2023 USPS Certified Mail Rates

2023 USPS Certified Mail Postal Rates

And why you should use Switch to send your Certified Mail
USPS Certified Mail Fee$4.15$4.00$.15
Return Receipt – Old-Fashioned Green Card$3.35$3.25$0.10
Return Receipt Electronic – PFD File (Replaces the Green Card)$2.10$2.00$0.10
USPS First Class Letter Postage - At Post Office (1Oz.)$0.63$0.60$0.03
USPS First Class Letter Postage - Online Postage and Meters (1Oz.)$0.60$0.57$0.03
USPS First Class Letter Postage for Additional Ounces$0.24$0.24-
Flats (1 Oz.)$1.20$1.20-
Flats – Additional Ounces$0.24$0.24-
Restricted Delivery Service Fee$6.25$6.25-
Interested in 2022 Certified Mail Rates? Check them out here

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Frequently Asked Questions

Certified Mail is typically sent by going into the Post Office. At the Post Office you’ll need to fill out a Green Card, wait in line and tell the USPS employee you want to send your mail certified. You’ll select if you want a physical copy of your return receipt or an electronic version. You can also send Certified Mail via an online mailing solution, such as Switch, by uploading your document, entering your sending details, selecting Certified Mail and letting the mailing software do the rest.
Yes, Certified Mail can be delivered to a PO Box. The letter carrier will place a delivery notification inside the P.O. Box that instructs the person to present the delivery slip to the window clerk. The tenant of the box will then sign for the document and be given their mail.
USPS usually does an annual rate increase across all their mailing products. For 2022, the cost to send Certified Mail starts at $3.75
Usually Certified Mail with First First Class Mail delivery will take between 3-10 business days to be delivered. If you need your mail delivered faster you can choose a faster delivery option such as Priority Mail.
Certified Mail requires a signature upon delivery to provide proof the item was delivered. Typically the USPS will attempt to deliver the mail twice to the intended recipient, after two attempts the mail will need to be collected at the local Post Office.
Certified Mail provides the mailer with ‘proof’ which includes the date an item was mailed, letter tracking, and delivery confirmation. Certified Mail is used primarily for important legal and compliance mail, regulatory, and notice to owners’ mailings.
All Certified Mail is given a unique 20 digit tracking number. To track Certified Mail you can enter the tracking number in the USPS website and see the location and delivery status of your mail.
For an extra fee you can add services such as Certified Mail to your flat rate box. You can also add additional insurance, signature confirmation and more.

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