Since May 1st, PrettyDamnQuick merchants are getting lower rates for select shipments using USPS Priority Mail and USPS Parcel Select Ground.
New USPS Priority Mail (Weight-Based) Rates
USPS Priority Mail (weight-based) provides you with the opportunity to ship packages weighing a maximum of 70 lbs and having a total girth of 108 inches (measured by adding the length of the longest side to the distance around its thickest part). This service guarantees delivery within 1-3 business days, making it one of the quickest shipping options offered by USPS.
Although this service can handle heavy packages, the focus of the recent rate changes lies in lightweight packages traveling shorter distances.
For packages weighing up to 6 pounds, you will notice a significant reduction in price for numerous situations. These lower rates apply to even heavier parcels and longer distances in specific scenarios. To demonstrate the cost savings, let's compare the latest rates in May with the current retail rates.
New USPS Priority Mail Cubic Rates
The updated USPS shipping rates offer merchants the opportunity to achieve savings of up to 46.96% on specific shipments in comparison to retail prices. Significant cost reductions can be found across various scenarios for Priority Mail, but the greatest impact on your savings can be found in priority mail cubic rates.
With the introduction of the new rates, individuals shipping Priority Mail Cubic packages can now enjoy additional savings of up to $1.64 compared to their previous savings. Although these savings may appear modest, they can accumulate rapidly and contribute to enhancing your business's financial performance.
New USPS Parcel Select Ground Rates
USPS Parcel Select Ground is capable of accommodating parcels weighing up to 70 lbs and measuring up to 130 inches in combined length and girth. The transit duration for this service varies between 2-5 days within the continental U.S., while shipments to Hawaii or Alaska may take slightly longer.
Historically, this service level has offered favorable rates for medium-to-large parcels. Nevertheless, the recent rate adjustments have made shipping smaller packages using this service level an even more appealing choice.
Parcel Select Ground was already a discounted option through PrettyDamnQuick and now these discounts have increased by as much as 16.18%!
Best Way to Get Lower USPS Shipping Rates in 2023
To reduce your shipping expenses with USPS, the most effective approach remains unchanged: utilizing PrettyDamnQuick. By signing up for PDQ, you will instantly become eligible for discounted rates on various popular USPS services. This includes Priority Mail, Parcel Select Ground, Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail Flat Rate, First-Class Package Service, and even International Services.
Furthermore, you have the added advantage of being able to request complimentary shipping boxes from USPS, as well as schedule pickups for your orders directly from your business or fulfillment center through USPS representatives.
PrettyDamnQuick is available on the Shopify app store, with programs for small businesses and enterprises alike, starting at $95/month. Customers who use PrettyDamnQuick will automatically get access to the prime USPS shipping rates and deals.