A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 152 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With more than 31,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, USPS.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world's mail. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for seven years and the fourth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.
- All orders are shipped from Kansas City, Missouri via USPS Priority Mail service.
- Orders over $250 will be shipped USPS Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation.
- You can typically expect your order to arrive at your shipping address 4 - 5 business days from the date you place your order.
- Order processing for order shipment at USPS takes place Monday through Friday, excluding Postal Holidays (see Postal Holidays section below for complete listing).
- Orders may be shipped to all 50 non-contiguous United States including Post Office boxes, US Territories, APO / FPO / DPO addresses, and foreign addresses (international orders).
Why does USPS charge a handling fee?
- All stamp and philatelic product orders are charged $1.25 for orders up to $50.00 and $1.75 for orders $50.01 and greater.
- An additional $5.00 surcharge will be added to the handling fees for an international order to be mailed to a foreign address (an address outside the United States or its territories).
- A Handling Fee is charged to cover the cost of materials and transportation for orders filled through Stamp Fulfillment Services in Kansas City, Missouri.
The United States Postal Service observes the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
- Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day)
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans' Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day