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Top 7 Ways to Save with the USPS

August 1, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

The hottest days of the summer are upon us and so is our list of burning hot ways the USPS® can help small businesses save big. The USPS has certain services, basic perks and even special promotions that can help your small business cut mailing and shipping costs and make this your summer of savings. Get all the discounts and tips below. 


Tip #1 Direct Mail + Email = A Great Deal

Make your summer direct mail campaign hot with the coolest tech around! Imagine if you could connect with customers both at the mailbox and in their inbox! With Informed Delivery from the USPS customers get their direct mail piece plus a digital preview of their mail via email. They then get to interact with your mailpiece online and have not one but two "mail moments". Now with over 12.8 million Informed Delivery users—the possibilities are endless. 


Tip #2 Free Boxes and Supplies

Free packaging from the USPS can be ordered online or picked up in-store. Boxes, flats or envelopes, everything you need for the beach uh, office. A good way to keep shipping costs low is to have your office stocked with flat rate boxes and boxes smaller than 1 cubic foot so that you don't get hit with dimensional weight charges. 


Tip #3 Hot Promotions and Incentives

Be sure to get the USPS promotions and incentives schedule. Six different promotions just in time for summer that can be applied to the First-Class Mail® and Marketing Mail® of businesses big and small. No matter what mail volume your business processes you will want to check out if your direct mail piece or marketing material qualifies for an additional discount. 


Tip #4 The Biggest Postage Meter Discount Ever

This one is an oldie but a goodie, don't forget to use a postage meter. Just like remembering to pack sunscreen in your beach bag, this small expense upfront saves you big time down the line as you save 9% on every letter you send. This is the largest discount given to postage meter customers ever, you'll want to take advantage while it lasts. 


Tip #5 Saving with Flat Rate Shipping

Flat rate shipping rates are trending. Priority Mail® and Priority Mail Express® flat rate boxes save you money on those heavy packages and should be your office's newest summer accessory. With flat rate boxes, you pay one low rate regardless of how heavy the package is and how far it is going. This is a great deal especially when you are shipping small, heavy items. 


Tip #6 Get Commercial Shipping Rates

Get more shipped for less and win yourself some extra vacation time with commercial shipping rates. You can save up to 40% on Priority Mail and 14% on Priority Mail Express. These are special rates given out to shippers who barcode their packages with shipping software. This gives your business tracking on your package and big-time savings whenever you ship with Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express. 


Tip #7 Shipping Saturdays

Everyone loves Saturdays, especially the USPS! Saturday shipping is available with Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express all year round, so you don't have to sweat it. Priority Mail is delivered within 1-3 business days based on how far your package is traveling and Priority Mail Express is delivered overnight, 365 days a year! 


Although mailing that invoice and shipping that parcel might seem daunting Quadient and the USPS can help make it simple. Check out the USPS website or reach out to your Quadient representative for more information or questions on how you can save even more this summer. 


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