How much to send this greeting card to London?
December 19, 2008 10:31 AM   Subscribe

Roughly how much does it cost to send a average-sized, average-weight greeting card First Class from New York City to London? The USPS Web site requires the weight to calculate shipping costs, and I'm not sure how much it weighs (even approximately). I want to send the card today from work rather than trek to the post office.
posted by zembla3 to Grab Bag (10 answers total)
$0.94 for a standard 1 oz first class letter to all of the world except Canada and Mexico.

(They have pretty airmail stamps if you do go to the post office.)
posted by smackfu at 10:34 AM on December 19, 2008

A standard card is usually less than an ounce. Put postage on it to cover up to two ounces and you should be all set.
posted by robinpME at 10:43 AM on December 19, 2008

Assume one ounce which is approximately the weight of five normal pieces of paper from the copy machine, so then it's 94 cents unless the envelope is a weird shape.
posted by jessamyn at 10:44 AM on December 19, 2008

You got good advice. Shipping a baby onesie in a large (11x14) envelope is 2 ounces, and obviously your greeting card isn't going to be nearly that heavy.
posted by Night_owl at 10:55 AM on December 19, 2008

My 7x5in cards, which have thick card and a photo enclosure, tipped the scale at 0.8oz. So the 94ยข stamp should do you just fine.
posted by holgate at 10:57 AM on December 19, 2008

For reference purposes, if you cross the border into Canada and send it from there it will cost $1.60 CAD
posted by blue_beetle at 11:30 AM on December 19, 2008

All the cards I've had from the US this year have had 94c stamps on them.
posted by essexjan at 12:11 PM on December 19, 2008

I just sent my Xmas cards and I can confirm that the going rate is 94c.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 12:57 PM on December 19, 2008

Yup, I just sent a card to France and it was 94 cents, too.
posted by Mael Oui at 2:01 AM on December 20, 2008

if you're concerned it's over 1 oz, then the going rate is $1.74, otherwise, yes $.94
posted by jrishel at 4:57 AM on December 22, 2008

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