I am here in Orlando at the National Conference on Operations & Fulfillment (NCOF). This event is focused on helping catalog, online, and multichannel operations cut costs and improve their operations.
I had the opportunity to speak with Vivian Li, Product Manager at Endicia, and she shared in this video, some ways that small business shippers can save on postage by simply processing their postage online. (My company, RedRoller, partners with Endicia to provide PC Postage to our customers).
Parcel shippers that process postage online qualify for lower rates from the United States Post Office.
- Free Delivery Confirmation on Priority Mail—a savings of $.65 compared to going to the Post Office.
- Delivery Confirmation is only $0.18 for First-Class Mail parcels, Media Mail, Parcel Post, Bound Printed Matter, and Library Mail, a savings of $0.57 per package.
- Signature Confirmation for $1.75 saving $0.35 per package.
On May 12, the new changes in the USPS rate structure will provide different rates for retail and commercial shippers. Commercial shippers will save an average of 3.5% on Priority Mail, 3% on Express Mail, and up to 10% on international mail. See my post, USPS Rate Change Includes New Discounts: Do You Qualify?