US and Priority Mail Services in Bellingham
The Post And Parcel Stores offer a full range of US Mail, First Class and Priority Mail services for destinations within the United States and abroad. Scroll down to get more information about the different delivery times and services we offer. Not sure how to pack you shipment? Don’t worry, our Certified Packing Experts can take care of that for you so you can stop in and ship out with confidence.
USPS Shipping Services
Priority Mail: Priority Mail offers fast delivery within 1-3 business days, with free tracking and up to $50 insurance coverage. It also offers Flat Rate options for packages that fit within specific size limits.
US Priority Mail Features:
- Fast Delivery: Priority Mail offers fast delivery within 1-7 business days, making it an ideal option for time-sensitive packages.
- Free Tracking: Priority Mail includes free tracking, so you can easily monitor the progress of your shipment and receive delivery notifications.
- Insurance Coverage: Priority Mail includes $100 insurance coverage for lost or damaged packages at no extra cost. Additional insurance can also be purchased.
- Flat Rate Options: Priority Mail offers Flat Rate options for packages that fit within specific size limits, which can be a cost-effective option for shipping heavy items.
- Package Pickup: Priority Mail offers free package pickup service from your home or office, saving you time and hassle.
First-Class Mail: This is the most popular USPS mailing service, offering low-cost delivery for letters and small packages up to 13 oz, with delivery typically within 1-3 business days.
First Class Mail Features:
- Cost-Effective: First-Class Mail is a low-cost option for sending letters, postcards, and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces.
- Fast Delivery: First-Class Mail is typically delivered within 1-3 business days, making it a fast and reliable option for sending time-sensitive mail.
- Delivery Confirmation: First-Class Mail includes delivery confirmation at no extra cost, so you can track your package and receive notification of its delivery.
- Envelope and Postcard Options: First-Class Mail offers various envelope and postcard options, including standard, large, and non-machinable, to suit different mailing needs.
- Additional Services: First-Class Mail offers various additional services, such as Certified Mail, Return Receipt, and Restricted Delivery, for an extra fee, to provide added security and peace of mind for important or sensitive mail.
Media Mail: Media Mail is a cost-effective option for shipping educational materials, books, or recorded media, with delivery typically within 2-8 business days.
Media Mail® Features:
- Cost-Effective: Media Mail is a cost-effective option for shipping educational materials, books, or recorded media, with rates lower than other USPS services.
- Specific Eligibility: Media Mail is specifically designed for shipping educational materials, books, or recorded media, and it must meet certain eligibility requirements.
- Delivery Timeline: Delivery for Media Mail typically takes 2-8 business days, depending on the distance between the origin and destination.
- Insurance Coverage: Media Mail includes limited insurance coverage of up to $5,000 for lost or damaged packages at no extra cost.
- Additional Services: Additional services, such as Delivery Confirmation and USPS Tracking, can be added to Media Mail shipments for an extra fee, providing additional visibility and security for your package.
Parcel Select: Parcel Select is an economical option for shipping larger packages that are not time-sensitive, with delivery typically within 2-9 business days.
Parcel Select® Features:
- Cost-Effective: Parcel Select is a cost-effective option for shipping packages that are not time-sensitive, with rates lower than other USPS services.
- Weight and Size Limits: Parcel Select has weight and size limits for packages, with a maximum weight of 70 pounds and maximum combined length and girth of 130 inches.
- Delivery Timeline: Delivery for Parcel Select typically takes 2-9 business days, depending on the distance between the origin and destination.
- Additional Services: Additional services, such as USPS Tracking and insurance, can be added to Parcel Select shipments for an extra fee, providing additional visibility and security for your package.
- Commercial Pricing: Commercial pricing for Parcel Select is available for businesses that meet certain volume and preparation requirements, which can provide additional cost savings.
Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes: Flat Rate boxes and envelopes offer a fixed price for shipping regardless of weight, up to a specified limit, making it a convenient and cost-effective option for shipping small, heavy items.
Flat Rate Shipping Features:
- Fixed Price: Flat Rate shipping offers a fixed price for packages up to a certain weight and size, regardless of the distance or zone.
- Easy to Use: Flat Rate shipping is easy to use, with pre-packaged boxes and envelopes that are available for free at USPS locations or can be ordered online.
- Priority Mail: Flat Rate shipping is available through Priority Mail, which offers fast delivery within 1-3 business days.
- Insurance Coverage: Flat Rate shipping includes up to $100 insurance coverage for lost or damaged packages at no extra cost. Additional insurance can also be purchased.
- Delivery Confirmation: Flat Rate shipping includes free delivery confirmation, so you can track your package and receive notification of its delivery.
Certified Mail: Certified Mail provides proof of mailing and delivery, with a record of the recipient’s signature available upon request. This service is often used for important or sensitive documents.
Certified Mail Features:
- Proof of Mailing: Certified Mail provides proof that your mail item was sent and received by the recipient, with a record of the delivery date and time.
- Delivery Confirmation: Certified Mail includes delivery confirmation, so you can track your package and receive notification of its delivery.
- Security: Certified Mail provides an added level of security for important or sensitive mail, with a record of the delivery and signature required upon delivery.
- Insurance Coverage: Certified Mail includes up to $50 insurance coverage for lost or damaged packages at no extra cost. Additional insurance can also be purchased.
- Return Receipt: Certified Mail offers the option of a Return Receipt, which provides proof of delivery with a copy of the recipient’s signature.
Your US Mail Shipping Center in Bellingham, WA
We’re an authorized FedEx Shipping location for your FedEx drop offs, parcel shipping, and packing services. As a FedEx Store retailer, we also offer full-service printing, business and personal mailboxes, and small business services to keep you moving forward. If you’re unsure about how to pack your shipment, bring it to our Certified Packing Experts that can help you secure every item for peace of mind.
Our FedEx shipping services in Bellingham don’t only take your packages from Point A to Point B. We also give you confidence that your precious cargo is in good hands. From our packing products and processes to proper labeling and tracking technology, we set up every delivery for success.
Packing and US Mail Services
Certified Mail provides proof of mailing and delivery, with a record of the recipient’s signature available upon request. This service is often used for important or sensitive documents.
Priority and Flat Rate
Priority Mail offers fast delivery within 1-3 business days, with free tracking and up to $50 insurance coverage. It also offers Flat Rate options for packages that fit within specific size limits.
Let our Packing Experts pack your FedEx shipment for you. When we pack and ship your items using materials purchased from Fairhaven Post And Parcel, we’ll cover the cost of packing and shipping plus the value of your items, if lost or damaged.
Frequently Asked Questions
Easy Packing Options
Definetely! We specialize in properly packing fragile and high-value items like artwork or electronics, and can package large or odd-shaped items such as golf clubs, bikes or sporting equipment. Whether you are looking for a UPS Drop Off Location or we are sending your package with UPS Shipping we are experts at packing to save you money on your shipping and to keep your packing costs down to a reasonable amount. Save time and visit your locally owned and operated Post And Parcel Store for help from the packing experts.
Our Pack & Ship Guarantee
We are here to help with all of your packing and shipping needs and guarantee our packing jobs to arrive intact.
Box Sizes for Your Every Need
Each Post And Parcel Store location stocks more than 20 standard box sizes, or we can customize a box specific to the item you’re shipping.
Box Sizes for Your Every Need
For convenience our locations stocks more than 20 standard box sizes to make sure we have just the size you need to ship that awkwardly shaped item.
We also offer Packing Materials to Keep Your UPS Shipping Items Safe
- Bubble cushioning
- Foam wrap
- Bubble and Tyvek Mailers
- Mailing Tubes
- Flat Rate Shipping Boxes
Absolutely. Whether you are just shipping socks to your Dad for Fathers Day or a $10,000 painting off to a high profile client we can insure almost anything while also making sure your items are packed to ship safely and securely. Matching the shipping carrier, method and options to what you are shipping and the value of that shipment ensures that you have the best and most cost effective delivery guaranteed and to make sure you get the best rates we will have to pack any items you want to insure for breakage.
We wont force you to have us pack your items like some of those franchised chains. If you want to reuse that old Amazon box or simply like the challenge of packing 10lbs of stuff in a 5lb box we welcome all shipments. With your package we will do our best to make sure you get the best shipping rates but keep in mind that a lot of keeping cost down and ensuring an intact delivery involves the packing so pack those items with care, in the correct boxes and with the right padding as we wont be able to insure them for breakage.
Track Your Package
We get this phone call at least once a day… I shipped a package, it’s later than I would have thought, how do I track it?
Nearly every package that leaves one of our stores has a tracking or delivery confirmation number which we keep on file for your shipment. Once you have a delivery confirmation or tracking number you can use one of the carrier websites to track down your package. If you shipped your package with us feel free to give us a call and we can track it down for you.
Check out our package receiving service for how to sign up, get your address and email alerts when your package arrives.
We accept drop offs for all shipping carriers including UPS drop offs, FedEx, USPS and DHL. There are some limitations related to individual retailers. You must have an actual prepaid return label and not a QR code for us to accept your UPS drop off.
Additional Ways We Ship
Some “PO Boxes” are real street addresses and allow UPS shipping however, in general, only Priority Mail and other USPS products can be sent to a PO Box.
We can pack and ship anything including items too large to ship through the traditional carriers. With over 20 years of UPS shipping and packing experience and a multitude of packing techniques to draw from we are sure to find a way to ship anything.
Yes! Limitations from the carriers for lithium batteries and tricky packing can make shipping electronics difficult. With years of experience and constant training and monitoring of service changes we ensure that we can pack even the most delicate pieces of electronic equipment.
Delicate china, baubles made of twigs or $10,000 oil paintings… we have shipped all kinds of artwork requiring delicate and precise packing and shipping methods while also making sure insurance carrier requirements are covered should the worst happen.
Golf clubs to Arizona? No problem. Hawaii? UK? Scotland? And everywhere in between… Yep.
Being close to Bellingham International airport and Bellinghams Alaskan Ferry Terminal, we ship luggage all the time and at very reasonable rates.