Re: USPS shipping question... (printing online and delivery confirmation/tracking)
Delivery confirmation is available for 1st class mail if the class of "greater than 3/4" thick envelopes" or "Packages" is used. Letters or Thick envelopes 1/4"-3/4" thick do not have that option available. (but not printable via USPS Click-N-Ship online"
First Class Mail
Delivery confirmation tracking included @ NC
$1.64 up to 3 ounces
$1.81 4 ounces
$1.98 5 ounces
We use this for our Size 0 and 00 bubble mailers all the time.
The savings in being able to print this postage can easily justify an online postage service by breaking even after about half dozen first class labels instead of priority labels per month.
It does become a bit more critical that your products have appropriate weight assigned so that postage is calculated correctly and customers can't choose first class when over 13 ounces (including the packaging).
Priority mail labels used on your own packaging are slightly more expensive than FlatRate priority mail labels used on USPS provided boxes or USPS provided FlatRate bubble envelopes. They'll ship all of those to you so all you have to do is print the labels and toss the package into any USPS blue receptacle.
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