With Pirate Ship you get free access to the deepest discounts USPS provides... but there's lots of ways to make sure you're protecting your treasure when you're shipping a package. Here's some of our favorite ways to save 💸
- Keep your package under 1 pound! If you can make your package weigh 15.99 ounces or less, you'll save the most with the cheapest USPS shipping service, First Class Package.
- Optimize your packaging! If your items weigh more than 1 pound, the smaller you can make your package the more you'll save with Priority Mail Cubic.
- Use an envelope instead of a box! Not only are poly mailers lighter than boxes, but the way USPS calculates Cubic pricing with envelopes is more generous. Learn more about Priority Mail Cubic Softpack.
- Stop using Regional Rate or Medium/Large Flat Rate Boxes! Regional Rate and Medium/Large Flat Rate Boxes cost up to $10 more than using your own packaging or the free USPS Mailing Boxes.
- Save on label printing costs! Switching to a thermal label printer can save you anywhere from 5 to 50 cents per shipment due to the high cost of paper and ink. That adds up fast! Check out our printer recommendations.
- Save more on international shipping! You can save up to $28 per package with Pirate Ship's exclusive Simple Export Rate service. 95% of the world lives outside the USA... lower shipping rates will help you get those sales!
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