New Standard Mail pricing implemented today, May 11th, 2009 show significant increases on flats, NFMs, and Parcels. Hardest hit are customers shipping light weight packages like CDs, DVDs, and video games.
Under last years rates, shipping a 4 ounce DVD in a bubble mailer or corrugate box via standard mail would have cost $1.11. Today that same parcel would cost $1.27. The real shocker comes when you look back a few years. That same package in 2006 cost $0.42. Today’s rate is 205% higher.
There is hope however. Conformer released the Conformer Media Mailer, capable of shipping CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, videos, and other small light weight objects as flats. Under new rates implemented today, a 4 ounce flat would cost $0.52, saving $0.75 per unit. For further details, click here and here.
The above table is an excerpt from a broad analysis of the rate increases. For a full report, send me an email.
by Bob Makofsky email@example.com