Monday, January 28, 2013

Shipping Rate Increases

As we all know, the USPS has been struggling for many years. Due to tremendous debt, competition from other shippers, increased fuel prices and the use of the Internet for sending information; the United States Postal Service has increased rates for most services and destinations. However, even with some substantial increases, USPS remains an efficient and economical way to ship our products to you both domestically and internationally.


Although the increase in domestic rates is moderate (5%-10%), international rates will go up significantly (50%-90%) with Canada being one of the highest.



Here are the new effective rates:



Domestic (USA):

 First Class will change from $2.75 to $3.00  

(this package can ship up to 3 stamp sets)

Flat Rate Envelope will change from $5.00 to $5.50    



Canada:

First Class 8 oz. $4.00 (this is a new option and can ship up to 3 stamp sets)

First Class 1 lb. $6.00 (this is a new option and can ship up to 6 stamp sets)

Flat Rate Envelope will go from $12.95 to $19.95  

(this package can ship up to 10 stamp sets)

               

International:

First Class 8 oz. $8.50 (this is a new option and can ship up to 3 stamp sets)

First Class 1 lb. $12.00 (this is a new option and can ship up to 6 stamp sets)

Flat Rate Envelope will change from $16.95 to $23.95 (this package can ship up to 10 stamp sets)



We will continue to shop for the best shipping rates and on occasion may use FedEx, DHL or UPS. These shippers may be used for large retail web orders or large wholesale orders.



We are having these new shipping methods added to the website, but for now please choose the available shipping option shown, and we will edit and credit your order to the lower shipping amounts as shown above. 



We want to thank all our customers for your patronage, patience and understanding during these challenging times. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.



Blessings,
 

1 comment:

Toby Crane said...

Thanks for sharing this information. I appreciate being able to learn about the shipping near Ontario, because they have done such a good job. Keep up the great work!