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How to Send USPS Priority Mail Express

Find out how to send U.S. Postal Service (USPS) domestic Priority Mail Express through UCSD Mail Services and recharge the cost to your department index.

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1. Determine if USPS Express Mail will meet your mailing needs.

Read about Priority Mail Express, USPS's fastest domestic service:

  • Delivery overnight by noon or by 3 p.m. to many U.S. destinations
  • Delivery to most U.S. addresses, including P.O. boxes and military addresses
  • Delivery to most U.S. locations 365 days a year, including Sundays and holidays

Note: If you want to send your mail to an international destination, see How to Send USPS International Mail.

2. Get your Priority Mail Express supplies.

See How to Order Mail Services Supplies. Complete the order form to get your free Priority Mail Express supplies.

Note: Most items will be delivered to you within 24 hours.

3. Consider your insurance needs.

For an additional charge, you can insure your Priority Mail Express item. In Step 5, list a declared value.

4. Complete an Express Mail label.

Important: Express Mail will ship to P.O. boxes.

Priority express mail label

Complete the blue side of the Priority Mail Express label

  • From: List your full UCSD mailing address including:
    • Telephone number
    • Name
    • Mailing address and Mail Code
  • Payment by account: Leave blank
  • Delivery options:
    • Select desired options
    • To: List recipient's information including:
      • Telephone number
      • Name
      • Mailing address
      • City, state
  • Fill in recipient's ZIP code+4

5. Prepare your Express Mail.

  • List the following information on your mail item in the top right corner:
    • Index to be recharged
    • Declared value (if insurance desired)
  • Attach the Priority Mail Express label to your item.
    • Sample:
Index to be recharged
Declared value (if insurance desired)


Attach Express Mail label here

6. Mail your Priority Mail Express.

A copy of the Priority Mail Express label information will be returned to you.

7. Check yourPriority Mail Express charges.

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