How do shipping rates work?

Shipping rates fall into two categories. 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 to your local post office.

Ordoro Shipping Rates ($)

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


This article reflects the USPS price change effective on January 9, 2022.

Topics

  1. How can I create a free USPS postage account?
  2. How do I pay for the shipping labels?
  3. What are the savings, and how do our rates compare?
    1. First Class
    2. Priority Mail
  4. What are USPS pay-on-use return labels, and can we create them with Ordoro?
  5. Does Ordoro provide discounted international rates?

How can I create a free USPS postage account?

  • When setting up your account, there’s an option to create a free USPS account via a third-party USPS provider (Endicia or Pitney Bowes).
  • This USPS account gives you access to some of the lowest rates in the industry.

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?

First Class

  • USPS does not provide First Class discounts 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 packageZone 1 & 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5 Zone 6Zone 7Zone 8 Zone 9
1 oz$3.37$3.39$3.42$3.48$3.58$3.72$3.86$3.86
2 oz$3.37$3.39$3.42$3.48$3.58$3.72$3.86$3.86
3 oz$3.37$3.39$3.42$3.48$3.58$3.72$3.86$3.86
4 oz$3.37$3.39$3.42$3.48$3.58$3.72$3.86$3.86
5 oz$3.76$3.79$3.81$3.87$3.88$3.99$4.15$4.15
6 oz$3.76$3.79$3.81$3.87$3.88$3.99$4.15$4.15
7 oz$3.76$3.79$3.81$3.87$3.88$3.99$4.15$4.15
8 oz$3.76$3.79$3.81$3.87$3.88$3.99$4.15$4.15
9 oz$4.34$4.39$4.42$4.50$4.68$4.83$4.98$4.98
10 oz$4.34$4.39$4.42$4.50$4.68$4.83$4.98$4.98
11 oz$4.34$4.39$4.42$4.50$4.68$4.83$4.98$4.98
12 oz$4.34$4.39$4.42$4.50$4.68$4.83$4.98$4.98
13 oz$5.49$5.53$5.57$5.72$5.96$6.11$6.28$6.28
14 oz$5.49$5.53$5.57$5.72$5.96$6.11$6.28$6.28
15 oz$5.49$5.53$5.57$5.72$5.96$6.11$6.28$6.28
up to 15.99 oz$5.49$5.53$5.57$5.72$5.96$6.11$6.28$6.28

Priority Mail

  • 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.
  • See the chart below for more information on our Priority Flat Rate boxes.
Priority Mail Shipping MethodPost Office RatesOrdoro Rates for Express & ProDiscount vs. Post OfficeDiscount Percentage
Flat Rate Envelope$8.95$7.75$1.2013%
Legal Flat Rate$9.25$8.05$1.2013%
Padded Flat Rate Envelope$9.65$8.45$1.2012%
Small Flat Rate Box$9.45$8.25$1.2012%
Medium Flat Rate Box$16.10$14.25$1.8511%
Large Flat Rate Box$21.50$19.20$2.3011%

What are USPS pay-on-use return labels, and can we create them with Ordoro?

  • “No Pay” return labels or pay-on-use return labels don’t require you to pay for postage until USPS scans the package.
  • Right now, all labels must be paid for upon creation.
  • We are working with our partners to include these and hope to have them available soon.
  • Reach out to support@ordoro.com to find out the timeline.

Does Ordoro provide discounted international rates?

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

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