Issue 117, November 2017

Proposed USPS Rate Changes

planning for 2018 ratesThe U.S. Postal Service® (USPS®) has proposed rate changes. If approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), these rate changes will go into effect on Sunday, January 21, 2018. With the proposed prices, most Shipping Services products will increase an average of 3.9 percent, and Mailing Services product prices will go up approximately 1.9 percent. USPS rate changes reflect a lower average increase than new rates for both UPS and FedEx. UPS rates go into effect on December 24, 2017, with rates for UPS Ground, UPS Air and international services increasing an average net of 4.9 percent, among other changes. FedEx rates go into effect on January 1, 2018 and reflect a 4.9 percent increase for FedEx Ground, FedEx Express and FedEx Home Delivery rates. At Endicia, we understand the importance of these changes to businesses of all sizes, which is why we make it a priority to educate our customers and partners about the changes. We are working on resources in order to give you a better understanding of these changes and what they mean for your business. Stay tuned!

Military, international holiday shipping deadlines approaching

holiday deadlinesIf your e-commerce business ships either to military personnel or international addresses, then you’ll want to pay close attention to fast-approaching USPS holiday cutoffs, which start going into effect in November and into early December based on destination and mail class. Take a look at our 2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines page for a complete list of all USPS holiday cutoff dates for domestic, international and military shipping services.

Ease holiday chaos with Endicia’s Ship-From-Store solution

ship from storeLooking for cost-effective ways to keep up with holiday shipping demands? If you’re a retailer with multiple locations, turn your retail outlets into shipping centers! Endicia partnered with USPS to create an easy-to-use ship-from-store solution that allows retailers to save time and money while successfully fulfilling orders using inventory housed in their brick-and-mortar locations, seamlessly connecting online demand to in-store inventory. Learn more about how your business can seamlessly connect online demand to in-store inventory.