Postage price increases have been applied across all delivery platforms over recent weeks, which is not great news for most businesses, particularly online retailers. If you regularly post out letters and parcels using UPS, Royal Mail, FedEx, USPS who have all increased their prices, all is not lost, and there could be a solution in reducing your postage costs…
On 29th December 2019, UPS prices were increased across a number of areas including UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International services all increasing by 4.9%. Other changes made effective on the same day included rebill fees and charges for undeliverable items, amongst other price increases which can be viewed here under 2020 Published Rates Information.
The FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx SmartPost and FedEx Freight services from FedEx all saw price increases applied on 26th January with many tariffs applying an uplift of just under 5%, as well as additional shipping charges. The 2020 increased prices can be viewed on their published document here.
Royal Mail’s business customers experienced a price increase across the rate card with an average of over 5.2% effective 2nd January 2020, seriously affecting online retailers, with the biggest increase on international letters with a whopping 5.9% uplift! The full 2020 business rate card can be seen on the Royal Mail website. The cost of non-business postage stamps is also set to increase later this year.
Mailmark Franking is the only way to save
If you’re a business that has to send lots of post, including online retailers, switching to Mailmark Franking could prove to save you a huge amount of money. Franking machines such as the PostBase Mini are ideal for home businesses or small offices, with the option to grow in capacity and functionality such as the brand-new Qi Vision, as your business also grows.
If you are interested in getting a Mailmark franking machine, or would like us to look into your current franking machine agreement to provide a no obligation quote detailing how much you can save, simply give us a call on 01925 820 638 and we would be delighted to help.