USPS Commercial Plus Pricing
What is Commercial Plus Pricing?
Commercial Plus pricing is a program offered by the U.S. Postal Service that provides highly discounted postage rates for high volume shippers. Shippers can qualify for Commercial Plus pricing by entering into a Customer Commitment Agreement with the USPS or by meeting designated volume thresholds.
How does Commercial Plus Pricing work?
Eligibility for Commercial Plus Pricing is based primarily on shipping volume. Volume thresholds are determined by the USPS. Each threshold corresponds to a select USPS mail class and specifies a required number of shipments annually. Additionally, each threshold is based on shipping activity for the prior calendar year, with the exception of the Priority Mail Express threshold. The threshold for Priority Mail Express is based on shipping activity during the prior four quarters. Here are the volume thresholds for Commercial Plus Pricing:
|VOLUME THRESHOLDS FOR COMMERCIAL PLUS PRICING|
|USPS Mail Class||Volume Threshold/Agreement|
|First Class Package Service||Agreement to mail more than 5,000 pieces in a calendar year*|
|Priority Mail||50,000 pieces|
|Priority Mail Express||5,000 pieces|
|International**||$100,000 in postage value|
* Note: For Commercial Plus Pricing, the First Class Package Service category is designed for machinable parcels that weigh less than 16 ounces.
**Includes First Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International, Priority Mail Express International and Global Express Guaranteed Mail Classes.
|COMMERCIAL PLUS PRICING|
|USPS Mail Class||Discount Granted|
|First Class Package Service||Discounted rate of $4.05 for mailpieces weighing more than 13 ounces and less than 16 ounces|
|Priority Mail||A variable discount (based on the item weight* and price group) of up to 61% off retail prices|
|Priority Mail Express||A variable discount (based on the item weight and price group) of up to 56% off retail prices|
|First Class Package
|A variable discount of up to 18% off retail prices|
|Priority Mail International||A variable discount of up to 18% off retail prices|
|Priority Mail Express International||A variable discount (based on the item weight and price group) of up to 20% off retail prices|
|Global Express Guaranteed||Up to 20% off retail prices when customers ship a minimum of $100,000 per year of international expedited products|
* For Priority Mail, discounts were calculated for weights between 1-70 lbs and Commercial Plus Prices for 0.5lbs start at $4.58.
Using Commercial Plus Pricing with Stamps.com
Our Stamps.com Shipping Solutions team is experienced with implementing customized, high-volume pricing agreements with the USPS. A Stamps.com Shipping Solutions Specialist will ensure you're eligible for Commercial Plus pricing and assist you with the completion of your USPS pricing agreement. Once approved by the USPS, Stamps.com automatically integrates Commercial Plus Pricing into your Stamps.com software for free. This service ensures you receive the correct rates and eliminates the need to enter pricing manually.