The eCommerce Seller’s Guide to 2017 Rate Changes | ShippingEasy

The eCommerce Seller’s Guide to 2017 Rate Changes

All the major carriers—the United States Postal Service (USPS), FedEx, and UPS—rolled out price increases for 2017; regardless of which carrier(s) or service(s) you use, these changes will affect you.

Download the guide now, it’s the only resource you’ll need to:

  • Understand and compare the changes across all major carriers: We will provide a side-by-side comparison of the changes and guidance on how to interpret them for your business.
  • Find the most cost-effective carrier for a given set of shipping parameters: Through a set of easy to use tables, you will be able to quickly determine what carrier provides the best pricing for a package based on its weight, destination zone, and delivery time (e.g. overnight, 2-3 day, and greater than 3-day), and whether there are alternative services (e.g. USPS First-Class Mail®, USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate® or USPS Priority Mail Regional Rate® boxes) that may be even more cost effective.
  • See how the changes impact real-world eCommerce businesses: We’ve analyzed proprietary, anonymous ShippingEasy data now to calculate the impact of the planned rate increases for specific shipping situations—and how the impact can be mitigated by looking at alternative carriers and/or services.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction: 1
  • Summary of 2017 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
  • For packages under one pound 7
  • For more than 3 day delivery 9
  • Case studies: before | after the 2017 rate changes 10
  • Beauty & Cosmetics 11
  • Clothing & Apparel 12
  • Outdoor Equipment 13
  • Specialty Tools 14
  • Automotive parts 15
  • How ShippingEasy can help 16
  • Appendix 17
  • Assumptions 28