USPS Offers New Pricing Incentives
Commercial shippers are now able to take advantage of new volume price incentives when shipping through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Commercial Plus pricing launched Jan. 18, with up-front price incentives for qualifying shippers using USPS overnight and 2- to 3-day expedited services. The incentives will be available for domestic Express Mail and Priority Mail users who meet established volume requirements. On average, Commercial Plus prices for Express Mail will be 14.5 percent less than USPS retail prices; Priority Mail Commercial Plus prices will average 7 percent less.
Gary Reblin, vice president of Expedited Shipping, noted customers benefit from the competitive price position of Express Mail and Priority Mail in the market, especially for packages weighing 5 pounds or less. “Even before the new incentives, Express Mail and Priority Mail services are the best values in shipping,” he said. “Commercial Plus prices are the icing on the cake.”
As an example of the savings available, Commercial Plus customers will pay $14.96 for an Express Mail Flat Rate Envelope, compared to the $17.50 retail price.
To qualify for Commercial Plus savings, customers must ship 6,000 or more pieces of Express Mail per year—about 25 pieces a day—or 100,000 or more pieces of Priority Mail per year—about 420 a day. Customers also must use a USPS-approved payment method, including an Express Mail corporate account, Endicia.com, Stamps.com, Pitney Bowes or other USPS-authorized online postage providers.
For more information, visit www.usps.com/shipping.