Save Over $3 Per Package With Regional Rate Boxes

July 17th, 2015 Comments off

With Dimensional (DIM) Weight being applied for all UPS and FedEx Ground packages, USPS Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes provide a cost effective option to ship products across the U.S.  The USPS provides three different types of Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes:  Box A with a weight limit of 15 lbs., Box B with a weight limit of 20 lbs. and Box C with a weight limit of 25 lbs.

The Benefits of Regional Rate Boxes

There are many advantages to using USPS Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes:

No DIM Weight: DIM Weight does not apply to Regional Rate Boxes.  That means you need not worry about the dimensions of the Regional Rate box you choose.  As long as your item is below the weight limit for the Regional Rate Box you choose, you simply need to find the rate that applies to your shipping zone. 

Listed below is the 2015 USPS Commercial Base (online postage) pricing for Regional Rate Boxes.  An additional $0.75 fee applies if you purchase Regional Rate postage at the Post Office.

RR Pricing

Low Costs Nationwide: Regional Rate Boxes provide a cost effective alternative to using Regular Priority Mail or Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes.  With dimensions almost similar to that of a Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium Box, Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A can save you up to $3.55 per package.  When shipping multiple packages every day, these savings can really add up!  See a cost savings example below – USPS Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A provides the lowest cost option to ship a 3 lb. package from Los Angeles to New York (Zone 8 shipment).

Regional Rates 599

No Cost To Purchase Regional Rate Boxes: The USPS provides Regional Rate Boxes for free and you do not need to pay anything extra to use any of these boxes for your shipments.  Pick up your free Regional Rate boxes at the Post Office or visit usps.com to order them online.

Shipping Regional Rate Boxes With Stamps.com

Stamps.com customers can easily print Priority Mail Regional Rate shipping labels.  Once the destination address is inputted, Stamps.com automatically determines the correct zone-based pricing for your package by instantly accessing the USPS database, preventing you from ever overpaying or underpaying the shipping fee.

You can even order your free Regional Rate Boxes from within Stamps.com.  Simply log in to your Stamps.com account, click on “Store” and click on “Free USPS Supplies.”  The USPS will send the free Priority Mail Regional Rate boxes right to your door!

Free! Priority Mail Rate Guide: A Cheat Sheet to Low Shipping Costs

June 21st, 2011 Comments off
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Example of Priority Mail Rate Guide

As your most cost-effective mail carrier, the USPS® offers special pricing for Priority Mail shipping including regular Priority Mail, Priority Mail Flat Rate and the new Priority Mail Regional Rate boxes. Determining which type of Priority Mail box to use can be complicated because the price varies greatly depending on the weight and destination of the package as well as type of box.

Are you getting confused? If so, you’re not alone. Many shippers are finding it difficult to compare Priority Mail rates and to find factual information that helps to simplify matters, until now.

FREE! Download the Priority Mail Rate Guide

Introducing the Stamps.com Priority Mail Rate Guide
To simplify everything for shippers, Stamps.com created a downloadable Priority Mail Rate Guide. It provides pricing for each Priority Mail box type, and within an easy-to-use table are Priority Mail boxes listed in order from lowest price to highest price. There are many benefits to using the guide, including:

  • Find the cheapest Priority Mail rate — The greatest benefit of the guide is that it can be used to identify the most cost-effective option for Priority Mail. The guide does all the work for you! Sending a 4 lb. package of clothes from Los Angeles to Florida?  By using the guide, you can identify the cheapest option and save up to $5.25, as shown in the following table:

4 lb. Package of Clothing – From California to Florida

Priority Mail Type: Cost:
Priority Mail Regional Rate – Box A $9.37
Priority Mail Flat Rate – Medium Box $10.50
Priority Mail Flat Rate – Large Box $14.20
Priority Mail Regional Rate – Box B $14.62
Priority Mail (regular) $14.62
  • Avoid the myths about Priority Mail — The guide helps to identify facts about Priority Mail. For example, many shippers think Priority Mail Flat Rate is always the cheapest option based on TV commercials featuring the tagline “If it fits, it ships.” Using the chart will show that regular Priority Mail or Regional Rates are often much cheaper options.

PRIORITY MAIL TIP: For a 1 lb. package, regular Priority Mail beats out all other options except the Priority Mail Small Flat Rate box, which is very limited in size.

  • Find low-cost Priority Mail Regional Rates for nationwide shipping — Many shippers also think that Regional Rate boxes are only for local shipments in the same region because “Regional” appears in the name. Using the guide will show that Regional Rate boxes are cost-effective for nationwide shipments too.

PRIORITY MAIL TIP: Excluding the Small Flat Rate Box, Regional Rate Box A is the lowest cost option for ALL zones for packages weighing between 2 lbs. and 15 lbs.

  • Find the best Priority Mail Flat Rate for heavy packages — If you are shipping heavy packages, there is no cheaper option than Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes. Using the guide demonstrates this as well.

PRIORITY MAIL TIP: Shipping packages that weigh 20 lbs. or more? Use Priority Mail Flat Rate. You pay the same low flat rate cost whether it weighs 1 lb. or 70 lbs. and cost efficiencies start at 20 lbs.

Download the Priority Mail Rate Guide for personal use and easy referencing now. Stamps.com believes that shipping should be simple, so be sure to take advantage of Priority Mail Rate Comparison Guide!

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