Following the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) May 12 rate increases, consumers and businesses frequently using USPS for shipping can save money through authorized online postage vendors, such as Palo Alto, California-based Endicia. In response to the rate change, Endicia announced its full line of Internet postage shipping solutions will be updated and streamlined to support the new prices.
To that end, Endicia is hosting a series of educational, 30-minute webinars entitled “May 12, 2008 USPS Price Change—Endicia Makes It Easy,” led by Senior Product Specialist, Mike Colegate. Colegate explains the new discounts, USPS offerings, shipping pricing and more.
“With the webinars, Endicia is prepared to make the price change easy to understand by offering real-time answers to individual questions through chat Q&A,” he said. “Most importantly, online shippers will be armed with knowledge that is applicable to their individual situations to help them maximize the benefits of using the U.S. Postal Service and Endicia.”
The webinars are provided by Endicia free of charge, and run through May 16. To register, visit www.endicia.com/pricechange/webinars. In addition, the valuable presentation slides are available for download from Endicia’s website.
Endicia Shipping is ideal for online sellers, fulfillment providers and retailers with lightweight shipping needs, such as eBay sellers, jewelry dealers and resellers, clothing retailers and toy retailers.
According to a USPS announcement, the following highlights are important for shippers to know:
• Express Mail is switching to a zone-based pricing system, resulting in customers paying less for nearby destinations. Customers will receive a 3 percent price reduction by purchasing Express Mail online or through corporate accounts.
• In addition to the straight 3 percent discount on domestic Express Mail shipping, customers who meet certain volume requirements will also qualify for volume-based incentives.
•Priority Mail will have an average 3.5 percent savings for customers who use electronic postage or meet other requirements.