Priority Mail International: New Shipping Zones For Canada
On Sunday, May 31 2015, the USPS introduced zone-based pricing for Priority Mail International packages being shipped to Canada. Previously, shipping rates for each country were based on package weight alone. However, with the new change, distance has also become a factor in determining the shipping rate for Priority Mail International packages being routed to Canada.
How does Priority Mail International for Canada Work?
Depending on the origin zip code of the package, your shipment is assigned one of 7 pricing zones, that are numbered between 1.1 and 1.8. This pricing zone along with the weight of your package determines the shipping rate.
Prior to the 2015 USPS Rate Increase, the shipping rate only depended on the weight of your package. As of May 31, 2015, the shipping zone is also considered in determining the shipping rate of your package. The table below shows 2015 Commercial Base (Online Postage) rates for Priority Mail International packages weighing up to 5 lbs. that are being shipped to Canada.
With Priority Mail International, you can send shipments of up to 66lbs. to Canada.
Stamps.com Customers Must Upgrade to Version 13.0
In order to print online postage (Commercial Base rates) for Priority Mail International shipments to Canada, Stamps.com customers must upgrade to Version 13.0 or use Stamps.com Online.