Monday, June 1, 2015

2015 Shipping Rate Changes and Updates for US Postal Service and Canada Post



Did you know?

US Postal Service

Canada Post

In January 2015 Canada Post changed shipping rates and some service offerings while the USPS made their changes in late May, 2015.

Details and rate comparison charts for services available through Etsy Shipping Labels for USPS and Canada Post are shown below. Because Etsy receives discounts for sellers on most mail classes, the rates you see may be lower than those you experience at retail post office counters.
You can see more information on the rate changes as well as some helpful tips and tools in the following Seller Handbook articles: US Postal Service and Canada Post.

US Postal Service

The 2015 rate changes to USPS mail classes will be effective as of May 31, 2015.

These changes will be reflected on all listings using calculated shipping, in our Price Your Postage tool, and in any shipping labels purchased through Etsy Shipping Labels as of that date.
Sellers who purchase USPS Shipping Labels on Etsy should expect to see an average increase of 5.1% for domestic First Class shipping while domestic Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express rates will remain unchanged. International mail classes will have rates increased by an average of 6.4%.
Priority Mail International packages going to Canada will have prices based on one of the 8 postal zones that depend on the origin of shipment to Canada.
If you currently purchase USPS Shipping Labels on Etsy, the rate comparison chart below will help you understand the rate increases. You may want to use it to better prepare your shop and your listings for these changes.






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