Smart Shipping Release 1/22/2012

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We are pleased to announce an update to Smart Shipping.  Below is a summary of the updates:

  • The buyer's requested shipping service will now appear on the Paid Orders and Ship Orders page. Expedited services will be highlighted in red.
  • The tax amount will now be displayed on packing slips.
  • The USPS pricing changes go into effect today. Here is a summary of the changes:
    • First Class Packages will now receive free Delivery Confirmation!
    • First Class Flats (1 oz.) will increase by two cents to $0.90 from $0.88. Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.20 (no change)
    • Priority Mail retail rates will increase by an average of 3.2% and will start at $5.20 (previously at $5.10)
    • Express Mail retail rates will increase by an average of 4.4% and will start at $12.95 (previously at $12.85)
    • Parcel Post rates will start at $5.20 (previously at $5.10)
    • Media Mail rates will start at $2.47 (previously at $2.41)
    • New Product! Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C is being introduced with a 25 pound maximum weight limit. Prices start at $14.44.
    • New Product! Express Mail Flat Rate Box is being introduced at $39.95 with a 70 pound maximum weight limit.
  • There have also been some changes to the inkFrog Discount Postage pricing:
    • The inkFrog Discount Postage rates will continue to match the USPS Commercial Plus pricing tier on 1 to 3 pound Priority Mail, Flat Rate products, and 0.5 to 2 pound Express Mail packages.
    • The inkFrog Discount Postage international rates will now beat the standard online rate in 100% of cases! Previously, there were certain destinations where the inkFrog Discount Postage rates were higher than the standard online rate.


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    When will parcel select be an option? The USPS discontinued parcel post on Jan 27th.

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