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Shipping Carrier Discounts for USPS, FedEx, UPS, and more

Posted on February 15, 2022 by

Shipping discounts are everywhere if you know where to look. Below are some great ways to find the cheapest way to ship your packages with discounts from top carriers such as UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL, Hermes, and more. Additionally, if you want to find more shipping discounts based on services, package types, and destinations, read our blog Cheapest Way to Ship here.

As a result, many online retailers must bite the bullet and take the hit to their profit margins. We’d like to make that hit a bit smaller by sharing with you the many shipping carrier discounts available to businesses.

Before we get started, it’s important to note that every major carrier offers shipping discounts. Sometimes you can even “stack” or add the discounts together; check with each carrier to see which ones are eligible for stacking. While the discounts change from time to time, here are some current discounts that you may want to take advantage of.

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ShipStation Shipping Discounts for Small Business & Ecommerce Sellers

Even if you’re not a high-volume user, you can get discounts for businesses that consumers aren’t eligible for. Here are the special ShipStation programs by carrier and country.

United States

USPS from ShipStation Shipping Discounts

If you’re a ShipStation user, you get immediate access to a free USPS postage account as part of your subscription. As an official USPS shipping partner, ShipStation gives you access to Commercial Base Pricing that gives you deep discounts on popular services including First Class, Priority, Priority Express Mail, and international services. But let’s get into what these discounted shipping rates include savings of up to :

  • 30% off Priority Mail
  • 26% off First Class Mail Package
  • 16% off Priority Mail Express
  • 12% off Priority Mail International
  • 7% off Priority Mail Express International
  • 5% off International First Class
  • Up to 40% off USPS Package Insurance Rates

To get even more shipping discounts, sign up for ShipStation to see how simple and cheap shipping can be.

UPS Shipping Discounts Through ShipStation

UPS now offers ShipStation users discounts of up to 86% off Daily Rates. To receive these discounted UPS rates and much more, all you have to do is sign up for ShipStation. Rate highlights include:

  • Up to 55% off UPS® Ground shipments
  • Up to 69% off UPS 2nd Day Air®
  • Get discounts or waive certain surcharges, such as residential surcharges

DHL Express Worldwide Shipping Discounts (US)

ShipStation customers who choose to use DHL Express to ship packages internationally can save up to 75% on DHL Express postage. With ShipStation Carrier Services, which is a single postage purchase payment method, merchants can create a new DHL Express account, save on shipping, and use a single postage balance for shipping labels.

Canada

FedEx Canada Program Shipping Discounts (Canada)

As a ShipStation user in Canada, you are eligible for deep discount shipping rates on your FedEx shipments using the FedEx Canada program. You can save up to 45% on your FedEx shipping services and up to 40% off residential delivery surcharges.

To enroll simply visit fedex.ca, and log in if you already have a FedEx Canada account or complete the enrollment form if you do not. And of course, if you’re not yet a ShipStation user, sign up here.

To save on shipping your parcels as well as everything else, sign up for ShipStation to see how cheap shipping can be.

United Kingdom

ShipStation Carrier Services

ShipStation Carrier Services provides immediate access to our partner courier services, allowing you to print labels as soon as you activate your UK-based ShipStation account. There is no need for paperwork, prerequisites, connecting accounts with the courier, or minimum volume requirements. ShipStation Carrier Services in the United Kingdom currently includes:

Hermes Shipping Discounts (UK)

ShipStation users in the United Kingdom can take advantage of discounted Hermes rates and create labels for ParcelShop Drop Off. Pricing starts at £2.25 (excl. VAT, delivery to mainland UK) for small packages. Medium-sized parcels between 2 and 5 kg start as low as £4.59.

Parcelforce Shipping Discounts (UK)

Discounted Parcelforce rates of up to 78% off retail prices are available in ShipStation Carrier Services. Parcelforce offers domestic service and international service to 32 countries.

DPD Shipping Discounts (UK)

Competitive DPD rates for selected services are available in ShipStation Carrier Services. Domestic service within the United Kingdom and international service to 24 countries.

Wanna save even more time and money on your shipping? Sign up for ShipStation to see how simple and cheap shipping can be.

Australia

Sendle Premium Upgrade and Shipping Discounts (AU)

If you add Sendle to ShipStation, you will receive an upgrade to Sendle Premium without minimum volume requirements for 12 months from signup. That gives you an extra $1 off the standard ‘Easy’ pricing on every parcel you send.

Other Ways to Save

Pass Savings To Customers at Checkout

One way to capitalize on the affordable rates available in ShipStation is to use Checkout Rates. This exposes live rates to your customers in checkout. Fears of overcharging or undercharging can be a huge pain point for many ecommerce merchants. Luckily, ShipStation lets Shopify and BigCommerce merchants provide live-rate shipping options to their customers during checkout. These can be adjusted to include or decrease based on dollar amounts or percentages.

Using Multiple Carriers

Many online retailers choose to send shipments using multiple carriers. This way they can get the best discounts based on size, weight, shipping method and geography. Shipping software can help make this process easier. ShipStation, for example, supports all the major shipping carriers, and allows you to select a variety of shipping carriers, while also making it easy for you to create and print shipping labels, and manage your online orders all in one place. You’ll also be able to retrieve real-time rates for each carrier to make sure you’re taking advantage of the best pricing.

Want to learn more about how ShipStation can help your business save both time and money on shipping and fulfillment? Download your free copy of our comprehensive guide to efficient shipping and check out these small business success stories from some of the companies that have grown to new heights with the help of ShipStation.

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