USPS Rate Changes – Sept. 2014


Rethink Your Shipping Mix:
Take Advantage of Lower Priority Mail Rates Today!

Great News! On September 7, 2014 the U.S. Postal Service will implement new lower rates

Businesses that use Priority Mail through an electronic Postage service such as Endicia, will see a decrease in USPS Postage rates for some packages.

Notable savings included in this USPS rate change include:

Commercial Base Pricing*:

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  • 25% average savings over FedEx/UPS Ground for Priority Mail packages weighing 5-10 lbs sent to zones 1-5
  • 39% average savings over current rates for Priority Mail packages weighing 10-15 lbs sent to zones 1-5

* Commercial Base pricing refers to the discounted postage price for certain mail classes available to electronic postage users. Endicia customers automatically qualify for CBP pricing for applicable Competitive mail classes.

Commercial Plus Pricing**:

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  • 42% average savings over FedEx/UPS Ground for Priority Mail packages weighing 5-10 lbs sent to zones 1-5
  • 35% average savings over current rates for Priority Mail packages weighing 5-10 lbs sent to zones 1-5

** Commercial Plus pricing refers to deeply discounted postage prices for certain mail classes available to qualified high-volume shippers. Endicia customers who quality for these discounts automatically receive them through their software or application.

Send Your Heavier Packages with the U.S. Postal Service and Save!

USPS Priority Mail BoxWhile this USPS rate change does provide savings for packages weighing 5 lbs and under, the biggest savings are on heavier items.

Now you have a choice! This rate change is the perfect opportunity to re-evaluate your shipping mix and consider the U.S. Postal Service for heavier packages rather than using the private carriers who typically tack on hefty fees such as residential delivery surcharges, fuel surcharges, as well as fees for Saturday, residential and rural deliveries and address correction; all of which are offered at no extra charge by USPS.

With the increasing pressure to offer free shipping in order to stay competitive in the online marketplace, this USPS rate decrease can help your business provide free or discounted shipping while helping to protect your profit margin.

For more information on the mail classes or USPS price change, download the pdf document titled “USPS Rate Change = Savings! Understanding the September 2014 U.S. Postal Service Rate Changes.

Endicia and the USPS: The Right Choice for Your Package Shipments

No hidden fees

No hidden fees
Private carriers regularly tack on surcharges for residential, Saturday and rural deliveries, address validation and so much more. It’s all included at no extra cost with the USPS. The cost you see in the Endicia software is the price you pay.

APO/FPO, PO Box delivery:

APO/FPO, PO Box Delivery
USPS is the only carrier that can delivery to military and diplomatic addresses, as well as PO Boxes. Endicia software makes sending packages to APO/FPO addresses easy with integrated shipping and customs forms.

Delivery 365 days / year:

Delivery 365 days/year
USPS is the only carrier that delivers every day of the year to residential addresses, mailboxes, mail slots and PO Boxes. The Endicia software is also available at any time so you can easily ship out your packages whenever it is convenient for you.

Tracking

Tracking
With the introduction of the Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMpb) the USPS typically has over 10 scan events per package. Endicia supports IMpb and offers online tracking, making it easy to keep an eye on packages.

Flat rate options

Flat rate options (domestic and international)
Priority Mail flat rate boxes from USPS offer a quick, easy and convenient way to ship packages, at the most affordable price. Endicia software can help you choose the package option that is best for your business.

Negotiated Pricing:

Negotiated pricing
USPS and Endicia offer the most competitive pricing for your packages – don’t be fooled by private carrier rates that don’t reflect the true price once hidden surcharges are added.

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Why Endicia?

Endicia is the leading provider of electronic postage with over $11B in postage printed. We are a long-time and trusted partner of the U.S. Postal Service and support all USPS services as soon as they become available. And, Endicia provides unique additional services that can help give you a competitive edge:

auto-refundAuto Refund Service (ARS)
ARS automates the process of requesting refunds for unused postage by identifying potentially unused labels and submitting a refund request to the U.S. Postal Service.

Pay-on-Use ReturnsPay-on-Use Returns
Only pay postage on return labels if and when they are scanned in the mail stream.