Why waste money with UPS and FedEx?

Stamps.com and the US Postal Service have created a smarter alternative.

Every company is looking for ways to save money and become more efficient. Mailing and shipping is a great place to start. If you find yourself habitually reaching for FedEx® or UPS® forms, it may be time to give the USPS and Stamps.com a try. Together we’ve created a simple, powerful and reliable solution that helps you save a lot of money on mailing and shipping.


Costs/Month UPS FedEx USPS
  Ground Home Delivery Priority Mail
Actual Package Weight 3 lbs. 3 lbs. 3 lbs.
DIM Weight for 12″ × 12″ × 8″ package 5 lbs. 5 lbs. 3 lbs.
Base Rate (Using DIM Weight) $9.13* $9.08* $7.86**
Fuel Surcharge $5.50%*** $4.50%*** 0.00%
Residential Delivery $3.40 $3.45 $0.00
Delivery Time 1–5 Days 1–5 Days 1–3 Days
Total Costs $13.22 $13.09 $7.86
* 2017 Standard List Rate for a 5 lb. package (DIM Weight). Assumes 15% Volume Discount.
** 2017 USPS Priority Mail Commercial Base rate for a 3 lb. package.
*** Fuel surcharge rates effective March 20th, 2017. Fuel surcharge rates change every month.

EXAMPLE: Which Shipping Carrier is cheapest for a 3 lb. package?

  • Residential Delivery: Atlanta, GA 30303 to Miami, FL 33109 (Zone 4)
  • Pick-up: Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • Delivery: Monday, April 10, 2017
  • Specs: 3 lbs., 12″ × 12″ × 8″ package
DIM Weight of 5 lbs. applies for UPS Ground and FedEx Home Delivery. Package Weight of 3 lbs. applies for USPS Priority Mail.

So many reasons to choose USPS over other carriers…

  • Free daily package pick-up
  • No fuel surcharges (UPS/FedEx charge up to 5.50% per package)
  • No residential surcharges (UPS/FedEx charge $3.45 per package)
  • Wider area of service—every day to every address in the U.S.!
  • No extra charge for Saturday Deliveries.
  • No hidden costs with USPS shipping.
  • Delivery to Military Addresses (APO/FPO addresses) and P.O. Boxes
  • Flat rate boxes—if it fits it ships!

Digital Scale Included* with Sign-up

Every new customer account starts with:

  • Free 5 lb. Digital Scale*, connects via USB
  • 4-week trial
  • $5 in USPS postage to use in trial period
  • Free Supplies Kit including postage labels
  • Additional $10 postage coupons to use after trial
  • Only $15.99 per month, including the first month if you stay past the 4-week trial
    *pay only S&H fee