USPS Nonstandard fees from Sunday

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From Sunday the 3rd of April, USPS are implementing Nonstandard Fees.

The nonstandard fees will apply to domestic retail and commercial Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail pieces, First-Class Package Service-Retail, USPS Retail Ground (including USPS Retail Ground LOR), and Parcel Select (Destination Entry, Ground, PSLW, USPS Connect Local) pieces that are operationally considered nonstandard.

USPS Nonstandard fees


  • Packages that exceed 22 inches but are not greater than 30 inches in length: Add $4.00 per package
  • Packages that exceed 30 inches in length: Add $15.00 per package

The length component will consist of two fees, one fee for a piece that measures more than 22 inches up to 30 inches, and another fee for a piece that measures more than 30 inches in length.


  • Packages that exceed 2 cubic feet (3,456 cubic inches): Add $15.00 per package

The cube component will consist of a fee for a piece that measures more than 2 cubic feet (3,456 cubic inches). Cube dimensions for rectangular pieces are determined by measuring the length, width, and height in inches (rounding off each measurement to the nearest whole inch) and multiplying the length by the width by the height.

Double Nonstandard Fees

It’s worth noting that a piece may be subject to both a length and a cube dimension nonstandard fee. The nonstandard fees do not apply to Flat Rate products, Regional Rate products or returns (USPS Returns, PRS).



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