Learn everything you need to know about USPS's service that could save you up to 90% off your ecommerce shipments.
Simply put, Priority Mail Cubic® is USPS's fasted and cheapest way to ship your smaller ecommerce packages, specifically those that weigh between 1 - 20 pounds. These discounts are as much as 90% off the price you pay at the post office.
Packages that qualify for USPS Priority Mail Cubic® are typically delivered anywhere in the USA between 1 - 3 days and include door-to-door tracking so that you and your customer can keep an eye on their prized goods.
Packages must meet the following criteria to qualify for Priority Mail Cubic®:
If any single side is larger than 18 inches, your package will not qualify. Even if more that one side is close to 18 inches, it's likely too large to qualify.
To calculate the total cubic feet, use this formula:
(Length x Width x Height)/1,728 = Cubic Feet
Once you have your cubic feet calculated, your package will fall into one of these five tiers:
Zone 1 & 2
Once you have found the total cubic feet of your package, finding your price using USPS Priority Mail Cubic® is easy. Just use the following chart (or visit USPS.com) to find the price for the corresponding shipping zones.
Remember, even if your package fits within the cubic feet requirements, it must be less than 20 lbs.
That depends on how you purchase your USPS shipping label.
USPS Priority Mail Cubic® isn't available by walking into the post office, so you will need to use a USPS technology partner like SmartShyp in order to access these discounted rates.
You can create an account and get started for free today.
Create a free SmartShyp account today and speak with a one of our Shipping Consultants about saving up to 90% off your shipping rates using USPS Priority Mail Cubic®. We'll help you make sure it's the best fit for your business and show you how to start saving money and time using the powerful tools inside of SmartShyp.