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Are there services cheaper than flat rate?

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Discovering the ins and outs of saving money with shipping can sometimes be a tedious process. In general, when it comes to savings, flat rate shipments are usually some of the strongest in terms of economic savings.

Flat rate:

Flat rate usually offers the best price for light to medium weight shipments and is a great deal for zones 5-9. The flat rate boxes come with a moderate amount of insurance and are the same price regardless of what you’re shipping within the parameters of the flat rate box you select.

First class-under 13oz:

First class postage, under 13 ounces is often cheaper than flat rate boxes. Packages over 13 ounces are considered priority mail. The obvious drawback is that you are limited by weight of how much you can send. ShippingEasy has a super useful weight tool to help you quickly determine if your shipments qualify for this service. This is a great option for sending documents, art, small articles of cloth, and jewelry. Learn more.

Regional Rate:

Regional rates can be a good option if what you need to send is heavier or bulkier than what you would normally be able to send in flat rate boxes. You'll see the best rates for shipments traveling short distances (typically zones 1-4), but the savings can be substantial! Learn more.

Priority Mail:

This is a great option to pursue depending on the distance traveled and the weight of your packages being sent. It’s best to consult the priority mail chart to determine which is going to give you the best deal in terms of savings. Also, be sure to take accurate measurements before you send your packages to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible. Find out how to save your package dimension with ShippingEasy so you only have to measure once! Learn more about Priority Mail.

Parcel Select:

If money is more of a concern than arrival time for your packages, you can opt to use Parcel Select. This is the least expensive USPS shipping options-as well as the slowest. However, as all packages are shipped via ground, they won't be subject to more jostling and handling. Domestic delivery averages between 2-8 days. Learn more about Parcel Select.

Media Mail:

A specialized option for inexpensive shipping aims to help educators send materials. Media mail is available only to educational business and is a closely regulated service. Packages cannot contain advertising, computer drives, digital drives or video games of any kind. Learn more about Media Mail.

These are some of your best avenues to pursue if you are looking for the most economical option. Use the links provided to compare specific prices. Remember to always check the most up to date prices as they may be subject to change. Online shipping services like ShippingEasy's Flat Rate Green help you save even more!

 

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