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How does the USPS® define a parcel?


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Various USPS parcel packages

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What are the most common USPS® shipping services?


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What are your options to send parcels?


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Digital Solutions

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Should I use a postage meter or an online shipping application?


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Parcel Shipping Requirement

Postage Meter

FP Parcel Shipping Online

Priority Mail® Cost

Retail - full price

Commercial Plus - save up to 88%

First-Class Package Service® Cost

Retail - full price

Commercial Plus - save up to 67%

Express Mail Cost

Retail - full price

Commercial Plus - save up to 16%

Free Priority Mail Insurance

No

Yes, first $100 is free

Tracking

No

Yes, searchable tracking dashboard

Email tracking info to recipient

No

Yes

Creates all-in-one address label

No

Yes, address with postage and tracking barcode

Address correction

No

Yes, validates address before mailing

Rate shopping

No

Yes, see all available prices and dates

Compare USPS to UPS & FedEx

No

Yes, optional carrier rate comparison

Expected delivery date

No

Yes, displays expected date of delivery

Parcel Shipping Requirement

Priority Mail Cost

Postage Meter

Retail - full price

FP Parcel Shipping Online

Commercial Plus - save up to 88%

First-Class Package Cost

Postage Meter

Retail - full price

FP Parcel Shipping Online

Commercial Plus - save up to 67%

Express Mail Cost

Postage Meter

Retail - full price

FP Parcel Shipping Online

Commercial Plus - save up to 16%

Free Priority Mail Insurance

Postage Meter

No

FP Parcel Shipping Online

Yes, first $100 is free

Tracking

Postage Meter

No

FP Parcel Shipping Online

Yes, searchable tracking dashboard

Email tracking info to recipient

Postage Meter

No

FP Parcel Shipping Online

Yes

Creates all-in-one address label

Postage Meter

No

FP Parcel Shipping Online

Yes, address with postage and tracking barcode

Address correction

Postage Meter

No

FP Parcel Shipping Online

Yes, validates address before mailing

Rate shopping

Postage Meter

No

FP Parcel Shipping Online

Yes, see all available prices and dates

Compare USPS to UPS & FedEx

Postage Meter

No

FP Parcel Shipping Online

Yes, optional carrier rate comparison

Expected delivery date

Postage Meter

No

FP Parcel Shipping Online

Yes, displays expected date of delivery


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I don’t ship Priority Mail®, can I still benefit from online shipping?


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How do I add tracking to my package?


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USPS label 400 packets

USPS Label 400 Packets


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FP Parcel Shipping label with tracking

All-in-One Shipping Label with Tracking


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How does online shipping benefit my customer service?


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I have a postage meter and I also ship using UPS and FedEx. Can I integrate the process?


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Various branded parcel packages

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How are the shipping labels created if I use an FP Parcel Shipping online?


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Does FP Parcel Shipping give me the flexibility when working from home or remotely?


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Man shipping parcels while working from home

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The Perfect Product Pairing


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Learn more about FP Parcel Shipping Online

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Published at: 01/28/2022

Mark Evanoff

Mark Evanoff is the Global Head of Product Management at FP Digital Business Solutions GmbH. He has 26 years of industry experience joining FP six years ago. He enjoys travel and outdoor sports.

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