USPS Shipping Rates to Increase on January 17, 2016
The New Rates
As usual, the USPS has made it a little difficult to figure out what is actually going on. What services will see an increase in costs? Luckily, Stamps.com has compiled some charts that are extremely useful! (Note that these are for folks who are using the commercial shipping rates, not retail.)
Another excellent resource for information on the shipping rate increase (and many other topics) is ecommercebytes.com. If you are an online merchant and don't subscribe to their email newsletter, I highly suggest it. They have written a blog about the looming rate hike that has a lot of very useful information, including info on webinars, etc.
Using a third party postage service can save you money, but be sure to read the fine print. I've seen quite a few that charge higher monthly rates which can be more costly in the end if you don't ship much. Compare services and see which would be best for you and your venue.
Here's to a happy and prosperous 2016! Cheers!
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