Service Alert! USPS Suspends Delivery to Australia for First Class Package International Service (as of 9/3/2021) and Priority Mail International (as of 9/17/2021)!
The U.S. Postal Service has TEMPORARILY suspended First Class Package International Service delivery (as of September 3, 2021) and Priority Mail International (as of September 17, 2021) to Australia due to carrier issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority Mail Express International delivery is not being impacted and mailpieces will continue to be delivered.
If your First Class Package International Service parcel is already in transit, the international carriers will endorse the items as “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender” and then place the package in the mail stream for return. The USPS will provide a full refund of the shipping costs paid when service to the country of destination is suspended.
Alternate Delivery Options to Australia
If you have a shipment you need to send to Australia during this suspension period, we recommend the following options:
• UPS International Shipping – get discounted rates up to 76% off with no peak surcharge
• USPS Priority Mail Express International – get discounted rates up to 7% off Post Office rates
• GlobalPost International Standard – Get door-to-door tracking capabilities to over 200 countries
What is GlobalPost International Standard?
GlobalPost International Standard uses a network of postal carriers which provides a similar service to First Class Package International Service at a lower rate. If you don’t see GlobalPost International Standard as an option in your Endicia shipping software, contact Customer Care at 1-800-576-3279 (open Monday to Friday, 6 am to 6 pm PT) to request access to GlobalPost carrier services.