Friday, April 1, 2011
Be Sure You Get Your Discounts for Post Office Shipping
How many packages do you need to ship each day to qualify for discounts with Post Office shipping? Hundreds? Thousands? The answer is one! That’s it. When you use on-line/Internet postage, you get discounts starting with your very first domestic or international shipment using these services. For domestic shipping, save up to 13% off of retail rates on Priority Mail shipments and 5% off of retail Express Mail® rates, depending on the package weight and distance shipped. For International shipping, you save 5% on Priority Mail International shipments and 8% on Express Mail International. Along with these savings comes the convenience of a shipping label with postage already printed directly on the label. When the label is printed, you are done! What could be easier?
How can these discounts help your company? Spending less is its own reward and helps right off with better profits and more sales. When your company carefully controls shipping costs, you can establish flat-rate or even free shipping offers. Studies prove the right shipping price strategy attracts customers and decreases abandoned shopping carts, which increase your company's sales. The “trick” is making it easy to use on-line postage so you get the discounts but still get your packages out the door quickly. That’s where a shipping system like our CPS shipping software can help. CPS lets you use your existing data to make the actual shipping process very fast, plus CPS can automatically determine the best way for you to ship, so you use the Post Office when it’s the best deal, or another carrier if that’s better for you.
Use the Post Office in combination with your other package carriers to intelligently create a competitive advantage for your company to make more sales and save on shipping, too. With their offer of several "flat-rate" services, no extra charge for rural or residential delivery, plus package tracking through Delivery Confirmation, the Post Office can play a significant part in a company's shipping strategy. We definitely see Post Office services becoming more and more popular with our CPS users.
If your current shipping system cannot ship with Internet postage now, ask about adding it. If it's just not available for your current system, our CPS(TM) multiple carrier shipping software includes this capability, using Endicia.com, in every package. CPS can solve the problem of using Internet postage, and the solution can win sales. For more information about CPS, visit www.HarveySoft.com.
Posted by Harvey Software Inc. at 8:00 AM