USPS SHIPPING RATES
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You want to offer the lowest USPS shipping rates for your customers, but you may be unsure how you score the lowest prices on these shipping rates. According to the USPS website, the Commercial Base pricing is the most lucrative for smaller businesses, followed by the Commercial Plus pricing that’s offered to larger businesses. The thing is that there is a nice difference in cost between the two.
Since many e-commerce stores favor Priority Mail, due to the generous 20-pound weight limit and the fast one-to-three business day delivery window, this article will help you find out how you can gain access to the low-cost Commercial Plus pricing that’s offered by the USPS. In just a few steps, you can be saving more money on your shipments than you ever thought possible before.
STEP ONE: ASSESS YOUR SHIPPING NEEDS
The first place that you will want to start with is by assessing your actual shipping needs. How many packages do you ship and what weight are they on average? If you are shipping packages that are under 20 pounds but over five pounds, then Priority Mail is a great option because of the low USPS shipping rates, which are based upon zones, and also because of the fast delivery window (about three business days on average).
STEP TWO: COMPARE YOUR OPTIONS
You will want to compare what options are being offered by the other shipping carriers. Take a quick look at the price sheets – found online – for FedEx and UPS. You never know if another carrier can offer you a better deal on pricing, one that’s lower than the USPS shipping, so it’s always a good idea to take a look around just to make sure.
If you don’t find better pricing, then consider using USPS, which you can do in a number of different ways. The easiest way is to consider using Endicia or Stamps.com to get discounts on standard postage rates. Head to step three to find out how you can get Commercial Plus pricing, the lowest cost pricing offered on Priority Mail shipments, without having to sign-up for a large volume shipping contract with the USPS.
STEP THREE: COMBINE DISCOUNT OPTIONS
As we mentioned above, we will tell you how to get the lowest USPS shipping rates on Priority Mail shipments. The simple answer is to use ReadyShipper X shipping software. Built-in shipping rates entitle you to drastic discounts and savings that large companies like Zappos get on Priority Mail with Commercial Plus pricing, the lowest USPS shipping fee on Priority Mail. With ReadyShipper X1, you just sign-up for an affordable monthly license. Now you can gain access to this pricing because they hold the big volume contract so you don’t have to. You just buy the postage that you need online.
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