The Postage Increase 2016 Part 4

The Postage Increase 2016 Part 4

USPS Increases for International Shipping Rates

Not only have rates gone up for Domestic shipments but a significant hike is seen for International Rates as well. These might be the largest hike this update.

Re-Think Using GSP for International Shipments

If you are using the Global Shipping Program (GSP) through eBay for international sales, congratulations! This is a wise choice and provides built in safety for international sales. If you're not using it, it's definitely time to reconsider it. With GSP you are responsible for getting the package to the domestic hub in Kentucky. From there, eBay/Pitney Bowes takes over. You only bill for the domestic leg of the shipment, eBay does the rest. There is no need to worry about an item getting lost or tied up in customs, eBay takes that worry for you. If an item is damaged in shipment, eBay takes that worry for you. No need for you to buy international insurance, eBay has you covered.

The GSP is perfect for items that are over 4 pounds (this is the cut off for first class international shipping), items that are fragile, and definitely for items that are expensive.

Below are the price charts for International First Class Shipping and for Canada Priority. For the entire rate chart for International Priority you can download it from theĀ USPS site here. On the bottom of the sheet there are tabs. You want to look at PMI Commercial Plus and PMI Commercial Base. (Sadly these appear to be the same price for both)

First Class Package International Service (Commercial Base Non-TRS)

Price Groups

Weight Not Over (Ounces) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
2 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
3 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
4 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
5 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
6 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
7 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
8 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
12 14.73 19.71 21.61 21.14 21.38 21.14 21.14 20.90 21.38
16 14.73 19.71 21.61 21.14 21.38 21.14 21.14 20.90 21.38
20 14.73 19.71 21.61 21.14 21.38 21.14 21.14 20.90 21.38
24 14.73 19.71 21.61 21.14 21.38 21.14 21.14 20.90 21.38
28 14.73 19.71 21.61 21.14 21.38 21.14 21.14 20.90 21.38
32 14.73 19.71 21.61 21.14 21.38 21.14 21.14 20.90 21.38
36 23.28 30.16 32.06 33.49 32.78 31.59 31.59 29.45 31.83
40 23.28 30.16 32.06 33.49 32.78 31.59 31.59 29.45 31.83
44 23.28 30.16 32.06 33.49 32.78 31.59 31.59 29.45 31.83
48 23.28 30.16 32.06 33.49 32.78 31.59 31.59 29.45 31.83
52 34.68 43.46 48.21 54.39 47.03 50.59 54.39 48.45 47.03
56 34.68 43.46 48.21 54.39 47.03 50.59 54.39 48.45 47.03
60 34.68 43.46 48.21 54.39 47.03 50.59 54.39 48.45 47.03
64 34.68 43.46 48.21 54.39 47.03 50.59 54.39 48.45 47.03

 

First Class Package International Service(Commercial Plus - TRS)

 

Price Groups

Weight Not Over (Ounces) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
2 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
3 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
4 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
5 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
6 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
7 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
8 9.03 11.16 13.06 12.59 12.83 12.59 12.59 12.35 12.83
12 14.73 19.71 21.61 21.14 21.38 21.14 21.14 20.90 21.38
16 14.73 19.71 21.61 21.14 21.38 21.14 21.14 20.90 21.38
20 14.73 19.71 21.61 21.14 21.38 21.14 21.14 20.90 21.38
24 14.73 19.71 21.61 21.14 21.38 21.14 21.14 20.90 21.38
28 14.73 19.71 21.61 21.14 21.38 21.14 21.14 20.90 21.38
32 14.73 19.71 21.61 21.14 21.38 21.14 21.14 20.90 21.38
36 23.28 30.16 32.06 33.49 32.78 31.59 31.59 29.45 31.83
40 23.28 30.16 32.06 33.49 32.78 31.59 31.59 29.45 31.83
44 23.28 30.16 32.06 33.49 32.78 31.59 31.59 29.45 31.83
48 23.28 30.16 32.06 33.49 32.78 31.59 31.59 29.45 31.83
52 34.68 43.46 48.21 54.39 47.03 50.59 54.39 48.45 47.03
56 34.68 43.46 48.21 54.39 47.03 50.59 54.39 48.45 47.03
60 34.68 43.46 48.21 54.39 47.03 50.59 54.39 48.45 47.03
64 34.68 43.46 48.21 54.39 47.03 50.59 54.39 48.45 47.03

 

International Priority Shipping Rates

Canada - Priority Flat Rate

Flat Rate Non-TRS (Commercial Base) TRS (Commercial Plus)
Flat Rate Envelopes 22.75 22.75
Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes 23.70 23.70
Medium Flat Rate Boxes 43.65 43.65
Large Flat Rate Boxes 56.95 56.95

This is not an error - There is only one price (online) for the Flat Rate Canada Rates.

Priority International Flat Rates

Price Groups
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Flat Rate Envelopes 28.45 29.40 31.30 30.35 32.25 30.35 31.30
Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes 29.40 30.35 32.25 31.30 33.20 31.30 32.25
Medium Flat Rate Boxes 63.60 64.55 63.20 66.45 72.15 65.50 68.35
Large Flat Rate Boxes 82.60 84.50 82.60 86.40 91.15 85.45 89.25

 

Priority Rates (Canada)
Discounted eBay Label Price

 

Weight Not Over (Lbs) 1.1 & 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8
1 30.16 31.11 33.25 34.20 35.63 36.10 36.58
2 32.59 33.63 35.86 37.00 38.43 38.90 39.47
3 35.01 36.15 38.48 39.81 41.23 41.71 42.37
4 37.43 38.67 41.09 42.61 44.03 44.51 45.27
5 39.85 41.18 43.70 45.41 46.84 47.31 48.17
6 42.28 43.70 46.41 48.21 49.64 50.21 51.06
7 44.70 46.22 49.12 51.02 52.44 53.11 53.96
8 47.12 48.74 51.82 53.82 55.24 56.00 56.86
9 49.54 51.25 54.53 56.62 58.05 58.90 59.76
10 51.97 53.77 57.24 59.42 60.85 61.80 62.65
11 54.29 56.29 59.76 62.23 63.65 64.70 65.55
12 56.62 58.81 62.27 65.03 66.45 67.59 68.73
13 58.95 61.32 64.79 67.83 69.26 70.49 71.92
14 61.28 63.84 67.31 70.63 72.06 73.39 75.10
15 63.60 66.36 69.83 73.44 74.86 76.29 78.28
16 65.93 68.88 72.34 76.24 77.66 79.18 81.46
17 68.26 71.39 74.86 79.04 80.47 82.08 84.64
18 70.59 73.91 77.38 81.84 83.27 84.98 87.83
19 72.91 76.43 79.90 84.65 86.07 87.88 91.01
20 75.24 78.95 82.41 87.45 88.87 90.77 94.19
21 77.57 81.46 84.93 90.25 91.68 93.67 97.37
22 79.90 83.98 87.45 93.05 94.48 96.57 100.56
23 82.22 86.50 89.97 95.86 97.28 99.47 103.74
24 84.27 89.02 92.48 98.66 100.08 102.36 106.92
25 86.31 91.53 95.00 101.46 102.89 105.26 110.11
26 88.35 94.05 97.52 104.17 105.69 108.35 113.29
27 90.39 96.57 100.04 106.88 108.49 111.44 116.47
28 92.44 99.09 102.55 109.58 111.29 114.52 119.65
29 94.48 101.60 105.07 112.29 114.10 117.61 122.84
30 96.52 104.12 107.59 115.00 116.90 120.70 126.02
31 98.56 106.64 110.11 117.71 119.70 123.79 129.20
32 100.61 109.16 112.62 120.41 122.50 126.87 132.38
33 102.65 111.67 115.14 123.12 125.31 129.96 135.57
34 104.69 114.19 117.66 125.83 128.11 133.05 138.75
35 106.73 116.71 120.18 128.54 130.91 136.14 141.93
36 108.78 119.23 122.69 131.24 133.71 139.22 145.11
37 110.82 121.74 125.21 133.95 136.52 142.31 148.30
38 112.86 124.26 127.73 136.66 139.32 145.40 151.48
39 114.90 126.78 130.25 139.37 142.12 148.49 154.66
40 116.95 129.30 132.76 142.07 144.92 151.57 157.84
41 118.99 131.81 135.28 144.78 147.73 154.66 161.03
42 121.03 134.33 137.80 147.49 150.53 157.75 164.21
43 123.07 136.85 140.32 150.20 153.33 160.84 167.39
44 125.12 139.37 142.83 152.90 156.13 163.92 170.57
45 127.16 141.88 145.35 155.61 158.94 167.01 173.76
46 129.20 144.40 147.87 158.32 161.74 170.10 176.94
47 131.24 146.92 150.39 161.03 164.54 173.19 180.12
48 133.29 149.44 152.90 163.73 167.34 176.27 183.30
49 135.33 151.95 155.42 166.44 170.15 179.36 186.49
50 137.37 154.47 157.94 169.15 172.95 182.45 189.67
51 139.41 156.99 160.46 171.67 175.75 185.54 192.85
52 141.46 159.51 162.97 174.18 178.55 188.62 196.03
53 143.50 162.02 165.49 176.70 181.36 191.71 199.22
54 145.54 164.54 168.01 179.22 184.16 194.80 202.40
55 147.58 167.06 170.53 181.74 186.96 197.89 205.58
56 149.63 169.58 173.04 184.25 189.76 200.97 208.76
57 151.67 172.09 175.56 186.77 192.57 204.06 211.95
58 153.71 174.61 178.08 189.29 195.37 207.15 215.13
59 155.75 177.13 180.60 191.81 198.17 210.24 218.31
60 157.80 179.65 183.11 194.32 200.97 213.32 221.49
61 159.84 182.16 185.63 196.84 203.78 216.41 224.68
62 161.88 184.68 188.15 199.36 206.58 219.50 227.86
63 163.92 187.20 190.67 201.88 209.38 222.59 231.04
64 165.97 189.72 193.18 204.39 212.18 225.67 234.22
65 168.01 192.23 195.70 206.91 214.99 228.76 237.41
66 170.05 194.75 198.22 209.43 217.79 231.85 240.59
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Understanding the 2016 Postage Increase Part 1

Understanding the 2016 Postage Increase Part 1

Rate Increases Across the Board

What does mean for an eBay Seller? It's time again to adjust your listing shipping costs. If you offer free shipping you want to be sure to adjust your price to cover the new shipping rates that go into effect on January 17.

eBay has negotiated a discount for all sellers. If you are not a Top Rated Seller (TRS) you will see Commercial Base Pricing when you print your labels through eBay. If you are a Top Rated Seller you will see Commercial Plus Pricing when you print your label. One more reason it's so important to strive to remain a TRS.

First Class Packages will all be the same rates - Commercial Plus has been moved to Commercial Base and everyone will get the same pricing. There are actually some welcome changes the first class package rates. Yes, they are in general going up, but first class will be available for packages up to 15.99 ounces for everyone. That along is a nice savings for seller and buyer.

First Class Package Rates

 

Weight

2015

2016

Change

1 ounce $2.04 $2.60 +$0.56
2 ounces $2.04 $2.60 +$0.56
3 ounces $2.04 $2.60 +$0.56
4 ounces $2.13 $2.60 +$0.47
5 ounces $2.22 $2.60 +$0.38
6 ounces $2.35 $2.60 +$0.25
7 ounces $2.53 $2.60 +$0.07
8 ounces $2.71 $2.60 -$0.11
9 ounces $2.89 $3.30 +$0.41
10 ounces $3.07 $3.35 +$0.28
11 ounces $3.25 $3.40 +$0.15
12 ounces $3.44 $3.45 +$0.01
13 ounces $3.63 $3.50 -$0.13
14 ounces $3.55
15 ounces $3.60
16 ounces $3.65

A Picture Says 1,000 Words!

I've shared this infographic from Endicia with a comparison of USPS new rates versus FedEx versus UPS. Those rates went up as well. You'll see that USPS is still a great bargain, all things considered and especially for those light weight items. If there is a positive take-away, it's that all sellers are affected equally on every platform.