Sunday, January 12, 2014


It's that time of year again... USPS SHIPPING RATE INCREASES!

The new USPS shipping rates will go into effect on January 26, 2014. These rates are based on the online business rate; Etsy shipping, USPS Click N Ship and PayPal shipping. The rates are most likely the same for Ebay has it's own thing going on and I don't even bother to find their rate charts but generally their cost is less for international and the same for US domestic shipping. 

I've created a handy Excel Workbook with Spreadsheets for the 2014 rates for several popular USPS shipping service. You can download my Excel Workbook file from DropBox. The file shows the most popular USPS shipping services and has a comparison to the 2013 rates for most spreadsheets. Included are....

  • First Class Package Service (FCPS)
  • Priority Mail (PM)
  • Priority Mail Express (PME)
  • Priority Mail Regional Rate (PM Regional Rate)

  • First Class Parcel International Service (FCPIS)
  • Priority Mail International (PMI)
  • Priority Mail Express International Mail (PMEI)
This is a cropped screenshot of the Priority Mail spreadsheet.

Also found on the worksheet, but just as a blurb on each service is some information on the flat rate fees....


Flat Rate Envelopes


Legal Flat Rate Envelope

Padded Flat Rate Envelope

Small Flat Rate Box


Medium Flat Rate Boxes

Large Flat Rate Boxes

APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box 13.80


Flat Rate Envelope

Legal Flat Rate Envelope 18.11

Padded Flat Rate Envelope 18.11

Flat Rate Boxes

ZONES: Express and Priority services rates are different by zip code. You can find out which zone the destination is with this USPS zone chart link.  The left tab will give you the zones to everywhere you may want to ship by referencing the first 3 digits of every zip code compared to the first 3 digits of your own zip code. If you have the exact zip code, use the right hand tab and enter your full zip and the full zip of the destination and it will spit out what zone that is!

More useful shipping calculators... - A super quick and handy tool for looking up the 2014 rate; just change the shipping type, destination and the weight an your on your way!

USPS Postal Calculator - This is a great tool for getting the ETA as well! The default is US shipping, but you can easily select a country from the drop down box. Enter the information (DON'T select a service yet, you can compare services on the next page). Click CONTINUE. Each blue bar is a different service - they default you to the most expensive one of course :)

Did you know that you can print your shipping labels online and get the business rate? You don't even have to stand in line at the post office; just drop them in a USPS collection box! Here are a few links I use if I'm not shipping through Etsy or eBay.

Best wishes for a very profitable 2014 - Happy Shipping!

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