you’re not sure if your package is eligible, or if you have any questions about Priority Mail Express, contact our experts at AIM Mail Centers.