Note: This article has been updated to reflect the USPS price change effective on January 27st, 2019

How do shipping rates work?

Shipping rates fall into two categories. The USPS has standard rates that you can purchase in-store or online anytime. Then there are commercial discounted rates which Ordoro has negotiated.

Post Office Rates ($$)

The amount you pay for a package if you take it into your local post office.

Ordoro Shipping Rates ($)

We have negotiated some of the lowest rates in the industry based on our high customer volume!

What is the difference between the shipping rates for Ordoro Free vs. Ordoro Express/Pro?

With Ordoro Free, you are able to ship up to 50 orders a month with standard online rates. The deeply discounted rates (up to 42% off) are reserved for Ordoro Express and Pro accounts only. Hence, if you upgrade/downgrade from Ordoro Starter to Ordoro Express/Pro or vice versa, you will be switched to a different rate tier. 

How can I create a free USPS postage account?

When creating your Express or Pro account, you will be prompted to create a new free USPS postage account provided by a 3rd party USPS label provider. This account will give you access to the lowest rates in the industry. Once you’ve created the USPS postage account, your new account information will be updated in Ordoro automatically.

How do I pay for the shipping labels?

Buying postage is quick and easy in Ordoro, all you have to do is follow these steps.

What are the savings and how do our rates compare?

If you have Ordoro Express or Pro, you will receive the following USPS rates:

First Class:

  • USPS does not allow discounts on First Class rates for anyone — all postage providers offer the same rates.
  • Note: As of January 2019, First Class rates will be based on zone pricing. For more information on your zone pricing click here
Cost
Weight of first-class package Zone 1 & 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5  Zone 6 Zone 7 Zone 8  Zone 9
1 oz $ 2.66 $2.68 $2.70 $2.76 $2.84 $2.96 $3.09 $3.09
2 oz $ 2.66 $2.68 $2.70 $2.76 $2.84 $2.96 $3.09 $3.09
3 oz $ 2.66 $2.68 $2.70 $2.76 $2.84 $2.96 $3.09 $3.09
4 oz $ 2.66 $2.68 $2.70 $2.76 $2.84 $2.96 $3.09 $3.09
5 oz $3.18 $3.20 $3.22 $3.28 $3.36 $3.49 $3.63 $3.63
6 oz $3.18 $3.20 $3.22 $3.28 $3.36 $3.49 $3.63 $3.63
7 oz $3.18 $3.20 $3.22 $3.28 $3.36 $3.49 $3.63 $3.63
8 oz $3.18 $3.20 $3.22 $3.28 $3.36 $3.49 $3.63 $3.63
9 oz $3.82 $3.85 $3.88 $3.96 $4.06 $4.19 $4.33 $4.33
10 oz $3.82 $3.85 $3.88 $3.96 $4.06 $4.19 $4.33 $4.33
11 oz $3.82 $3.85 $3.88 $3.96 $4.06 $4.19 $4.33 $4.33
12 oz $3.82 $3.85 $3.88 $3.96 $4.06 $4.19 $4.33 $4.33
13 oz $4.94 $4.98 $5.02 $5.12 $5.24 $5.38 $5.53 $5.53
14 oz $4.94 $4.98 $5.02 $5.12 $5.24 $5.38 $5.53 $5.53
15 oz $4.94 $4.98 $5.02 $5.12 $5.24 $5.38 $5.53 $5.53
up to 15.99 oz $4.94 $4.98 $5.02 $5.12 $5.24 $5.38 $5.53 $5.53

Priority:

  • Priority Parcels receive the biggest discounts based on the dimensions of the package.
  • See these rates in action by testing the rates inside your Ordoro account/trial
  • For more information on our Priority flat rate boxes, see the chart below.
Priority Mail Shipping Method Post Office Rates Ordoro Rates for Express & Pro Discount vs. Post Office Discount Percentage
Flat Rate Envelope $7.35 $6.95 $0.40 5%
Legal Flat Rate $7.65 $7.25 $0.40 5%
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $8.00 $7.55 $0.45 6%
Small Flat Rate Box $7.90 $7.50 $0.40 5%
Medium Flat Rate Box $14.35 $12.80 $1.55 11%
Large Flat Rate Box $19.95 $17.60 $2.35 12%
APO/FPO/DP Large Flat Rate $18.45 $16.10 $2.35 13%

What are “No Pay” USPS return labels and can we create them with Ordoro?

“No Pay” return labels are shipping labels that you don’t pay for until the package is scanned by USPS. Right now, all labels must be paid for upon creation. We are working with our partners to include “No Pay” USPS return labels and hope to have that available soon.

Does Ordoro provide discounted international rates?

Yes! Take advantage of Ordoro’s shipping rates to get up to 8% discount on international USPS rates.

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