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January 2012 USPS Rate Increases
at a Glance

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USPS Shipping Discounts vs Retail rates
as of
January 2012


If you are printing your labels with postage through an online service or using the USPS Shipping Assistant with postage stamps to cover the cost (see here for help with labels: Shipping Basics), you get a discount.

Labels with postage through online services like Paypal get “Commercial Base Prices” for USPS shipments which are better than the retail chart rates you’ll see if you click this USPS Shipping Rate Charts link (the page the general public sees for rates on the website), and they get free Delivery Confirmation.

Labels printed using the downloadable USPS Shipping Assistant using stamps for postage get the regular retail rates for postage but you still get Delivery Confirmation free.


Quick Charts for First Class Package Service
(Updated for 01/12 rates)


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domestic First Class package rates


*DC = Delivery Confirmation, 85 cents when purchased at the retail level.


Please be sure to confirm all info you get online with official sources to be sure they are up-to-date & accurate. See here for First Class Retail Prices on the USPS website to easily compare them to the First Class Commercial Base Prices. See here for Priority Commercial Base Prices.

For International First Class, all 1 oz packages are the same rate and they’ve increased the rates quite a bit:


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International First Class Packages



You can also confirm those rates–as you should all info you get from unofficial sources–in this PDF download from USPS:
http://pe.usps.com/cpim/ftp/manuals/dmm300/Notice123.pdf



Need more help? Check out the Shipping Basics page, also linked to from the right sidebar of every page in gold letters.


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