Let’s look at some real-world shipping scenarios derived from ShippingEasy customer data (with all identifying characteristics removed) to examine the kinds of shipping methods used for actual shipments, versus what method would make sense given the rate changes coming in 2019.
Our electronics shipping case study is derived from a pair of online electronics retailers that ship a broad range of package sizes and
weights. For these sellers, USPS is generally the best option.
E-commerce Case Study: Electronics Shipping
Let’s look at the shipping services they will be using in 2019 and see how the 2019 shipping rate increases impact how they ship:
We can see that while the shipping costs when continuing to use the same USPS service will increase in 2019, there are many opportunities to save significantly. When replacing FedEx Overnight shipping with USPS Priority Mail, as well as USPS First Class Package service when the weight is less than 15.999 oz., these retailers can still hit the target delivery date while reducing costs.