Commercial Base Pricing

Kansas State University now qualifies to ship through the USPS using the Commercial Base Pricing (CBP). Before, the rates used have been the USPS' retail rates. The commercial base rates are cheaper than the retail rates. The services that are available to be shipped Commercial are the parcel services such as Priority & Express Mail. This does not include the cost of first class letters & other USPS services. Central Mail Services will be taking the initiative to continue to ship your packages using the most cost effective & time effective method. Be advised that when you ship personal mail at the KSU Contract Post Office you will be charged by the retail rates. You must be shipping through Central Mail Services to take advantage of these rates. These changes will take effect on January 4, 2010 when the USPS rates change as stated above.

Commercial base pricing applies for domestic (within the United States) Priority & Express Mail only. For International Air Mail rates see Priority Mail or Express Mail.

Priority Mail Commercial Base

The cost starts at $4.80 then increases by weight and distance. The farther the distance away the package has to travel and the heavier the package, the more expensive the postage is.

Express Mail Commercial Base

The cost starts at $12.96 then increases by weight and distance. The farther the distance away the package has to travel and the heavier the package, the more expensive the postage is.

Priority Flat Rate Commercial Prices
Domestic
Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope 12-1/2" x 9-1/2"
$4.75
Priority Mail Legal Flate Rate Envelope
$4.95
Priority Mail Padded Flate Rate Envelope
$4.95
Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box 8-5/8" x 5-3/8" x 1-5/8"
$5.00
Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box (FRB1) 11" x 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"
$10.50
Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box (FRB2) 13-5/8" x 11-7/8" x 3-3/8"
$10.50
Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box 12-1/4" x 12-1/4" x 6
$14.20
Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box (APO/FPO Destinations) 12-1/4" x 12-1/4" x 6"
$12.20
Express Flat Rate Env. Commercial Price 
Express Flat Rate Envelope12-1/2" x 9-1/2"
$17.40