Cheapest Carrier in 2020: 2-3 Day Shipping Rates Under 1 Pound

Note: As of October 19, 2022, ShippingEasy now offers the lowest USPSⓇ shipping rates in the industry, and the rates reflected on this page are prior to this change and may not be accurate. For more information on these new rates, check out our blog!

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.

For the current 2023 USPS rates, visit our USPS 2023 Shipping Rate Changes: Flat Rate, Priority, First Class, w/Tables blog!

Cheapest 2-3+ Day Delivery Options Under 1 lb. in 2020

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 major changes from 2019 and the rate increases in January 2020.

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.

 All Carriers Up to 1 lb. Delivery Options

Cheapest carrier shipping less than 1 pound 2020

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