Cubic pricing simplifies shipping charges, because anything that fits in the box—up to 20 pounds—will ship for the same price, just depending on the Zone.
Here are our tips for choosing the best shipping price to charge your customers.
If you want your customers to cover the exact cost of shipping, you’ll need to set up rules in your checkout flow to show the proper rate based on the Zone. See here for a USPS domestic zone chart.
If you’d like to charge a fixed rate, here are your options.*
* These rates do not include Zone 9, the Zone reserved for shipping to U.S. territories. These rates are strictly for the contiguous U.S., Hawaii, and Alaska.
Any items small enough to fit in the USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate or Regional Rate packaging are also small enough to qualify for Cubic pricing.
We did the math to determine when you should use your own packaging (and ship Priority Mail Cubic) and when you should grab a Flat or Regional Rate box.
Here are the USPS-branded boxes that fit your Cubic Tier and when you should use them.
USPS Priority Mail Cubic is instantly available to all Shippo customers at signup—no volume threshold required.
We promise you’ll always be shown the best rates during your label creation flow, including USPS Priority Mail Cubic, if your box qualifies. Make sure to select Enter Custom Dimensions or choose a qualifying Package Template when entering package details.
Cubic prices will be listed as USPS Priority Mail. Once you print your label, you’ll see Cubic in the top right corner of your label under the postage box:
To access Soft Pack pricing, select Carrier Provided Parcels* in the Package section. Scroll through the drop down and select Soft Pack. Enter the package details and the Cubic rate will load as USPS Priority Mail.
*Note: you must use your own envelope or poly mailer to qualify. Do not use a USPS-branded package.
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