Cheapest Carrier in 2017: 2-3 Day Under 1 lb. Shipping Rates

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2-3 Day Delivery for packages under 1 lb. is unique in that nothing can beat USPS First Class™ Package service. Instead of graphing charts for different ounce classes, we’ll go over First Class Package changes and some options other than First Class just to compare how different the rates are.

Cheapest 2-3+ Day Delivery Options Under 1 lb. in 2017

If delivery time is not an important factor and your package weighs less than 1 pound, USPS First Class™ Package Service is impossible to beat, even with the changes rolling out in January 2017.

These changes represent a mixture of good and bad news for smaller online shippers, as shown in the table.

It’s important to note that while there are no delivery timeframe guarantees with First Class™, the USPS advertises it as a “1–3 day” service, so for items that qualify, First Class™ is on average as fast as the much more expensive 2-day services.

First Class Package Service 2017 Changes

USPS First Class Package Service


Here’s the detailed breakdown of all less-than-1-pound shipping options. For more detailed information on the USPS rate changes— check out this post on the ShippingEasy blog: Ready to start saving? Click the button below.

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All Carriers Up to 1 lb. Delivery Options

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This is from The eCommerce Seller’s Guide to 2017 Rate Changes from ShippingEasy:

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