Things to know for USPS’s Jan 26th Rate Changes
We all know the term “rate changes” usually mean increases when it comes to shipping carriers. Luckily, the update coming on Monday, January 26th isn’t all bad. If you use ShipStation (since you’re reading this, hopefully you are!), there’s even some good news. :) Here are the highlights:
First Class Letter & Postcard Rate
The rate for First Class postage is increasing from $0.46 to $0.49, with additional ounces now being $0.21 instead of $0.20. However, USPS is now giving discounts to those of you who use an online postage provider, like ShipStation. Check out the rate table below:
|1 Ounce Letter||$0.46||$0.49|
1 Ounce Letter
to those eligible for delivery confirmation on the rates:
- First Class Mail International
- Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelope
- Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box
New Zone 9
A new zone was created for the Freely Associated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau, and will reduce the costs for Zone 8 packages.
Weight Limit Increase for Mexico
Packages with a Mexican destination can now be up to 70 lbs. in weight instead of 44 lbs.
For more information on the rate changes, check out Endicia’s article here.
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