03-18-2009, 10:14 AM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Total Cats: 125
USPS flat rate small box = $5 shipping
In case you didn't know- the USPS now has a small flat rate box with a flat $5 shipping fee. I know I've shipped my share of stuff in the larger $10 box that would fit in this box.
The US Post Office is coming out with a new Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box that will have the same rate as the Flat Rate Envelope on January 18, 2009. The dimensions are 8 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ x 1 5/8″ which is perfect for small items about the size of a video tape. Here is the best part—It is only $4.95 retail regardless of weight or destination!
* No residential extra fee
* No fuel surcharge
* No Delivery Area Surcharge
* No Extended Delivery Area Surcharge
You can send this box anywhere within the United States for this one flat fee.
And, if you process your label online or use PC Postage, your cost is only $4.80 and you get Delivery Confirmation for free. That is a savings of $.80 or 16%.
Did I mention that the box was free? Customers can begin to order it at usps.com around January 10 in packs of 10 and 25, up to a maximum of 200.