The US Postal Service has increased their rates again, starting yesterday, January 26, 2020.
If you’re a current customer of Fulfillrite, you need to be aware of these rate changes. But first, let’s answer a few common questions.
No. Stamps still cost $0.55. You only need one stamp to send a First Class Mail letter (not to exceed 1 oz.), and each additional ounce is $0.15 (just like last year). Postage purchased through Fulfillrite’s Client Dashboard discounted from this rate that is not available at the Post Office.
Yes. We aggressively negotiate discounted shipping rates for USPS as well as FedEx, UPS, DHL, and other carriers such as Asendia and ZoneJump. Even though the cost of postage is going up, our rates are still steeply discounted from the retail price.
First Class Package Service is only applicable to packages that weigh less than 16 oz. That is, 15.999 oz. is acceptable, but 16 oz. is not. After crossing the 16 oz. (1 lb.) threshold, packages are automatically upgraded to Priority Mail.
Yes, your access to First Class Mail International Large Envelopes/Flats will not be affected by the USPS rate increases.
In September 2019, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) agreed to allow certain countries, including the U.S., to change the international shipping rates for small packages/bulky letters being imported into host countries. While USPS International Shipping services will remain unchanged, it’s possible the rates to ship items from the U.S. to international destinations could increase starting July 1, 2020, based on the UPU agreement.
ShippingEasy has compiled an excellent in-depth guide with multiple rate tables. You can find it here.