Category: USPS

2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

By on October 15, 2020

During the holiday season, customers have a heightened need for their packages to arrive on time. If someone doesn’t get their Christmas gift by December 25th, there is an increased risk of the customer returning the package and poor reviews. Higher volumes of online shopping, supply chain delays, and carrier delays have already made 2020 […]

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2020 USPS Rate Change Overview

By on January 26, 2020

USPS Rate Change Effective Today January 26, 2020 In December 2019 the Postal Regulatory Commission approved a rate change for First-Class Mail, Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, Parcel Select and First-Class Package Service rate for the US Post Service. A big takeaway is that First-Class Package Service from USPS is still the most cost-effective option for packages less […]

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2019 US Holiday Shipping Deadlines

By on October 24, 2019

The Holidays are fast approaching bringing with them the challenge of ensuring that packages arrive to your customers in time for the celebrations.  To add to the challenge, as many as 40% of all shoppers do their shopping within the last 10 days of the season. Offering last-minute shoppers an option for express services can […]

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The High-Cost of Free Shipping Software

By on June 17, 2019

Carrier-provided software is free shipping software that allows you to ship packages to your customers. UPS WorldShip, FedEx Ship Manager, and USPS Click and Ship are 3 examples of this software, generously provided by their respective carriers. They are extremely popular and widely used among e-commerce companies. The big draw to these programs is that […]

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USPS Postage Rate Increase Starts January 27, 2019

By on January 17, 2019

The USPS will be implementing new postage rates on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Listed below are the highlights of the 2019 USPS rate increase for customers buying postage online:   First Class Mail Letters The First Class Mail letter (1 oz.) rate for postage purchased at the Post Office is increasing by five cents to $0.55 from […]

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5 Ways USPS is Staying Competitive

By on January 7, 2019

The U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) obligations as an independent agency of the United States Federal Government has often put it at a disadvantage when competing against companies like FedEx and UPS. It developed a reputation as the more costly and way slower option for package delivery. In recent years, though, USPS has found innovative ways […]

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ShipWorks to Support New USPS Automated Package Verification Program

By on July 25, 2017

Update: This article has been edited to reflect the new launch date of August 15 for the Automated Package Verification program. Effective August 15, 2017, the USPS will be starting a new program called the Automated Package Verification program to handling underpaid and overpaid packages being delivered to U.S. addresses.  This program only applies to […]

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Holiday calendar makes shipping easier

By on November 3, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – holiday shipping season! Holiday sales are expected to increase by 3.6 percent, to $655.8 billion, this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual consumer spending survey. With that kind of money on the table, ecommerce businesses need to make sure they’ve fully prepared for a […]

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2016 USPS Rate Changes

By on January 19, 2016

The new USPS postage rates became effective on Sunday, January 17, 2016.  Below are some highlights on this rates change: – First Class Package rates had an average increase of 12.8%. – Priority Mail rates had an average increase of 9.4%. – Priority Mail Express rates had an average increase of 15.6%. – Parcel Select Non-Presort is now called Parcel Select Ground. – Priority Mail Regional Rate Box […]

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