What’s the smallest parcel I can send?

Sendle has a dedicated 0.5 lb envelope option for sending smaller, lighter items. And the best part is, there’s no need to prepay or bulk-buy our most affordable option—simply pay for what you send. 

Heads up: The item you send doesn’t have to be packed in an actual envelope—it just needs to meet the weight requirements.

Below is all the information you need to know to send using the 0.5 lb envelope option. 

The basics: 

  • Weight requirements
    Your envelope-sized parcel can weigh up to 0.5 lb.
  • Costs associated with the 0.5 lb envelope
    Envelopes can be sent nationwide for low flat-rates, starting from $3.87. This includes the pickup, tracking, and gas prices (you can also get a quick estimate quote from your dashboard, or view all pricing for envelope here).
  • Is a signature included?
    Shipments are automatically labeled as "Authority to Leave", which means that they do not require a signature. 
  • Packaging requirements
    The parcel must not exceed 108” in combined length and circumference. You can buy envelopes from your favorite packaging or office supply store, but you can also use a box or a soft bag (padded is fine).

The details:

  • Are shipping labels prepaid?
    There’s no need to prepay or bulk-buy. When you book online, you’ll be given a label to download and attach to your shipment. The best part is that you only pay for what you book.
  • What protection policies are available?
    Sendle Protection is available for envelopes. The level of coverage is the same for envelopes as for every other size on Sendle. Read more here.
  • Are Sendle’s envelopes express or overnight?
    Envelopes are sent by road, so delivery is not guaranteed to be express. However, Sendle offers a 2-day Delivery Guarantee for most shipments within the US. 
  • If your item fits into an envelope but weighs more than 0.5 lb… can it be booked as an envelope?
    Short answer: no. If your item weighs more than 0.5 lb, it must be booked as a mailer size or above (depending on its weight and volume).
  • Can a box or container go in an envelope or mailer?
    Yes, provided that the box complies with weight limitations.
  • Can a box be sent as an envelope size?
    Yes, as long as it weighs less than 0.5 lb and is less than 108” in combined length and circumference. 

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