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Online sellers are dealing with increases in shipping costs this year, with the impending January 17th rate hike from the US Postal Service especially worrisome as they contain some big percentage increases across some classes of shipping services.
Just some of the changes we noted in our early coverage included the following:
You can download a spreadsheet containing detailed rates from the USPS website (look in the left margin), but it's not user friendly and is sure to baffle people who aren't familiar with Excel.
Stamps put together a guide to the changes in October, and Shipping Easy published a guide on how to prepare for the changes released this week. ShipRush offered advice on how sellers could compare rates across carriers by using tools like its own.
Tomorrow, Endicia is hosting a webinar to present an overview of the 2016 USPS changes and what they mean for your business.
If you have questions or advice about coping with the new rates, hop over to the EcommerceBytes Blog and share your thoughts!
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