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What is Commercial Pricing?

Learn about the deepest discounts USPS offers and what happened to Commercial Base Pricing and Commercial Plus Pricing

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  • USPS Commercial Pricing: "Commercial Pricing" describes the most deeply-discounted shipping rates available when shipping with the U.S. Postal Service.

A history of USPS pricing tiers

USPS used to offer three pricing tiers:

  • Retail Pricing: What you’ll pay if you walk into your local Post Office or at

  • Commercial Base Pricing (also known as CBP): What you’ll pay with traditional shipping software.

  • Commercial Plus Pricing (also known as CPP): The most deeply discounted shipping rates available.

  • In 2019, USPS merged Commercial Base Pricing and Commercial Plus Pricing into one pricing tier: Commercial Pricing.

Pirate Ship is 100% free with no markups, minimums, or hidden fees

  • Don't Sail With Two Eyepatches On: Most shipping software continues to refer to "Commercial Plus Pricing" in an attempt to fool you with hidden markups on top of postage costs. Don't fall for it!

  • No Markups, Fees, or Per-Label Costs: Pirate Ship is the only shipping software that doesn't add any markup, monthly fees, or per-label costs. Pirate Ship is 100% free, and all Pirate Ship accounts come with Commercial Pricing rates for all services, including Priority Mail Cubic®, with no markup or minimums.

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