USPS Package Rates effective January 18th 2009

Window Book releases Postal Package Partner with new USPS Domestic Rates effective January 18th 2009

Cambridge, MA, December 23, 2008

Window Book releases Postal Package Partner with new January 18th 2009 USPS domestic rates including the new Commercial Plus rates for Express Mail and Priority Mail. 

Effective January 18, 2009 pricing for shipping services will change for Express Mail, Priority Mail, Parcel Select, Parcel Return Service and some international products.  For domestic service, it offers new competitive Commercial Plus pricing for high-volume Express Mail and Priority Mail users with upfront discounts.   Express Mail is about 14.5% lower than retail prices and 7% lower than retail prices for Priority Mail.  

This Commercial Plus pricing is available to existing Priority Mail permit imprint customers who have shipped more than 100,000 pieces in the previous year (approx. 400/packages per day) or shipped more than 600 PMOD containers (Priority Mail Open & Distribute) in the previous year.  Express Mail Commercial pricing is available to manifest customers who shipped more than 6,000 pieces in the previous year.

Since May 2008, USPS has already made available discounted rates for businesses that send parcels through the U.S. Postal Service.  Many businesses have not taken advantage of these rates because they did not know about them or did not have the software to utilize those rates.

Be sure you are already getting your Commercial discounts and rates with the USPS and you are ready for the new rates effective January 18th 2009.

Prior to May 12, 2008 regardless of your package volume or how you paid for your postage USPS customers paid the same per piece (retail) price, as you and I. Now you can only use a postal permit or PC Postage to receive volume pricing and volume rebate incentives.  http://www.windowbook.com/Products/SoftwareforShipping.aspx [Postal Package Partner] is a shipping and manifesting software which prints shipping labels, uses permits to process postage, and transmits electronic files to the USPS.  All of Window Book’s Postal Package Partner (PPP) manifest customers qualify for the new lower Commercial Plus rates.

“In this tough economy when postal customers are looking to save money and reduce expenses, we are pleased to help shippers benefit from lower competitive prices which are offered by the Postal Service today and next year with Commercial Plus pricing structure,” said Jeffery Peoples, Window Book’s CEO.