The USPS is coming off a record-breaking first quarter of 2015 (their fiscal Q2) with 14.4% higher shipping volume than the same quarter last year. With the increase fueled in part by aggressively low pricing, USPS is fast becoming a shipper’s best friend.
Another major factor besides pricing for the shipping increase is USPS partnering with competitors UPS & FedEx and big ecommerce companies like Amazon. And this is happening while UPS and FedEx are raising shipping prices.
As the postal service focuses more energy and budget on shipping, businesses and consumers will see even more benefits, including:
- New package sorting systems designed to improve delivery efficiency
- Large package size residential mailboxes (being tested now)
- More same-day delivery options
- Better tracking
- Continuing favorable pricing compared to USPS competitors
Like the USPS, FP Mailing Solutions is paying more attention to the needs of business shipping. Our MailOne software gives most of our postage meters the ability to print IMPB-compliant 4”x6” shipping labels, and provide FP customers with substantial Commercial Base Pricing discounts.
MailOne directly connects to USPS systems to provide the latest pricing and discounts, as well as real-time package and mail tracking.
For small-to-midsize businesses who mix mailing envelopes and package shipping, an FP mailing system may be a perfect solution.