“Special Delivery from USPS: Lower Rates for Priority Mail” on Multichannel Merchant


By Amine Khechfe

In the world of ecommerce, any time you hear about a rate change, it often means an increase in shipping costs.

Such is not the case with the latest rate change from the United States Postal Service taking effect on September 7 — and that is welcome news to online businesses.

In a nutshell, the USPS will be lowering some Priority Mail rates for businesses using electronic postage services. This rate change especially benefits sellers who ship heavier packages (5 pounds and up).

With the holidays around the corner, the USPS rate change offers a strong incentive to review your current shipping strategy. So here's what you need to know to take full advantage of all of your options.

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