If you’re re-evaluating your shipping strategy and comparing 2017 shipping rates as you ramp up for the holidays, be sure to keep USPS in mind if you want to save time and money. Here are a few reasons why USPS should be a part of your shipping strategy.
Priority Mail is oftentimes the most affordable shipping option for e-commerce businesses. Featuring delivery to most domestic locations in just one to three days, Priority Mail offers speed and affordability. Learn all about Priority Mail here. Want something even faster for customers seeking expedited shipping? Priority Mail Express provides regular and overnight delivery to most U.S. addresses, with delivery between one and two days. Domestic orders shipped by the Dec. 22 cutoff will arrive by Dec. 25.
Does your business ship more than 50,000 small, heavy packages a year? You’ll want to take a look at USPS Cubic Pricing via Priority Mail for additional savings. Learn more about cubic pricing, and determine if you qualify, here.
Private carriers regularly tack on surcharges for residential, rural and Saturday deliveries, but not USPS. It’s also worth noting that UPS recently announced new peak surcharges that are applicable during certain periods in November in December.
FedEx and UPS both charge dimensional weight pricing for ground shipments, so be sure to rate shop if you’re shipping larger, lightweight items—there’s a good chance you’ll spend less to ship when using USPS. Our Dimensional Weight Calculator makes it easy to see how DIM weight pricing can affect your business and compare costs between shipping carriers.
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