How do you weigh a package for postage?

Weigh Your Item and Round Up

USPS rounds up to either the next pound (lb) or ounce (oz). For example, if your package weighs 3 lbs 5 oz, it would be charged at the 4 lb-rate. If you have an item for shipping by First-Class Package Service® that weighs 7.3 oz, it must be charged at the 8 oz-rate.

Can I use a weight scale for packages?

To be honest, you can weigh packages on any scale—even a kitchen scale—as long as it gives accurate measurements to the nearest ounce. However, if you really want to weigh packages like a pro, we recommend springing for a shipping scale.

What scale can I use with stamps com?

As a new customer, you’ll also be eligible to receive a 5 lb. digital scale – a $50 value. If you need more capacity, also offers a model that can weigh up to 35-pounds. Save Time and Money: Just place your item on the scale and press print.

Does USPS have a weighing scale?

Shipping Info
The USPS 25lb USB Postal & Freight Scale is perfect for home and office use. Weight: 2.6 lbs.

How many stamps do I need by weight?

A standard letter that weighs under one (1) ounce will require 55 cents of postage to mail in 2020. USPS charges extra postage for any weight above that amount. In 2020, USPS charges an extra 15 cents for each additional ounce. So a letter that weighs between one (1) and two (2) ounces will require 70 cents of postage.

How can I weigh my package without a scale?

The simplest way is to take a hanger has two notches and hang two bags to it. Once this is done, hang the hanger to a strong support and you will have your measuring instrument. Put the package in one of the bags and put the reference weights in the other one until it stabilizes. Here you go!

How do I know how much my package weighs?

Multiply the package length (longest side of the package) by the width by the height. The result is the cubic size in inches. Divide the cubic size in inches by the divisor to calculate the dimensional weight in pounds.

How do I get a free USPS scale?

To get your free USPS shipping supplies, you can order them online through or pick them up from Post Offices nationwide. The post office will allow you to order up to 500 of its shipping boxes or labels free of charge.

How do I add a scale to Stamps Com?

How to Setup Digital Scale – Software – YouTube

Where can I weigh my package?

You can weigh the parcel at a carrier facility or post office. But if you plan on shipping multiple packages, buying a postal scale may be best. Postal scales are usually very affordable and unless you’re shipping a very heavy package, most postage scales will work.

How many stamps do I need for 2.5 oz?

How many stamps do I need for 2 oz?

A letter of 1 ounce – 1 Domestic Forever Stamp costs 58 cents. A letter of 2 ounces – 1 Domestic Forever Stamp and one additional ounce stamp at 20 cents costs 78 cents. A letter weighing 3 ounces – 1 Domestic Forever Stamp and two additional 20-cent stamps – costs 88 cents.

How do I know how many stamps to use without a scale?

If the package weighs 13 ozs. or less, you can use First-Class Mail, if using stamps. If it weighs more than 13 ozs., you will have to ship it another way through USPS, such as Express Mail, Parcel Post or Priority Mail.

How many stamps do you need per ounce?

How can I weigh my package at home?

Use Your Bathroom Scale
For packages that weigh several pounds, you can place them directly on the scale to determine how much they weigh. If your package weight is too small to be measured by your scale, simply weigh yourself first without the package and then weigh yourself again holding the package.

Does Stamps Com give you a free scale?

(You can create a account for your personal use, too, and not just a business account.) In return, you’ll receive a digital scale; the scale is free though you’ll have to pay a shipping and handling fee.

Is there an app for weighing mail?

Developer’s Description
USPS Postage FREE is just one of the FREE bundled applications that is designed to work with our Android weighing scale ( This app allows users to view mailing rates of services offered by USPS.

How do I get the free scale from USPS?

Does Stamps Com send you a scale?

As a new customer you will receive a FREE 5 lb. Digital Scale. The scale is a $50 value and is yours to keep with no additional obligation. Just pay for shipping and handling.

Will 2 Forever Stamps cover 2 ounces?

How many stamps do I need for a 3 oz envelope?

How many stamps do I need for a large envelope (flats) to the United States?

Weight Postage
3 ounces ($1.68) Two Domestic Forever stamps, one Postcard stamp, and two 2¢ stamps ($1.68) Or you can overpay by $0.12 using three Domestic Forever stamps ($1.80)

How many stamps do I need for 3oz?

One Domestic Forever stamp
How many stamps do I need for a letter to the United States?

Weight Postage
3 ounces ($1.08) One Domestic Forever stamp, one Postcard stamp, and two 2¢ stamps ($1.08) Or you can overpay by $0.12 using two Domestic Forever stamps ($1.20)

How many ounces does 2 Forever stamps cover?

How many stamps do I need for a package?

Divide the postage price by the price of a Forever stamp.
If your postage cost comes to $2.32, for example, you would divide 2.32 by 0.58 to get 4. Therefore, you would need 4 stamps.

How many stamps do I need for a 1lb package?

thanks! Media Mail for packages under 1 lb. is $2.38…or 6 first class stamps, unless you have some smaller denomination.