USPS Introduces Forever-Priced Packaging

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.

“Prepaid Forever Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging” 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.

“With 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,” said Gary Reblin, vice president, Domestic Products. “It takes the overall value of flat-rate shipping to a new level.”

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. “And with Priority Mail Flat Rate shipping, there’s no extra cost for packages weighing up to 70 pounds, no hidden fees or surcharges and the packaging is environmentally friendly,” he said.

via USPS News Link – May 9, 2011.

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  • Bernie

    I am a mail processing clerk now, former window clerk, customers cheat the PO because the prepaid click in ship let them afix the label small flat rate box, when they R sending regular priority envelope which weight more than 3 pounds, I got them and send them back postage due, one day I told my boss and she said, well is already here just go ahead and don’t said anything, one way of losing revenue

  • Retired 44

    Bernie, I can see why you went from a window clerk (AKA Retail Associate) to mail processing. Perhaps you might want to go back to school and bone up on your grammar.

  • Psh

    Yes, Bernie. And this is one way to SOLVE that problem.