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does computer software qualify for media mail
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-13-2012

I sold an account program and was wondering if this qualifies for media mail?

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bostongrammy
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Posts: 9,289
Registered: ‎11-24-2002
Answered
in reply to specialized07*

"Qualified items" includes: "Computer-readable media containing prerecorded information."

bostongrammy
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Posts: 9,289
Registered: ‎11-24-2002
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in reply to specialized07*

If the software is on discs or readable, it's eligible. Media Mail is not just for printed materials, it even includes film, piano rolls and educational charts!  Here's the section:

http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/173.htm#1113509

kraloe
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Posts: 46,080
Registered: ‎05-11-2005
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in reply to specialized07*

The previous answer is incorrect. Media Mail is obviously for more than just books and printed material.  

Here is the USPS official info:

http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/173.htm

It appears that computer software doesn't qualify.

orionslineelectronics
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Registered: ‎06-17-2011
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No it does not qualify. Media mail is strictly for books and printed materials. Ship via First Class if it's under 13oz, or you can use Parcel Post if it's above 13 ounces.