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Rethink Your Shipping:

The USPS Advantage

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First-Class Mail

Periodicals

Standard Mail

Single-Piece Parcel Post

Media Mail

Bound Printed Matter

What are USPS Shipping Services?

You know these …

You might not know these

Mailing Services

Shipping Services

  • Priority Mail
  • Express Mail
  • Parcel Select
  • Parcel Return Service
  • First Class Mail International
  • Priority Mail International
  • Express Mail International
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What We Want You To Know About USPS

  • USPS is a great value in price and service
    • Free tracking
    • Free Package Pickup
    • Free packaging supplies
    • Online shipping solutions
    • Discounts for postage
    • No surcharges
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Key Customer Decision Points

  • Reliability is always No. 1
  • Convenience = ease of doing business
  • Value added features:
    • Tracking
    • Packaging
    • Electronic shipping solutions
    • Customer care
  • Price + features = value
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Surcharges Are Big Business

  • Gas prices are climbing -- so are competitors’ fuel surcharges.
  • Current fuel surcharges range from 10.5% of the package shipping cost for ground service and up to 36% of the package shipping cost for air service.
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Surcharge Summary

Surcharges

  • No fee for residential delivery
  • No fee for rural delivery
  • No fee for address corrections
  • No fee for forwarding
  • No fee for Saturday delivery
  • No fee for undeliverable mail
  • No fee for packaging supplies
  • No fee for pickup
easy payment for usps shipping
Easy Payment for USPS Shipping
  • Centralized Accounting and Payment System (CAPS)
    • EFT
  • Electronic Verification System (eVS)
    • Allows electronic manifesting and payment
  • Online postage payment
    • Click-N-Ship
    • Shipping Assistant
    • Vendors
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Free Eco-Friendly Shipping Supplies

Earned Cradle To Cradle certification

  • New packaging uses bio-friendly inks and cardboard
  • First and only firm to receive this endorsement for packaging
  • Packaging features Cradle To Cradle logo
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Flat Rate Packaging

Convenient flat rates for domestic and international shipments

  • Express Mail Flat Rate Envelope: 
    • $16.50 US
    • $23.95 Canada
    • $25.95 All other countries
  • Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope: 
    • $ 4.80 US
    • $ 9.95 Canada
    • $11.95 All other countries
  • Prices Are For Retail. Shippers Using Click-N-Ship, PC Postage Or Express Mail Corporate Accounts Will Receive A Discounted Rate
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Flat Rate Packaging (con’t)

  • Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes: 
    • $ 9.80 US
    • $23.95 Canada
    • $38.95 All other countries
  • Priority Mail New Large Flat Rate Box: 
    • $12.95 US
    • $10.95 APO/FPO
    • $29.95 Canada
    • $49.95 All other countries
  • Prices Are For Retail. Shippers Using Click-N-Ship, PC Postage Or Express Mail Corporate Accounts Will Receive A Discounted Rate
free package pick up
Free Package Pick Up

Customers request pickup at usps.com

Carriers pick up the packages while on their routes.

state of the art shipping technology
State of the Art Shipping Technology
  • Automated Package Processing System can handle 9,500 packages per hour
  • Intelligent Mail package barcode allows for improved tracking and processing
  • Leveraging scanning technology end-to-end package visibility
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Shipment Confirmation Acceptance Notice

ONE barcode

is scanned for all

packages

customer support
Customer Support
  • Our Business Service Network has been redesigned
  • Account Managers and Global Account Managers

can assist with growing your business

  • Inquiries and Claims
    • New electronic international inquiry processes
    • New domestic online claim process
    • Reduced claim-handling time
usps expedited shipping
USPS Expedited Shipping:

Express MailPriority Mail

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Overnight guaranteed delivery, free tracking, free insurance up to $100, free packaging, and flat-rate options

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2 to 3-day delivery, Delivery Confirmation, available insurance, free packaging, and flat-rate options

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2 lbs. Zone 4, overnight Competition USPS

Base rate $39.02 $24.65

Residential surcharge $ 2.30 $ 0.00

Saturday delivery $12.50 $ 0.00

Address correction $10.00 $ 0.00

Fuel surcharge $18.57 $ 0.00

Total $82.39 $24.65

Rate Comparison With Surcharges

discounts and rebates a usps first
Discounts and Rebates: A USPS First

Three percent discount for users of:

  • PC Postage
  • Express Mail Corporate Accounts
  • Online Shipping
  • Smart Meters
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Express Mail – Volume-Based Rebates

2% rebate for minimum quarterly vol. of 125 pkgs.

4.5% rebate for minimum quarterly vol. of 438 pkgs.

7% rebate for minimum quarterly vol. of 938 pkgs.

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Priority Mail Discounts

Online with usps.com’s

Click-N-Ship

with approved vendors

  • eBay
  • Stamps.com
  • Endicia
  • Pitney Bowes Inc.
online shipping solutions
Online Shipping Solutions
  • Online Discounts
  • Online Insurance
  • Online Shipping Labels:
  • Click-N-Ship
  • Shipping Assistant
  • USPS Approved Vendors
co branding and custom packaging
Co-Branding and Custom Packaging

Link your brand to the name of America’s most trusted federal agency

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For us, Saturday is a business day

  • We deliver everywhere in the U.S.
  • 52 extra delivery days
  • Express Mail Sunday and holiday delivery
    • New legal–sized overnight envelope
    • Hold For Pickup available in 31,000 locations
  • Priority Mail Open and Distribute

What else can Expedited Shipping offer?

usps ground shipping
USPS Ground Shipping:

Parcel SelectParcel Return ServiceMerchandise Return Service

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Parcel Select

  • Designed for large and medium-sized shippers
  • Three levels of entry give you three price levels
    • DBMC, DSCF or DDU (offers the lowest rate)
  • Partner with third-party logistics providers
    • FedEx
    • UPS
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Reverse Logistics Opportunities

  • Reverse logistics solutions — growing need
  • Upward trend in items that are:
    • Returned
    • Recycled
    • Repaired
    • Recalled
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Return Solutions

Key USPS advantages

Easiest and most convenient returns network

  • Collection boxes
  • Retail access – 37,000 outlets for returning packages
  • Pickup at more than 146 million addresses
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Merchandise Return Service

End-to-end service, customized to fit your needs.

Available for:

  • Priority Mail
  • Parcel Post
  • First Class Mail
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Parcel Return Service

  • Work-sharing earns discounts for you and offers an easy way for customers to return items
  • Two rate structures to retrieve returns by you or an agent
    • RBMC or RDU
  • First-mile commercial service
    • Free Package Pickup
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For us, Saturday is a business day

    • We deliver everywhere in the U.S.
    • 52 extra delivery days
  • Parcel Select Service
      • New tiered incentive pricing
      • 98% on time delivery
    • Parcel Return Service
      • New volume-based rebates

What else can Ground Shipping offer?

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International Shipping

  • Four shipping options offer great value
  • No fuel or out-of-area surcharges
  • No brokerage fees
  • Same speed, much lower price
price comparison w surcharges sending a 5 lb package to alice springs australia

$45.50

Express Mail International (5 Days)

Worldwide Priority Express 2-5 Days

$164.23

International Economy (5 Days)

$158.97

Worldwide Expedited (4-5 Days)

$170.13

Price Comparison w/SurchargesSending a 5 lb. package to Alice Springs, Australia
online shipping solutions37
Online Shipping Solutions
  • Payment
    • Automatic discounts for
      • Global Express Guaranteed®(10%),
      • Express Mail International (8%)
      • Priority Mail International (5%)
    • Accepts major credit cards
  • Online Shipping Labels:
    • Print labels and forms
      • Click-N-Ship
      • Shipping Assistant
      • USPS Approved Vendors
  • Manage shipments
    • Packaging labels with tracking numbers
    • Request a pickup
volume letter mail options
Volume Letter Mail Options

International Priority Airmail (IPA)

  • Faster, cost-effective delivery for volume mailings.
  • 3–7 business days to most locations

International Surface Air Lift (ISAL)

  • Affordable, reliable delivery for volume global mailings.
  • 7–14 business days to most locations
customized solutions
Customized Solutions
  • Customized agreements contain solutions tailored to meet your business needs.
    • Volume incentives and customized services from published IPA/ISAL prices and services
  • Incentive opportunities
    • International package incentives
    • Express Mail Corporate Account incentives
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Today’s U.S. Postal Service

  • We handle 3 billion packages annually
  • We handle 1 in 4 packages shipped in the U.S.
  • More than 400 processing plants nationwide
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More locations than any other shipper. Period.

  • 148 million delivery points
  • 37,000 Post Office locations
  • Nearly 200,000 delivery and collection vehicles
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USPS commitment to the

environment

  • New eco-friendly packaging
  • We recycle 1 million tons of material a year
  • We operate the largest alternative-fuel vehicle fleet in the country
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Value For Your Shipping Dollar…

  • We offer you high reliability with competitive pricing on our expedited services
  • Our ground solutions Offer you economical shipping and full tracking
  • Our international rates average 40-60% lower then our competitors