Automatically Updated with New USPS Rates

January 23rd, 2012 Comments off

With the 2012 USPS rate increase, all postage printed on or after January 22, 2012 will reflect the new rates. No action is required of customers. mailing and shipping solutions are designed to reflect up-to-date USPS pricing and will transition to the new rates in real time, enabling customers to print postage without any service disruptions. Software Customers

  • Software will automatically reflect the new rates. No action is required.
  • To utilize the new 2012 USPS products such as the Express Mail Flat Rate Box or the Regional Rate Box C, Software customers will need to upgrade to Version 9.5Download Version 9.5 for FREE!
  • If shipping Media Mail and/or Parcel Post, Software customers will need to upgrade to Version 9.5 in order to incorporate the new Intelligent Mail Package Barcode. Download Version 9.5 for FREE! Online Customers

  • Online will automatically reflect the new rates. No action is required.
  • Online will automatically incorporate the new 2012 USPS products. No action is required.

 New 2012 USPS Products

  • Express Mail Flat Rate Box — It’s priced at $39.95 and can be used for overnight delivery anywhere in the country for one price regardless of weight (up to 70 lbs).

Express Mail Flat Rate Boxes come in 2 versions – top loading and side loading. Both boxes hold up to 70 pounds.


  • Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C — It’s the U.S. Postal Service’s largest and deepest box at 15” x 12” x 12” and can hold up to 25 lbs.

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C is 15″ x 12″ x 12″ and holds up to 25 pounds


  • First Class Package Service (formerly known as First Class Mail Parcels) — This mail class will now include the Intelligent Mail Package Barcode to provide FREE Delivery Confirmation.

Free Delivery Confirmation is now included with First Class Package Service


 New 2012 USPS Commercial Base (Online Postage) Rates

Mail Class

2012 Price

2011 Price

First Class Letters – 1 oz.



First Class Letters – Additional Ounces



First Class Flat/Large Envelope – 1 oz.



First Class Flat/Large Envelope – Additional Ounces






Express Mail – 0.5 lb.

$12.85 & up

$12.96 & up

Priority Mail – 1 lb.

$4.90 & up

$4.80 & up

First Class Package Service – 1 lb.



Media Mail – 1 lb.



Parcel Post – 1 lb.

$5.20 & up

$5.10 & up

Global Express Guaranteed – 0.5 lb.

$44.00 & up

$35.50 & up

Express Mail International – 0.5 lb.

$26.91 & up

$24.79 & up

Priority Mail International – 1 lb.

$22.09 & up

$20.19 & up

First Class Mail International –  1 lb.

$5.75 & up

$5.58 & up Video – New Features of Version 9.0

December 30th, 2011 Comments off

We’re pleased to introduce a video highlighting the new features of Version 9.0. The software offers new time-saving tools to help e-commerce shippers maximize their mailing, shipping and much more.

The video focuses on four key features of Version 9.0 that consist of: Version 9.0 is free to download at

Categories: How To Videos, Software Updates Tags: Video – New Features of Version 8.9

July 20th, 2011 Comments off

With the release of Version 8.9, we’ve put together a highlight video showcasing the new features that have been added to our USPS shipping software.

The video focuses on three specific time and money-saving tools including: Version 8.9 is free to download for new and existing customers at

Regional Rate Boxes & APO/FPO Customs Forms Now Available

July 13th, 2011 Comments off is pleased to announce the launch of Version 8.9 — a free upgrade for customers! Here are some of the key new features included:

#1 Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes now has  the ability to print shipping labels for Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A and Box B. Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes are a great way for package shippers to lower their costs.  While the name implies short distances, Regional Rate Boxes are actually a great bargain for shipping packages nationwide.

Pricing for Regional Rate Boxes is “zone-based”  – the actual shipping cost will depend on the distance the package is traveling from its origin to the delivery address.   The USPS has established eight total shipping zones throughout the U.S.

blog_regional-rates automatically determines the correct zone-based pricing for your package.   Once the delivery address is inputted and the Regional Rate Box option has been selected, the software will provide the appropriate Priority Mail postage cost  for Regional Rate Box A or Box B.

#2 APO/FPO Customs Form Support now offers the ability to electronically complete and print U.S. Customs Forms when printing postage for all applicable military addresses (APO/FPO) and U.S. Territories.


This process is completely automated — once a military or U.S. Territory address has been inputted into the address field, will automatically detect the APO/FPO address and will provide a Customs Form to complete in the interface. Note: This form only supports Priority Mail at this time for APO/FPO addresses.  Also, the “Plain Paper (letter) – 2976A – 3 sheets per label” must be chosen as the Printed On source for the Customs Form to print correctly.

#3 Avery 5160 and Avery 5164 Labels Support now supports the ability to print postage onto Avery 5160 and 5164 labels. These are the two most popular labels Avery sells and small businesses will now be able to easily print postage for envelopes.

Using the “Envelopes” tab in the navigation, Customers can now print postage on one label and delivery address on a separate Avery 5160 label using their regular ink jet or laser printer.


Avery 5160 Label

For the Avery 5164 label, customers will be able to print postage and delivery address on one single label using their regular ink-jet or laser printer.


Avery 5164 Label

#4 Customized Promo Message in Shipment Notification Emails now gives customers the ability to customize a default promo message in your shipment notification emails.   The promo text can be used for up-selling or cross-selling your products and will be highlighted with a blue background in the footer of your shipment notification email.  Ideas for promo messages include back-to-school promotions, product closeouts or your company special events.

To update your promo message, go to “My Account” and click on “Ship Notification Email.”


Important! You must download Version 8.9 in order to use these great new features.   Download Version 8.9 today at – it’s free for existing customers! Video – Highlights of Version 8.8 Shipping Features

March 23rd, 2011 Comments off

With the launch of Version 8.8, we’ve put together a video highlighting the new shipping features that have been added to the software.

This video focuses on three key communication tools that have been added for ecommerce sellers, including Order Detail Visibility, Packing Slips and Customizable Shipment Notification Emails. Version 8.8 is free to download at

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