2024 USPS Rate Changes and Service Updates

Published on January 16, 2024
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Welcome to our United States Postal Service Updates blog, your guide to the changing postal scene. Here, we’ll share the latest news and rate updates from the USPS. Dive in as we break down the 2024 updates.

January 2024 Highlights 

Effective January 21st, the USPS is implementing adjustments to its shipping rates, impacting various services and package categories. ShipStation remains committed to delivering top-notch service to its customers and is happy to announce that, through our partnership with USPS, customers can now enjoy enhanced discounts on Priority Mail® and Ground Advantage Rates™ compared to Commercial Plus rates.

Ground Advantage™

  • Ground Advantage™ under 1 pound: Up to 6.6% off
  • Ground Advantage™ over 1 pound: Up to 25.1% off
  • Ground Advantage™ Cubic: Up to 21.2% off

Just a quick reminder, Ground Advantage™ was introduced in July 2023, combining USPS Retail Ground, USPS Parcel Select Ground, and USPS First Class Package Services.

Priority Mail®

  • Priority Mail® 6-10 pounds: Up to 12% off
  • Priority Mail® Flat Rate: Up to 2.5% off
  • Priority Mail® Cubic: Up to 15.8% off

The impact of these changes depends on package details and travel distance. Always compare rates and services to find the best fit for your business.

USPS Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Label Update

Apart from shipping rates, there are crucial changes to HAZMAT labels starting January 21st. Safety measures are enhanced, featuring an oversized letter “H,” 2D barcodes, and “HAZMAT” after “USPS TRACKING #.” Shippers only need to select hazardous goods under special services when printing a label for shipments containing hazardous materials.

Unmatched Savings

Despite these changes, ShipStation continues to offer substantial savings on shipping costs, with discounts of up to 89% through its partnership with USPS and other carriers. Our goal is to streamline your shipping operations, providing discounted rates for a smooth fulfillment process.

Stay ahead in the evolving shipping landscape, make informed decisions, and navigate the 2024 USPS shipping rate adjustments with confidence. For more information please check out our help center article.

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Maria Fagerland

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