New 2017 shipping rates are now LIVE! Make sure you’re getting the LOWEST rates with our Guide. Get 2017 Guide

eCommerce Seller’s Guide to 2016 Shipping Rate Changes

Important Note: This is the guide for 2016 rate changes and is currently outdated. We are keeping the guide up on our site if you want to check past rates and rate changes from 2015 > 2016.

For the most recent guide, please go to The eCommerce Seller’s Guide to 2017 Shipping Rate Changes page.

To continue downloading the 2016 rate guide, fill out the form on the right to download.

View Table of Contents

2016_Shipping_Rate_Changes

Get the Guide

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: 1
  • Summary of 2016 Rate Changes 2
  • What these changes mean for you 3
  • What carrier should I use? 4
  • For overnight delivery 5
  • For 2-3 day delivery 6
  • 2-3 day packages that weigh less than 1 pound 7
  • 2-3 day packages that weigh more than 1 pound 8
  • For more than 3 day delivery 9
  • Case studies: before | after the 2016 rate changes 10
  • Beauty & Cosmetics 11
  • Clothing & Apparel 12
  • Food & Beverage 13
  • Automotive Parts 14
  • How ShippingEasy can help 15
  • Appendix 16
  • Assumptions 19