Create a First-Class Mail or Media Mail Label

To ship a package using USPS First-Class Mail, packages must weight less than 1lb. To ship a package using Media Mail, the package contents must be consider educational materials and meet specific guidelines. Find out more about the requirements to ship packages as Media Mail.

Weight and Dimensions Required to Get a Rate

You must enter both the package weight and package dimensions to view rates in the PayPal Shipping Center.

If you would like help with determining package sizes, see this guide to common envelope dimensions and the USPS Postal Explorer Parcel Size Description page.

You can select First-Class Mail or Media Mail services when creating a label on the Buy Label page.

  1. Select Custom Package from the Package Type drop-down.

  2. Enter the package dimensions and weight (must be less than 1lb for First-Class Mail).

  3. Click the Calculate Rates button.

  4. Select either USPS First-Class Mail or Media Mail under Shipping Services.



USPS First-Class Large Envelopes/Flats are not trackable. Tracking details will not appear for these shipments or on these labels.