Commercial Base Pricing is a discounted rate offered to U.S. Postal Service (USPS) customers who buy and print shipping labels with an online postage service provider such as Stamps.com. Commercial Base Pricing is always cheaper than the retail rates given at the Post Office. Commercial Base Pricing is available for the following USPS mail classes: First Class Package Service, Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, First Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International, Priority Mail Express International and Global Express Guaranteed.
Typically customers who buy postage online automatically receive Commercial Base Pricing when they print a shipping label. Additional requirements may apply depending on the service provider, its digital mailing system, and the use of permit imprints (a mailpiece notation that indicates postage is prepaid). Customers who use digital mailing systems such as postage meters and permit imprints are also eligible for Commercial Base Pricing.
When you purchase postage with Stamps.com, the software automatically calculates the fees and applies your Commercial Base Pricing discount. As a Stamps.com customer, you’ll receive the following Commercial Base Pricing discounts:
|USPS Mailclass||Stamps.com Commercial Base Discount|
|Priority Mail Express||Up to 16% off Post Office prices|
|Priority Mail||Up to 40% off Post Office prices|
|First Class Package Service (First-Class Parcels)||Up to 28% off Post Office prices|
|Priority Mail Express International||Up to 7% off Post Office prices|
|Priority Mail International||Up to 5% off Post Office prices|
|First Class Package International Service||Up to 5% off Post Office prices|