Building on the simplicity of flat-rate shipping and the value of Forever postage, USPS has announced a shipping option that lets customers lock in future postage increases at current prices when using select Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging.
â€œPrepaid Forever Priority Mail Flat Rate packagingâ€ is a ground-breaking approach to shipping, designed to make it easier to do business with the Postal Service and address the core strategy of increasing the USPS share of the package market. Available for online ordering at usps.com, Prepaid Forever Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging is the only prepaid packaging option currently available in the domestic shipping market.
â€œWith Forever postage on Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging, customers now have the convenience of a prepayment option that establishes an even simpler way to ship,â€ said Gary Reblin, vice president, Domestic Products. â€œIt takes the overall value of flat-rate shipping to a new level.â€
USPS is offering Prepaid Forever Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging at retail prices for several Priority Mail Flat Rate products in packs of 3, 5, 10 or 25 (see table). Delivery Confirmation service is included at no cost and extra services such as Signature Confirmation and insurance are available when packages are shipped at retail locations.
Reblin said Prepaid Forever Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging includes an address label with Forever postage, so there are no labels to print. â€œAnd with Priority Mail Flat Rate shipping, thereâ€™s no extra cost for packages weighing up to 70 pounds, no hidden fees or surcharges and the packaging is environmentally friendly,â€ he said.