USPS Delivery Service Suspension to China

January 28th, 2022 Comments off

The U.S. Postal Service has TEMPORARILY suspended Priority Mail International delivery to China as of Friday, January 28, 2022 due to transportation issues.

If your Priority Mail International parcel is already in transit, the USPS will transport the parcel to China and delivery is expected to be delayed. For packages entering the mail stream after January 28, 2022, the USPS will endorse the item as “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender,” returning the parcel to the sender. The USPS will provide a full refund of the shipping costs paid when service to the country of destination is suspended.

Alternate Delivery Options to China
If you have a shipment you need to send to China during this suspension period, we recommend the following options:

UPS International Shipping: Get discounted rates up to 86% off with no peak surcharge

GlobalPost International Standard: Get door-to-door tracking capabilities to over 200 countries

What is GlobalPost International Standard?
GlobalPost International Standard uses a network of postal carriers which provides a similar service to First Class Package International Service at a lower rate. If you don’t see GlobalPost International Standard as an option in your Stamps.com shipping software, contact Customer Care at 1-888-434-0055 (open Monday to Friday, 6 am to 6 pm PT) to request access to GlobalPost carrier services.

USPS Delivery Suspended to Hong Kong

January 19th, 2022 Comments off

The U.S. Postal Service has TEMPORARILY suspended mail and parcel delivery to Hong Kong due to transportation issues with widespread cancellations and restrictions throughout the Hong Kong territory. Delivery service was suspended starting on Friday, January 14, 2022.

The USPS mailing and shipping disruption includes the following services:

If your parcel is already in transit, either the USPS or Hongkong Post will endorse the item as “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender” and then place the package in the mail stream for return. The USPS will provide a full refund of the shipping costs paid when service to the country of destination is suspended.

Alternate Delivery Options to Hong Kong
If you have a shipment you need to send to Hong Kong during this suspension period, we recommend the following options:

What is GlobalPost International Standard?
GlobalPost International Standard uses a network of postal carriers which provides a similar service to First Class Package International Service at a lower rate. If you don’t see GlobalPost International Standard as an option in your Stamps.com shipping software, contact Customer Care at 1-888-434-0055 (open Monday to Friday, 6 am to 6 pm PT) to request access to GlobalPost carrier services.

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Summary of 2022 USPS Rate Increase – International Shipping

December 29th, 2021 Comments off

The U.S. Postal Service provides multiple shipping services for international parcel delivery, shipping to more than 180 countries. Depending on the service you choose, delivery times vary from 3 days for expedited services to over 20 days for economical options. The USPS also offers flat rate options for Priority Mail Express International and Priority Mail International delivery.

Similar to domestic services, USPS international shipping services will see a postage rate increase starting on Sunday, January 9, 2022. The analysis below highlights the 2022 USPS rate increase for INTERNATIONAL shipping:

First Class Package International Service

First Class Package International Service is the USPS’ most affordable international service for the delivery of small packages. The maximum weight for this mail class is four pounds, and delivery time can be up to 20 days depending on delivery location.

  • First Class Package International Service rates have increased by an average of 4.2%.
  • Purchasing First Class Package International Service online using Stamps.com offers a 5% discount compared to rates at the Post Office.
  • In 2022, lower weight packages are seeing a higher average rate increase:
    a) Up to 1 lb. = 4.0% average rate increase
    b) Up to 2 lbs. = 4.0% average rate increase
    c) Up to 3 lbs. = 2.7% average rate increase
    d) Up to 4 lbs. = 1.5% average rate increase
  • France (Country Group 15) and Germany (Country Group 16) are seeing significantly higher rate increases compared to other countries for packages weighing 8 ounces or less. France and Germany are seeing a 11.3% increases, which is a minimum increase of $1.56. The United Kingdom (Country Group 20) is seeing a 9.8% increase, with a minimum increase of $1.52 for packages weighing 8 ounces or less.

First Class Package International Service - Canada (Group 1)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Weight20222021Increase
1 lb. / 16 oz.$21.00$20.19$0.81
2 lbs. / 32 oz.$21.00$20.19$0.81
3 lbs. / 48 oz.$31.97$31.35$0.62
4 lbs. / 64 oz.$43.13$42.51$0.62

First Class Package International Service - UK (Group 20)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Weight20222021Increase
1 lb. / 16 oz.$25.79$24.70$1.09
2 lbs. / 32 oz$25.79$24.70$1.09
3 lbs. / 48 oz.$40.14$39.43$0.71
4 lbs. / 64 oz.$54.96$54.15$0.81

First Class Package International Service - Australia (Group 12)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Weight20222021Increase
1 lb. / 16 oz.$29.36$28.26$1.10
2 lbs. / 32 oz$29.36$28.26$1.10
3 lbs. / 48 oz.$46.50$45.60$0.90
4 lbs. / 64 oz.$63.89$62.94$0.95

Priority Mail International

Priority Mail International is a cost-effective service that delivers mailpieces and packages weighing up to 70 pounds. This mail class offers international delivery in 6-10 days.

  • Priority Mail International rates have increased by an average of 3.7%.
  • Purchasing Priority Mail International online using Stamps.com offers a 5% discount compared to rates at the Post Office.
  • Priority Mail International rates are increasing significantly, with a minimum increase of $1.76 (1 lb., Country Group 2) up to $19.52 (70 lbs., Country Group 8).
  • Priority Mail International Flat Rate Products are increasing, with the Flat Rate Envelope increasing by a minimum of $1.31 (Country Group 2) to the Large Flat Rate Box increasing by $4.37 (Country Group 7).
  • Canada: Shipping Zones 1.1 and 1.2 are seeing rates increase significantly with a minimum increase of $1.75 (1 lb.) to a maximum of $10.70 (66 lbs.).
  • Canada: Zones 1.5 through 1.8 are all seeing a reduction in shipping rates. The decrease ranges from $0.77 (Zone 1.4, 1 lb.) to $51.66 cheaper (Zone 1.8, 66 lbs.).
  • Canada: Shipping Zone 1.3 is mixed, with some weights seeing a reduction $0.04 (Zone 1.3, 7 lbs.) to an increase of $0.63 (Zone 1.3, 57 lbs.).

Priority Mail International - Canada (Group 1)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Weight (lbs.)20222021Increase
1$37.47$35.72$1.75
2$40.46$38.57$1.89
3$43.40$41.37$2.03
4$46.34$44.18$2.16
5$48.81$46.98$1.83
6$51.72$49.78$1.94
7$54.63$52.58$2.05
8$58.15$55.43$2.72
9$61.09$58.24$2.85
10$64.03$61.04$2.99

Priority Mail International - UK (Group 20)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Weight (lbs.)20222021Increase
1$57.00$54.86$2.14
2$63.08$60.71$2.37
3$67.17$64.65$2.52
4$71.25$68.59$2.66
5$76.62$73.72$2.90
6$80.70$77.66$3.04
7$84.74$81.56$3.18
8$88.83$85.50$3.33
9$92.91$89.44$3.47
10$97.04$93.39$3.65

Priority Mail International - Australia (Group 12)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Weight (lbs.)20222021Increase
1$54.96$52.92$2.04
2$60.61$58.33$2.28
3$66.22$63.75$2.47
4$71.87$69.16$2.71
5$77.47$74.58$2.89
6$83.13$79.99$3.14
7$88.68$85.36$3.32
8$94.34$90.77$3.57
9$99.94$96.19$3.75
10$105.55$101.60$3.95

Priority Mail Express International

Priority Mail Express International offers date-specific delivery and a money-back guarantee when shipping to select countries, with delivery in 3-5 days. The maximum allowable package weight for Priority Mail Express International is 70 pounds.

  • Priority Mail Express International rates will increase by an average of 3.2% in 2022.
  • Purchasing Priority Mail Express International online using Stamps.com offers a 5% discount compared to rates at the Post Office.
  • In 2022, the rate increase is impacting lower weight packages more than higher weight packages. Packages weighing 1 to 5 lbs. are seeing an average rate increase of 4.9%. Packages weighing 51 to 55 lbs. are seeing an average rate increase of 4.2%.
  • Priority Mail Express International increases range from $2.10 at (0.5 lbs., Country Group 1) to $22.60 (66 lbs., Country Group 14).

Global Express Guaranteed

Global Express Guaranteed is the USPS’ fastest international service. This service offers date-specific delivery in one to three business days to over 190 countries. FedEx manages transportation and delivery.

  • Global Express Guaranteed rates will increase by an average of 2.3% in 2022.
  • Purchasing Global Express Guaranteed online using Stamps.com offers a 5% discount compared to rates at the Post Office.
  • Global Express Guaranteed rates will not be increasing for parcels weighing up to 2 lbs., except for Country Group 4 (Africa, Eastern Europe).
  • Country Group 4 (Africa, Eastern Europe) is seeing a big rate increase for all weights, with prices increasing from $5.04 (half pound) to $90.58 (70 lbs.).

Stamps.com Will Automatically Update to the New USPS International Rates on January 9, 2022

Stamps.com will automatically update all USPS international shipping rates inside the software and web-based version (Stamps.com Online) on Sunday, January 9, 2022. If you are a Stamps.com customer, no additional actions are needed and you will AUTOMATICALLY see the 2022 USPS rates in the platform.

Details of the 2022 USPS Postage Rate Increase

December 16th, 2021 Comments off

The U.S. Postal Service has announced new postage rates to be implemented on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Listed below are the highlights of the proposed 2022 USPS postage rate increase for customers buying postage online for DOMESTIC services.

First Class Mail Letters

INCREASE PER MAILPIECE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Mailpiece WeightJan 2022Aug 2021Increase
Letters - 1 oz.$0.58$0.58No Change
Letters - Additional Ounces$0.20$0.20No Change
Metered Mail Letters (Stamps.com Rate) - 1 oz.$0.53$0.53No Change
Metered Mail Letters (Stamps.com Rate) - Additional Ounces$0.20$0.20No Change
Flat/Large Envelope - 1 oz.$1.16$1.16No Change
Flat/Large Envelope - Additional Ounces$0.20$0.20No Change
Postcards$0.40$0.40No Change

Since there was a postage rate increase in August 2021, the USPS will NOT be increasing First Class Mail letter prices in January 2022. However, starting in July 2022, the USPS will be increasing First Class Mail letter prices two times per year.

2022 First Class Mail Letter Rate Increase Highlights:

  • There is NO rate increase for First Class Mail letters, large envelopes or postcards in January 2022.
  • The next First Class Mail postage rate increase is scheduled for July 2022.
  • The Metered Mail rate discount for online postage will continue to be $0.05 cents.
  • NEW: Starting in January 2023, Mailing Services will have scheduled postage rate increase occurring two times per year – in January and in July.

Priority Mail Express (Commercial Base Pricing)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Weight
(lbs.)
Zones
1 & 2
Zone
3
Zone
4
Zone
5
Zone
6
Zone
7
Zone
8
Zone
9
0.5$0.75$0.75$0.80$1.35$1.55$1.75$1.95$2.75
1$0.75$0.80$0.95$1.60$1.85$2.05$2.30$3.25
2$0.80$0.95$1.10$1.80$2.15$2.40$2.65$3.70
3$0.80$1.00$1.25$2.10$2.40$2.70$2.95$4.20
4$0.85$1.15$1.40$2.30$2.70$3.05$3.30$4.65
5$0.85$1.20$1.55$2.55$3.00$3.35$3.65$5.15

Overall, prices for Priority Mail Express will increase by 4.3% (Commercial Base). A 1 lb. package going to Zone 8 using Priority Mail Express will increase $2.30, costing $42.15 in 2022 compared to $39.85 (does not include holiday surcharge) in 2021.

2022 Priority Mail Express Rate Increase Highlights:

  • Rate increases for Zone 8 are increasing significantly.  A 1 lb. package traveling to Zone 8 is increasing by $2.30 (5.8%), and a 10 lb. package traveling to Zone 8 is increasing by $5.45 (5.8%).
  • Rates for packages weighing 5 lbs. or more traveling to Zone 5 or higher are increasing by at least $2.55 (4.9%).
  • The maximum discount for Commercial Base based pricing compared to Post Office (Retail) prices is 16% (same as 2021).
  • NEW – STARTING APRIL 2022:  There will be a $1.50 fee for packages that are greater than one cubic foot or have a box length greater than 22 inches if the customer did not provide dimensions or provided inaccurate dimensions inside the online postage provider (e.g. Stamps.com).
  • NEW – STARTING APRIL 2022: There will be a new “nonstandard fee” for packages that must be sorted manually by the USPS when the dimensions of the package exceed sortation requirements. Rates will be adjusted based on box dimensions. Packages with length over 22 inches will have a $4.00 surcharge, packages with length over 30 inches will have $15.00 surcharge and packages over 2 cubic feet will have a $15.00 surcharge.

Priority Mail Express Flat Rate (Commercial Base Pricing)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Mailpiece20222021Increase
Flat Rate Envelope$23.50$22.75$0.75
Legal Flat Rate Envelope$23.75$22.95$0.80
Padded Flat Rate Envelope$23.95$23.25$0.70

Shipping rates for Priority Mail Express Flat Rate products will increase in 2022.

2022 Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Increase Highlights:

  • Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelope will increase $0.75 to $23.50 from $22.50.
  • Priority Mail Express Legal Flat Rate Envelope will increase $0.80 to $23.75 from $22.95.
  • Priority Mail Express Padded Flat Rate Envelope will increase $0.70 to $23.95 from $23.25.

Priority Mail (Commercial Base Pricing)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Weight
(lbs.)
Zones
1 & 2
Zone
3
Zone
4
Zone
5
Zone
6
Zone
7
Zone
8
Zone
9
1$0.21$0.22$0.23$0.24$0.25$0.64$0.88$2.14
2$0.23$0.24$0.25$0.27$0.52$0.61$0.97$3.27
3$0.24$0.25$0.26$0.29$0.64$0.93$1.29$4.44
4$0.24$0.26$0.28$1.11$0.74$1.25$1.81$5.34
5$0.25$0.26$0.29$1.01$0.16$1.52$2.05$6.22

Priority Mail will see an average increase of 2.7% (Commercial Base). A 1 lb. package going to Zone 8 using Priority Mail will increase $0.88 cents, costing $9.68 in 2022 compared to $8.80 (does not include holiday surcharge) in 2021.

2022 Priority Mail Rate Increase Highlights:

  • Packages traveling to Zone 8 are increasing by at least $0.88 for all weights.
  • Packages weighing 8 lbs. or more traveling to Zones 5 through 8 are decreasing significantly. As an example, a 20 lb. package traveling to Zone 8 is decreasing by $12.37 in 2022.
  • Packages weighing 11 to 24 lbs. traveling to Zones 1&2 through 8 are decreasing between $0.40 (10 lbs., Zone 1&2) to $12.37 (20 lbs., Zone 8). 
  • Rate increases for Zone 9 (U.S. territories) are increasing by 15%.
  • The maximum Priority Mail Commercial Base discount compared to Post Office (Retail) prices is 30% (down from 40% in 2021).
  • NEW – STARTING APRIL 2022:  There will be a $1.50 fee for packages that are greater than one cubic foot or have a box length greater than 22 inches if the customer did not provide dimensions or provided inaccurate dimensions inside the online postage provider (e.g. Stamps.com).
  • NEW – STARTING APRIL 2022:   There will be a new “nonstandard fee” for packages that must be sorted manually by the USPS when the dimensions of the package exceed sortation requirements. Rates will be adjusted based on box dimensions. Packages with length over 22 inches will have a $4.00 surcharge, packages with length over 30 inches will have $15.00 surcharge and packages over 2 cubic feet will have a $15.00 surcharge.

Priority Mail Flat Rate (Commercial Base Pricing)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Mailpiece20222021Increase
Flat Rate Envelope$7.75$7.40$0.35
Legal Flat Rate Envelope$8.05$7.70$0.35
Padded Flat Rate Envelope$8.45$8.00$0.45
Small Flat Rate Box$8.25$7.90$0.35
Medium Flat Rate Box$14.25$13.75$0.50
Large Flat Rate Box$19.20$19.30($0.10)
APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box$17.70$17.80($0.10)

Shipping rates for Priority Mail Flat Rate products will increase in 2022. The Priority Mail Flat Rate Padded Envelope will increase $0.45 to $8.45 in 2022 compared to $8.00 (does not include holiday surcharge) in 2021. Rates for the Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box will increase $0.50 to $14.25 from $13.75 currently. Rates for the Large Flat Rate Box will decrease by $0.10, to $19.20 from $19.30 (does not include holiday surcharge) in 2021.

2022 Priority Mail Flat Rate Increase Highlights:

  • Priority Mail Small Flat Rate boxes are increasing only $0.35 (3.0%).
  • Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box is decreasing by $0.10 (-1.0%).

Priority Mail Regional Rate (Commercial Base Pricing)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Box
Type
Zones
1 & 2
Zone
3
Zone
4
Zone
5
Zone
6
Zone
7
Zone
8
Zone
9
A$0.55$0.54$0.54$0.54$0.66$0.69$0.90$3.00
B$0.65$0.73$0.56$0.11($0.89)($0.51)($0.39)$1.04

Rates for Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes will be increasing for all shipping Zones for Box A in 2022. A 5 lb. package going to Zone 8 using the Regional Rate Box A will increase by $0.90 to $13.54 in 2022 compared to $12.64 (does not include holiday surcharge) in 2021.  Regional Rate Box A is priced at a 2 lb. regular Priority Mail rate, yet can contain products that weigh up to 15 lbs.

2022 Priority Mail Regional Rate Increase Highlights:

  • Regional Rate Box A is seeing price increases ranging from $0.54 to $3.00.
  • Regional Rate Box B is seeing price increases ranging from a decrease of $0.89 to an increase of $1.04.
  • Regional Rate Box A Zone 8 is increasing the highest value at $0.90 (7.1%).
  • Zone 8 is seeing the highest increase at $0.90 (7.1%) for Regional Rate Box A.
  • Rate increases in Zone 9 (U.S. territories) are increasing by $3.00 (12.8%) for Box A and $1.04 for Box B.

First Class Package Service (Commercial Base Pricing)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Mailpiece WeightZones
1 & 2
Zone
3
Zone
4
Zone
5
Zone
6
Zone
7
Zone
8
Zone
9
1 ounce$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.37$0.37$0.37
2 ounces$0.36$0.36$0.360.36$0.36$0.37$0.37$0.37
3 ounces$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.37$0.37$0.37
4 ounces$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.36$0.37$0.37$0.37
5 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
6 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
7 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
8 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
9 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
10 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
11 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
12 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
13 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
14 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
15 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30
15.999 ounces$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30$0.30

Overall rates for First Class Package Service will increase by 7.4%. A 15.999 ounce package for First Class Package Service traveling to Zone 8 will increase $0.30 to $6.28 in 2022 from $5.98 (does not include holiday surcharge) in 2021.

2022 First Class Package Service Rate Increase Highlights:

  • First Class Package Service is seeing rate increases range from $0.37 (11.0%) to $0.30 (5.0%).
  • First Class Package Service is seeing higher rate increases in lower weights – the increase is as high as $0.36 (12.0%) packages that weigh 1 to 4 ounces.
  • The maximum First Class Package Service Commercial Base discount compared to Post Office (Retail) prices is 26% (down from 28% in 2021).

Parcel Select Ground (Commercial Base Pricing)

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Weight
(lbs.)
Zones
1 & 2
Zone
3
Zone
4
Zone
5
Zone
6
Zone
7
Zone
8
Zone
9
1$0.21$0.22$0.23$0.24$0.25$0.64$0.88$0.88
2($0.31)($0.12)($0.09)($0.33)($0.21)($0.05)$0.06$0.06
3($0.41)($0.36)($0.33)($0.49)($0.61)($1.37)($2.80)($2.80)
4($0.41)($0.35)($0.31)$0.03($2.20)($3.14)($4.39)($4.39)
5($0.40)($0.24)($0.37)($1.04)($3.51)($5.00)($6.58)($6.58)
6($0.40)$0.08$0.01($1.70)($5.72)($7.87)($10.13)($10.13)
7($0.23)($0.41)$0.11($3.38)($7.24)($9.82)($12.05)($12.05)
8($0.15)($0.34)($0.35)($4.57)($8.86)($11.91)($15.02)($15.02)
9($0.26)($0.30)($0.28)($5.67)($10.56)($13.53)($17.70)($17.70)
10($0.21)($0.24)($0.21)($6.87)($12.17)($15.41)($19.44)($19.44)

Overall rates for Parcel Select Ground will decrease by 12.1% in 2022. A 3 lb. package going to Zone 8 will decrease by $2.80 to $12.25 in 2022 from $15.05 in 2021.

2022 Parcel Select Ground Rate Increase Highlights:

  • Parcel Select Ground 1 lb. prices are increasing between $0.21 (3.0%) in Zone 1&2 and $0.88 (10.8%) in Zone 8.
  • Packages weighing between 3 lbs. and 25 lbs. in all Zones are seeing prices decrease in 2022, with the discounts ranging from $0.21 (10 lb. Zone 4) to $33.52 (20 lb. Zone 8).
  • For packages weighing between 26 lbs. to 70 lbs. traveling to all eight shipping Zones, the rate increase is a flat 5%.
  • NEW – STARTING APRIL 2022:  There will be a $1.50 fee for packages that are greater than one cubic foot or have a box length greater than 22 inches if the customer did not provide dimensions or provided inaccurate dimensions inside the online postage provider (e.g. Stamps.com).
  • NEW – STARTING APRIL 2022:   There will be a new “nonstandard fee” for packages that must be sorted manually by the USPS when the dimensions of the package exceed sortation requirements. Rates will be adjusted based on box dimensions. Packages with length over 22 inches will have a $4.00 surcharge, packages with length over 30 inches will have $15.00 surcharge and packages over 2 cubic feet will have a $15.00 surcharge.
  • NEW SERVICE:  USPS Connect Local is a new delivery service being introduced under Parcel Select.  The service will allow local small businesses to deliver products same-day or next-day if the address is served by their local delivery unit.  Sunday delivery will be available for an additional fee.  To use USPS Connect Local, you must have a valid customer agreement with the USPS.

Media Mail

INCREASE PER PACKAGE - 2022 Rates vs. 2021 Rates
Weight
(lbs.)
20222021Increase
1$3.19$2.89$0.30
2$3.82$3.45$0.37
3$4.45$4.01$0.44
4$5.08$4.57$0.51
5$5.71$5.13$0.58
6$6.34$5.69$0.65
7$6.97$6.25$0.72
8$7.60$6.81$0.79
9$8.23$7.37$0.86
10$8.86$7.93$0.93

Media Mail rates will increase by an average of 12.1% in 2022. A 1 lb. package traveling to Zone 8 will increase $0.30 cents to $3.19 in 2022 compared to $2.89 in 2021.

2022 Media Mail Rate Increase Highlights:

  • Heavier packages are seeing higher rate increases.  While 1 lb. rates are going up by $0.30 (10.4%), a 70 lb. package is increasing by $5.13 (12.4%) and a 70 lb. package is increasing by $5.13 (12.4%).

Stamps.com Will Automatically Update to the New USPS Rates on January 9, 2022

Stamps.com will automatically update all USPS rates inside the software and web-based version (Stamps.com Online) on Sunday, January 9, 2022. If you are a Stamps.com customer, no additional actions are needed and you will AUTOMATICALLY see the 2022 USPS rates in the platform.

From Ugly Christmas Sweaters to Bomb Snickerdoodles – UPS has you Covered

December 7th, 2021 Comments off

They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year – Stamps.com and UPS are here to make that winter holiday dream happen.

We’ve all been there! You found the best ugly Christmas sweater that has about 1,000 little bells. Or you absolutely have to ship your famous gingerbread cookies to your college roommate. The holidays are a time to reflect, give, and share. We’re here to make that a reality.

So what advice can Stamps.com and UPS give you during this holiday season to make sure your obnoxiously knitted reindeer pullover or those cookies that can’t possible contain that much butter get to your friends and loved ones?

Here’s some tips and tricks for all those with the holiday spirit:

Cookies

Whether it’s cookies to grandma or expanding your already amazing bakery, Stamps.com and UPS are here to support all your baked good dreams.

The Best Way to Ship Cookies Is Fast

As with any perishable, speed is of the essence when it comes to shipping cookies. With up to 65% off consider using UPS Next Day Air® so you can get your cookies delivered as fast and as fresh as possible.

Share the Cookie Love

If you’re still unsure about how to ship cookies, here’s a quick recap:

  1. Select cookies that will travel well. Shipping cookies that are easily breakable or heavy on filling might not be the best idea.
  2. Do not ship cookies warm. Give your cookies time to cool to room temperature before packing them.
  3. Wrap each cookie in plastic. For extra security, double wrap cookies in pairs.
  4. Remember to use plenty of cushioning material beneath and around the cookies to keep them secure in your container.
  5. Select an express shipping option to get your cookies delivered right on time.

Christmas Sweaters

Honestly, we’re here for it! Give us your hideous sequined Santa or your worst interpretation of what a reindeer can be. Ship us all the bells, the glitter, and pom-poms. Our tricks for your festive gear:

  • Fold the sweater, laying it flat and smooth on a clean, dry surface. Place the sweater front side down and fold the sides into the middle. Then fold the length of the sweater in three, so the front of the sweater sits on top.
  • For new sweater, slip into a plastic bag and slide the package into a poly mailer, a secure and lightweight choice of packaging for small items of clothing.
  • If you’re sending multiple sweaters, it is advised to use a box. Ensure the box is not much larger than the sweaters, to avoid sliding in transit. Stack the sweaters neatly on top of one another.
  • If the sweaters are new, consider placing each one in an individual plastic bag. Cushion around the sweater with bubble wrap to steady them inside the box.
  • If there are special accessories on the sweater (bells, pom-poms, etc.), considering cushioning them individually.

From Stamps.com and UPS, we wish you a happy Holiday season! Keep your holidays merry and bright. Ship with UPS using the UPS® Digital Access Program and rest assured you will have incredibly low prices and no Peak Surcharges this holiday season.

In addition to deep discounts of up to 50% off on UPS® Ground shipments, up to 66% for UPS 2nd Day Air® service, up to 65% for UPS Next Day Air® service and up to 76% off on International services, UPS has announced that it will not apply Peak Surcharge to sellers on Stamps.com.

How to Add UPS Shipping to Your Stamps.com Account
Adding UPS Shipping to your Stamps.com account couldn’t be easier. Go to “Settings” in your Stamps.com account, select “Add a Carrier” and select “UPS.” Once you activate your account, you’ll be ready to ship and take advantage of all the benefits of UPS through Stamps.com.

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