Case Study: Online Specialty Foods Shipping 2018
This case study is derived from three small online grocers that ship high volumes of relatively dense packages, often requiring special packaging (e.g. for liquids or perishables requiring cold packs). For these sellers, USPS is generally the best option.
Let’s look at the shipping services they will be using in 2018.
Now we can take a look at some common order examples from our grocers and see how the 2018 shipping rate increases impact how they ship:
We can see that while the prices will increase across the board, using flat rate and regional boxes will be cheaper for some packages going into 2018. USPS continues to be the most cost-effective option when shipping these goods.