Rethink Your Shipping: The USPS Advantage
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
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
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
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.
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 • 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
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
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
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 Customers request pickup at usps.com Carriers pick up the packages while on their routes.
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
Shipment Confirmation Acceptance Notice ONE barcode is scanned for all packages
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: Express MailPriority Mail
Overnight guaranteed delivery, free tracking, free insurance up to $100, free packaging, and flat-rate options
2 to 3-day delivery, Delivery Confirmation, available insurance, free packaging, and flat-rate options
2 lbs. Zone 4, overnight Competition USPS Base rate $39.02 $24.65 Residential surcharge $ 3.05 $ 0.00 Saturday delivery $12.50 $ 0.00 Address correction $10.00 $ 0.00 Fuel surcharge $18.82 $ 0.00 Total $83.40 $24.65 Rate Comparison With Surcharges
Discounts and Rebates: A USPS First Three percent discount for users of: • PC Postage • Express Mail Corporate Accounts • Online Shipping • Smart Meters
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.
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 Discounts • Online Insurance • Online Shipping Labels: • Click-N-Ship • Shipping Assistant • USPS Approved Vendors
Co-Branding and Custom Packaging Link your brand to the name of America’s most trusted federal agency
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: Parcel SelectParcel Return ServiceMerchandise Return Service
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
Reverse Logistics Opportunities • Reverse logistics solutions — growing need • Upward trend in items that are: • Returned • Recycled • Repaired • Recalled
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
Merchandise Return Service End-to-end service, customized to fit your needs. Available for: • Priority Mail • Parcel Post • First Class Mail
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
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?
International Shipping • Four shipping options offer great value • No fuel or out-of-area surcharges • No brokerage fees • Same speed, much lower price
$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 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 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 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
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
More locations than any other shipper. Period. • 148 million delivery points • 37,000 Post Office locations • Nearly 200,000 delivery and collection vehicles
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
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