What is Commercial Plus Pricing?

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Commercial Plus Pricing was a program offered by the U.S. Postal Service that provided highly discounted postage rates for high volume shippers. Shippers could qualify for Commercial Plus Pricing by entering into a Customer Commitment Agreement with the USPS or by meeting designated volume thresholds. In January 2019, the USPS adjusted their pricing and eliminated Commercial Plus Pricing for most shipping services except for Priority Mail Cubic Pricing, a service that specializes in discounted pricing for small, heavy packages.

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How does Commercial Plus Pricing work?

Note: As of January 2019, Commercial Plus Pricing is available only for Priority Mail Cubic Pricing.

Eligibility for Commercial Plus Pricing was based primarily on shipping volume. Volume thresholds were determined by the USPS. Each threshold corresponded to a select USPS mail class and specified a required number of shipments annually. Additionally, each threshold was based on shipping activity for the prior calendar year, with the exception of the Priority Mail Express threshold. The threshold for Priority Mail Express was based on shipping activity during the prior four quarters.

VOLUME THRESHOLDS FOR COMMERCIAL PLUS PRICING

USPS Mail Class

Volume Threshold/Agreement

USPS Mail Class:

First Class Package Service

Volume Threshold/Agreement : 

No longer offered as of January 2016

USPS Mail Class:

Priority Mail

Volume Threshold/Agreement : 

No longer offered as of January 2019

USPS Mail Class:

Priority Mail Express

Volume Threshold/Agreement : 

No longer offered as of January 2019

USPS Mail Class:

International*

Volume Threshold/Agreement : 

No longer offered as of January 2016

* 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

USPS Mail Class:

First Class Package Service

Discount Granted : 

As of January 2016, Commercial Plus Pricing rates have been discontinued for First Class Package Service

USPS Mail Class:

Priority Mail

Discount Granted : 

As of January 2019, Commercial Plus Pricing rates have been discontinued for Priority Mail

USPS Mail Class:

Priority Mail Express

Discount Granted : 

As of January 2019, Commercial Plus Pricing rates have been discontinued for Priority Mail Express

USPS Mail Class:

First Class Package International Service

Discount Granted : 

As of January 2016, Commercial Plus Pricing rates have been discontinued for First Class Package International Service

USPS Mail Class:

Priority Mail International

Discount Granted : 

As of January 2016, Commercial Plus Pricing rates have been discontinued for Priority Mail International

USPS Mail Class:

Priority Mail Express International

Discount Granted : 

As of January 2016, Commercial Plus Pricing rates have been discontinued for Priority Mail Express International

USPS Mail Class:

Global Express Guaranteed

Discount Granted : 

As of January 2016, Commercial Plus Pricing rates have been discontinued for Global Express Guaranteed

Using Commercial Plus Pricing with Stamps.com

To start using Commercial Plus Cubic Pricing with your Stamps.com account, contact the Stamps.com Shipping Solutions team at 1‑888‑927‑8267. Our Shipping Solutions Specialists will ensure your eligibility and assist you with completing your USPS pricing agreement to obtain Commercial Plus Cubic Pricing. Once approved by the USPS, Stamps.com will automatically integrate Cubic Pricing into your shipping solution, ensuring you receive the correct rates and eliminating the need for any manual price entry.

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