To make sure we are holding to USPS Media Mail requirements below, we have applied the following process to mark inventory items as Media Mail eligible.

Media MailĀ® service has special eligibility requirements for permissible content. Media Mail rates are limited to the items listed below:

  • Books (at least 8 pages).
  • Sound recordings and video recordings, such as CDs and DVDs.
  • Playscripts and manuscripts for books, periodicals, and music.
  • Printed music.
  • Computer-readable media containing prerecorded information and guides or scripts prepared solely for use with such media.
  • Sixteen millimeters or narrower width films.
  • Printed objective test materials and their accessories.
  • Printed educational reference charts.
  • Loose-leaf pages and their binders consisting of medical information for distribution to doctors, hospitals, medical schools, and medical students.

Media Mail packages may not contain advertising except that books may contain incidental announcements of other books and sound recordings may contain incidental announcements of other sound recordings.

Customer Preference: Add Media Mail to the Standard Shipping Options

  • If you want to add Media Mail to be part of your Standard shipping options please reach out to our merchant care team.
  • Once enabled, each inventory item must be marked and approved as eligible for Media Mail by our operations team.
  • When generating a label, we will select the cheapest shipping option from the standard shipping options, including Media Mail.
  • In case you have mixed items in a shipment (media mail eligible and non-media mail eligible items), the order will NOT go through media mail services. A log will appear on the order timeline.

Ship Option Mapping: Media Mail

You can also map your shipping option directly to Media Mail. In that case, we will only use Media Mail when generating a label (if eligible).

  • Each inventory item must be marked and approved as eligible for Media Mail by our operations team, to do so please reach out to our merchant care team.
  • If all items in the shipment are Media Mail eligible we will ship using Media Mail.
  • In case the merchant has mixed items in a shipment (media mail eligible and non-media mail eligible items), the order will NOT go through media mail services and will default to standard. A log will appear on the order timeline.
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