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.
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:
|COMMERCIAL PLUS PRICING|
|USPS Mail Class||Discount Granted|
|First Class Package Service||As of Jan 2016, CPP rates have been discontinued for First Class Package Service|
|Priority Mail||A variable discount (based on the item weight* and price group) of up to 40% off Post Office prices|
|Priority Mail Express||A variable discount (based on the item weight and price group) of up to 13% off Post Office prices|
|First Class Package
|A variable discount of up to 5% off Post Office prices|
|Priority Mail International||A variable discount of up to 5% off Post Office prices|
|Priority Mail Express International||A variable discount (based on the item weight and price group) of up to 5% off Post Office prices|
|Global Express Guaranteed||Up to 5% off Post Office prices when customers ship a minimum of $100,000 per year of international expedited products|
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.