Monday, January 21, 2013

New Postal Rates for 2013!

Well its that Time of year again where the post office will raise the rates and all us Etsy sellers will have to adjust our shipping rates accordingly! If many of you are like me you sell a lot overseas, and that is where the post office is making the biggest price hikes. A dear teammate of mine form the VJSE team spent a lot of time reviewing and coming up with rates for us Jewelry Sellers. Michelle from Age of Plastic has done a ton of research and come up with some decent estimates!The numbers you see are ZONES as per USPS with a list of countries underneath. The last column is US prices which have not suffered as much. Keep in mind we don't knwo what the discounted rates will be with paypal or DriecCheckout for shipping.

Examples Max Weight 1 2 3 4


ring, earrings, pin 2 oz $6.55 $6.55 $6.55 $6.55


brooch, dress clip, lg earrings 3 oz $7.35 $8.85 $9.45 $9.45


earring lot, bangle, necklace 4 oz $7.35 $8.85 $9.45 $9.45


lg bangle, lg brooch, spacer lot 5 oz $8.55 $11.55 $12.75 $12.75


2 med bangles 6 oz $8.55 $11.55 $12.75 $12.75


4 small bangles 7 oz $8.55 $11.55 $12.75 $12.75




Canada Mexico UK Czech






France Hungary






Germany Iceland






Belgium Poland






Hong Kong South Africa






Ireland Russia






Italy







Japan







Netherlands







Taiwan







 
 
ExamplesMax Weight56USA
ring, earrings, pin2 oz$6.55 $6.55 $2.92
brooch, dress clip, lg earrings3 oz$9.45 $9.15 $2.92
earring lot, bangle, necklace4 oz$9.45 $9.15 $3.09
lg bangle, lg brooch, spacer lot5 oz$12.75 $12.15 $3.26
2 med bangles6 oz$12.75 $12.15 $3.43
4 small bangles7 oz$12.75 $12.15 $3.60


AustriaChina


DenmarkIndia


FinlandIsrael


GreeceS Korea


GreenlandNew Zealand


NorwayPhilippines


PortugalAustralia


Spain



Sweden



Switzerland





















































































This is not a complete list nor guaranteed, you can visit usps.com for more information about new rates. I do think this is a god start for us Etsians to look at when setting our new price structures!

thanks again to Michelle from AgeofPlastic please stop by her shop and give her some love!
 
 

21 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing i wish it was not going up

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  2. thank you for putting this info up, this is so helpful!

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  3. Thanks for sharing. I'm in the process of reworking all my shipping and trying not to panic at the numbers I'm seeing.

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  4. Argh! The drastic increases for international really suck! I hope they don't hurt my international orders too much, but I don't think they're going to help much :( Thanks for the info!

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  5. Thanks for the great info. not happy but at least I know what to charge now!

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  6. Very helpful article, thanks so much! I'm dreading seeing how out international sales will be affected by these high rate hikes! :-(

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  7. Thank you for outlining some prices for the USPS. I went to their website last week and found some of the charts so confusing. I hate that this price hike will affect our overseas buyers to much though.

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  8. Great information thank you for sharing this

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  9. I'm so glad Canada Post didn't see this increase! All the best!

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  10. Thanks for the info., appreciate you sharing.

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  11. Thank you for putting this increase in an organized and readable form! Very helpful! The USPS site is so confusing.

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  12. Thanks, Billy for the information. It's so helpful.

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  13. Postal rates are going to be so difficult for us online sellers!! thanks for posting.

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  14. Thank you for the information!

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  15. Interesting to know how much each item may change in cost. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Unique Cozy Treasures - Thank you for the useful information.

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  17. That's food for thought, thanks for sharing!

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  18. Thank you SO much Michelle & Bill! I now need to revise my shipping again, but Lower it this time. Here's hoping that this increase will not lower our international sales...

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