What is express mail?

  • (noun): Mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system.
    Synonyms: express

Express Mail

In most postal systems express mail refers to an accelerated delivery service for which the customer pays a surcharge and receives faster delivery. Express mail is a service for domestic mail and is in most countries governed by a country's own postal administration. Since 1998 the international accelerated delivery services are governed by the EMS Cooperative.

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... Minus the cost of postage, there is no fee for users to create labels for Priority Mail, Express Mail, Global Priority Mail or Global Express Mail ... For both domestic and international Priority Mail and Express Mail, postage offered through Click-N-Ship is discounted from retail rates ... can ship the package by dropping it in a mail box, bringing it to a post office, giving it to their regular mail carrier, or requesting a special pickup ...
Edwin B. Morgan - Career
... fellow townsman Henry Wells, who had first founded American Express in 1850 with two associates ... Wells Fargo was developed specifically to offer express mail, shipping and banking services to California, where thousands of people were being drawn as the Gold Rush spurred ... In 1854 Morgan founded the United States Express Company to provide similar express mail services for the Southern states ...

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