Beginning Dec. 26, customers using the Postal Service to ship cremated remains — human and animal ashes — in the U.S. must use Priority Mail Express service.
The Postal Service will no longer send cremated remains by Registered Mail.
Priority Mail Express service provides 1- or 2-day scheduled delivery with a guarantee, offering faster delivery than Registered Mail. Also, Priority Mail Express includes improved tracking and provides day-specific delivery information.
The Postal Service also recently introduced a Label 139, Cremated Remains, which retail associates apply to shipments when customers tell them a package contains cremated remains.