2024 USPS Shipping Rate Changes: What You Should Know

Learn about the 2024 updates to USPS shipping rates in this guide.
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February 28, 2024

As we step into 2024, a notable shift that requires our attention is the recent alteration in shipping rates by USPS.

Whether you're a small startup or an established online retailer, comprehending these adjustments is crucial for your continued growth in the e-commerce sector.

Let's dive into how these shipping rate changes from USPS will affect e-commerce businesses and what you can do to stay ahead.

A Guide to the 2024 USPS Shipping Rate Updates

The USPS announced an increase in prices for several shipping services on January 21, 2024. These changes include USPS Ground Advantage prices increasing by 5.4%, Priority Mail service prices increasing by 5.7%, and Priority Mail Express service prices increasing by 5.9%.

However, as an official partner of USPS, we're thrilled to offer you the USPS Merchant Rate, ensuring you always get the best shipping deals.

Hers is exciting news for ShipSaving users: starting January 21st, USPS is lowering its Merchant Rate prices. This means the already competitive rates you enjoy through ShipSaving will become even more affordable. Whether you use Ground Advantage or Priority Mail services, you're set to see substantial savings.

Changes on January 21st:

  • Priority Mail - You can now enjoy a reduction of up to 11.88% in rates, potentially saving you as much as $4.54 per shipment. 
  • Priority Mail Flat Rate  - All services under Priority Mail Flat Rate are getting cheaper than your current rate.
  • Ground Advantage  - For packages weighing under 1 lb, there's a slight average increase of 5.4%. For heavier packages (1 lb - 20 lb), where we’re seeing an overall decrease for shipments to the farthest distances, price reduced by up to $2.1 per package.

Below is a table detailing the percentage discounts ShipSaving users can enjoy compared to previous shipping rates.

With ShipSaving, you can experience up to a 25.09% lower rate than our previous USPS shipping discounts. We're committed to making your shipping experience efficient and cost-effective!

How ShipSaving Can Help

Navigating shipping rate changes can be complex, and ShipSaving is designed to simplify this process. 

Our platform offers real-time rate comparisons, ensuring you always choose the most cost-effective and efficient shipping options. Here’s how we can assist:

  • Discounted Rates: Access lower rates to offset industry-wide increases.
  • Cost-Efficient Choices: Identify the most affordable shipping options in real time.
  • Efficiency Optimization: Streamline your shipping processes to reduce costs in the face of rate increases.

ShipSaving will continue to provide lower shipping costs and assist you in adapting to these rate increases while maintaining your competitive edge in the market.

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January 17, 2024
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