Pro Tips: Commercial Pricing, Volume Discounts, and Returns
by Jarrett Streebin
Volume Discount Tips
Our first tip relates to Commercial Plus Pricing (CPP) for First Class. CPP is a bulk discount program the Postal Service offers to customers sending more than 5,000 First Class packages per year. There are additional CPP discounts for most USPS services listed on our page.
Even if you don't qualify for Commercial Plus Pricing, you're still eligible for Commercial Base Pricing (CBP), the standard pricing for online retail. Simply by buying such postage online you'll save between 5-63% of what you'd pay retail at the Post Office. Learn more at our Pro Tips page on
Packing and Classification Tips
If you're shipping lighter packages, it's worth looking at how you classify your packages. If most of your packages have one dimension that's greater than 6-1/8 inches high OR 11-1/2 inches long OR 1/4 inch thick, and is no more than 12 X 15 X 3/4 (width/length/height, all in inches), switch to We've seen savings of 45% just from making this simple change. You can see the savings breakdown yourself on our page.
EasyPost offers insurance on any package that goes through our system, and for only 1% of the declared volume of a package. Insurance is also easy to add via EasyPost, and can be done by adding 2 lines of code to a shipment purchase via our API. Check out our .
Lastly, we pulled together tips on how to save money using USPS scan-based returns. With scan-based, you only pay for the return labels you use, though you must be sending more than 10,000 returns per year. Take a look on our page.