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Oct 17, 2018

2019 USPS Postage Rate Changes: What Do Retailers Need to Know?

Shippo’s USPS rates are up to 89 percent cheaper than Retail rates. Want to see the latest Shippo 2024 USPS rates? You can read here

Last week, the U.S. Postal Service announced its 2019 rate change proposal. If favorably reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC)—which is highly likely—the approved changes will take effect January 27, 2019. Online retailers around the world are tuning in to see how these proposed changes will impact them. Here’s a brief overview of the 2019 USPS rate changes, including the impact on Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service, and International service levels.

2019 USPS Postage Rate Change Highlights

Some of the noteworthy changes to the USPS shipping rates include:

2019 USPS International Postage Rate Change Highlights

Our partners at Shipware provide a detailed analysis of the USPS 2019 postage rate changes. The team includes the average International rate change by service level, such as the following for Commercial rates:

The big question is: how will these changes impact your business? To look up specific price examples by weight and zone, you can view a comprehensive list of the new USPS Retail and Commercial prices here.

It’s worth noting that although the USPS is raising many of its rates, it’s still an affordable option for lightweight packages travelling to residential addresses. The USPS does not add surcharges for fuel, residential delivery, regular Saturday delivery, or holiday “peak” season delivery.

Check out our new post sharing the 2019 USPS postage rate charts and analyzing what these changes mean for your business.

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Michelle McNamara
is a Senior Marketing Manager at Shippo

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