For small businesses such as an ecommerce store, shipping can be very complicated and get expensive. Shipping prices are hard to understand and negotiating for cheaper shipping rates with carriers is not easy.
For shipments from the United States, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is likely your best bet for cheapest shipping. However, we would advises all ecommerce store owners to take the time to compare prices and select the best and cheapest shipping options for their online store.
The USPS offers different pricing tiers depending on your volume with them:
As a smaller business owner, the best way to get the cheapest shipping possible for your ecommerce store is to work with a shipping platform such as Shippo. We consolidate shipping volume across many different small businesses to negotiate discounted rates with the USPS and pass on the discounts to you. You can get discounted USPS at sign up.
With Shippo, you can tap right into USPS commercial and cubic pricing instantly upon sign up. It’s free to sign up and compare rates on Shippo. Only pay when you print a shipping label - it’s 5 cents per label plus the cost of the label itself.
With Shippo, shipping is as easy as it should be.