Express 1

Save Even More Money with Expanded Services from Express 1!

February 14, 2013


Express 1, a provider of discounted USPS shipping postage, has expanded their services to include even more ways to save money on shipping via USPS.

USPS is, in many cases, the cheapest way to ship your goods from your warehouse or storeroom (perhaps your garage) to your buyer, whether they’re domestic or overseas. You probably started out doing the “I’ll pack these at home and then go to the post office and stand in line to purchase my labels and get my packages on their way.” The flat rate packages were an awesome addition to the postal lineup when they were added, but like so many others, you soon got tired of standing in line day after day. So, you found ShipStation, and started doing things online. Oh, how nice it is to not have to go through that long and laborious process anymore.

Maybe that was your progression in shipping out your own products as you grew. Maybe not. The fact of the matter is, you ship via USPS. And with ShipStation, you don’t have to do all that standing in line and waiting. You get your rates, and print your labels using your own printer.

express1For those of you who signed up for, and began taking advantage of ShipStation’s free Express 1 account, you saw how awesome their rates were. Well, we’re very pleased to let you—and all of our sellers—know that Express 1 has expanded their offering to include discounted USPS rates on even more products. You can now get deep discounts on all your domestic flat rate priority packages (small, medium, or large boxes, envelope, padded envelope, it doesn’t matter), and awesome Priority and Express Mail rates on anything else, 1 – 70 lbs! If you shipped with Express 1 previously, you know that Express 1’s discounts only extended to a couple of flat rate box types, and only a few of the lower weights, so you know what a huge opportunity this is!

If you ship via Express Mail, you get discounts on those, too. Anything in a flat rate box gets discounted, and if it’s in your own packaging, you get discounts on anything from a half-pound to 10 lbs. If you’re wondering, yes, this has also been expanded (weight limit upped from 2-10 lbs. & expansion in package types), and signifies another way for you to save some cash when shipping your orders out.

But what about international? Those discounted rates are still in place, just like they always were. Which means you have a very well-rounded offering, and tons of options for shipping your orders cheaply when choosing to ship via USPS with Express 1, through ShipStation. Want some details? Here’s a full table of their new, expanded offerings:

Priority Mail Express Mail
All USPS Flat Rate Products:
Commercial Plus Pricing
  • Flat Rate Envelope
  • Legal Flat Rate Envelope
  • Padded Flat Rate Envelope
  • Small, Medium, Large Flat Rate Boxes
  • Large Flat Rate Box APO/FPO
  • Express Mail Flat Rate Envelope
  • Express Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope
  • Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope
  • Express Mail Flat Rate Box
Your Packaging*:
Commercial Plus Pricing
1 – 5 lbs
(previously 1 – 3 lbs)
0.5 – 10 lbs
(previously 0.5 – 2 lbs)
Your Packaging*:
Less than Commercial Base Pricing
6-70 lbs
Your Packaging*:
20% Less than Retail
11-70 lbs
Other Services:
Less than Commercial Base Pricing
  • Regional Rate Boxes A, B, & C
  • Cubic Service (Qualification To be Determined by Express 1)
Less than Commercial Base Pricing
Your Packaging*
0 – 70 lbs
Your Packaging*
0 – 10 lbs

* You may use either your own packaging or USPS’s free shipping boxes

At the end of the day, the new expanded product offerings from Express 1 are awesome. Now that you’ve done yourself that huge favor by using ShipStation to avoid those long post office lines and streamline your entire shipping and fulfillment process, do yourself another favor and check out Express 1. Trust me, it’s something you won’t regret.

I’m Erika, the social media & content manager for ShipStation. You’ll find me on Twitter, Facebook, and the other areas of the ShipStation world. In my free time, I love playing & streaming video games, taking pictures of my cats, and doing other—generally nerdy—things. :)