January 2012 USPS Rate Increases at a Glance

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USPS Shipping Discounts vs Retail rates
as of
January 2012

If you are printing your labels with postage through an online service or using the USPS Shipping Assistant with postage stamps to cover the cost (see here for help with labels: Shipping Basics), you get a discount.

Labels with postage through online services like Paypal get “Commercial Base Prices” for USPS shipments which are better than the retail chart rates you’ll see if you click this USPS Shipping Rate Charts link (the page the general public sees for rates on the website), and they get free Delivery Confirmation.

Labels printed using the downloadable USPS Shipping Assistant using stamps for postage get the regular retail rates for postage but you still get Delivery Confirmation free.

Quick Charts for First Class Package Service
(Updated for 01/12 rates)


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domestic First Class package rates


*DC = Delivery Confirmation, 85 cents when purchased at the retail level.

Please be sure to confirm all info you get online with official sources to be sure they are up-to-date & accurate. See here for First Class Retail Prices on the USPS website to easily compare them to the First Class Commercial Base Prices. See here for Priority Commercial Base Prices.

For International First Class, all 1 oz packages are the same rate and they’ve increased the rates quite a bit:


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International First Class Packages


You can also confirm those rates–as you should all info you get from unofficial sources–in this PDF download from USPS:
http://pe.usps.com/cpim/ftp/manuals/dmm300/Notice123.pdf

Need more help? Check out the Shipping Basics page, also linked to from the right sidebar of every page in gold letters.

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Not syndicated, but should be?

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So you’ve read about Syndication on Etsy, and you see that you’ve met the requirements for getting syndicated by Etsy but you still don’t see “syndication” in the sidebar of your account under the promote section?

And you’ve had one more sale after you met the requirements?

Then you need to contact admin to have your shop syndicated. While this feature is supposed to automatically enroll each seller who meets the requirements one sale *after they meet the requirements*, it doesn’t seem to be happening for many.

There are several Etsy forum threads in the bugs section about syndication–both about the glitchiness of items being uploaded & about folks who are supposed to have syndication but don’t. Admin have been very attentive in those threads so posting there is sure to get you some help.

Already syndicated? Need help seeing if you are syndicated and/or seeing all your Etsy items are showing up? See this post:

Finding Your Etsy Items in Google Shopping

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