The USPS Reseller Program is Cancelled — Here’s How You Can Still Get Great Rates

 In Ecommerce, Shipping Rate

If you’re selling online and you’ve been taking advantage of the USPS reseller program which offered PC Postage rates — deeply discounted rates to online sellers via a middleman program the USPS created in the early 90s — there’s bad news and good news. 

The bad news is that the USPS reseller program is no more. The nation’s postal service has killed off this program and has eradicated many of the middleman “resellers” it had initially tasked with recruiting small and medium, growing businesses into the fold.

The goal was initially lofty: increase usage of the postal service’s most valuable products by introducing a way for partners of the USPS to resell its services. But the USPS reseller program hasn’t quite worked out the way the service saw fit.

According to a response on the decline of the USPS reseller program, a representative for the USPS, spokesperson David Partenheimer, commented in an interview with ecommercebytes that: 

“The Postal Service undertook an evaluation of its reseller program and has determined that the program as currently structured is not resulting in the customer benefits and efficiencies that were originally envisioned, has caused difficulties in monitoring compliance with pricing and other terms, and should be discontinued.”

How Did the USPS Reseller Program Work?

Way back in 1992, the USPS created the reseller program to help SMBs gain access to the same sharply discounted shipping rates that big businesses were enjoying under the popular Commercial Plus Pricing (CPP) model. These smaller businesses didn’t have a large enough outbound shipping volume to qualify on their own for CPP, but the reseller program gave them access to these deeply discounted rates when they signed up under a specially appointed middleman. 

What’s the Next Step?

If you were getting rates that were associated with the now defunct reseller program, you’re not out of luck by any means. Sure, the program has been discontinued. But there’s good news and a light at the end of the tunnel for all businesses looking for answers to how to get the best shipping rates possible from the USPS. 

ReadyCloud has partnered with the USPS to lock-in our own special rate

Now, you can get the best USPS rate, all the time, no matter how much or how little you ship, when you generate labels with ReadyShipper X for your outbound shipments. 

How it Works 

Get great rates every time you ship with ReadyShipper X!

  • There are no hidden fees, surcharges or upsells
  • You can ship as often as you like, as much or as little as you want
  • There are no volume requirements for using this rate
  • All you need to have to use the rate is an active copy of ReadyShipper X

Need More Information? 

Reach out to our customer support team with any questions directly at: 877-818-SHIP

They’ll be able to help you with ensuring that you’re taking advantage of these new great USPS rates from day one. There’s still time to save thousands on shipping during the busy holiday months. But you’ll want to get started now.

Your active subscription to ReadyShipper X entitles you to these amazing rates. The USPS reseller program may be dead, but we’re just getting started with great rates that won’t go anywhere, anytime soon!