For the new 2017 shipping carriers comparison chart click here.
Come January 17, all three major carriers (FedEx, UPS and USPS) will have raised their shipping rates. Every online retailer will be affected in some way, which is why there is no better time than the present to re-evaluate your shipping mix to ensure that you are using the most cost-effective solution for your business.
FedEx and UPS rate changes include an increase in fuel and residential surcharges. Plus, FedEx and UPS dimensional weight pricing is still in effect for all Ground shipments. Businesses should also expect changes to certain USPS pricing and services. For example, Commercial Plus Pricing (CPP) discounts are being eliminated or reduced to be brought within 3 percent of Commercial Base Pricing (CBP). USPS First-Class Package Service will now support weights up to 15.99 ounces for Commercial Base shippers.
Here at Endicia, we know the importance of affordable shipping, so to help you investigate the best mix, we developed the shipping rate comparison chart below, featuring a breakdown of FedEx, UPS and USPS costs. (Hint: in most cases, the USPS is still the best value for online businesses shipping lighter-weight packages.)
Now your business has all of the information it needs to play detective, compare shipping rates and discover the right solution for your business needs.
To learn more about the USPS price changes, check out our 2016 USPS price change blog post.
For a printable version of the infographic, click here.
If you are shipping to Canada, check out the international shipping carriers comparison chart here.
Endicia is a leading provider of internet-based postage services that make it easier and more affordable to ship parcels through the U.S. Postal Service®. We know that shipping can be complex and our goal is to simplify your shipping operations so you can focus on doing what you do best. Visit us at www.endicia.com to learn more.