- United States Postal Service (USPS) is ending its Reseller Program on October 1st, 2022 which provided discounted shipping rates to smaller businesses via resellers.
- Easyship is partnering directly with USPS to ensure that competitive shipping rates continue to be available for its customers.
You may have heard chatter and concern over the announcement from the United States Postal Service (USPS) that it was discontinuing its Reseller Program effective October 1st, 2022.
The Reseller Program, which originally launched in 1992, allowed SMBs to tap into shipping discounts that previously were only available for companies that shipped large volumes. These lower than retail rates were available to businesses via third party resellers like Easyship. Earlier this month, USPS confirmed that the reseller program was no longer aligned with its original goals. USPS spokesperson David Partenheimer stated:
“The Postal Service undertook an evaluation of its reseller program and has determined that the program as currently structured is not resulting in the customer benefits and efficiencies that were originally envisioned, has caused difficulties in monitoring compliance with pricing and other terms, and should be discontinued.”
Should I be worried?
Please rest assured you will not be impacted by these changes. Easyship maintains direct and strong collaboration with its carrier network, including USPS. Easyship will continue to provide competitive, discounted rates and is working closely with USPS on pricing strategy during this transition.
Easyship will continue to maintain its published USPS prices for all merchants.
So, what happens now?
You will continue to benefit from the competitive discounted shipping rates historically offered on Easyship. Nothing changes for you as a merchant and you can check out our USPS Shipping Rate calculator to calculate the cheapest USPS rates for your shipments.
Easyship is working directly with USPS on exciting new projects and we will continue to share updates that help support the goals of our merchant community. For additional information on how to ship with USPS using Easyship, please read the article here.