Shipping Discounts for USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL Express, and more

Published on November 8, 2023
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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 Express, and more.

Many online retailers bite the bullet on shipping rates 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. Even if you’re not a high-volume ShipStation user, you can get discounts for businesses that consumers aren’t eligible for.

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U.S. Shipping Discounts

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USPS Discounts From ShipStation

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 Pricing that gives you a deep USPS shipping discount on popular services including USPS First Class Mail®, USPS PriorityMail®, USPS Priority Mail Express®, and USPS International services. But let’s get into what these discounted shipping rates include savings of up to:

  • Up to 89% off USPS retail prices
  • USPS Priority Mail Express® – Save up to 17% off Post Office rates on all Priority Mail Express® shipments.
  • USPS Priority Mail® – Save up to 35% off Post Office rates on all Priority Mail shipments, depending on weight and distance.
  • USPS First Class Mail® Package Service – Save up to 26% off Post Office rates on all First Class Parcels.
  • USPS International Shipping – Save up to 5% on Priority Mail International® shipments, up to 8% for Priority Mail Express International® and up to 5% on First Class Package International Service.

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

Shipping Discounts for UPS on ShipStation

ShipStation users can now receive a UPS discount of up to 82% off Daily Rates. To receive these discounted UPS rates and much more, all you have to do is sign up for ShipStation. Here are a few UPS discount shipping options:

  • Up to 77% off UPS® Ground shipments
  • Up to 73% off UPS 2nd Day Air®
  • Up to 82% off UPS International® services
  • Get discounts or waive certain surcharges, such as residential surcharges
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DHL Express Shipping Discounts

ShipStation users can save up to 81% on DHL Express international shipping. Plus, it’s easy to calculate rates, generate shipment labels and create paperless Customs documentation for your global orders. Additional benefits include Shipment Value Protection and the ability to give your customers control of their shipments with DHL On Demand Delivery.

Learn how ShipStation user Harmony Harvest Gets Ship Done.

Canadian Shipping Discounts

Canadian shipping discounts

UPS Canada

Save up to 68% on label fees over retail rates when you use UPS on ShipStation through carrier services.


ShipStation merchants save up to 45% on Canpar services. This includes both Ground, Select, and Express options for both domestic and international services.

Canada Post

ShipStation users can access discounted shipping rates for Canada Post. With us, you can view real-time Canada Post rates to get the most up-to-the-minute savings when bulk-printing labels.

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

United Kingdom Shipping Discounts

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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:

Evri Shipping Discounts (UK)

ShipStation users in the United Kingdom can take advantage of discounted Evri 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.

Australian Shipping Discounts

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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.

Shipping with 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.

ShipStation Can Help You Save on Shipping and Fulfillment

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.

Written by

James Messer

James Messer is a copywriter specializing in shipping, logistics, and ecommerce.

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