Southern Utah University maintains a United States Postal Service “Contract Station” on campusfor the convenience of students, faculty, and staff. As a Contract Station we have all the same services as our hometown Post Office.
You may purchase stamps, envelops, money orders, and of course a variety of options of sending outgoing mail.
Postcards, letters, large envelopes, and small packages can be sent using First-Class Mail. This service is typically used for personal and business correspondence and bills.
Large or thick envelopes, tubes, and packages containing mailable items can be sent using Priority Mail. This service is typically used to send documents, gifts, and merchandise. Free Priority Mail envelopes, boxes, and tubes are available at the SUU Post Office.
Letters, large or thick envelopes, tubes, and packages containing mailable items can be sent using Express Mail. This guaranteed service includes tracking and insurance up to $100. Delivery to most destinations is available 365 days a year, with no extra charge for Saturday, Sunday, and holiday delivery. Free Express Mail envelopes, boxes, and tubes are available at the SUU Post Office.
Small and large packages, thick envelopes, and tubes can be sent using Media Mail. Contents are limited to books, film, manuscripts, sound recordings, video tapes, and computer media (such as CDs, DVDs, and diskettes). Sometimes called "Book Rate," Media Mail cannot contain advertising. Media Mail is less expensive than Parcel Post.
Money orders are a safe alternative to sending cash through the mail. A lost or stolen money order can be replaced. You can buy money orders at all Post Offices in amounts up to $1,000 each. Most money orders cost $0.90-$1.25.
You can mail letters, large envelopes, and packages from the United States to other countries. As with domestic mail, you can choose the best service based on speed, cost, and extra services. To learn more about options for international mail be sure to stop by and ask the SUU Post Office about your options.
Because international mail is subject to Customs examination in the country of its destination, when you ship items internationally you might need to complete and submit a Customs Form declaring the contents and value.
You can now fill-out Customs Forms online.
Standard Mail offers a lower price on postage for the work you perform. For Standard Mail, you must do some of the work the Postal Service would otherwise do. The work you do in terms of preparing, sorting, and entering your mail can lower your postage costs.
Standard Mail requires a minimum of 200 pieces or 50 pounds per mailing. It can not be used for sending personal correspondence, handwritten or typewritten letters, or bills and statements of account. The mailpiece must weigh less than 16 ounces . Rates are based on weight, shape, preparation, and entry. Automation rates are lower than nonautomation rates.
Nonprofit organizations and businesses use Standard Mail® the same way. The only difference is that authorized nonprofit organizations are eligible for additional savings on Standard Mail. Eligibility to use nonprofit rates is based both on the eligibility of the organization and the content of the mailpiece as established by federal statues. Authorized Nonprofit organizations can use Standard Mail or Enhanced Carrier Route mail.