FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2009
Contact: Michael Woods
Release No. 09-095
A Simpler Way to Ship Holiday Gifts
Order Free Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes from the U.S. Postal Service
WASHINGTON — Camcorder. Check. Toy train. Check. Cuckoo clock. Check. No matter what’s on your
holiday wish list, if it fits, it ships, with Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes, only from the U.S. Postal Service.
“Whether it’s DVDs to L.A. or skates to New York City, Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes let you ship nearly
any gift for a low flat rate,” said Robert F. Bernstock, president, Mailing and Shipping Services.
As part of an integrated national advertising campaign, 20 million consumers will receive a holiday mailing
guide this week with information on how they can simplify their holidays and simplify their shipping with
Flat Rate boxes. The guide also contains an offer to order free boxes by returning a card attached to the
guide or going online to the Postal Service’s website, usps.com/holiday.
Four box sizes are available to fit holiday gifts:
Small Flat Rate box, 8 5/8" x 5 3/8" x 1 5/8", shipping starts at $4.95
Medium Flat Rate box, 11" x 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", shipping starts at $10.35
Large Flat Rate box, 12" x 12" x 5 1/2", shipping starts at $13.95 ($10.95 when shipping to
military personnel at APO/FPO addresses overseas)
Medium Flat Rate box, 13 5/8" x 11 7/8" x 3 3/8", shipping starts at $10.35.
Prices are even lower when you pay online at usps.com.
“Order Flat Rate boxes now, and we’ll deliver them to you at no charge in time to ship for the holidays,”
said Bernstock. “We’ll even pick up your packages for free, saving you a trip to the Post Office.”
All of the information contained in the holiday guide can be found at usps.com/holiday, with links to each
of the Postal Service’s most popular products, services and time-saving features, so customers can:
Order free Flat Rate boxes