This free Cremated Remains Kit contains one Priority Mail Express Box, a roll of Priority Mail Express tape, bubble cushioning, a self-sealing plastic bag, and a copy of Publication 139, How to Package and ship Cremated Remains.
Guidelines for packing, addressing, and shipping Cremated Remains can be found in the Publication 139, How to Package and Ship Cremated Remains and on USPS.com.
Since Priority Mail Express is the only way for customers to ship Cremated Remains, the Postal Service has created a Cremated Remains Kit to make it easier for customers to get their loved one’s ashes from one destination to another. The kit is free and each box is printed with the words “Cremated Remains” in a bright color, to increase visibility. The box is reinforced and sturdy enough to ensure the safety and security of the package during processing. The kit includes all the necessary packing items needed to bring a peace of mind that your irreplaceable shipment is safe in handling.
The kit contains:
- 1 Priority Mail Express Cremated Remains box
- 1 Self-Sealing Plastic Bag: 14” x 17”
- A copy of Publication 139, How to Package and Ship Cremated Remains
- 1 Roll of Priority Mail Express Tape: 1-7/8” x 22’
- 1 Roll of Bubble Cushioning: 15” x 6’
Each Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express shipment includes USPS Tracking®.
Made in the USA.
SKUs featured on this page: BOX_CREKIT2
Outside Dimensions - measurements of the outside of the container
14-3/4"(L) x 10-1/4"(W) x 10"(H)
Inside Dimensions - measurements of the inside of the container
14-1/2"(L) x 10"(W) x 9-1/2"(H)
Girth - measurement of the distance around the container (i.e. the circumference)
Outer Dimensional Volume - measurements indicating the volume of the container in cubic inches
1,512 cubic inches
For more information, please visit the Priority Mail Express Page.
Note: When shipping packages, size and weight restrictions may apply and additional shipping rates may be required.
For the optimal postage and fees for your package deliveries, please access our new "How To Measure" video for tips on how to measure a package using Dimensional Weight and Cubic Volume.
The Postal Store® ships all in-stock orders with USPS Tracking™. Please allow 5 - 7 business days for in-stock items to be shipped.
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Free shipping supplies from The Postal Store Shipping Supply site are mailed Parcel Select® Ground and are shipped within 2 - 8 business days. For your convenience all orders will contain a carrier release endorsement "Leave if No Response". This will allow your postal carrier to leave your expedited packaging supply order if you are not available to receive the delivery.
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