POSTAGE

 I hate to break it to you but, the U.S. Postage rates went up.  Not too badly for domestic packages, but International rates almost doubled. That is not good.  I shipped a package, one of the giveaways, today... to Ireland. It weighed 4.6 oz. and cost me $12.55 for First Class Int'l.  That's crazy! Nothing we can do about it but we have to be informed so that when shopping, buyers aren't totally SHOCKED. So I figured a blog post informing you all as to the rate changes, would be helpful!

 

Attention Etsy Sellers! 

I used this blog, and USPS Shipping Calculator to obtain my new shipping rates. Below you will see some flat rates listed but for International packages and Domestic packages, use the link for the calculator. You can also find the new rates at the USPS Prices page.

 It is a good idea to also inform your own buyers by clearing stating that the rates have risen, either in your individual listings, or in your shop announcement. Keep your buyers informed!

USPS Flat Rates


Old Rate New Rate
First Class Mail 0.44 0.46
Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope 4.90 5.05
Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope 5.10 5.25
Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope 5.10 5.70
Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box 10.85 11.30
Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box 14.65 15.30
Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelope
(Canada)
12.95 19.95
Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelope
(Other countries)
16.95 23.95
Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Box
(Canada)
12.95 19.95
Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Box
(Other countries)
16.95 23.95
Priority Mail International Medium Flat Rate Box
(Canada)
32.95 40.95
Priority Mail International Medium Flat Rate Box
(Other countries)
47.95 59.95
Priority Mail International Large Flat Rate Box
(Canada)
39.95 53.95
Priority Mail International Large Flat Rate Box
(Other countries)
60.95 77.95
Express Mail Flat Rate Envelope 17.75 18.11
Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope 17.75 18.11