USPS 228 Labels (Meaning, Dimensions + How To Use)

Priority Mail is by far USPS’ most popular package shipping service. As a result of its popularity, USPS offers a variety of Priority Mail-branded products to make the shipping process even easier.

One of these products is the Priority Mail label. Also referred to as 228 labels because of their SKU number, they’re handy to have around when you need to address a package. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know, so keep reading.

USPS 228 Labels In 2024

USPS Priority Mail labels are sometimes referred to as 228 labels, with 228 referring to the item’s stock-keeping unit (SKU) number in the USPS system. These labels are available from any Post Office or can be ordered online. These labels measure 4-1/2″ (H) x 5-3/4″ (W) and are offered free of charge.

To find out more details about printing and using 228 labels, make sure to read the rest of our article.

Where Can I Get USPS 228 Labels?

USPS 228 labels are available from your local post office or online.

There are two ways to go about getting these labels online—printed or blank.

To get a printed 228 label, you’ll need to purchase Priority Mail postage through USPS’ Click-N-Ship service.

We’ll cover the steps you need to follow in the next section, but essentially this involves entering the sender and recipient information and paying for postage.

Once the label is filled out and paid for, you’re able to print it from home.

To get a blank set of 228 labels, head to the USPS website and place an order. Labels come in a pack of 10.

How Do I Print A USPS 228 Label?

How Do I Print A USPS 228 Label?

USPS allows customers to fill out and print a 228 label online. You’ll either need to log into your USPS account or create an account if you don’t already have one.

Below we describe how to complete this process.

Step 1

Head to the USPS website and navigate to the Click-N-Ship tab. Enter your username and password, then click continue.

Step 2

Verify that your contact information including name, address, phone number, and email address are correct.

Click “Continue” and the main USPS shipping label screen will appear.

Step 3

Click “United States” and “Go.”

In the return address field, select “Same Return Address From Above.”

In the delivery section, add the recipient’s address.

Enter the package weight and select a shipping date, then click “Continue.”

Step 4

Select one of the Priority Mail options. Here you will be able to see the cost associated with each. Note that the website will show the discounted cost of paying online versus paying the retail price at the Post Office.

Click “Continue” again.

Step 5

Review the shipping label in the shopping cart and click “Continue.”

Enter payment information (i.e. your credit card and billing information) then click “Confirm.”

You will see a prompt to print your shipping label. Click “Print” and your label will start printing.

 It’s possible to print the label on regular paper, but you can also print onto a label. To do so, you’ll need to define a custom size within your printer setting.

What Do USPS 228 Labels Look Like?

USPS 228 labels are white and rectangular in shape. There is a single horizontal stripe along both the top and bottom edges.

“Priority Mail” is written in red font on the left side of the label and the USPS logo appears on the right side.

“From:” is written in blue font on the left side of the label and “To:” is written in larger red font about halfway down the page.

What Size Is USPS Label 228?

These labels measure 4-1/2″ (height) x 5-3/4″ (width). 

How Much Do USPS 228 Labels Cost?

Unlike many of their other mailing products, USPS’ 228 labels are free of charge. Customers can acquire up to 750 labels at a time from the USPS website.

If printing a 228 label at home, note that the price you’re being charged is for postage, not for the label.

To know more, you can also read our posts on USPS customs forms, USPS 1095 box, and USPS 2 day shipping.


USPS’ Priority Mail labels (often called 228 labels) are available at the Post Office and online. When ordering online, you can choose to have a set of 10 blank labels sent to your house, or you can fill out a label and print it from home.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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