How to Ship Domestic Parcels for Less

How to Ship Domestic Parcels for LessThe United States Postal Service offers several domestic parcel delivery services that differ in price and pricing options, shipping time, postage payment methods, etc. They include First-Class Mail (for small packages only), Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, USPS Retail Ground (for oversized packages), and Media Mail (for educational materials). Each parcel delivery type has a starting price, but it is possible to ship domestic parcels for less using special services such as PostageMaker.

Interestingly enough, the United States Post Office (predecessor of the USPS) started foreign parcel services about 25 years prior to instituting domestic services. The U.S. Post Office launched its domestic parcel post service in 1913, providing rural postal customers with package service. This greatly motivated the development of more efficient postal transportation systems.

The USPS isn’t the only parcel delivery service provider in the United States. Its major competitors are United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx that make nationwide deliveries of urgent packages. However, when shipping time is not crucial, many consumers choose the USPS due to its combination of reliability and lower shipping rates.

For example, as of September 2017, Priority Mail rates start from $6.65 and Priority Mail Express (guaranteed overnight delivery) rates start from $23.75. The exact shipping price depends on the size and weight of your package. But what if we tell you that it is possible to ship domestic parcels for less, while still using USPS parcel services?

Alongside retail rates, the United States Postal Service offers commercial rates available for businesses that qualify, as well as special discounts for partners. The PostageMaker label generation system is such partner. Due to our partnership with the USPS, we are able to offer domestic shipping rates that are 5–12% lower than USPS retail rates.

When you use PostageMaker, your package is still shipped by the USPS, but instead of bringing it to the post office, you generate a shipping label online, print it and attach it to the package. All that’s left to do is hand the package to a postman or schedule a free package pickup with the USPS. Thus, PostageMaker helps to save both time and money. Isn’t it great?

Let’s sum it up. With PostageMaker, you can create postage labels online anytime and anywhere (provided that you have a computer with internet connection and a printer) and save money on domestic shipping. Our service gives a great opportunity to pay for shipment in just a few clicks and send parcels within the United States through USPS without having to visit a post office.