USPS Discounted Rate Cards (Online, CPP, etc.)

Overview

USPS offers five standard rate cards. These rate cards are offered in different scenarios and outlined below. It’s important to note that ShipperHQ does not provide USPS rate cards. If you offer a certain rate card to your customers it’s important to ensure that you can actually ship at those rates. Talk to your postage provider (e.g. Endicia, Stamps.com, or Pitney Bowes) or USPS rep to determine which rate card you’re eligible to use.

Retail Pricing

What you would pay if you buy postage from a Post Office. This is the most expensive rate the USPS offers.

On your USPS carrier in ShipperHQ, you can select “Retail Rates” in the Rate Type field of the Account Settings panel to have these rates shown to your customers (of course, you can always surcharge or discount these rates at will using handling fees or carrier rules).

Online Pricing

What you would pay if you buy postage from a USPS e-reseller like Stamps.com, or Endicia. Offers discounted rates especially for USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes. Most ecommerce merchants have access to these rates as in almost all cases you’re printing postage via one of these three partners.

On your USPS carrier in ShipperHQ, you can select “Online Rates” in the Rate Type field of the Account Settings panel to have these rates shown to your customers (of course, you can always surcharge or discount these rates at will using handling fees or carrier rules).

Commercial Base Pricing (CBP)

In many cases similar to the Online rate but offers some discounts for services other than USPS Priority Mail. In ShipperHQ, you can use Online rating to return CBP pricing.

Commercial Plus Pricing (CPP)

The highest discounts USPS offers. In order to receive CPP pricing you’ll either need to sign a direct volume contract with the USPS or a contract with a USPS Reseller like Express One, Express Save, or USS Logistics. Most merchants will not use CPP pricing.

On your USPS carrier in ShipperHQ, you can select “Commercial Plus Rates” in the Rate Type field of the Account Settings panel to have these rates shown to your customers (as above, you can always surcharge or discount these rates at will using handling fees or carrier rules).

Note: There is no support for First-Class Mail Package with this pricing.