U.S. sellers: don't forget the new postage rates
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:21 am 
 

I'm sure most of you already know this, but it might be a useful reminder for any U.S.-based seller who isn't aware: new postage rates, affecting all classes of U.S. mail, go into effect Sunday.

http://www.usps.com/ratecase/welcome.ht ... &page=rate

This is especially important for those of you who have taken a "never a handling fee" stance in your selling — you're going to end up costing yourself some money if you don't remember to pass on the new rates to your buyers.

FWIW, it's the first rate increase since the summer of 2002.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:50 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I'm sure most of you already know this, but it might be a useful reminder for any U.S.-based seller who isn't aware: new postage rates, affecting all classes of U.S. mail, go into effect Sunday.

http://www.usps.com/ratecase/welcome.ht ... &page=rate

This is especially important for those of you who have taken a "never a handling fee" stance in your selling — you're going to end up costing yourself some money if you don't remember to pass on the new rates to your buyers.

FWIW, it's the first rate increase since the summer of 2002.


Ugh, I have hundreds of listings to update still, all in my ebay store.  Buy something from there before Sunday and you'll probably take advantage of the lower shipping rates if I haven't updated the listing! :D

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:04 pm 
 

FYI, flat rate global priority packages seem to have gone up $.50 cents across the board. Just a warning to our international friends that most shippers will probably be charging more for international shipping (airmail and surface have likewise gone up also) or using it as another excuse to gouge our friends across the ocean.  Packages as a whole seem to have risen $.25 to $.50 cents each for your average domestic mailing.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:54 pm 
 

Some good news I just learned on my trip to the post office today.  Effective with the new U.S. postal rates on January 8th, International Airmail Parcel Post comes with automatic insurance.  The rate varies per country - for instance, the two packages I mailed to France are automatically covered for up to $74.96 in insurance. (I can't seem to find a rate table online, however   :? ).

However, the only way to prove it is to keep your receipt (and probably the copy of the White customs form that is the customers).  So, that basically means any packages over 4 lbs will have some measure of insurance on them.

Pretty cool.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:58 pm 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:Some good news I just learned on my trip to the post office today. Effective with the new U.S. postal rates on January 8th, International Airmail Parcel Post comes with automatic insurance. The rate varies per country - for instance, the two packages I mailed to France are automatically covered for up to $74.96 in insurance. (I can't seem to find a rate table online, however :? ).

However, the only way to prove it is to keep your receipt (and probably the copy of the White customs form that is the customers). So, that basically means any packages over 4 lbs will have some measure of insurance on them.

Pretty cool.


That is awesome news. ImageImage


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